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Thoughts on the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS Smartwatch

Back in 2012, I backed the Pebble e-paper watch on kickstarter.  My thought at the time was that it would be a good way of looking at my messages without pulling out my phone.  It worked fine for that but it is a pretty limited use case and you still need to be within bluetooth range of your phone.  A few years later, I tried replacing it with an LG Urbane 2.  That had the benefit of having its own LTE connection so it could be more independent of your phone but it was still just an interface to display messages.  After that, I kind of gave up on finding something better.  Part of the reason was because LTE watches were hard to find unless you are using an iPhone with one of the three major US carriers and part of the reason was that Qualcomm wan’t making new chipsets.  That meant that if you bought a smartwatch 6 months ago, for the most part, it would be using the same internal parts as a watch from 6 years ago. Continue reading Thoughts on the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS Smartwatch