Mobvoi has unveiled its 2021 smartwatch – the TicWatch Pro S – which scales back on specs and price.

The TicWatch series has been a Wear OS ever-present, and last year saw the launch of the premium TicWatch Pro 3. It brought the newest Snapdragon 4100 in a 47mm case – all for a top-end price of £289.99.

The TicWatch Pro S shrinks slightly, from 47mm down to 45mm, and the screen also downsizes marginally to 1.39-inch AMOLED 400 x 400. That still makes it a seriously chunky smartwatch, and we don’t feel the TicWatch S is remarkably more unisex or manageable than any previous version.

You still get the secondary FSTN low res display that kicks in when the AMOLED is turned on, which offers always-on features with a big battery life saving.

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