Why the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 is a Great Watch!

My 3-Week Review

Dom Kwolczak
7 min readSep 24


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It’s almost been a month since I started daily driving one of Mobvoi’s latest smartwatches, the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5, and what a few weeks it’s been!

To set the scene, I am currently using the Sandstone version which is a combination of gold and light brown which makes the watch look very natural.

I don’t know why but I wasn’t really a fan of this colour combination to begin with, but it grew on me and I’m happy to say that I really like it.

For those of you who are new to my blog, since late December last year, I’ve been using the Google Pixel Watch as my everyday smartwatch, and I think that it’s a brilliant watch, so naturally, the TicWatch Pro 5 has a lot to compete with.

The TicWatch Pro 5 is not the first smartwatch I’ve had from Mobvoi, in fact, my first one was the Mobvoi TicWatch C2 and later the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, both of which were great watches.

On a side note, I am aware of the whole WearOS 3 situation, but after doing some research it turns out that Samsung may have had an exclusivity window for WearOS 3 which caused delays for other brands. I hope this won’t happen this time around, especially since we now have more smartwatches using the platform including Google’s own Pixel Watch. It’s also the reason I decided to give Mobvoi a second chance.

But without any further ado, here are my initial impressions after daily driving the watch for almost a month…

How does it perform in everyday life?

Many of you may disagree with me on this, but I feel that WearOS smartwatches are still relatively new to the market, mainly because I feel that Google hasn’t been taking the platform seriously until the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 was released.

Having used many WearOS smartwatches including the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and 5, the TicWatch C2, Pro 3 Ultra and the Pro 5, the Pixel Watch as well as a handful…