If it looks good, why change it?
Being similar to the TicWatch Pro 3, the new Ticwatch Pro 3 Ultra - GPS is the Bluetooth and the standard is the 4G/Cellular version - and comes with a slightly redesigned stainless steel and high-strenght nylon with fiberglass case. It measures 47x48x12.3mm and weighs 41g, making it slightly lighter and just 0.1mm thicker compared to the TicWatch Pro 3.
It still comes with a standard interchangable 22mm watch strap and as it was the case with most Mobvoi watches, you get a fluro rubber strap for "challenging conditions" on the GPS version and it appears that the genuine leather silicon strap will be either optional or coming with the 4G version, giving the watch a bit more stylish look. There is only one color to choose, Shadow Black.
The TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra still uses a 1.4-inch 454x454 resolution Full Color Always-on AMOLED display with a low-power FSTN display on top of it, which uses minimal power. The FSTN monochrome display, which has an option of customizing the color of the backlight (18 color options) gives you all the basic info, like the time, date, step count, workout stats, and probably even more, and extends the battery life in the so-called Essential Mode to up to 45 days. In the normal Smart Mode, the battery life drops down to 72 hours, which is not half bad considering it is the same 577mAh battery.
Other notable features include 810G military grade and IP68, which makes it extremely durable, and screens are protected with Corning Gorilla anti-fingerprint cover glass.
Qualcomm and Mobvoi dual system
The SoC specifications are a bit weird, as some sources list it running Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 4100 Platform with a Mobvoi dual processor system, while other sources, like the official press specification list says, it is the faster Snapdragon 4100+ Wear dual system. We are waiting for confirmation so we'll update the article accordingly.
The 4100 Wear Platform is paired up with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM, and you still get Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11bgn Wi-Fi, and all the usual sensors, like GPS+Beidou+Glonass+Galileo+QZSS, Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, HD PPG Heart Rate Sensor, SpO2 Sensor, Low Latency Off-Body Sensor, Barometer, and Compass, as well as NFC for Google Pay. It also has integrated microphone and speaker.
The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra runs on Google's Wear OS, has 24/7 heart-rate and blood oxygen levels monitoring, and 20+ professional workout modes.
Refresh comes at the same price
The updated TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra is already available at $299.99 ($300), the same price that the non-Ultra launched. On the other hand, the TicWatch Pro 3 non-Ultra, which is still a great smartwatch, will be discounted to $255.