Mobvoi adds premium sleep tracking – but users ask where’s Wear OS 3?

Mobvoi adds premium sleep tracking – but users ask where’s Wear OS 3?

Mobvoi has added some new sleep tracking smart devices to the smartwatch clan – with advanced insights added for subscribers.

The new features will cost $4.99 a month and appear to add something comparable to Fitbit Premium. It will be available for its TicWatch Wear OS devices, as well as the TicWatch GTH series, which run on a proprietary OS.

Mobvoi calls it “upgraded sleep tracking and analytics,” which also includes access to sleep songs — designed to help you fall asleep.

You’ll also get AI insights, including sleep stage analysis, recommendations on how to increase each stage, and bedtime reminders for optimal rest.

You can also get an overview of weekly and monthly sleep patterns and performance – and important health measurements such as resting heart rate and blood oxygen during sleep.

Given the simplicity of Wear OS native sleep tracking, it makes sense for Mobvoi to offer something more advanced. As we saw over the years when Apple dropped sleep tracking from its smartwatches, people will be happy to turn to third-party apps – many with subscriptions.

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But $4.99 seems steep. Fitbit Premium is $7.99 and undeniably offers a lot more. Mobvoi is offering an early bird offer of $2.99, which seems like a more reasonable price.

However, much of the immediate reaction online seems like surprise that Mobvoi has rolled out a feature that charges users for some pretty key data, when the promised Wear 3.0 updates are still MIA.

The company announced back in 2020 that the TicWatch 3 and E3 (remember that?) — plus all newer devices including the TicWatch 3 Ultra — would get Google’s latest software. These improvements are still nowhere to be seen.

James Stables

Of James Stables

James is the co-founder of Durableand he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career in Future Publishing, James became a features editor for T3 Magazine and and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Stored in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts on wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested and covered virtually every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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