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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Ticwatch Pro 3 – Best Android Smartwatch Comparison

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Featured in today’s comparison are two outstanding smartwatches, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Ticwatch Pro 3 – Which is the best for Android users? Is a question I’ll try to do justice to. I have only used Galaxy Watch 3 which I think is a really cool smartwatch even though the $429 price tag is quite bogus. The Ticwatch Pro 3, on the other hand, is cheaper and also a remarkable timepiece, it has the same appearance as its predecessor, but houses the Snapdragon 4100 chip which is on the same 12nm process just like Exynos 9110 powering Galaxy Watch 3. So in terms of performance, I can say each of these leaves up to expectations. Compare the differences to find out which is right for you.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Ticwatch Pro 3 Specifications Compared

 
 
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) Full Smartwatch Specifications, Features and Price

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Ticwatch Pro 3 Specifications, Features and Price

Price $419.99 $299.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) (Bluetooth) Ticwatch Pro 3
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Men Men
Release date August, 2020 September, 2020
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Watch Ticwatch Pro 2020
Successor
Versions Bluetooth, LTE, Titanium
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 46.2 x 45 x 11.1 mm 47 x 48 x 12.2 mm
Weight 53.8g (excluding straps) 41.9g
Shape Circular Circular, Curved
Case material Stainless steel Stainless steel, Thermoplastic
Strap material Leather Silicone
Bezel material Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM IP68
Durability test MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Not recommended
Color Mystic black, Mystic silver Black
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.4 inches 1.4 inches
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, FSTN, Full color
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixel 400 x 400 px
Pixel density 364 ppi
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth calling Yes (Android only), Yes
GPS Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU A-GPS, GPS
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 1GB 1GB
ROM 8GB 8GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter No Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes
ECG Yes No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter Yes Yes
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure Yes No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking Yes No
Fitness Level Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection Yes No
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking No
On-screen workout Yes No
Sport modes 40 Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 340mAh 577mAh (minimum), 595mAh (Nominal)
Battery life Regular: 2 days+ Regular: 3 – 45 days
Charging type Charging dock, WPC based wireless charging Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Exynos 9110 Snapdragon 4100
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz 1.7GHz dual core
GPU Adreno 504
Operating system Tizen 5.5 Wear OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Samsung Health App Ticwatch App
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+
Payment system Samsung Pay Google Pay
Interchangeable strap 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Bixby Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Straps Charger, Manual, Straps, Ticwatch Pro 3
Price $419.99 $299.99

Which is Better?

Honestly, I can’t outrightly say which is a better smartwatch between these two because these are some of the best on the market, but going head-to-head in different aspects we may be able to come to a winner.

  • DESIGN
  • I must say that the design of each of these two is outstanding in any aspect you want to look at it. Galaxy Watch 3 has improved in size from its predecessor, and the Ticwatch Pro 3 is also not so bulky. Both smartwatches are certified MIL-STD-810G which means any of these two is very durable.

    Navigation is also awesome on both smartwatches, but the physical rotating bezel on Galaxy Watch 3 brings more easiness in accessing the device. You also get lots of watch faces to customize the look of any of these two. So in terms of design, I will say each of these two has an outstanding design.

  • Media and Storage
  • Talking about storage, both smartwatches offer 1GB RAM of memory and 8GB storage capacity. Both smartwatches also have a microphone and a loudspeaker that enable you to make and receive calls directly from the watch via Bluetooth calling.

    There is a cellular model of the Galaxy Watch 3 that can make and receive calls independent of a smartphone, but this comparison is between the Bluetooth model of Galaxy Watch 3 and Ticwatch Pro 3. So as far as storage is concerned, it’s a square between these two.

  • Fitness Tracking
  • I think this is where the Galaxy Watch 3 gets the upper hand over Ticwatch Pro 3. It features ECG tracking, incidental fall detection, blood pressure monitoring, and has more preset workout modes than Ticwatch Pro 3.

    Although Ticwatch Pro 3 is still a decent fitness smartwatch with Spo2 blood oxygen tracking, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, steps counting, with inbuilt GPS that enables tracking for outdoor activities such as routes, pace, and locations which are all present in Galaxy Watch 3.

    So in terms of fitness tracking, Galaxy Watch 3 is clearly a more comprehensive fitness tracker.

  • Tizen OS vs Wear OS
  • Google has been doing a lot of recent to bring the Wear OS to per with other platforms like Tizen OS and WatchOS, but in terms features and UI, Tizen OS still holds sway as a better and more refined platform than Wear OS. I can install and uninstall apps on Galaxy Watch 3, and there are a lot more things I can do on the watch which I doubt is possible with Wear OS.

  • Battery Life

Both Galaxy Watch 3 and Ticwatch Pro 3 will let you go beyond one day from a single charge. Both smartwatches also feature multiple battery saver modes that extend battery life significantly. I got an average of 2-3 days with my Galaxy Watch 3 on mixed usage which is about the same with Ticwatch Pro 3 as stated in a review.

VERDICT:Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is the winner, it’s a more comprehensive fitness tracker and has a more sophisticated design. On the other hand, Ticwatch Pro 3 is no doubt the best Wear OS smartwatch, it’s cheaper and loaded with lots of features.

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