The TicWatch Pro 3 comes equipped with a microphone, 8 gigabytes of built-in storage, and a pre-installed voice recorder. This means that you can use it to make both short and long voice recordings while on the go. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be about notes. Thanks to the option of being able to install 3rd party apps, you can also use something like Messenger to send voice messages. So, to record with the TicWatch Pro 3:
The Mobvoi comes with an elegant feature that allows you to convert/automatically transcribe your voice recordings into text. It’s obviously not going to be as accurate as a human. But there’s no arguing that it’s better than having to type everything in yourself. To use this feature:
Almost all smartwatches support heart rate monitoring nowadays. However, only a small fraction comes with SaO2/oxygen saturation monitoring – and the TicWatch Pro 3 is included in that small percentage. To detect your blood oxygen levels:
Smartwatches, just like smartphones, use Lithium-ion batteries. And one thing that is not commonly known is that these kinds of batteries are under more stress when they are either depleted or fully charged. This can somewhat shorten their lifespan in the long term. So, ideally, you want to keep your watch charged somewhere between 20% and 80%. This can potentially increase your overall battery’s lifespan. But also, don’t forget that heat is actually the biggest enemy of batteries.
While we are on the subject, if battery life isn’t very important to you, there is always the option of using the Always On Display. This disables the secondary display and keeps the much brighter and colorful AMOLED display instead when the watch goes to sleep. To turn AOD on:
Speaking of saving battery, did you know that the TicWatch Pro 3 comes with two displays? The main one is an AMOLED display, while there’s also a low-power LCD one above it. It should be enabled by default. But, if it’s not, you can enable it by turning off AOD (Always On Display) in:
As we mentioned at the beginning, the TicWatch Pro 3 is full of features. And while that’s obviously a good thing, some features consume a lot of power – which is bad for battery life. One way of fixing that is by disabling features that you don’t need. And this can be done either for individual features or by disabling everything with Essential Mode. As the name suggests, Essential Mode turns off everything except the essential features – such as the time. Definitely consider turning that on when you only need your smartwatch to work as a watch and nothing more. So, to turn Essential Mode on:
Spotify has recently launched a new ‘Only You’ feature which is basically Spotify’s unique twist on astrology. If you’ve ever looked up your sun sign, moon sign, and other similar things, Spotify’s new Only You feature will definitely appeal to you. Basically, the feature shows you what kind of music you listen to on the service, and what listening habits of yours make you, you. It’s a really handy feature for anyone looking to get an overview of their listening habits, so definitely check it out on your Spotify account.
If you’re like me, chances are you often wonder what kind of music your friends love listening to, and whether their music tastes and yours can come together nicely. Well, with Spotify you don’t need to wonder about it anymore, you can check it out for yourself. Simply go to the Search menu and you will see a new ‘Blend’ feature. With this, you can invite one friend to join your collaborative playlist. Once your friend accepts the invite, Spotify will automatically curate a playlist based on both your music tastes, which will include songs you love, songs your friend loves, and songs that Spotify things you both will enjoy listening to as well. It’s a really fun way to expand your musical palette.
Spotify is fun not only for listening to music, but also for enjoying your favourite podcasts. And if you’re listening to your new favourite podcast and want to share a really funny segment with your friends, you can now do that with timestamps. Simply tap on the share button in the player, and enable the toggle for sharing with timestamps. Then you can share the link via any messaging app of your choice. Your friend will then simply be able to tap on the link and they will be taken directly to the timestamp that you want them to listen to. Cool, right?