Mobvoi has officially confirmed that several TicWatch models are eligible for the Wear OS 3 update. These older TicWatch smartwatches include TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS, TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, TicWatch Pro 3 LTE, and TicWatch E3.
In order to upgrade to Wear OS 3, your smartwatch must run one of the current software builds: PMRB.220703.001, PMKB.211102.004, PMKB.211102.002, PMRL.220704.001. Additionally, Android users should ensure they have the latest version of the Mobvoi Health app before updating to Wear OS 3 to avoid compatibility issues.
It’s important to note that the update will perform a factory reset on your watch, meaning you will lose all non-Tic third-party apps and their data. However, all TicHealth, TicSleep, and TicExercise data will remain securely stored and synced with the new companion app. The sync process will be completed within one week after the update.
After upgrading to Wear OS 3, some apps like Mobvoi Voicememo and TicHearing will no longer be available. Google Assistant will also not be accessible after the upgrade, and Google Maps and Google Wallet will not be accessible for iOS users.
For more details on how to update your TicWatch smartwatch to Wear OS 3, be sure to check Mobvoi’s step-by-step guide.