These Aren't Your Typical Smartwatches
Apple and Samsung don’t just dominate the smartphone market in the US; they also make most of the smartwatches I see on a daily basis. So for this video, I wanted to introduce you to three less-common smartwatches. Whether they’ll be counted among the best smartwatches of 2019 remains to be seen; but each of these is interesting in its own way. Join me for a look at the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4G LTE; the Casio ProTrek WSD-F30; and the Garmin MARQ Captain – and be sure to vote in my Smartwatch 2019 Review Poll [in the Community tab on my Channel page] so you can have a say in which of these gets the full review treatment!
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MrMobile’s Summer Smartwatch 2019 Roundup was produced following several weeks with a TicWatch Pro 4G LTE, Casio ProTrek F30, and Garmin MARQ Captain. The TicWatch and ProTrek are review samples on loan from Mobvoi and Casio, while the Garmin MARQ Captain was purchased by Mobile Nations. In keeping with MrMobile’s review policy, no compensation was requested or accepted, and no manufacturer was given editorial input or copy approval rights on this video.
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TicWatch Pro 4G LTE [Amazon affiliate link]:
Casio ProTrek F30 [Amazon affiliate link]:
Garmin MARQ Captain [Amazon affiliate link]:
Garmin MARQ Series Detailed Overview Hands-On [DCRainMaker]:
Casio ProTrek WSD-F30 Review [Wareable]:
TicWatch 4G LTE Review [Android Central]:
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For a run of the mill smart watch, age does come very quickly. The garmin, on the other hand, wont. I'm still wearing a fenix 3 hr. Still looks great, with the sapphire crystal. Has 100m water resistance. Still has good battery life. And the only reason I'm thinking of upgrading, is to get the garmin descent. Similar watch, with diving functions.
1800 bucks?????? Garmin you can lick the sweat from my gouch you bums. Understand your place in the market.
Honestly… Happy with my Steel HR ?
Which is your daily watch Michael
I love my Garmin Fenix 5X Plus with titanium wrist band.
Love your videos Captain!!!!
Watches without stainless steel is not a watch ????
TicWatch Pro 4G LTE
I am so pained. I have the opportunity to buy a Montblanc Summit 2, but realized with some advice that after 2 years this watch will be essentially worthless. It's the most stunning watch ever, but in 2 years, that won't really matter. Sigh…
screen of the Garmin is like that to support battery life:)
Garmin watch last. ? and other watches are worthless without the transflective screen.
So Youtubers with absolute Junk of a content have tens of millions of subscribers, and here we are at 800k?
WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE
The only thing tough enough for daily wear on my wrist is a G shock.
Any "smart" features needed are covered by my phone.
You guys should check the Huawei watch 2. It's good and very cheap, about $150.
Before 6:58: I want that Garmin
After 6:58: Ahh not anymore
A mechanical watch can last basically forever, and be repaired if the mechanism wears out. A computer on your wrist is just that. It will be useless in a decade on the outside. One-off mechanical masterpieces will do nothing but appreciate in value – a premium example of which would be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patek_Philippe_Henry_Graves_Supercomplication – sure, it legit cost the equivalent of $200 grand to create, and is worth $25 million or more today, but as an extreme contrast… a smartwatch is disposable tech, and at $1800 it had better come with complimentary oral sex by a supermodel.
The Garmin was great 'til I heard the price. Already got a Swiss Automatic that will never be more obsolete than it already is; don't need to pay the same again for a piece of tech that will be useless in 2 years. Glad this point was picked up on in the video.
Is there a bare essentials smartwatch with just a transflective lcd, phone media controls, canned text responses, and call answering/declining. Also less than $200 with 5+ days battery life?
Oh, and don't say Pebble.
I would totally get the Marq Aviator and Expedition! If I was loaded of course!
If the MARQ Captain is too pricey, check out the Quatics.
Honestly, Garmin has a wide range of watches at various price points. This is definitely on the high-end, but was designed to be that way. The resolution is low to improve battery life. The features and gorgeous design are where the price comes in.
The Hauwei GT is the sweet spot though.
I have the ticwatch pro and it's so disappointing, it's slow and it's known for having connection issues. Also the bezel is made of cheap plastic and scratches so easily. This is my 4th android watch and easily the worst. I'm done with android watches.
Should check out Amazfit smartwatches. Battery life of close to a week, transflective screens and an affordable price tag.
I like, but I've gone back to an old Pebble Time Steel which is still my favorite (would be more so if it did NFC Payments).
i miss my protrek sometimes…
Hello Michael. Thank you very much for this video. I was wondering what to thing about these new luxury Garmin watches and you offered us an excellent review of their possibilities and a realistic reflexion about this ridiculous price that doesn't stand their rapid obsolescence. Could you offers us a review about Misfit watches, please? I am wondering what to think about the Vapour 2 and the Command but no youtube tech reviewer seems to care about this brand..
My man just teasing those 700
Great video as always
I still wish that something like Pebble would be released. I still wear a Pebble, heck, I've written my own services to keep it working, and I enjoy it and it's price much more over one of these watches
Almost dropped my phone with the Garmin price was revealed. Oh my goodness.
Ugh, if that Garmin was cheaper I'd totally get it for my friend who's a major boating geek. I wonder if they have a cheaper model with similar nautical features….
When you buy a expensive watch like Rolex , Omega , Tissot etc they last for a life time if it's taken good care . But what about new smart watches do they last long? We pay 1000$ for expensive smart watches and as time passes by they loose resale value. One day will have a technical problem and die but on the other hand watch like Rolex maybe a limited edition one will retain it's resale value or increase its value . So what's the point buying it well we want smart technology on our wrist then we should focus on watches which does the both . If the smart display or motherboard fails then we can use it a regular watch for very long . There are few watch and mr.mobile reviewed one as I remember . ?
Do the Garmin! It's way too expensive. It has flaws. It's annoying, but it's full of personality and it's quite special. Would be great if you could get the pilot version for testing, too.
I don't use a smartwatch, just a watch, and my favorite brand is a seiko, just buy a really good watch that you can some day give to your sons, it's a personal accessorie that identifies yourself
I love all the star trek reference in your videos??
Woah shoutout Long Beach ✌?
I like the casio smart watch, like casio it is my current watch.
Tic pro for me. Will see when LTE is activated. The battery might take a big hit.
Has anyone else had any issues with your videos being really stuttery? It's been happening to me for a little while now and it doesn't seem to matter what device or network I'm on…nor does it happen with any other channel. I've been a fan of your work for a while now so it's pretty unfortunate…some of them are just unwatchable.
A $1000 for a smart watch is too much so imagine $1850 chill out #Garmin what are you thinking..!!??
mesmerizing macro shot??????
Garmin is more optimized and useful
still looks like the galaxy S frontier is the best smart watch outside of the Apple ecosystem