Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Ticwatch Pro 3 – Which is the Best Android Smartwatch?

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Last Updated on March 14, 2024 by Senior Editor

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? We will try to do justice to this question. 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, Ticwatch Pro, but houses the Snapdragon 4100 chip has a 12nm process while the Exynos 9110 powering Galaxy Watch 3 is a 10nm chip. So in terms of performance, I can say each of these leaves up to expectations. We will discuss the differences between these two to find out which is a better smartwatch.

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 $219.97 $119.99
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 Ticwatch Pro 5
Versions Bluetooth, LTE, Titanium Bluetooth/WiFi only, LTE
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 316L Stainless steel, Thermoplastic
Strap material Leather Silicone
Bezel material Stainless steel 316L Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm
Interchangeable strap 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Tempered Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM IP68
Durability test MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes
Color Mystic black, Mystic silver Black
Display size 1.4 inches 1.4 inches
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, FSTN, Full color
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixel 454 x 454 pixels
Pixel density 364 ppi 326 ppi
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth calling Yes (Android only), Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Memory card slot No No
Technology None None
SIM type None None
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
Reply to Notifications - -
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
Sensor(s) Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Latency off-body sensor, PPG Heart rate sensor
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure Yes No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking Yes No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes -
Stress Yes Yes
Fall detection Yes No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes 40 Yes
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 charging No No
Chipset Exynos 9110 Snapdragon 4100
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz 1.7GHz Quad-core CPU ARM Cortex A53
GPU Mali™-T720 MP1 Adreno 504
Operating system Tizen 5.5 Wear OS 3.5, (to be updated)
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
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

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Ticwatch Pro 3 – 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.


I must say that the design of each of these two is outstanding in any aspect you want to look at it from. 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 and rugged.

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 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 the Galaxy Watch 3 and the Ticwatch Pro 3. So as far as storage is concerned, it’s 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 blood oxygen tracking, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and step counting. And just like Galaxy Watch 3 it also has an inbuilt GPS that enables tracking for outdoor activities such as routes, pace, and locations..

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 of ease of use, Tizen OS still holds sway as a better and more refined platform than Wear OS. It has a beter UI, 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 a Wear OS smartwatch. However, Wear OS will give you access to many of your favorite apps which you will not find on the Tizen platform.

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 battery saver modes that extend battery life significantly. I get 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 this review.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Ticwatch Pro 3 – 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 right now, it’s cheaper and loaded with lots of features.