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The Mobvoi TicWatch is one of the better Wear OS smartwatches out there, and recent versions of the TicWatch, including the TicWatch Pro and TicWatch C2, have been praised for their excellent fitness tracking features. By default, however, the new watches use Mobvoi’s own TicHealth — while many would prefer to use Google Fit, which integrates with other services and makes tracking a little easier.
Luckily, it’s pretty easy to change the default service on your device, so when you swipe left, instead of Mobvoi’s TicHealth, you’ll see Google Fit. Here’s how to change the default fitness service on Mobvoi TicWatch C2 or TicWatch Pro.
- Make sure your TicWatch is updated to Wear OS 2.2. Without the latest version, you will not be able to change the fitness tracking feature.
- Swipe left to TicHealth on your watch.
- Long press the health bar.
- You will then be able to tell the device which health service you want to display on your face. Assuming you want Google Fit, press the Google Fit option.
That’s really all. Google Fit itself recently received a major update that makes it much more useful for activity tracking. On the watch, you’ll be able to access things like your “Move Minutes” and how long you have left to reach your goal, as well as your “Heart Score,” which indicates the activity you’ve done that affects your heart health.
Google Fit also integrates with a number of other third-party fitness and health apps. For example, you can integrate services like MyFitnessPal, Strava, RunKeeper, and others with Google Fit so that the service knows when you’ve been exercising and can display all of that information in one easy-to-view interface.
The TicWatch is also a pretty nice fitness tracker. Both the TicWatch C2 and TicWatch Pro have built-in GPS and a heart rate sensor, which should help anyone looking to track their running or exercise. The devices also have NFC chips for better contactless payments. Both watches have the now outdated Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, but for some that might not be a problem.