If you’ve never heard of Mobvoi, I don’t blame you. The Chinese AI company was relatively quiet on the consumer electronics front until 2016 when it launched a Kickstarter for its first smartwatch: the TicWatch. After raising a mammoth US$2.1 million (A$2.9 million) through crowdfunding, Mobvoi successfully launched the Tichwatch S (Sport) and Ticwatch E (Express) last year, followed by the Active, the Classic and the TicHome Mini. Now, the company has released its latest wearable in the Ticwatch Pro, and we’ve taken a close look at the device to see if it’s worth your hard-earned. The TicWatch Pro, like many Android smartwatches, has a round face with a design not dissimilar to that of a traditional watch. I see this as a good thing, given many smartwatches that go for an ultramodern design tend to look a little awkward, like a prop from an 80s sci-fi film. Mobvoi’s latest gadget looks like it belongs on your wrist, and you can choose from many digital and analogue-inspired watch faces to suit your taste. The hybrid strap boasts a combination of leather and silicone: leather on the visible side gives it a stylish edge, while silicone on the back makes it nice and comfortable o...