What you need to know
- Mobvoi's 2019 Ticwatch C2 is getting a mild update today.
- The company is launching the C2+ today, complete with a boost to 1GB of RAM.
- It still ships with the same old Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform that Mobvoi prefers.
Mobvoi has launched the TicWatch C2+, a Wear OS-powered smartwatch, and the sequel to the C2 that made its debut last year. Like with February's TicWatch Pro, it'll be shipping with the slightly older Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 instead of the more power-efficient 3100. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll be battery challenged, Mobvoi says the C2+ will last for up to two days. We critiqued the C2 for having mediocre battery life, so it remains to be seen if the C2+ is an improvement over its predecessor.
Other than that, it's a pretty standard, albeit well-designed smartwatch. It's Wear OS-powered, so you'll get Google Pay support with courtesy of the NFC chip inside. Google Assistant's also there, as well as the other Wear OS goodies we're familiar with. For fitness lovers, you'll find the standard accelerometers and gyroscopes, alongside dynamic heart rate monitoring. Mobvoi is adding its own TicMotion and TicExercise apps to help track your fitness, and the watch is IP68 certified, so your sweat won't kill it.
The C2 design that we praised in the past makes a return, and Mobvoi is offering buyers a selection of three colors; Rose Gold, Onyx, and Platinum.
The TicWatch C2+ is available right now from $209.99.
A mild update
A fitness champ gets an update.
The TicWatch C2 has been praised as a solid smartwatch, so an iteration on it is bound to be unproblematic. More RAM means this device will run smoother, but the Snapdragon 2100 also means that the battery won't be overly improved from the last generation.
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