Now that Android Wear is dead and has been replaced by Wear OS, there's been a small resurgence in the platform's interest. Luxury watch-maker Hublot recently announced a $5,200 Wear OS smartwatch that's launching with the 2018 World Cup, and now Mobvoi has confirmed it's bringing the Ticwatch S and Ticwatch E to the UK.
The Ticwatch line made its debut in the United States last year following a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter, and while the watches aren't the best around, they do offer a great deal of value.
No matter if you choose the S or E, you'll be getting a smartwatch with a 1.4-inch OLED display, MediaTek 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 300 mAh battery. Both watches have a heart-rate sensor and built-in GPS, as well as Wear OS 2.9 running on them out of the box.
The main difference between the Ticwatch S and E has to do with their design. The Ticwatch S has a diameter of 45mm, 13mm thickness, and weight of 45.5g. On the flipside, the Ticwatch E's diameter is 44m, is 13.55m thick, and weighs a bit less at 41.5g. The S also features a sporty aesthetic with a numbered-bezel, whereas the E goes all in with its minimalistic style.
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Two comments - The Ticwatch is a pretty good watch for the price. I do recommend it if you are looking to get into WearOS but not wanting to spend the money on something a tad more fully featured. Also, WearOS all of a sudden is getting some love which is interesting and encouraging. I hope it will be showcased at Google I/O.
This site has always been unnecessarily rough on the Ticwatch. I own the E and I have literally 0 complaints
Soooo, you get the one.
I've owned the E since December. While it doesn't have the battery life they claimed, it does get me through a full day, even when using GPS for Google Fit Workout about 50 minutes, and multiple notifications. My main concern is with their community. They require each and every comment to be approved before getting posted, and it can be 7 to 10 days before they are updated.
I saw this watch on Amazon for the first time yesterday and I was confused why a cheap Chinese watch was $150.
This watch has been available in the UK for months on Amazon and for cheaper. I picked up the E for £117 last month
The E is £120.40 and the S is £150.50 on the Mobvoi Ticwatch store at present, not the prices shown in the article which appear to be the Amazon store prices, although irritatingly there's a message at checkout saying the watches will be priced in dollars for the transaction, if that is the case then I would have to pay a foreign currency surcharge on my credit card.
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