The Ticwatch E by Mobvoi is not the most feature-packed Android watch around nor the most stylish, but it packs all the essentials at a great price.
The Ticwatch E can be hard to distinguish as a smartwatch. Its thick appearance can give the impression of an analogue watch despite the always-on display. The watch display is one of the best features of Mobvoi ‘s Ticwatch E with a 1.14-inch OLED display. The sharp and vibrant resolution sits at a suitable 400×400, which is considerably higher than options like the Huawei Watch 2.
The Ticwatch E is android wear 2.0 smartwatch. As with all watches in the same classification, there is a button around the watch crown to access all installed apps or Google assistant. However, unlike other smartwatches, the button sits on the left side. In comparison to Mobvoi’s Ticwatch 2, the Ticwatch E has had several features amended. For example, unlike other designs made by Mobvoi, this watch does not have the unique ‘tickle strip’ allowing users to scroll by sliding a finger along the side of the watch. The watch is made from basic build materials with its body made from polycarbonate and the watch face coated in anti-scratch glass.
On the underside of the device, a small optical sensor has been centrally placed to pick up the heart rate. Fortunately, the sensor does not bulge out from the body of the watch. Beside the heart rate sensor are the charging pins. However, this method of charging is significantly less efficient and is less user-friendly than other charging methods such as the inductive charger available on other devices like Ticwatch 2 and other brands.
Every Android Wear 2.0 device provide similar levels of performance with the Mobvoi Ticwatch E following the same pattern; despite its non-standard MediaTek dual-core processor. Inside the watch, there is 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage for applications available via the Google Play Store and music. Mobvoi’s Ticwatch E is compatible with both Android systems and iOS. Mobvoi has proceeded to take this a step further with a dedicated app providing a birds-eye view of a user’s fitness statistics.
The Mobvoi Ticwatch E has all the necessary elements to accommodate different workouts without having to use a smartphone. The Mobvoi fitness app can track basic vitals and show paths of travel with the built-in GPS and heart rate sensor. For those keen to track simple metrics such as steps, calories burned or time spent working out, it’s perfectly adequate. For those with higher levels of fitness, the app is not great – but you can download a more efficient app from the Google Play store. Google fit is s suitable option and offers more detailed results than Mobvoi’s app.
The Ticwatch E has a greater variety of workout options – including ice-skating and canoeing – with an IP67 water resistance rating. Despite this, Mobvoi has failed to provide a swim tracking feature.
The Ticwatch E has a good collection of features including built-in GPS and a heart rate sensor. The heart rate sensor is centrally placed and is more subtle without bulging from the body of the watch. The built-in GPS is effective with a lock on the signal of less than 10 seconds. It’s compatible with Android and iOS devices and has a microphone and speaker so users can make and accept calls in WiFi environments. The device is affordable and great value for customers looking for a no-frills smartwatch.
The design for the Mobvoi Ticwatch E will not suit everyone, and the dedicated app available needs more development. Additionally, the watch is less user-friendly compared to other brands on the market, and has an inelegant charging method.
Mobvoi has provided users with a good selection of watches to choose from with its Ticwatch collection. With its fantastic GPS performance, the Ticwatch S is more robust and suitable for higher levels of sport and fitness for those looking for a fitness watch able to cope with a more rigorous workout.
The LG watch is one of the best looking Android Wear smartwatches available but has fewer features than the Ticwatch E. The watch does not have built-in GPS or a speaker to take calls without a mobile phone. So, despite a less pleasing aesthetic, the Ticwatch E may be a better purchase with access to better features.
It can be challenging to find a suitable smartwatch for a low budget- Mobvoi’s Ticwatch E fills that requirement. With its basic design and robust set of features, the Ticwatch E impresses with its friendly, affordable budget. For those looking for an affordable, well-built wearable providing a good selection of features, the Ticwatch E is an excellent option to consider.