The invasion of Chinese companies in the mobile and wearable segments brings a breath of fresh air for consumers who crave the latest products without the need to pay a premium price. Now, various brands from China are competing to create a hybrid smartwatch with a stylish design while still promoting the sophistication of the watch. One of them is Mobvoi.
Ticwatch E from Mobvoi runs the Google Wear OS where other hybrid smartwatches do not. The unisex design becomes the allure of this one hybrid watch that more look like a smartwatch. The body part is 44mm in size and is 1.4 inches thick plus, it has a touch screen measuring 400 x 400 pixels.
The outer layer is made of polycarbonate and features a super soft white silicone strap. The strap resembles Apple’s Sport tire on Apple Watch which can withstand sweat and stay comfortable all day. The edges of the screen are made of a metal chamfer.
Just like a modern smartwatch, the Mobvoi wearable is prepared as an extension of your smartphone. TicWatch E can display app notifications, incoming calls, and messages; then with the help of Google, can write and send text messages via voice.
TicWatch E has IP67 certification which can withstand showering or splashing water but not for swimming. The body is made of plastic and is resistant to fine dust and water spills.
Mobvoi equips their TicWatch E with accurate body analysis capabilities. This smartwatch can calculate the intensity of the heartbeat, the number of steps, and calculate calorie burning and nutrient intake. Thanks to the presence of a GPS build-in, TicWatch E can still work as an independent sports support watch even when you leave your smartphone at home.
TicWatch E utilizes a Mediatek MT2601 chip containing a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, storing 512GB RAM and 4GB ROM, equipped with Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity, while the batteries can keep the timepiece active for up to 48 hours.
Interestingly, the TicWatch E is priced at $ 111.99 which means half of the production budget goes to touchscreen manufacturer with the bonus of a heart rate sensor and GPS installed in it.