Ticwatch S vs E vs 2 - Great Entry Level Smartwatches

Ticwatch S Smartwatch-Knight,1.4 inch OLED Display, Android Wear 2.0,Compatible with iOS and Android, Google Assistant
Ticwatch E most comfortable Smartwatch-Shadow,1.4 inch OLED Display, Android Wear 2.0,Compatible with iOS and Android, Google Assistant
Ticwatch 2 Active 42mm Ultra Light, Silky Smooth Smartwatch - Charcoal- Mobvoi  Voice Contral Ticwear OS Compatible with Android  and iOS,Your Smart Fitness Companion

Mobvoi made a splash in the smart watch world with their great entry level watches – the Ticwatch 2, followed by the Ticwatch S and E.

Simple names, yes. But still watches full of features you will love. And, the great news is, both of them are relatively cheap – usually between 100 and 200 dollars.

Before we dive into the details of these two watches, I want to show you the specs, side by side…

Ticwatch S Smartwatch-Knight,1.4 inch OLED Display, Android Wear 2.0,Compatible with iOS and Android, Google Assistant
Ticwatch E most comfortable Smartwatch-Shadow,1.4 inch OLED Display, Android Wear 2.0,Compatible with iOS and Android, Google Assistant
Ticwatch 2 Active 42mm Ultra Light, Silky Smooth Smartwatch - Charcoal- Mobvoi  Voice Contral Ticwear OS Compatible with Android  and iOS,Your Smart Fitness Companion
Operating System
Android Wear 2.0
Android Wear 2.0
Ticwear OS 4.0
Compatible Phones
iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.3 or later
iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.3 or later
iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.3 or later
Processor
MTK MT2601,1.2GHz dual-core
MTK MT2601,1.2GHz dual-core
1.2GHz dual-core MT 2601
Memory
512M / 4G
512M / 4G
512M / 4G
Dimensions
1.77 x 9.76 x 0.51 in
1.73 x 9.21 x 0.53 in
9.8 x 1.6 x 0.5 inches
Weight
1.6 oz
1.44 oz
1.55 oz
Strap
Silicone with breathable underside track (not exchangeable)
Exchangeable Silicone
Silicone (not exchangeable)
Display
1.4 inch OLED display,400×400,287dpi
1.4 inch OLED display,400×400,287dpi
Round OLED display ;1.4 inch/ 36mm ; 287ppi
Sensors
Heart-rate monitor,Proximity sensor,Accelerometer,Gyroscope,e-Compass
Heart-rate monitor,Proximity sensor,Accelerometer,Gyroscope,e-Compass
Built in Sensors Dynamic optical heart rate sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, Glonass sensors, GPS
Bluetooth
Bluetooth v4.1/BLE
Bluetooth v4.1/BLE
Bluetooth v4.1
Wifi
802.11 b/g/n
802.11 b/g/n
802.11 b/g/n
GPS
Glonass+GPS+Beidou,Agps supported
Glonass+GPS+Beidou,Agps supported
Glonass
Water Resistance
IP67
IP67
IP65
Battery Life
48 hrs (depending on usage)
48 hrs (depending on usage)
1.5 – 2 days
Wireless charging
Ticwatch S Smartwatch-Knight,1.4 inch OLED Display, Android Wear 2.0,Compatible with iOS and Android, Google Assistant
Operating System
Android Wear 2.0
Compatible Phones
iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.3 or later
Processor
MTK MT2601,1.2GHz dual-core
Memory
512M / 4G
Dimensions
1.77 x 9.76 x 0.51 in
Weight
1.6 oz
Strap
Silicone with breathable underside track (not exchangeable)
Display
1.4 inch OLED display,400×400,287dpi
Sensors
Heart-rate monitor,Proximity sensor,Accelerometer,Gyroscope,e-Compass
Bluetooth
Bluetooth v4.1/BLE
Wifi
802.11 b/g/n
GPS
Glonass+GPS+Beidou,Agps supported
Water Resistance
IP67
Battery Life
48 hrs (depending on usage)
Wireless charging
Ticwatch E most comfortable Smartwatch-Shadow,1.4 inch OLED Display, Android Wear 2.0,Compatible with iOS and Android, Google Assistant
Operating System
Android Wear 2.0
Compatible Phones
iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.3 or later
Processor
MTK MT2601,1.2GHz dual-core
Memory
512M / 4G
Dimensions
1.73 x 9.21 x 0.53 in
Weight
1.44 oz
Strap
Exchangeable Silicone
Display
1.4 inch OLED display,400×400,287dpi
Sensors
Heart-rate monitor,Proximity sensor,Accelerometer,Gyroscope,e-Compass
Bluetooth
Bluetooth v4.1/BLE
Wifi
802.11 b/g/n
GPS
Glonass+GPS+Beidou,Agps supported
Water Resistance
IP67
Battery Life
48 hrs (depending on usage)
Wireless charging
Ticwatch 2 Active 42mm Ultra Light, Silky Smooth Smartwatch - Charcoal- Mobvoi  Voice Contral Ticwear OS Compatible with Android  and iOS,Your Smart Fitness Companion
Operating System
Ticwear OS 4.0
Compatible Phones
iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.3 or later
Processor
1.2GHz dual-core MT 2601
Memory
512M / 4G
Dimensions
9.8 x 1.6 x 0.5 inches
Weight
1.55 oz
Strap
Silicone (not exchangeable)
Display
Round OLED display ;1.4 inch/ 36mm ; 287ppi
Sensors
Built in Sensors Dynamic optical heart rate sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, Glonass sensors, GPS
Bluetooth
Bluetooth v4.1
Wifi
802.11 b/g/n
GPS
Glonass
Water Resistance
IP65
Battery Life
1.5 – 2 days
Wireless charging

The Differences Between The Ticwatch 2, S & E

In many cases it makes more sense to compare the Ticwatch 2 vs the others (S & E). So, most of this review will cover that. 

However, there are some differences between the S & E specifically which I will also cover.

The Operating System & Tech

The newer Ticwatch S & E use Android Wear 2.0, which many will argue is a way better system. It is obviously more open and compatible the Ticwear OS that Mobvoi used with the Ticwatch 2. The rest of the tech specs are very very similar, with the same chipset, memory and connectivity (bluetooth, wifi) and GPS. The newer GPS on the S & E models looks to be better though, although getting the exact specs has not been possible.

WINNER: Ticwatch S & E

Mobvoi Ticwatch S/E Smart Watches Accessories,Charging Cable

Ticwatch S & E Charger

Ticwatch2 Volcano Charger Dock

Magnetic Charging

All Ticwatches have a form of magnetic charging, as you would expect from a Smartwatch. 

The older Ticwatch 2 has a docking station, which you can also buy extra ones from Mobvoi.

The beauty of the S or E models is that they have a far less obtrusive charger which you can see in the images below.

Some people will love the smaller charger, others of you will enjoy being able to use their watch as a bedside or office table clock. So, for me, there is no winner here. Just a matter of preference.

WINNER: None

GPS Sensor

Mobvoi decided to integrate the Ticwatch S GPS antenna in the band to allow it to be far more receptive and accurate with GPS.

The result is a far better sports watch, but it also means you can’t change the band. 

WINNER: Ticwatch S

Style & Color Choices

This is one of the big differences between the models.

The Ticwatch 2 comes in two distinctive flavors – Active and Classic.

The Active is the one I have the specs for above, the classic is a little different because it is less focused on sports and more on looks.

The Classic models are also more expensive, ranging from 50-100 dollars more, depending on what level you get. You can click on the images below to jump to that watch on Amazon.

Ticwatch 2 Active 42mm Ultra Light, Silky Smooth Smartwatch - Charcoal- Mobvoi  Voice Contral Ticwear OS Compatible with Android  and iOS,Your Smart Fitness Companion

Ticwatch 2 Active

Ticwatch 2 Classic 42mm Smartwatch-Oak-Mobvoi Voice Contral Ticwear OS Compatible with Android  and iOS,Personal Assistant on your wrist

Ticwatch 2 Classic with Leather Strap

Ticwatch 2 Classic 42mm Stainless Steel Smartwatch - Onyx - Mobvoi Voice Contral Ticwear OS Compatible with Android and iOS,Personal Assistant on your wrist.

Ticwatch 2 Classic with Metal Strap

The Ticwatch S & E are more like the Ticwatch 2 Active with an all plastic look and a focus on sports functionality.

The major difference between the two is on the bezel – the Ticwatch S has a timer on the bezel to help with training. The strap also has a cut-out on the inside to (apparently) help with moisture removal too.

Which Is The Pefect Ticwatch For You?

If you just want to get your feet wet and pay the least possible, I would go with the Ticwatch E. It has everything you need, is Android and Google Assistant compatible and you can change the straps.

The Ticwatch S is for those who are more serious about their sports or fitness, with it’s app and construction focus on sports/gps and keeping you less sweaty.

I would only go for a Ticwatch 2 if you want something a little more classy. The Classic models are a great way to get a leather band or metal one that look really impressive. You can check out all the Ticwatch 2s here on Amazon.

 

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