The new leading options for a super-cheap Wear OS experience
Mobvoi’s latest inexpensive Wear OS smartwatches, the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2, are now available shortly after their announcement back at CES. And the pricing is enticing: the simple E2 is just $159, and the sporty S2 is only $179
That makes the new E2 and S2 great smartwatches for anyone who wants a full-featured Wear OS experience that doesn’t break the bank. Most high-end Wear OS watches cost about $300, which many people just won’t spend (at least at first) on a smartwatch. There are other cheap alternatives, but they aren’t particularly more compelling than what Mobvoi has here in the E2 and S2.
Wear OS for under $200 is a tough task, but Mobvoi has two fresh options.
Neither watch has particularly compelling styling, nor are they necessarily thin, but they have larger (415mAh) batteries and good-looking displays. There’s no rotating crown, but they do have both a heart rate sensor and GPS for fitness tracking. Essentially, they hit all the basics you’d expect for well under that $200 price level.
The main difference in the S2 that justifies its slightly higher price is its MIL-STD 810G rating, which makes it a bit more rugged and able to withstand the elements in tough situations where the E2 may not hold up. The S2 also has a slightly larger casing with a sporty design, whereas the E2 is a bit smoother and sleeker.
January 22, 2019 at 06:06AM