Basic, but the TicWatch E2 is all the smartwatch you need;
Smartwatches are getting more affordable, and Mobvoi is helping to lead the charge. The Chinese company is still relatively unknown, but has consistently produced budget smartwatches that are feature-packed for the price, even though they won’t win any beauty contest. The most affordable to date also happens to be Mobvoi’s latest, the TicWatch E2; at just $160, it’s hard to say no to this Wear OS watch that can (almost) do it all.
Simple design a durable screen
The TicWatch E2 is no showstopper. It’s a thick, simple-looking watch that won’t tug at heartstrings, but it’s not ugly or unpleasant. That’s unlike the TicWatch S2, the E2’s sportier and more durable twin, which has an unattractive design.
But while we like the E2’s design more, both look very masculine, and could benefit from a smaller-sized option (the current size is 46mm). The E2 looks comically large on slim wrists, and a part of that is due to its 12mm thickness. It’s to fit a larger battery, which we appreciate, but the chunkiness is still unappealing.
THE + :
Great battery life
Large, bright screen
Water resistant, swim tracking
THE – :
Older processor, no NFC
Bulky case, only one size
TicPulse app struggles to measure heart rate