Mobvoi has taken to Kickstarter once again to fund two new Ticwatch editions. This time around the company has decided to ditch their Ticwear operating system in favor of Android Wear 2.0.
Aimed at a younger audience than their previous models, the devices are jam packed with features and should offer some solid competition to the more well known brands. Especially when you take into consideration their ridiculously low early bird price.
Both watches sport a 1.4-inch screen with an impressive 400×400 resolution. Ticwatch S (Sport) benefits from the addition of a bezel, a breathable band design and GPS integrated into the watchband, while Ticwatch E (Express) has a translucent watch case, interchangeable watch band and GPS integrated into the casing. Other features are pretty much the same.
Under the hood of the IP67 certified watches you’ll find a heart-rate monitor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, built in GPS and e-Compass. Other hardware specs include a MediaTek chip (MT2601), 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage for music, microphone and speaker and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and BLE 4.1 connectivity. There is also a vibration motor which springs to life for smart notifications and alarms.
And of course you’ll get the full Android 2.0 experience. So that means Google Play Store, fitness apps like Google Fit, music playback, more watchface features, multi-language support, handwriting recognition and more.
The battery life is not that great which is not a surprise considering the specs. The 300mAh battery is good for six hours of music or phone calls, 48 hours of standard battery life or 120 hours on standby.
The campaign has hit the ground running on Kickstarter and just a day in its raised more than $800,000. Delivery to backers is expected in October.
Price:$119 and up
$866,022 pledged of $100,000 goal
36 days left
Estimated delivery: October 2017
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