Yes it’s Wear OS, but the Mobvoi TicWatch C2 is more affordable than most others [hands-on]
Qualcomm touted its brand-new Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform not too long ago, but so far there have been very few smartwatches leveraging this new chipset. Even though Mobvoi’s just launched TicWatch C2 is running the older Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, we’re actually more amused to find that it’s priced more favorably than some other recent options we’ve checked out – like the Fossil Sport and Misfit Vapor 2.
Priced at $200 out of the gates, the TicWatch C2 certainly undercuts the other aforementioned options. It’s even more noteworthy when you consider that it’s packed with all the same amenities and features, like a stainless-steel housing, genuine leather straps, 1.3-inch 360 x 360 AMOLED display, 400 mAh battery, IP68 rating, NFC, and built-in GPS. And when it's the same exact Wear OS experience as the rest of the competition, the lower price point of the TicWatch C2 undoubtedly gives it more value.
There’s even a rose gold option, which is what we’re checking out, in addition to the onyx and platinum versions. There isn’t anything terribly different about its design from others, but it definitely strives for a casual look. Even though the buttons on the side of the smartwatch can rotate, they don’t do anything when you rotate them, but they do perform functions when pressed down. The top one naturally navigates us to the home screen or apps panel, while the bottom one launches the TicHealth app.
In the grand scheme of things, the Mobvoi TicWatch C2 is very much like your ordinary Wear OS smartwatch, but for a brand-new offering, it’s significantly more affordable without coming off cheap with its design or features. If you’re not looking to spend a whole lot on a smartwatch, but still crave extensive features, the TicWatch C2 is worth a consideration!