One gets the impression that Mobvoi wants to tackle the wearable market in much the same way that Xiaomi tackles the smartphone market. Because the new Ticwatch C2 does not change much on the product and positions itself exactly in the in-house middle class.
With this advertising slogan Mobvoi already indicates in which direction you go with the Ticwatch C2. This design smartwatch uses a combination of stainless steel and leather, whereby the stainless steel is naturally used for the watch case. This is available in three different color options: onyx black, rose gold and platinum. It even has an IP68 rating, which means it is dustproof and waterproof. Taking a shower or swimming is not a problem. Whether you want to do that with the leather strap, however, is written on a different paper.
The display is again a 1.3 inch display with AMOLED technology. The resolution of 360 x 360 pixels is slightly smaller than in the budget model Ticwatch E and the Premium Ticwatch Pro Smartwatch, both of which work with 400 x 400 pixels. The display dictates the case size, so we’re dealing with dimensions of 42.83 x 42.8 x 13.1 mm. This makes it even smaller and thinner than the Ticwatch Pro. With this design one varies “clearly” from the sporty approach of the Ticwatch S and resembles strongly the Ticwatch 2, which does not exist so in the form.
The fact that you mainly change the design here, you can see the obligatory look inside. Also in the Ticwatch C2 tinkers the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 CPU, which is interestingly so far only in the Ticwatch Pro infected. Interesting because theoretically it offers the same performance as the manufacturer’s top model. The cheaper Ticwatch E works with a MediaTek processor. Although the SD3100 has already been introduced, so far it is only in the more expensive models on the market.
Ticwatch conceals the size of the built-in memory, but conceivable are 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. The battery is 400 mAh slightly larger than the Ticwatch 2 and should provide for a running time of 36 hours – that sounds realistic.
On the internal memory Mobvoi also decides to equip this smartwatch with WearOS. Google’s smartwatch operating system is probably the most popular smartwatch OS with WatchOS. And it brings the classic Android advantage: a variety of apps. Whether Uber, Spotify, Strava or Google Maps, with the Ticwatch C2 you get a lot. Therefore, it makes sense, especially in connection with Strava or Google Fit, that the C2 is equipped with GPS, a gyrosensor and a heart rate monitor.
Another advantage is the integrated NFC module. With it, you can use Google Pay and pay contactless anywhere with your watch wherever you can pay with contactless cards.
The Ticwatch C2 is actually almost just a visually something “fancier” smart watch than, say, Ticwatch E. There is a little more power with the not so new Snapdragon processor. You can pay for that with a small surcharge. If that is worth the price, you can probably access, alternatively, the Tic watch E is the cheaper choice.