- Fantastic value
- Bright touchscreen
- Accurate GPS and heart rate monitor
We Don’t Like
- Plastic design
- Battery life
NechGear Score – 78 %
based on 11 expert reviews
User Score – 80%
based on user 1200 reviews
The Mobvoi Ticwatch E is not the best Android Wear smartwatch, and it also isn’t the best-looking model, but it is exactly what the wearables market needs. It’s a great value option and is the perfect choice for someone who wants basic smartwatch capabilities and rudimentary fitness tracking, all without totally blowing your budget.
Where to Buy:
By TechRadar – 90%
For those who haven’t taken the plunge into Android Wear, the Ticwatch E is an excellent option for those with simple needs. While lacking in LTE and NFC capabilities, the latter of which would allow for Google Pay mobile transactions, this watch doesn’t feel less without them. The best thing that we can say is that reflecting on the last few years of Android Wear smartwatches, Mobvoi has released one of the few that’s actually worth your money.
By DigitalTrends – 60%
The Ticwatch E aims to be the Swatch of the smartwatch world. Fashionable, colorful, and reasonably priced; but it won’t go with everything you wear. For the price, the feature list is excellent, but you’ll compromise on battery life and screen performance by spending so little compared to other smartwatches.
By TechAdvisor – 80%
The Ticwatch Express – or Ticwatch E for short – is a lightweight, budget-friendly Wear OS smartwatch that offers a solid feature set – including GPS and heart rate monitoring – at one of the most competitive prices around. Manufacturer Mobvoi also sells a second, similar model, the Ticwatch Sport, which we’ve also reviewed. The Sport costs a little more but boasts a bezelled face and GPS that’s integrated into the strap for more accuracy
By TechGearLab – 80%
While the Ticwatch E undeniably finished towards the back of the pack overall and can’t hold a candle to the top watches when it comes to performance, it retails for substantially less than almost every product we have reviewed for this category. It’s a great value option and is the perfect choice for someone who wants basic smartwatch capabilities and rudimentary fitness tracking, all without totally blowing your budget. This earned it the Best Buy Award and is the clear choice for a smartwatch if you are shopping on a tight budget.
By Nechstar – 80%
The Mobvoi Ticwatch E is not the best Android Wear smartwatch, and it also isn’t the best-looking model, but it is exactly what the wearables market needs. For a low price, you get a robust set of features that makes from Ticwatch E (Express) a competitor of more expensive smartwatches. A great value option and a perfect choice for someone who wants smartwatch without totally blowing a budget.
By Wareable – 80%
E, in this case, stands for Express, which is a good word to describe what this watch aims to do. It wants to be the quickest and most affordable way for you to get into the smartwatch world, and it’s not content with just giving you features, it wants to give you a fairly intriguing design at the same time.
By ExpertReviews – 80%
The Ticwatch E and Ticwatch S are both remarkable watches in terms of the value they deliver. With either model, you get a comfortable Android Wear watch with built-in GPS, a heart-rate monitor and 4GB of storage, along with a microphone and speaker. The only noteworthy feature missing is NFC, which is by no means a deal breaker at this price.
By GeekDad – 70%
The Tickwatch E basically works like every other Wear phone. Push the crown, see your apps, run them. There’s no NFC included, so you can’t use your watch to pay for things (who does this?) nor is there GPS (you have to use your phone’s), but there is a decent heart rate monitor. It’s not as fast as the one in my Jabra earbuds, and it’s passive, not active – if you want a constant heart rate monitor, you’d need to look elsewhere. Although there are apps that will “ping” the heart monitor every few increments of time and create a baseline.
By Stuff – 80%
While it’s not a perfect performer, its minimalist design, ease of use and attractive price tag make it a solid first smartwatch for Android or iOS fans.
By PocNetwork – 75%
The Mobvoi Ticwatch E is a pretty decent entry-level smartwatch. It does offer a number of features thanks to it running on Wear OS (previously Android Wear), and can even track your heart rate. The ability to take phone calls from the watch itself offers a lot of positive weight to their score as well. The watch face looks great, features Gorilla Glass 3, and the watch in whole feels durable enough to last through your average amount of daily wear.
By TheJournier – 86%
The Ticwatch E is probably the most affordable Android Wear (Wear OS) smartwatch on the market right now. It packs all the features I look for in a smartwatch such as an HR sensor, GPS, mic & speaker, and of course the ability to run some of my favorite Android apps on my wrist. It’s just a fun watch to have and use. I would have preferred a higher waterproof rating and a more premium build but it’s well worth the money for all that you get.
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