Mobvoi Ticwatch Update to Wear OS and Oreo Now Rolling Out

Ticwatch E

It has taken a bit longer than the company expected but if you have a Mobvoi Ticwatch E or S model, you should have your Wear OS update that brings Android Oreo available.  The company, in a recent post in their forums, indicates that 100% of devices should have the update now available and installed (or ready to install).

Originally the company had indicated that the update would roll out in March of this year but “Due to unexpected circumstances” the updates were delayed.  The company then began rolling out the update early last week with the 100% mark for all devices hit on May 16th.

I can confirm that my Mobvoi Ticwatch E has been updated.

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Review – Mobvoi Ticwatch E – Seriously Good at an Amazing Price

The Mobvoi Ticwatch E

Let’s be honest:  It is difficult to justify a smartwatch.  Yes they are helpful and handy and with things like Android Wear 2.0, these devices on your wrist have certainly become even more user friendly.  Perhaps the biggest justification on an Android Wear watch is the cost.  There are a lot of watches that are at or near the $300 mark and that, for something people just aren’t sure they will use, is hard to stomach.

Then there is the other end of the spectrum.  There are smartwatches out there that are less than $200 but, as is often the case with technology, you get what you pay for.  Many of these watches haven’t and won’t be upgraded to Wear 2.0 and their overall design and build quality is less than ideal.

That, to me, is what makes the Mobvoi Ticwatch E so fascinating.  It is a watch that runs Android Wear 2.0, has an upgrade in the works for Android Oreo, is fast, has GPS built-in, a heart rate monitor, and has a great 44mm display.  Add to that it is comfortable to wear thanks to the soft silicone wrist band – which you can interchange – and extremely impressive battery life.  It’s the complete package and the best part?  It is under $130.

A few weeks ago I was sent the Mobvoi Tichwatch E to review and I have to say, it has rekindled my interest in Android Wear in general.  This is a great smartwatch and it is hard to beat for the price.  Here’s my review.

A couple of assumptions before reading the review after the break.  I’m assuming in this review that you are familiar with Android Wear as a product (it is Android running on smartwatches) and the Android Wear app for your phone.  I won’t be cover those elements in the review but if you have questions about them, feel free to drop a comment at the end of the review or contact me via the Contact page.

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Today’s Deal – Ticwatch E Android Wear Watch is $127 on Amazon

Ticwatch E

Today’s Deal is on the well appointed MobvoiUS Ticwatch E Android Wear watch.  The 44mm round watch comes with Android Wear 2.0 and Nougat 7.1.1 and is available on Amazon for $127.99.  You can get that price on either the Shadow (black) or Ice (white) color options.  It is an excellent price point for a watch that is running the most current version of Android Wear.

Even better, the Ticwatch E is slated to receive the Android Oreo update shortly, making this an even more impressive value.

The 44mm watch face OLED display renders at 400×400 resolution which gives you ~287PPI.  The watch is 13.5mm thin, has a built-in heart rate monitor, GPS, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity, and is Bluetooth 4.1 compatible.  The watch is powered by the MTK MT2601 1.2 Ghz Dual Core processor, has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage.

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