If you’re still crying over Fitbit’s killing acquisition of Pebble, and are sick and tired of the mess that is Android Wear, then the Ticwatch 2 may be the watch that actually deserves a spot on your wrist.
The unboxing experience is nice enough, the box is elegant and uniform, but what’s inside the box is what we’re here to talk about.
Inside you’ll find a box containing the user guide, and another box containing the wireless charging dock which I prefer over the magnetic charging solution other smartwatch manufacturers use. In the center, is the Tickwatch 2 in all its glory. Once you boot it up you’ll be asked to download the companion app from either the Google Play or Apple App Store. The App is nice, but it’s just as bare bones as the Android Wear app.
During the setup process you’ll be asked what hand you’re wearing the watch on, as well as what side you have the single button on, and the UI will adjust itself accordingly. You’re also going need to swap the watch bands around if you decide to change these settings from what they were out of the box.
Now onto into the nitty gritty, behold the specs!
|Size||44mm case 11.95mm thick|
Up to 1.5 – 2 days of use
|Operating System||Ticwear OS based off Android 5.1|
|Sensors||GPS, Heart Rate Sensor, Gyrometer, Acclererometer|
|Display||Round OLED, 1.4 inch display with 287 ppi|
|Processor||1.2GHz dual core MT 2601|
|Memory/Storage||4GB ROM & 512MB RAM|
My first impressions on the watch are pretty positive, the Ticwatch 2 appears to succeed in places where Android Wear fails, but it’s also lacking in certain areas where Android Wear is superior. There are two different versions of the Ticwatch 2 you can purchase, there a classic edition which will run you from $250-$300 USD respectively. I picked up the cheaper Active edition in Charcoal Black which will cost you about $199 USD. The only difference between the two versions is the design and materials used, all the internals as well as software features remain the same. The design of the Active edition is nice and subtle, it’s perfect for exercising and it’ll go with basically anything in your wardrobe. The device feels sturdy, and the tickle feature is just wonderful to use when navigating around the interface, but more on that in the full review.
Our extensive, full review of the Ticwatch 2 is on its way, so keep a look out of on Tech Leagues.