2. Mobvoi Ticwatch E Smartwatch
Best Budget Buy
Pros: Good hardware, Android Wear is a solid platform
Con: It’s made from cheap plastic
Bottom Line: A good starter option for frugal buyers.
With a price tag that’s barely higher than $100, the Ticwatch E by Mobvoi has all the basics to deliver a good smartwatch experience. They include a sharp, fully circular OLED display, a built-in heart-rate sensor, a GPS chip, and standard 20-millimeter straps for easy customization.
The Ticwatch E runs on Google’s Android Wear platform, so it offers plenty of apps and watch faces to make it your own. Mobvoi claims that the gadget can last up to two days between battery charges. The polycarbonate case of the smartwatch is available in three colors with a matching silicone band ― black, white, and neon green (the manufacturer calls the color lemon).
In order to make the Ticwatch E attractively priced, Mobvoi has used decidedly cheap-feeling plastic in its making, so don’t expect to be wowed by its build quality. The heart-rate sensor of the device is also not the most accurate around.