Mobvoi Unveils TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2
Mobvoi Inc., a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company backed by Google™ and Volkswagen, introduced TicWatch Express 2 (E2) and TicWatch Sport 2 (S2) at CES 2019.
Both smartwatches are based on Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear and Wear OS by Google™and will be available to purchase soon after showing them at CES 2019 Mobvoi’s diverse lineup of smartwatches, including the recently released TicWatch C2 and TicWatch Pro, show there is a TicWatch for every lifestyle. Highlighted features of the newly announced TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 include:
- A waterproof rating of 5 ATM (withstands the pressure of being submerged in water up to 50m), making it perfect for shallow swimming in the pool or surfing in the ocean
- Comes with a pre-loaded swim-monitoring mode to track your fitness progress in the water Increased 30% battery capacity from first generation improves battery life to between 1-2 days on a single charge depending on usage
- Powered by Wear OS by Google, with thousands of smartwatch apps and watch faces available on Google Play and new proactive help from the Google Assistant
- Based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 platform
- A continuation of the award-winning designs from their first-generation designs
“TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are designed for those with really active lifestyles”, explained Zhifei Li, CEO and co-founder of Mobvoi. “These second-generation smartwatches help you stay connected and track your health and fitness data while you’re on the move. Whether that’s in a pool, at the gym, in the office or on the road, these TicWatches will move you.”
“Furthermore, our strategic collaborations with partners like Qualcomm result in smartwatches like you’re seeing here at CES, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We look forward to working closely with our partners to bring more game-changing innovation to the industry”, continued Li.
“The smartwatch segment is in the midst of significant innovation, which is helping drive exciting watch features, higher levels of performance, and improved battery life,” said Pankaj Kedia, senior director, product marketing, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. “We continue to collaborate with Mobvoi on the success of the original TicWatch product and on the launch of a series of new, attractive Wear OS by Google smartwatches. TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2, along with TicWatch C2 and TicWatch Pro, combine the capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear platform with the product and system expertise of Mobvoi, bringing new choices to the increasingly discerning consumer.”
Mobvoi’s TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are available for purchase on mobvoi.com and Amazon.com. The TicWatch E2 is available for $159.99 and the TicWatch S2 can be purchased for $179.99. Both TicWatches are built with Qualcomm Snapdragon WearTM 2100 platform and Wear OS by GoogleTM, and have a 5 ATM waterproof rating and TicMotion swim monitoring and analysis.
The TicWatch S2 is US Military Standard 810G certified and can withstand exposure to extreme temperatures and environments. The following TicMotion features will be rolled out in future OTA updates: automated activity recognition, gesture control, fall detection, personal trainer and workout tracking, and daily summary and goal performance.
Mobvoi is an innovative AI tech company with in-house core technologies in the areas including speech recognition, natural language understanding, vertical search, etc. Their products include Mobvoi’s Virtual Personal Assistant (Mandarin voice assistant), the TicWatch line of smartwatches, the TicHome Mini smart speaker and TicPods Free true wireless earbuds. The Beijing-based Chinese startup has announced six rounds of financing, including Sequoia, Zhenfund, SIG, Google, and Volkswagen Group. Mobvoi formed strategic partnerships with Wear OS by Google in 2015 (formerly Android Wear) and with automobile giant Volkswagen in 2017. Mobvoi is dedicated to redefining the next generation of human-machine interaction by bringing hardware/software integrated products into people’s daily life with a strong AI-centered approach.