The TicWatch C2+ brings more RAM to Mobvoi’s stylish Wear OS smartwatch
As we often talk about when new Wear OS smartwatches are announced, there are only a few companies still dedicated to the platform. Mobvoi, a company started by ex-Googlers, is one of them, and they consistently update their portfolio. Earlier this year, Mobvoi updated the TicWatch Pro, and now the company is updating another old favorite in the TicWatch C2+.
The original TicWatch C2 was released in early 2018. It featured a sleek, minimalist design at an affordable price. In the company’s lineup of Wear OS devices, it fell somewhere in the middle in terms of specifications and price. Today, that watch is getting a very slight upgrade for 2020.
Similar to the TicWatch Pro 2020, the TicWatch C2+ looks identical to its predecessor. In fact, even the specification sheets look nearly identical. There is exactly one hardware difference between the original C2 and the C2+: The latter has 1GB of RAM instead of 512MB.
The TicWatch C2+ comes in two sizes (20mm and 18mm) with identical dimensions to the original. It has the same 1.3-inch AMOLED display, same 400mAh battery, same IP68 waterproof rating, same three color options, and, perhaps most concerning, the same 4-year-old Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor.
On the software front, it runs Google’s Wear OS and it includes Mobvoi’s typical suite of health and fitness apps. Mobvoi is throwing in some new watch face designs for the C2+ as well. You also get access to mobile payments through Google Pay thanks to NFC support.
There was a lot to like about the original TicWatch C2. In my opinion, I think it’s the company’s best-designed smartwatch. I’m a big fan of the sleek, minimalist aesthetic, so I can’t complain about Mobvoi retaining the exact same look with the C2+. However, I would have liked to see more hardware upgrades.
The TicWatch C2+ is available now in three colors: Rose Gold, Onyx (black), and Platinum (silver). The device costs $209 (€209/£189/CAD $312/AUD $314.99/₹20999). Mobvoi is including two watch straps with each C2+: color-matching leather and black silicone. You can buy it now from Amazon (affiliate link) and Mobvoi’s website.
|Dimensions (mm)||42.8 x 42.8 x 12.7|
|Colors||Onyx, Platinum, Rose Gold|
|Watch Case||Stainless steel (front)|
|Watch Strap||Genuine leather (interchangeable), 20mm and additional black silicone band|
|Operating System||Wear OS by Google|
|Platform||Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100|
|Display||1.3″ AMOLED (360 x 360 px)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|GPS||GPS + GLONASS + Beidou|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart-rate sensor|
|NFC payments||Yes (Google Pay)|
|Battery capacity||400mAh (1-1.5 days)|