- Mobvoi announced the TicWatch C2 Plus, a small upgrade over the original TicWatch C2 from 2018.
- The watch has more RAM and comes in three new colors.
- Judging by the specs and price, weâ€™d recommend looking elsewhere for your smartwatch needs.
It looks like Mobvoi is trying to get rid of some of its stock. Today, the AI-focused company announced the Mobvoi TicWatch C2 Plus, a slightly upgraded take on the same TicWatch C2 that launched nearly two years ago.
The TicWatch C2 Plus now comes with double the RAM â€” 1GB up from 512MB â€” and three new color options: Onyx, Rose Gold, and Platinum. Mobvoi is also throwing in two straps with each order, one black silicone strap and a leather strap to match whichever color option you choose.
Related: The best smartwatches you can buy
Those are the only changes. That means the TicWatch C2 Plus comes with the same (extremely old) Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset thatâ€™s responsible for much of the lag that was present throughout Wear OSâ€™ first few years on the market. Needless to say, you shouldnâ€™t buy a smartwatch in 2020 with this processor. Mobvoi claims the extra RAM gives the C2 Plus a â€œnoticeable boost and smoother user experience,â€� but we are skeptical more RAM will make enough of a difference.
The Mobvoi TicWatch C2 Plus goes on sale today, June 23, on Mobvoi.com and Amazon for $209.99 / Â£189.99 / â‚¬209.99.
Again, there are better options out there. The Fossil Gen 5 is actually cheaper than the TicWatch C2 Plus at $199.99, and the Skagen Falster 3 isnâ€™t much more at ~$233. Both of these watches have more features and better specs than Mobvoiâ€™s watch.
Wear OS not your style? Here are some other options you might want to consider: