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Mobvoi’s new TicWatch GTH 2 is designed like an Apple Watch

Mobvoi has launched an update to its entry-level smartwatch. The recently announced TicWatch GTH 2 carries over most of the features of its predecessor. Although it only offers a few changes, Mobvoi’s new smartwatch is still significantly cheaper than other alternatives on the market.

TL:DR

  • Mobvoi’s cheap TicWatch GTH 2 is launched in China for a price of around $60.
  • It has a bigger screen and a new artificial intelligence sleep trainer app.
  • Mobvoi has not confirmed if the TicWatch GTH 2 will be released globally and for how much.

The TicWatch GTH 2 comes with the same circle shape as the first generation TicWatch GTH. This mimics the design of the Apple Watch Series 7, including the metal case and the digital pusher on the right side. The GTH 2 comes with a 10% larger LCD touchscreen which is now measured at 1.72 inches and protected by 2.5D tempered glass. You can bring the smartwatch for outdoor activities or swimming as it has an IP68 waterproof rating and over 100 sports mode selections.

Mobvoi’s PPG sensor provides continuous monitoring of heart rate, SpO2 and respiration. The skin temperature sensor is still available while providing 24/7 temperature monitoring, which could be useful during the pandemic. New is the AI ​​Sleep Coach which is used to manage sleep quality. More importantly, the TicWatch GTH 2 has standalone sleep audios to help users who have difficulty sleeping.

Mobvoi’s TicWatch GTH 2 features a 1.72-inch LCD screen and an Appe Watch-like design / © Mobvoi

The watch’s battery life is unchanged with a 10-day rating for modest use. As on the TicWatch GTH Pro, the integrated GPS is still lacking. But this is not a decisive factor given the affordable price of the device. Instead, Bluetooth 5.2 is available and supports answering voice calls and messages, as well as music control and AI assistant. Finally, the TicWatch GTH 2 runs on a custom RT OS unlike the upcoming TicWatch Pro 4 which runs on Wear OS 3.

The Mobvoi TicWatch GTH 2 costs around $60 in China. It is not yet known if the company will release it worldwide. We won’t be surprised if the smartwatch makes its way outside of the company’s home territory given that the current TicWatch GTH and GHT Pro are already available in many regions, including the US.

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