Ticwatch – Smartwatch By A Google Backed AI Start Up

The Google backed Chinese company Mobvoi, launched their smartwatch on Kickstarter. The deliveries are expected to start in September and come as an upgrade to their already existing Ticwatch range. The company reached its Kickstarter goal of $50,000 in a single day!

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According to the founder and CEO, the Ticwatch has been one of the top selling smartwatches in China and they hope to cater to a global audience with their latest launch. The smartwatch is affordable and is a lot smarter than most watches in the category. The smartwatch will work with both Android and Apple phones without compromising on quality and reliability unlike other smartwatches which are compatible only with either Android or IOS. The $99 version of Ticwatch 2 comes with an interactive bezel where you tickle the sides. It also features a 1.4 inch colour OLED display and comes with a mic, speaker and also a wireless charging system.

But the feature that really stands out with this smartwatch is the voice assistant. It is easy to use and you don’t have to always look down to the watch to get information because the watch will say it out loud for you. This feature makes your life much easier by doing everything a personal assistant would do. And isn’t that what a smartwatch should do? And because of the price point, it is easily available for users to experiment with a gadget in this category.

Because of the speaker option available in the Ticwatch 2, you can give commands to your phone like you’re talking to a personal assistant, to whether call someone, or place an order for pizza or even call an Ola or Uber. There are some variations to the watch in terms of look and feel. The $200 version of the smartwatch comes in silicon bands in “snow” and “Charcoal” colours, while the “Oak” and “Onyx” models will be priced slightly higher at $249 and $299 respectively.

You have a smartphone, so how about you complement it with a smartwatch? A smartwatch that actually works for you! Do you like the features of this gadget? Would you buy it? Let us know in the comments below!

Picture courtesy – techvibrate.com


by techtalks @TechTalks August 24, 2016 5:49 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi