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Ticwatch S vs S2 – What’s New?

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Mobvoi Announced a new Ticwatch S2 at CES 2019 which is now available, the new watch is the successor to Ticwatch S that was released over a year ago and in this time has turned out to be one of the most popular and loved smartwatch. With the new Ticwatch S2 it gets better as it now more durable, a better activity tracker and has a longer battery life. Its Ticwatch S vs S2 specs and features compared head-to-head.

Ticwatch S vs S2 Specifications Compared

Ticwatch SportTicwatch S2
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Device nameTicwatch STicwatch S2
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor__Ticwatch S
SuccessorTicwatch S2__
Released dateNovember, 2017January, 2019
Ideal forUnisexMen


Display typeOLEDAMOLED
Display size1.4 inch1.39 inch
Display resolution400 x 400 pixel400 x 400 pixel
Pixel density287 ppi407 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen
1 Physical button
1 Physical button
Customizable watch faceYesYes


Dimension45 x 45 x 13 mm46.6 x 51.8 x 12.9 mm
Weight45.5 grams__
Casing materialPolycarbonatePolyamide and Glass fiber
Strap/band materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialPolycarbonatePolyamide and Glass fiber
Strap size22mm22mm
Interchangeable band 22mm22mm
Screen protectionHardened glassCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP67Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proofNot recommendedRecommended
Color(s)Black, yellowBlack


Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo


BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.1 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Bluetooth callingYesNo
NFCYes (China)No
Payment systemYes (China)No




Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes
Text responseYesYes


Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Floors climbedNoNo
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenNoNo
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNo
Swim trackingNoNo
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNo
Triathlon modeNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNo


Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes



Operating system (OS)Wear OSWear OS
ChipsetMTK2601Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100
CPU1.2GHz dual-core1.2 GHz Quad-core
4x ARM Cortex A7
GPU--Qualcomm Adreno 304 GPU


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 300mAh415mAh
Battery lifeStandby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Standby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Charging typeMagnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNoNo
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo




Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes


Compatibility Android 4.4+
iOS 9.3+
Android 4.4+
iOS 9.3+
Companion appMobvoi appMobvoi app
Voice commandYesYes


Ticwatch STicwatch S2
Charging dockCharging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Ticwatch S vs S2 Features Compared

The Difference

The difference between Ticwatch S2 and S is quite obvious, the new S2 is circular and curved, rated 5ATM instead of IP67, has a longer battery life than the S and features Ticmotion AI algorithm.

  • Design
  • The new Ticwatch S2 is more stylish than the S, instead of the circular shape of the S, its circular and curved at four strategic points to give it the much deserved sporty look. It now looks like a real sports smartwatch. Both are lightweight as polycarbonate is still used for the casing and silicone for the straps. However, Ticwatch S2 is slimmer and sleeker than the S, making it more stylish and elegant, although the S2 is a bit bigger than S.

    Ticwatch S had GPS built into the straps making it irreplaceable, however, in the S2, GPS isn’t built to the straps. The straps of the S2 can be changed, thus giving you options to define your style. The straps of S2 can be changed with 22mm in width strap sizes.

    Overall, Ticwatch S2 has a lot better and stylish design than the S.

  • Battery Life
  • Ticwatch S2 gets a battery upgrade, it’s one of the new improvements that come with the S2. Ticwatch S2 has a higher battery capacity of 415mAh compared to the S with 300mAh. As such, the S2 has a longer battery life than Ticwatch S.

    On regular usage with Ticwatch S2, you should easily get up to 2 days or more of battery life from a single charge compared to just over a day of battery life with Ticwatch S. This off course makes Ticwatch S2 a better choice for short travels, camping and extreme workout sessions.

  • Waterproof Rating/Protection
  • Ticwatch S2 has a 5ATM water rating compared to Ticwatch S IP67 rating. This makes Ticwatch S2 a great choice to wear to the pool or ocean. It is also a great choice for tracking your swimming activities, Ticwatch S2 features a state of the art machine learning algorithms that is able to differentiate your stroke type and count your laps and strokes seamlessly while you are swimming. All your key performance metrics such as lap time, speed, Swim Golf (SWOLF) will be recorded and generated right after you finish your swim.

    Ticwatch S2 is also rated MIL-STD-810G, a US military standard durability test that sees the watch being rugged and tough enough to withstand harsh weather conditions. With MIL-STD-810G rating it’s operational between -20ºC to 55ºC and resistant to humidity, dust, and salt fog.

  • Fitness Tracking

Ticwatch S2 is a better activity tracker than Ticwatch S, it features more advanced activity tracking technologies compared to the S. Both of these two have all the standard sensors onboard, but Ticwatch S2 using Ticmotion tracks your activity more accurately and is a lot smarter, it automatically recognizes your activity mode.

TicMotion is an invisible technology that proactively tracks your activities without you needing to activate anything. It goes beyond just counting steps or calculating calories. Powered by Mobvoi’s innovative AI algorithms, it maximizes your smart wearable’s capabilities and seamlessly integrates with your life.

The TicHealth app on S2 can track six different preloaded workout modes; outdoor run, outdoor walk, indoor run, cycling, freestyle and pool swim. Mobvoi had stated it would add more activity tracking features in future updates.

Which is Better?

No doubt, Ticwatch S2 is a far better choice compared to the S, it’s now more stylish and looks more like a sport smartwatch. The straps can be changed unlike the S, it is tougher and rugged ready to withstand tough weather conditions.

Ticwatch S2 has a longer battery life plus the TicMotion technology that makes it a better and smarter fitness tracker.

For avid swimmers, Ticwatch S2 is a fantastic choice. With state of the art machine learning algorithm swim monitoring and analysis is a lot better.

Ticwatch S2 is a preferable choice, it cost about $180 compared to $140 of the S. If you already own Ticwatch S, upgrading would be worthwhile.

Here is a summary;

TICWATCH S2A comprehensive activity tracker with a impressive battery life. Gives the best value for money.
TICWATCH S No doubt a great choice.
Our Pick

Ticwatch S2 is a better choice.