Ticwatch S vs S2 – Key Differences

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The Ticwatch S2 and its predecessor, the Ticwatch S share a lot in common. Both are fitness-focused, circular in shape, and equipped with a 4GB storage capacity. However, for reasons best known to Mobvoi, the Ticwatch S2 lacks a speaker, which is available in its predecessor. Beyond this, the S2 is a more rugged, better fitness tracker with a slightly longer battery life. We take a look at the design and features of these two to find out the differences.

Ticwatch S vs S2: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Ticwatch S Specs

Ticwatch Sport (S) Specifications, Features and Price

Ticwatch S2 Specs and features

Ticwatch S2 Specifications, Features and Price

Price $130.00 $180.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Ticwatch Sport (S) Ticwatch S2
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Men
Release date November, 2017 January, 2019
Predecessor Ticwatch S
Successor Ticwatch S2
Versions
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 45 x 45 x 13 mm 46.6 x 51.8 x 12.9 mm
Weight 45.5 grams
Shape Circular Circular, Curved
Case material Polycarbonate Glass Fiber, Polyamide
Strap material Silicone Silicone
Bezel material Polycarbonate Polyamide
Strap size 20 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Anti-scracth glass Anti-scracth glass
Water resistance IP67 Yes, 5ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof No Yes, recommended
Color Black Black, White
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.4 inches 1.39 inch
Display type OLED AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 400 x 400 px 400 x 400 px
Pixel density 287 ppi
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.1 Bluetooth v4.1
Bluetooth calling Yes No
GPS AGPS, BEIDOU, GLONASS, GPS BEIDOU, GLONASS, GPS
NFC No No
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 512MB 512MB
ROM 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes No
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter No No
Ambient light No No
Barometer No No
Compass Yes
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) No No
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No No
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Floors climbed - -
Stress
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max
Swim-tracking No Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking No No
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 300mAh 416 mAh
Battery life Regular: 48hrs+ Regular: 48hrs+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar charging No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset MTK MT2601 Snapdragon 2100
CPU 1.2GHz dual-core 1.2GHz dual-core
GPU
Operating system Wear OS Wear OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Ticwatch App Ticwatch App
Compatibility Android 4.3+, iOS 8.0+ Android 6.0+, iOS 10.0+
Payment system None None
Interchangeable strap 20mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Straps, Ticwatch S Charger, Manual, Straps, Ticwatch S2
Price $130.00 $180.00

Which is Better?

The S2 is more rugged with a higher waterproof rating and a slightly longer battery life
Although the Ticwatch S and S2 have a lot of features in common, there are a few differences that significantly differentiates these two which are listed below.

  • While these two are circular in shape, the Ticwatch S2 has curved edges that leave it a slightly more adorable appearance than the Ticwatch S. The Ticwatch S2 is also more durable and rugged, thanks to a MIL-STD-810G – US military grade rating that ensures it can withstand adverse weather conditions. Both watches have a display size of 1.4/1.39 inches powered by OLED and AMOLED respectively.
  • While the Ticwatch S straps cannot be replaced, the Ticwatch S2 straps can be replaced. This means that you can actually swap the straps according to your preference and style.
  • While the Ticwatch S is rated IP68, the Ticwatch S2 is rated 5ATM. This means that it’s waterproof up to 50 meters compared to the 1.5 meters of its predecessor. In other words, the S2 can survive higher water submersion.
  • Moreover, the Ticwatch S2 can track your swimming efficiency like SWOLF, calories and can detect strokes. The Ticwatch S lacks this feature.
  • While both the Ticwatch S and S2 are equipped with a microphone, the Ticwatch S2 lacks a speaker which is present in the Ticwatch S. This means that with the Ticwatch S, you can make and receive calls when your phone is nearby. The Ticwatch S2 only supports voice assistant via Google Assistant which is also available on the Ticwatch S.
  • The Ticwatch S2 has a higher battery capacity than the Ticwatch S. As a result, the Ticwatch S2 has a slightly longer battery life. You can get up to 2 days of battery life with the S2 and about a day with the Ticwatch S.
  • Finally, the Ticwatch S2 is priced higher than the Ticwatch S.

Bottom line: Although each of these two is outstanding in their respective ways, the Ticwatch S2 is a better smartwatch than its predecessor. It’s a more rugged smartwatch with more activity tracking features. It also has a slightly longer battery life and a replaceable strap that allows you to customize your look.

On the other hand, the Ticwatch S is a cheaper alternative. Moreover, it has a speaker which was surprisingly left out of its successor.