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Meet the trailblazing smartwatch that’s beating out Apple and Google

Both affordable and user-friendly.

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Published Jul 5, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 12:55 am CDT

“Ugh,” you might be thinking, “not another smartwatch.” We get it – so many wearables, so little time. Give your jaded device-wearing dreams another chance, because the Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch isn’t just another smartwatch – it’s different (no, it really is).

Let’s dig into how the Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch stands out from the rest of the pack.

1. Affordability

No need to donate blood marrow or seriously contemplate becoming a live-in nanny for this bad boy. The Ticwatch, unlike the Apple Watch, Android Wear or other comparable watches, is totally affordable. It’s way under $200, and for all its functionality, that’s a great deal.

2. User-friendly

Okay – it’s just a smartwatch. You don’t need to program nuclear codes, hack into complex corporate systems, or do other nefariously complex things on this watch unless you are a legit supervillain. Remember when you thought a smartwatch was supposed to like, simplify your life? Well, the Ticwatch does just that. It’s, dare we say it — refreshingly simple.

In fact, one of the company’s goals was to simplify the user experience. The use of apps that might overload the whole system is more limited than that of the Apple Watch. But the Ticwatch delivers all the notifications your heart would ever desire. And that’s the real point of a smartwatch, right?

To keep you on top of things, not necessarily to replace your smartphone entirely (we wouldn’t dare, millennials. We wouldn’t dare). Email – check. Messages – check. The ‘gram (we get it – check. And navigation too, because ain’t nobody got time to play Oregon Trail with a real-life map, amirite?

3. iOS and Android compatible

Oh sweet Hallelujah  a vendor-agnostic device that won’t sputter out for one OS versus the other. All your aforementioned Android and iPhone notifications come through like Beyonce – flawlessly.

4. You can take calls

Oddly enough, it’s nearly impossible to find a wearable under $200 that you can take calls from. But with the Ticwatch, you can. A useful feature just in case you’re a few feet away from your phone and your manager comes a ringin’.

5. It looks good

We know, it’s what’s inside that counts. But helps that the Ticwatch is pretty good lookin’. It features a 400 x 400-pixel OLED display that’s vibrant and rich, and is IP65 rated, meaning it can handle a few dips in the pool this summer. It’s sleek and streamlined enough to look good at the office, and at the bar. Call it the Renaissance watch, if you will.

The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch is a Kickstarter success story for good reason. You can pick it up here for $169.99. That’s reduced from the original price of $199.99.

Buy it here


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*First Published: Jul 5, 2017, 10:00 am CDT