Black Friday came early for many companies, and smartwatch maker Mobvoi is no exception. Strangely enough, Mobvoi will do something different and offer varying discounts on its smartwatches and wireless earbuds on Thanksgiving, November 22 from midnight to midnight.
Up first is the TicWatch E, which will see a price drop from $159.99 to $90.99. We thought the watch was the best entry point if you want to dip your toes in the Wear OS ocean, and now you can do so without spending an entire Benjamin. The build quality is a bit spotty, and Wear OS still needs further polishing, but the TicWatch E is a solid smartwatch for the money.
Next up is the TicWatch S, which will go from $199.99 to $119.99. The TicWatch S is the sportier of the watches, though we had some issues wearing it outside of casual and workout environments. What is nice about the TicWatch S is its support for Mobvoi’s health suite and a heart rate monitor, which makes it a good choice for the sportier folks among us.
Third up is the TicWatch Pro, which will go from $249.99 to $174.99. The TicWatch Pro is Mobvoi’s flagship smartwatch and features a mode that lets you switch between the Film Compensated Super Twisted Nematic (FSTN) display and the main AMOLED display. The idea is that you use the AMOLED display when doing smartwatch things and the FSTN panel if you want to significantly extend the battery life and just see the time, number of steps, and heart rate.
Last up is a bundle deal on the TicPods Free, which normally cost $129.99. When you buy any TicWatch, you can save $20 on the TicPods Free. The TicPods Free are Mobvoi’s first truly wireless earbuds and offer good sound quality for the price. The earbuds even support active noise cancelling, though it was pretty weak in our testing.
As previously mentioned, these deals will be available on Thanksgiving, November 22.