TicWatch E3 Smartwatch Review! (Best Smartwatch in 2021?) [$100 LESS Than TicWatch Pro 3!]
My name is jeff and on this channel i do all sorts of different type of tech reviews tips tutorials and more so, if you are new to this channel, please consider subscribing hitting that little notification button and youll get notified every time. I release weekly videos. So last week i released a video talking all about my first impressions and the full setup of the ticwatch e3, and that video goes a lot more in depth about a lot of the features that im going to be talking about in this review. Video. So if you do want to find out more information, i will be linking to that video down in the description below as well. So first lets jump into talking about all the features that the ticwatch e3 has. It is featuring the snapdragon 4100 processing chip, and this makes the operating system wear os in my opinion, move very smooth and makes it very convenient for using it on this device. So talking about the build quality of the ticwatch e3 and comparing it to its predecessor, the ticwatch pro 3, which was released a while back, which i also did, reviews on and therell be links down in the description below the ticwatch pro 3 had a stainless steel Body build and the newer ticwatch e3 actually just has a plastic build. It is painted to look very much like its made out of metal, but it is made out of plastic, so i guess theres some good to that and some bad.
The fact that it is made out of plastic actually makes it a lot lighter on my wrist than wearing the ticwatch pro 3., and in addition to that, i think theyve updated the design. It has much more of a modern design to it than the ticwatch pro 3 and well just kind of put them side by side. So you can get an idea of size wise what they look like and the difference between them, whereas the ticwatch pro 3 has more of that classic feel to it and more of the modern stylish feel i think they incorporated into the e3. So the e3 does have a built in microphone as well as speaker, and it does vibration. So for notifications, if you want to use it for taking phone calls or listening to music, youve got all those options using the speaker, and then you can also use the microphone again for talking communicating with google assistant and talking back on phone calls. So the watch features an ip68 water resistance rating. So you can take this thing swimming. You can take it in the shower. I have used it both in swimming as well as using it in the shower and it seems to work just fine. I think the water resistance is nice and having that capability allows you to then wear the watch wherever you go. You can also do things on this watch like the sleep, tracking and stress tracking. You can also get your bpm for your heart rate and this will do the spo2 oxygen, blood, oxygen level monitoring, and you can actually do that on the fly with this watch, and i like that, based on using that sp02 feature with other watches, say such as The fitbit line, which has the fitbit sense, the versa 3 you cant, take an on on the fly spo2 reading, like you can using the ticwatch series and real quick as we do in all the videos on this channel weve hidden tinker tinker, is our little hidden.
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I really dont even notice that im wearing it on my wrist. So with this watch, you can do your sleep tracking. You can do your stress management. You can take the on the fly sp02 readings, which is great. I really like to track my sleep. I like to know how many hours of sleep i got and how well rusted i was the night before one of the downsides to this. Smart watch is its battery, so it has a 380 milliamp hour battery inside of it and in charging this watch it does have a usb cable that comes with a magnetic charger that just pops onto the back of the watch from what i found it takes about. Roughly an hour to fully charge the smart watch if the batteries run down to zero and with normal, regular everyday use im getting about a days life out of this battery and to me, i am finding that i like to charge it during the day, because if I charge it at night, then it doesnt do that sleep tracking. If ive been wearing the watch for 12 hours, the battery is depleting almost at 50 percent. So really it does say you can get longer than a days worth of battery. You can actually get several days worth. It also has an essential mode that you can put it in for its battery, which will extend its life up to 30 days. However, youre very limited on that essential mode when you put the watch into that mode, essentially its just going to display the information thats on your watch face so youll get your steps.
Youll get your basic time date. Things like that. So if you just want that information, you can put it into essential mode and extend the life, but for all the normal wear and everyday use that i do with this watch im finding. I have to charge it every day and if you like, customizing your watch faces because this is running, wear os, you get all the different watch face, options that are available using wear os. So, instead of getting like a handful of watch faces that you do with some of the watches that are out there, like the amaze fit uh t rex pro that i just reviewed, where youre kind of limited on watch faces with this one, you get hundreds, if Not thousands of different watch faces to choose from so that you can make this ticwatch e3. Look as awesome as you want so its convenient, because this watch also allows you to do the contactless payments, where you can store a credit card right in your watch and then you can use google pay to make payments when you go out to one of those Mobile kiosks, which is very convenient if you like, not always having to bring your credit cards with you, you can store that in your watch. You also get all the different capabilities of using wear os, so downloading some of those third party apps, like spotify things like downloading pandora iheartradio for music streaming using things like google maps, google translate even google camera which allows you to use the watch as a remote For taking pictures or video from your smartphone, those are all great apps and youve got all those capabilities.
Things like using strava, even downloading recipes. Things like that are all available by using the google play, store downloading these apps and then using them in conjunction with apps. That youre running on your phone and then theres a lot of tick watch apps that come pre installed from mobvoid right on the watch that are very useful and helpful in addition to this being a smart watch that gives you all those different app options. You can do all your health tracking as well as track your exercises right on this watch, and it comes stocked right away with all sorts of different exercises that you can choose from right from the exercise menu. It also has an auto detect feature where it will start auto, detecting if you go for a run or a walk, and then it does have the built in gps as well. So it will also track your gps location during your workouts. So any of your health, stats and information is tracked on the watch and you can access all that information by just swiping to the left, which takes you to your health metrics screen. And then you can see everything from your steps, calories, distance and active minutes that youve done during the day. Thats all tracked – and you can see all that detailed information by just clicking on it on your watch, which i think is great all. That information is also synced up with your smartphone. If you install the mob, voi app and then thats going to have all your health information that will be displayed and that you can look at on your smartphone screen in addition to that, because of the built in microphone on the watch, you have the capability of Leaving yourself voice memos or essentially recording with the watch, and then you can access any of those sound recordings in the mobvoi app, which i think is very convenient.
You can also use the mobvoi app to change different settings on the watch as well as go in and take screenshot snapshots of whatever is on your watch using the mobvoi app. That also works as a companion app to the wear os app, which you can also install on your smartphone. That allows you to customize those watch faces and just make other settings changes using wear os, and if this video is helping you out take a second right. Now smash that like button as it helps out this video as well as this channel, so because this watch is also running where os you get access to google assistant and i find it very convenient to just press and hold the top right button on the watch. To access google assistant give it commands find out certain information set, alarms, timers things like that. That is all very useful and thats, something that you get the capability of with this watch. So lets talk about notifications, everything from your email text messages if youve got any apps installed and you sync, this watch up with your phone ive got it synced to my google pixel 3 and all those notifications continue to come through. You can see snapshots of emails. You can even reply to those same thing with text messages you can reply to those right from the watch, thats all extremely convenient. In addition to that, you can make and you can receive phone calls from this watch using the built in speaker and microphone and ive done.
A couple of test call samples. I will say that i think the call quality is just okay, how the audio sounds coming out of the big watch e3, and this is a pretty good example of how the speakers, the speaker, sometimes can be just a little bit hard to understand the person thats On the other end, it does sound decent and itll. Definitely it definitely gets it done uh. However, just from my experience using it, sometimes it can be just a little distorted with some of the phone calls that ive taken on the watch lets talk about where this watch falls in comparison with other smart watches, especially if youre looking to shop the market. Right now for smart watches, and i think because of the fact that its running wear os, you do get all those options to download third party apps and put those on your watch. Youre not just limited to the ecosystem of apps, such as, if youre, using like an amaze, fit watch or a fitbit watch, youre kind of just limited to what applications they have with wear os. You just have tons and tons of different options and from just my use of playing around with these things on the watch, everything seems to run very smooth and its a lot of fun and its just going to give you more options for things you can do With your smart watch, if youre looking for an all around smart watch, thats going to do health tracking as well as more fun features useful features from your watch.
I also like the fact that it takes the on the fly health readings when ive used fitbit products. I dont understand why the fitbit, like sense and versa, 3, in order for them to give you your blood oxygen level, readings you cant do that on the fly you can do that with this smart watch and that is very convenient, even if youre looking to get Your heart rate, if youre looking to track your stress, you can do all of those tests right on your wrist. Some of them take just a couple of seconds. Some will take just a couple of minutes, but having all of those different features, including the sleep tracking at night, makes this a great all around smart watch, one of my biggest frustrations with smart watches. Is i like to wear them. I like to wear them all. The time and when i have to take the watch off to charge it to me thats time that i dont have you know to access the information thats on my watch. So the fact that this has that very limiting battery to it is something that is just. I wish they could improve on that battery a little bit more. I think, as devices are becoming more and more dependent on the batteries inside them. Looking at increasing that battery technology, especially in smaller devices, is something thats, a necessity. If youre looking for longer battery life because its running wear os, it eats through the battery quite a bit, so youre really not going to get much more from daily use.
More than like a days worth of battery on this watch for someone like me, that is comparing it to say the fitbit products or the amaze fit t rex pro where you can get several days or even a weeks use out of the watch before having to Charge it, that is a huge difference and just something that you should know about before purchasing this device. This watch is priced at 199 thats, what its retailing for. As of the recording of this video, they may be running deals or there may be discounts. So you can check the links down in the description below to find current pricing on this watch, but for all the features that this watch has for under two for under two hundred dollars. I think that that is a great deal and i think youre getting a lot for this watch. This watch also prices uh in cheaper 100 dollars cheaper than the tick watch pro 3, which i reviewed last time. So if you are somebody that likes to get a deal such as myself, this watch has a little bit of a different build than the pro 3, but definitely worth checking out for all the different features that are action packed in this watch and the ticwatch e3 Was sent to me by mobevoice, so a big thanks to them uh there was no payment or compensation for doing this review. They had sent me this uh ticwatch e3 as a sample to give you my honest opinions, which is what im doing in this video.
This is not a sponsored video whatsoever and there was no input given to me by moboy for this video, so im interested to know your thoughts about the ticwatch e3. What do you think? What are your favorite features? What would you like to see more of? Let me know down in the comments section below and you can always check out all the other cool videos and tech reviews that ive done on this channel, including checking out reviews of the tic watch pro 3 fitbit products, garmin smart watches and more theres. A lot of exciting tech, thats going to be coming out here in the fall so be sure to subscribe to this channel for all the latest updates and all the latest cool tech reviews. My name is jeff. This is tinker ford. As always.