Just recently, I tested one interesting smartwatch model from Zeblaze with a built-in GPS module. It was an inexpensive watch with a price tag under $50. But today we will talk about other smartwatches – this is Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant, which also has a GPS module on board.
In this article, you will learn about the main features, what to expect from an inexpensive watch, as well as their main advantages and disadvantages.
In terms of price, there is currently a promotion on Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant and you can get the watch at a low price for just $ 49.99. At the time, the Zeblaze VIBE 3 GPS model will cost you about $45.
Therefore, in this small test, I will compare both models and talk about the main differences between them. But before starting the review, I want to go through the main technical features and specs.
The TicKasa smartwatch received a 1.3-inch color touch screen, good battery life, and 5 ATM water resistance. But the most important function in the watch is the built-in navigation system. It will track your steps and distance traveled more accurately than other competitors.
So let’s start our review and analyze the main functions, as well as find out whether it is worth buying a new watch.
Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant: Specifications
|Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant:||Specs|
|Screen:||1.3 inch TFT screen|
|Sensor:||Heart-rate monitor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|IP standart:||5 ATM waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 7 days|
|Size:||42 x 40 x 10.8 mm|
Design, assembly, and materials
Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant is a youth smartwatch that has a striking appearance thanks to two-strap colors.
The watch with a square dial is made of matte durable plastic. They only come in one color – that’s black, but you can play with the choice of strap colors. The manufacturer offers two types – green and red.
As for the build quality, I have no strong comments. The smartwatches use good quality materials in their performance, which is good news. In addition, matte plastic is quite wear-resistant to the environment.
It is also worth noting that the TicKasa Vibrant model received a good 5 ATM water protection. That is, you can swim in the pool or take a shower without any problems.
On the front of the smartwatch, there is a 1.3-inch TFT screen. I didn’t find any information about the number of pixels. But despite this, the brightness in the screen is sufficient, but I would like to get better touch responsiveness. The same goes for the bezels around the screen, they are quite large. Even considering that this is a budget smartwatch.
There is one physical button on the right side of the case. It is responsible for the function of turning on or running back. As practice has shown, it works well and has good responsiveness.
The reverse side of the device received a typical configuration – these are magnetic contacts for charging and a heart rate sensor.
If we talk about the strap, then it is made of a very nice silicone material. Its width is 20 mm and, like most modern smartwatches, the strap is removable. Therefore, if you prefer a leather strap, then changing to any other will not be a problem.
In general, the appearance of Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant is very different from the main competitor Zeblaze VIBE 3 GPS. If Mobvoi watches look simple with a minimalistic design. Then Zeblaze watches have a more brutal appearance, which not everyone will like, especially women.
Functions, features, and application
Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant has a wide range of features. The first and most important feature is the built-in GPS module.
Like the VIBE 3 GPS smartwatch, the new TicKasa Vibrant has an accurate GPS signal. On the street, the watch finds your location quickly and the signal is transmitted quite accurately.
To activate the GPS module, you need to select sport modes. Examples include running, walking, cycling, and outdoor climbing. Other sport modes will not activate the GPS function. The manufacturer promises about 15 different sport modes and there is even a swimming mode in the pool.
There is a lot of information on the main dial – steps, distance, time, and heart rate. Of course, you can choose several different watch faces, but there are 4 types in total. It’s not much, but another advantage is the ability to set any picture or even a photo.
If you swipe to the left, then you get to the main menu with all the functions. There are sports modes, heart rate, relaxation, alarm clock, stopwatch and timer, music player, weather, sports records, and settings.
In the settings section, you can select the brightness level of the screen, view information about the watch, and reset the settings.
Like most devices, Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant will be able to receive notifications from social networks, calls, or messages. This is a very convenient and useful option and with it you can not miss important notifications or calls.
If we talk about the application, then it is called Mobvoi, which is available in all stores for both Android and iOS devices. The onboard smartwatch uses Bluetooth wireless connection with version 4.2. Of course, here I would like to get Bluetooth 5.0 so that the signal and power consumption are better optimized.
After a simple pairing, you can analyze your activity through the TicKasa Vibrant watch. For example, see your steps, heart rate, sleep, and more.
In addition, the application has a section where you can track your movements via the GPS module in real-time on the map. In general, the rest of the functionality and capabilities are similar to those of most smartwatches.
Battery and run time
Much information about Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant is not known to me, since the manufacturer does not indicate it either on the official website or on the box or instructions.
Although the company guarantees that the watch can work in standby mode for 45 days and with active use for one week. And if you have an activated GPS function, then the watch can work up to 10 hours from one charge level.
A full charge time through the magnetic docking station will be about 2 hours for the TicKasa Vibrant.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant is an interesting model for smartwatches, which has a built-in GPS module on board.
Yes, this is not the very first smartwatch with this feature. Since I have already tested similar watches only from the Zeblaze brand.
If we talk about functionality and capabilities, then both models are very similar. They have useful options, such as 5 ATM water resistance, a large and bright screen, and good battery life. At the same time, the functions and features of both models are almost identical, except for the user interface.
Also, the main difference is appearance. The Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant received a square dial with a minimalistic simple design. Then Zeblaze smartwatches have a round screen with rather large dimensions.
Therefore, on my own behalf, I want to say that both models are very interesting and if you need a built-in GPS module, then you can choose one of the models you like.
Price and where to buy it cheaper?
Now there is a new promotional offer for Mobvoi TicKasa Vibrant and you can buy a watch at a low price for only $49.99 with a 38% discount.
But, if you liked the Zeblaze VIBE 3 GPS watch more, then it will cost you another $ 5 less, and the functionality will be almost the same, except for the appearance.