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Water Resistant: Ticwatch 2 has a IP rating of 65 which means it is protected from total dust ingress and low pressure water jets from any direction.
Putting your watch under hot water and submerging your watch in liquid (e.g. swimming or shower) is strongly discouraged.
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Back in the summer, Google announced that we would be seeing Google Assistant-powered speakers this fall from a range of third-party manufacturers, including Sony, Panasonic, Anker, and Mobvoi. So far, only Sony's offering is available for purchase, but today Mobvoi is joining in by putting the TicHome Mini speaker up for pre-sale.
First announced at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the device is small and portable, with a handy carrying strap. It has all the functionality you would expect from an Assistant-powered device, essentially making it a Google Home that you can take with you as you move around your house. You can ask for news and traffic updates, set alarms, and ask general questions, plus it can be hooked up to other service providers such as IFTTT or Nest to control various actions in your life.
I've been using a pre-production TicHome Mini (above) for a couple of days, and my initial impressions are fairly positive. The 3W speaker itself may be a little underpowered, but for a price considerably less than a full-size Google Home and with the added portability it might make up for that. It's certainly better than the speaker on my phone and I've enjoyed being able to easily carry it around with me as I go about my day. Check out my full review when it goes up in the next few days to find out more.
The TicHome Mini will retail for $99, but the pre-sale price starts at just $79. You can order yours today from the Mobvoi site, in either black, white, teal, or pink.
By Scott Scrivens
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