SMART HAS NEVER BEEN SO BEAUTIFUL: Movado Connect 2. 0 smartwatch, powered with Wear OS by Google , Android/Apple iOS compatible.
QUALITY MATERIALS, ICONIC STYLE: Features a 40 mm pale yellow gold ion-plated stainless steel case with ceramic case back and round digital touchscreen dial featuring hundreds of customizable dial variations on a pale yellow gold ion-plated stainless steel interchangeable mesh bracelet.
SMART MODULE: Powered with Wear OS by Google , Displays phone calls, appointments, emails, apps, music, text and social media messages; equipped with Google Fit for activity tracking, Google Pay for quick payments from your wrist and Google Assistant; Heart Rate Monitor; Programmable Pushers; Smart Crown; charging cable for smart module.
GORILLA GLASS CRYSTAL: A thin sheet of glass that is able to survive the real-world events that most commonly cause glass failure. This glass has improved damage resistance and toughness by helping to prevent the deep chips and scratches that cause glass to break.
2 YEAR : Movado offers a 2-year limited against defects in materials and workmanship that prevent the watch from functioning properly under normal use. Only purchases from an authorized retailer are covered by the manufacturerâs .
Movado connect 2. 0 pairs to your smartphone via Bluetooth to display prominent functions and receive notifications for calls, texts, and app Alerts. This powerful smartwatch runs The latest wear OS by Google technology, which allows for use of apps right on the watch. It plays music, logs your movement and takes your heart rate using Google fit and can be set for reminders to assist you in daily living. The high resolution digital Display is incredibly crisp. Customizable in hundreds of variations by mixing and matching design and data, it provides a multitude of style options so you get the look and feel that you want. The chique design is built off years of Movado style and engineering research, bringing you their very best. Beyond its eye-catching artistry and visionary Google technology, Movado connect 2. 0 enables you to get answers from Google assistant, perform tasks, control apps and devices, receive commute information, and find directions. Respond to messages right from your watch with new input methods such as handwriting recognition, keyboard, and voice (android phones only). Google fit and third party apps help you amp up your fitness through improved activity recognition and tracking. Make secure payments right from your wrist with Google pay. Movado connect 2. 0 works with both iOS and android smartphones. And it does it all with up to a day of battery life.
This watch was an early Christmas present for my fiancÃ© and Iâm so glad he loved it.
So I held off on writing a review on this Movado Connect 2.0 until I had used it for about a week. There’s a lot to love but there are some definite flaws that make this far less competitive when compared with more popular smart watches like the Apple Watch or even a Fitbit.
What I like:
1. The gold finish and some of the watch display screen options make this more suitable for someone who wants a more polished look from their tech accessories as compared to the more sport focused look of the Apple Watch and other competitive smart watches.
2. I also like that you can swap out the bands for other mesh metal or leather band options that are sold from Movado.
3. This integrates easily with an iPhone as I have an iPhone X and was able to set this watch up fairly quickly thanks to the Wear OS app.
4. I like the Google Fit app that tracks steps and activity. Plus it has a nice breathing feature to help you get a bit of guided zen throughout the day.
5. The unisex style looks great for both men and women
6. Easy to operate. As someone who’s firmly in the Apple universe, I was able to easily figure out how to use this watch with a minimal learning curve.
7. The Google Fit app syncs with Apple Health so if you want a centralized place to keep all of your health data, that’s pretty helpful.
What could be better:
1. Battery life on this watch is ATROCIOUS. Even though I keep the display brightness on a lower setting and truthfully don’t really use this for more than counting steps and tracking my heart rate, you can lose as much as 5% battery within 10 minutes from taking the watch off the charging dock and putting it on. By the end of the day, even with minimal usage I’m always down to 20% battery life. That’s ridiculous. Compare that to my husband’s Apple Watch which can go DAYS between charges even though he acts like he was born with a phone in his hand, and actively uses his watch to text, chat, and do a ridiculous other number of things.
2. As someone with a small wrist, the preset clasp placement on the band means that the watch dangles. And there’s nothing I can do about it. So, I can end up looking like I borrowed my husband’s watch.
3. If you want to swap out the bands, they’re EXPENSIVE! Supposedly Movado is the only company that makes bands for this watch (I highly doubt that and will definitely be on the hunt for aftermarket bands) and unless you want a simplistic fabric band that’s around $45, you’re going to be spending upwards of $100 or more.
4. Considering that you need the Wear OS app on your phone in order to setup and use the watch, the app itself has limited functionality on your phone. Aside from tweaking settings, there’s nothing useful that you can get from the app.
Had I not gotten this watch through the Vine program, after reading this review I probably wouldn’t buy this watch. If you’re really trying to get that connectivity, bite the bullet and buy an Apple Watch, a Fitbit or any of the other smartwatches with better batteries and more integrated functionality. But since I did get it through Vine, this is honestly more tech than I need, but still looks nice and counts my steps and activity to keep me on track with my health goals.
Update: I did finally figure out how to adjust the watch band so that it wasn’t so loose on me. However, I’m sticking to my star rating because the battery life is still pretty poor for as little as I actively use this watch throughout the day â compared with the 2 – 3 days that Movado promises the watch can go between charges.
Update Part 2: The step counter isn’t entirely accurate unless I guess your arm is properly swinging when you walk. Wore the watch the other day to count my steps as I took my daughter out to run errands while pushing a stroller. After 20 minutes of walking it only logged about 285 steps whereas the iHealth app on my iPhone that was in my pocket logged well over 2500 for the one way trip. So, this isn’t entirely reliable for motion tracking.
The Movado Connect 2.0 Smartwatch is a niche item aimed at being more of an upscale smart device vs a fitness tracker.
When I unboxed the device I was impressed with the presentation. This watch looks and feels like an elegant piece of jewelry. I rather like that. While the Apple Watch, which I also own, ships with a fluoroelastomer band which looks ok with most casual wear but doesn’t dress up well. The Movado Connect 2.0 plays well with formal attire and is perfectly at home in a business casual environment.
The Movado Connect 2.0 is not an inexpensive item. As configured, it costs close to $700 dollars and the replacement bands are a couple of hundred dollars each. So I had to be very hard on it when review it.
– This watch is striking! The look and feel of this watch screams of sophistication and craftsmanship. Out of the box, this is the Movado Connect 2.0 is the refined SmartWatch on the market
– Cross OS compatibility. Movado claims this watch can work with both Android and iOS. For the most part, their claim is true, however, the functionality you get while on Android surpasses that you’d get on iOS.
– Notifications, when connected to Android, are well executed and useful.
– Price. This watch is simply too expensive in relation to other entries on the market
– Limited Watch Faces and Apps. At the time of this review, there were only 4 watch faces available for this watch. Similarly, I found the number of installable apps very scarce. Even Spotify was conspicuously missing as an application I could natively install on this watch.
– Battery life. When I unboxed this watch the battery indicator went from 3% to 100% within an hour. However, taking the watch off the charger and attempting to use it with just an hour of charge saw the battery deplete rapidly. I promptly returned the watch to is proprietary charging pad and let it charge overnight. This allowed me to get a full day of usage out of the watch but this is a device that will need to be religiously charged daily.
– Proprietary charging connection. I know every watch manufacturer is implementing its own magnetic charging mechanic but as a consumer, I would like to see a standard Qi wireless charging standard adopted across the board.
– No native sleep tracking. Movado designed this watch to be an elegant Smart Watch vs an activity tracker which is why there is no native sleep tracking application on the device. I understand the company is fully embracing what they believe will be their niche audience but at this price point skimping on features is just not acceptable.
– Water resistance. One major compromise with this SmartWatch is a lack of water resistance. Sure, it will likely survive an occasional splash of water, but torrential rains, persistent snows and water-based activities will end the life of this very expensive device. Meanwhile, there are dozens of other SmartWatches on the market that have far superior water resistance while providing similar functionality.
Conclusion: This is an amazingly well-designed Smart Watch that will elevate any wardrobe. While it does work with iOS, this is unmistakably an Android Wear device and it’s best used on the Android platform. When so used it becomes tasteful means of keeping time and staying current with your notifications. Unfortunately, too many compromises were made by Movado when putting this product together. Skimping on water resistance, native sleep tracking, watch faces and installable applications make this watch’s steep price point a tough sell for most people. In my usage, this elegant timepiece is a secondary accessory that I only use a couple of times a month. It’s not fit for the gym or my daily commute. In fact, I only use it when I am dressed to make a strong impression with a superior or a client. If it’s in your budget to spend 700 bucks on an item that mostly works as a niche device – go for it. Most others will find a smartwatch marketplace saturated with other devices that offer more value for their dollar than the Movado Connect 2.0.
If youâre a fan of movado watches but want more of an updated watch to coincide with todayâs technological features, then this is the watch for you. Most people consider it a womenâs watch even though the watch is unisex. The great about this watch is not only does it link to Android operating systems, but to iOS devices as well. The watch features most of the typical features as other watches, calorie burning, pedometer, text notifications and some social media notifications as well. The band can be shortened if needed and from the looks of it you may be able to swap the band entirely in the near future. So again if youâre looking for something that has always been a classic and simple watch with all the new bells and whistles, then look no further.
This is a beautiful watch and looks impressive on my arm. It is comfortable enough to wear all day with no problems. I am a little disappointed in the battery life as it will not last all day. I have an iPhone and the integration with it is very limited. I would only recommend this for android users. However, the killer problem for me is connectivity. I have to constantly reset the connection with my phone. This is so irritating I donât want to use it. Hopefully this is an issue for only with the unit I received but I donât know for sure.