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 rose gold ion-plated stainless steel case with ceramic case back and round digital touchscreen dial featuring hundreds of customizable dial variations on a pale rose 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 WARRANTY: Movado offers a 2-year limited warranty 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 warranty.
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 Googleâ¢ 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.
I own an Apple Watch Series Five and the functions and apps that I use on that watch and this one are not all that different with main difference that I have seen between this Movado Connect 2.0 and my Apple Watch are largely ones of aesthetics. Let’s face it, the Apple Watch, even with the California watch face that I use, would never be considered beautiful and most of the available watch faces are pretty nerdy in appearance. The Apple Watch itself is rather plain as well. There’s nothing wrong with but it has the appearance of something that would be suitable for wearing during exercise or a workout. The same can’t be said for this Movado. It is just the opposite, that is, not a watch that you would feel comfortable wearing during exercise or a workout from an anesthetic viewpoint, although you certainly could. As the now-owner of both watches, I will likely alternate my use of them, depending upon whether my clothing if casual or more dressy. Oh, and the Movado is compatible with iOS, which is a plus for me, as someone who is otherwise an All-Apple, All-the-Time person. Although I haven’t let it run all the way down, the watch does not seem to hold a charge as long as my Apple Watch, but I will have to do a side-by-side comparison in order to make sure and will amend my review once I have done so.
I have used Android smartwatches before, and I was not very impressed by them. This watch changed my opinion significantly. Movado is a luxury watch maker, and the quality in this watch shows. You can tell this watch is very well made, from the fancy band, to the back of the watch with the magnetic connector and sensors. The watch feels substantial. The face of the watch is very big. There are two sizes that the face of this watch can come in; the 40mm and 42mm. I usually go for the biggest face size on a watch as I can, but I have the 40mm and it is more than big enough to see easily and wear comfortably. The design of the watch is unisex, so either size can be used for men or women.
The watch has a lot of protective plastic covering it. The whole face of the watch is covered in a protective plastic that is somewhat tricky to remove. My watch came charged, which is a plus, but I do recommend charging it for at least an hour before trying to set it up. The setup is straight forward. Make sure that you are connected to a wifi network and that both your watch and phone are connected to. I tried to setup this watch with the wifi connection at my job and found that it does not like captive wireless connections very well. Once the setup is done, the watch will take you through a quick tutorial that shows you the basics of how to use the it. The companion app for the phone works on both Android and iOS, which is a plus, because that means you can use it with whatever platform works best for you (unlike the Apple Watch that can only be used with iOS).
The operation of the watch is easy. I used this watch for a good period of time with both iOS and Android. Initial pairing worked well with both platforms, but I found that the watch would connect much faster after rebooting the phone on Android than with iOS. Android also gives you a lot more customization options than iOS does. (This is mostly due to the fact that Android developers cannot get deep-level access to Apple’s software, so not the watch maker’s fault.) The watch works much better after the iOS 13.3 update, and pairs much better after rebooting. As for the apps, there are not that many right now that work with the watch. You have to go directly to the play store on the watch itself to download apps and additional faces. I wish the iOS app allowed you to download watch faces like the Android one does.
The watch has a built-in GPS, and also a heart rate monitor that you can use with the Cardiogram app (iOS and Android). It also has three hardware buttons that are customizable, and not just one crown. The battery really does last quite long for an Android smartwatch. I had a Fossil smartwatch that barely lasted half the day. This watch will make it one full day on a single charge.
I would say that this app is very comparable to the Apple Watch. If you have an Android phone and want a high-end smartwatch to go with it, I would recommend this one. It is ok for iOS, but won’t work as smoothly as it does on Android.
Nice but expensive for few apps