Movado Connect 2.0 Smartwatch – Review of Features
Check the Movado Connect 2.0 smartwatch, one of the most premium Wear OS smartwatch in the market. The wearable has a premium look, with its design geared towards a classy/corporate look.
The Movado Connect 2.0 smartwatch has a steel body, options are 42 mm, 40 mm and available in different color options. The smartwatch has 3 physical buttons on the side, a crown button on the center and a programmable pushers with special functions For the straps, it is removable available options are silicon straps, steel straps there is also a leather strap option.
Having a corporate look especially in the stainless steel option. The smartwatch has a simple bezel, but its a bit thick, occupying a large area of the screen. But you can already feel that it is premium with its glossy finish, and it’s durable make. The overall body is IPX8, making it waterproof, it is splash-proof, submerged proof at least for a certain level.
Due to the widescreen bezel, the area of the functioning screen display is about .38 mm only which is a bit small compared to the Fossil Wear OS. Anyways, it is covered by a premium tempered glass screen, based on its specs, the screen is a Corning Gorilla Glass, making it scratch proof and with crystal clear clarity as well.
Features of the Movado Connect 2.0 – Worth the Price?
Just like other Wear OS wearable in the market, you will have a boatload of downloadable apps. Aside from preloaded apps, the smartwatch supports other premium apps for the wearable. Of course, it has the Google Pay and Google Assistant, Google Fit integration for its health and fitness function.
For its notifications and messaging features, the Movado Connect 2.0 can receive SMS messages, social app messages with the option to read and scroll to the messages. It also has call notification support, we are not just sure if the wearable supports the reject call function. Additional notifications included are alarm, email alerts.
Although the wearable’s design is geared for a corporate look. The smartwatch is equipped with sport functions such as walking, running, cycling, aerobics, strength training, there is also challenges/goal that encouraged you to achieve it. Again the data obtained from these sports features are available and can be synchronized to Google Fit app. If you have the stainless steel strap, just switch it to a silicon strap to make it comfortable to wear while working out. With its built-in GPS, you can have a map trajectory of your workout.
Quick access for its important features(can be accessed by swiping from up to down) such as airplane mode, Contactless Payment feature, settings, battery, watch faces and more. The smartwatch is also loaded with several watch faces to choose from.
The Movado Connect 2.0 smartwatch features rely on what the Wear OS offers. Yes there are plenty of available apps for download but the smartwatch doesn’t have an exclusive feature that makes the wearable unique from other Wear OS smartwatches.
What is under the Hood?
The smartwatch is powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 3100 and runs the Wear OS. Sensors included in the wearable are Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Microphone, NFC, Built-in GPS. For the storage, it has 8 GB of storage space and 1 GB of RAM. Based on other users, there is much improvement on the transition of its menus and accessing its apps. It is much more smooth and no lagging is experienced if you compare it with the previous version.
For the battery, similar to other Wear OS wearable, it is lucky if you will have at least more than 30 hours of battery life in normal usage. The Movado Connect 2.0 has its own support app, it is compatible with iOS and Android platform. See Complete Specifications here
Initial Review of the Movado Connect 2.0 Smartwatch
The wearable is popular due to its premium look. There are a lot of color offerings, and customization features especially on the strap. Its crown button, and pushers make it easy to access its menus in combination with the touch screen feature.
What we don’t like about its design, is the display. We think that the black bezel is a bit thick in today’s standard, where most of the wearable does have a thin or almost bezeless design. Although there are a lot of apps to download, having the Wear OS as its operating is a double edge sword for the wearable.
As with the OS, battery life is still a big issue, few updates and option are added to the wearable. Unless we see a major improvement on the Wear OS this year, the smartwatch will be just a typical smartwatch with notification functions.