Movado is another luxury mechanical watchmaker looking to get into the smartwatch game, and it just revealed its new Android Wear 2.0 watch, the Movado Connect, at the Baselworld 2017 watch show.
It looks pretty much exactly like what you would expect a Movado smartwatch to look like. All the usual hallmarks of Movado’s design ethos are on display with the Connect. The iconic single dot used as a 12 o’clock indicator, a clean and simple case and a custom watchface made to resemble the company’s classic Museum model.
The company said smartwatches under the Movado Connect brand will feature “five unique customizable dials” that will each also have three to four customizable elements such as backgrounds, watch hands and complications. Complications are like widgets that sit on the watch face, offering a shortcut and a brief glance into specific apps, such as your calendar or fitness activity. It seems as though Movado will offer further customization of these dials than what’s currently possible on other Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches.
They will all likely feature NFC, as Movado specifically mentions Android Pay compatiblity. Google Assistant, which was introduced in Wear 2.0, will also be present. The watchmaker said the devices will have an always-on display, round screens, improved fitness tracking (which is likely the Google Fit improvements introduced in Wear 2.0) and iOS and Android compatibility.