When it comes to Movado watches, you would not be blamed for immediately calling to mind their museum collection. It is not surprising, then, that one of their first smartwatches is the Movado Museum Sport Motion.
On the Movado Museum Sport Motion, that subdial, along with indicating the date, contains a small moon and the word “activity.” As we saw with the Frederique Constant and Alpina watches, this is where your activity and sleep tracking are displayed. Now, why would watches from Movado share this with the Frederique Constant brands? Well, that is because the technology that is being used, the MotionX platform, is intended as that: a platform that is open for any brand to utilize and incorporate.
Another style Movado Museum Sport is very much Movado, through and through, as is the sister collection, the 39mm Movado Bellina Motion. Both of these models will track your steps taken throughout the day, and track your sleep for you at night, transmitting this information to an app on your smartphone.
If you do want to have notifications hitting your wrist, then the other new collection, the Movado Bold Motion, is what you will want to check out. It is via these LEDs that you can get various notifications , along with haptic feedback. This very much has the feel of what we saw with the introduction of the Nevo smartwatch, in that the communication is two-way between the phone and the watch.
This additional capability for the Movado Bold Motion also indicates a new platform getting into the mix for these classically-styled smartwatches, this time from HP. This is the first watch using this particular platform, so we will see if it branches out to other brands.
The other big change with the Movado Bold Motion is that it is rechargeable – leaving the bluetooth always on to keep in sync with your phone is a battery-killer. While the MotionX-powered watches can rely on coin cells , here, recharging is a necessity, though the brand estimates about a week of use between charges.