The Connect 2.0 is the latest smartwatch from Movado, it joins the list of Wear OS smartwatches powered by the Snapdragon 3100. It’s the successor to the Movado Connect released last year and is available in two sizes; 40mm and 42mm. As you would expect the new smartwatch from Movado is now more compact, better equipped with the 3100 chip and 1GB RAM which improves performance significantly and also elongates its battery life to about 24hrs. In this comparison, we compare the Movado Connect 1 vs 2 specs and features – what’s the difference?
Movado Connect 1 vs 2 Specs Compared
|Movado Connect||Movado Connect 2.0 (42mm)|
|Device name||Movado Connect|
|Movado Connect 2.0 (42mm)|
|Device type||Classic smartwatch||Classic/Fitness smartwatch|
|Successor||Movado Connect 2.0||--|
|Released date||June, 2017||September, 2019|
|Display type||AMOLED||AMOLED (Always-on)|
|Display size||1.39 inch||1.3 inch|
|Display resolution||400 x 400 pixels||400 x 400 pixels|
|Input type||Touchscreen plus 1 physical buttons||Touchscreen plus 3 physical buttons|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Dimension||46.5 x 46.5 x 11.9mm||42 x 42 x -- mm|
|Casing material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Strap/band material||Silicone||Stainless steel|
|Bezel Material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 20mm||Yes, 20mm|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass||Corning Gorilla glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||IPX8||Yes, 1ATM|
|Swim-proof||Not recommended||Not recommended|
|Color(s)||Black, dark tan||Black, silver|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.0 LE||Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE|
|Payment system||Google pay||Google pay|
|Heart rate monitoring||No||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Wear OS||Wear OS|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 2100||Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100|
|CPU||1.2 GHz Quad-core|
4x ARM Cortex A7
|1.2 GHz Quad-core|
4x ARM Cortex A7
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 304 GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 304 GPU|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-polymer battery||Non-removable Li-polymer|
|Battery capacity||300 mAh||300mAh|
|Battery life||Standby: 2 days+ , Mixed usage: ~1 day||Standby : 4 days+ , Mixed usage: 1 day+|
|Charging type||Inductive charging magnet||Inductive charging magnet|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||No||Yes|
|Compatibility||Android and |
|Android 6.0+ (excluding Go edition)|
|Movado Connect||Movado Connect 2.0 (42mm)|
|Inductive charging magnet||Inductive charging magnet|
|Quick start guide||Quick start guide|
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Movado Connect 1 vs 2 Features Compared
The difference between the Movado Connect 1 and 2 is that the later has a higher 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM, has a longer battery life and is now equipped with 3 physical buttons instead of one button on the older model.
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- Fitness Tracking
- Battery Life
Nothing much has changed in appearance with the release of the Connect 2.0, It same stylish and classy appearance as its predecessor. In fact, the Connect was and is still one of the finest smartwatches on the market.
However, the new Connect 2 which is available in two sizes; 42mm and 44mm are both more compact than the Connect with 46.5mm case size. I don’t know how slim the new Connect 2 is, but certainly, it should be somewhere around the same 11.9mm thickness size of the Connect.
The Connect 2.0 now has 3 physical buttons, 2 push-in buttons, and a single rotating button just like the Connect 1. The 2 push-in buttons are customizable, and as such makes it easier to navigate the smaller display of the Connect 2.0.
The upgraded storage capacity of the Connect 2 sets it apart from its predecessor as a better smartwatch if you’re care more about faster performance. With 1GB RAM and the 3100 chip under the hood, the Connect 2 will perform faster than the Connect with 0.5GB RAM and 2100 chip.
Moreover, with 8GB ROM, you get to take more of your favorite tracks onboard the Connect 2.0, unlike the Connect 1 with 4GB ROM.
The Connect 2.0 is now a better activity tracker that’s better equipped to track your active life comprehensively. The Connect 2 comes with a heart rate sensor, altimeter and inbuilt GPS – all of which the Connect 1 lacks.
This enables Connect 2 to track your heart rate continuously which can help you manage your training intensity effortlessly. While the inbuilt GPS enables outdoor activity tracking for real-time pace, location, distance, and routes. The altimeter will enable the Connect 2 track floors climbed.
Connect 2.0 has improved Google Fit as your fitness companion on this watch.
One of the benefits that comes with the 3100 chip is it’s significant battery life elongation based on improved and faster performance that reduces the burden on battery. With the 1GB RAM and 3100 chip, the Connect 2.0 with about 24 hours battery life which is longer than the Connect 1 which has about 12 hours battery life.
Moreover, the 3100 chip also brings battery saver modes that sees the Connect 2 lasting a couple of days with the battery saver modes activated.
Which is Better?
From the specs, design and features, the Connect 2.0 is clearly a better smartwatch. Its more equipped with all the features you’d expect to find on a premium smartwatch. It has a higher storage, longer battery life and is a better activity tracker with more sensors onboard.
In other words, the Movado Connect 2.0 is a better smartwatch than the Connect 1, and is able to improve your productive and active life significantly with its more features.
The Movado Connect 2.0 is a more equipped smartwatch with higher storage, better performance, a comprehensive fitness tracker and has a longer battery life.
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