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HP, Movado Launch Smartwatch

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HP last year collaborated with designer Michael Bastian to launch the MB Chronowing smartwatch. The company this year has worked closely with Movado to launch the Bold Motion smartwatch. The all new smartwatch from Movado comes with the “Engineered by HP” moniker and is an analogue smartwatch. Priced at $795 (approximately Rs. 52,500), the Movado Bold Motion is currently listed as ‘coming soon’ but is expected to arrive in time for the holidays.

The smartwatch comes with Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with both Android and iOSdevices. It bears a 44mm stainless steel case and features black PVD-finished bezel.

Some of the highlights of the device are its round black dial with teal LED indicators that glow for notifications including call, appointment, email, text message, and social media alerts. The wearable can also alert users via vibrations and visual cues about notifications. The connected smartwatch includes a silicone strap with stainless steel buckle.

The smartwatch doesn’t include a screen, and most of the features can be controlled via a companion app. The app can be downloaded via Google Play (Android 4.4 and above) and App Store (iOS 8 and above). The Movado Bold Motion smartwatch packs a rechargeable smart module battery. The company has also claimed that smartwatch can last up to a week with regular usage.

The Movado Bold Motion smartwatch can also track steps and allows users to set daily fitness goal via companion app. It’s worth noting that due to the lack of a display on the smartwatch, users won’t be able to read texts or check notifications on the wearable itself, which could be a disadvantage when compared to other wearables in the same price category.

Movado claims that the Bold Motion is water-resistant up to 50 metres.

 

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