A sequel to 2017's Movado Connect smartwatch appears to be in the works. Recently spotted getting FCC certification (via Droid-Life), the documentation found on the FCC website indicates that the timepiece will once again sport a round dial. More importantly, the FCC filing shows that the watch will be equipped with 1GB of memory and 8GB of storage. Those are some pretty hefty numbers compared to most Wear OS phones, so you should see some improved performance from the Movado Connect 2.0.
So what is under the hood? The applications processor listed on the FCC documentation is used on both the Snapdragon Wear 2100 and Snapdragon Wear 3100, but we'd expect the latter to be found on the Connect 2.0. The watch will be equipped with a 300mAh battery (same capacity as the one found in the original), NFC, Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi connectivity. The IPX8 certification rating means that the timepiece can be immersed continuously in up to 3.33-inches of water.
The first generation Movado Connect
While the original Movado Connect featured a 46.5mm case, the FCC filing refers to the new model as the MOVADO CONNECT 2.0/40. That could be an indication that the sequel will have a smaller 40mm case. The original version of the watch started at $595 (it now is down to $416.50 on Movado's website, another sign that the sequel is coming), and there is no reason to expect the sequel to start any lower.