Movado Bold Motion FAQ

General information

01. Does the watch work without a smartphone?

Yes. The watch has an analog display which shows the time, whether the watch is connected to a smartphone or not. The watch requires a smartphone and the app for full smartwatch functionality, such as notifications and activity tracking. The watch cannot be used with a tablet.
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02. Is the watch water resistant?

Your watch is tested to meet international standards for water resistance. Check the product specifications for your watch to determine its water resistance. Movado Group, Inc. (MGI) recommends not wearing your watch when showering or swimming.
You should avoid submerging your watch in water or allowing the contact pins to get wet. Moisture and electrolyte residues (salts and chlorides) can cause corrosion and possibly short-circuit the contact pins. If the contact pins get wet, wipe them with isopropyl alcohol, and then dry them with a soft cloth.
NOTE: The contact pins must be moisture-free before you attach the charging cable.
To maintain water resistance, yearly maintenance is required. The gaskets and crown that seal the case are subject to wear and deterioration under normal use. These parts should be inspected and replaced as needed each time your watch is opened for service, including battery changes. An authorized watch repair center will automatically retest your watch for water resistance as a routine step in all service orders. Please find the appropriate repair center for your region:

AMERICAS:
MGI
109 State Street
Moonachie, New Jersey 07074

EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST:
Call +800.0066.4700
Call +800.328.71224 (Turkey only)

NOTES: Water resistance applies only to your watch case; some watch straps should not be worn underwater or subjected to wet conditions.
Do not drop your watch or bang it against a hard surface. Water resistance must be rechecked after every violent shock.
CAUTIONS: Do not subject your watch to a pressure/depth greater than the depth stated in the product specifications for your watch, or the watch could be damaged and your warranty voided.
Do not operate your watch button or pull out the crown while your watch is wet or underwater.
NOTE: Movado Group, Inc. (MGI) will not be responsible for any damage caused by or related to leakage originating from improper handling or damage to the case, crown, gaskets, or crystal.
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03. Where can I find the watch serial number?

The watch serial number is etched on the back of the watch. After the app is installed on your smartphone and the watch and phone are paired, you can also access the serial number inside the app. Tap the SETTINGS icon, then tap HELP & SUPPORT, and then find the serial number at the top of the screen.
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04. Why doesn’t the serial number in the app match the serial number on the back of the watch?

If your watch has undergone repairs at an Authorized Movado Service Center and the original module was replaced, the serial number etched on the back of the watch may no longer match the serial number that shows in the app.
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Installing the Smartphone app

05. Which versions of iOS or Android are supported?

The app is designed for use with most smartphones running iOS version 9 and later or Android version 4.4 and later.
NOTE: As of September 15, 2016, iOS versions 8.4.1 and below are no longer supported.
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06. Which phones are supported?

Most smartphones running iOS version 9 and later or Android version 4.4 and later are supported. The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is not supported by the app.
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07. Are tablets supported?

No. Tablets, including iPads and Android tablets, are not supported. The watch works only with smartphones running iOS version 9 and later or Android version 4.4 and later.
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08. How do I install the app on my phone?

Open the app store on your phone and search for the watch name, and download and install the app. Alternatively, download the app from http://www.smartsupport.mgiservice.com in English. Back to top
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09. How many sign-in attempts will the app give me?

After entering an incorrect password for the third time, you will have to wait 15 minutes before attempting to sign in again.
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Using the smartwatch

10. Why is the watch not responding during initial setup?

When purchased, the watch may be in "shipping mode." To activate the watch, charge the watch for at least four hours, and then press and hold the watch button until lights move around the edge of the dial. Activation can take 5 to 10 seconds.
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11. How do I set the time?

Gently pull out the watch crown until it clicks. Rotate the crown in either direction to move the hour and minute hands to the desired time, and then push it back in.
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12. Can the watch light up to display the time when it’s dark?

Press the watch button once for Digital Time view, which shows the time using the watch LED lights. The lights illuminate to show the current time as determined by the phone app. The Movado dot and the hour light illuminate. The minute light pulses.
For example, at 10:09, the 10 o’clock light illuminates and the 1 o’clock light illuminates and then quickly pulses four times to let you know it is four minutes past 10:05, or 10:09. At 10:10, the 10 o’clock light illuminates and the 2 o’clock light illuminates (without pulsing) to indicate it is exactly 10:10.
If the hour and minute are represented by the same light, the light illuminates then fades to show the hour, and then slowly pulses once to indicate the minute. If it is exactly on the minute (for example, 10:50), the light does not pulse again. Otherwise, it quickly pulses the number of minutes past the marker. At 10:51, the 10 o’clock light illuminates then fades, slowly pulses once, and then quickly pulses once, to represent 10:51.
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13. How do I transfer ownership of the watch, or use the watch with a different phone?

In the app, select the SETTINGS tab. Select either SIGN OUT  or REMOVE WATCH.
Respond to any dialog boxes that open. The app returns to the login screen.
If the watch is actively connected to the phone when you sign out or forget the watch, the watch automatically resets to factory settings.
If the watch is not actively connected to the phone when you sign out or forget the watch, reset the watch to factory settings using the following steps:
Press and hold the watch button for 22 seconds.
After all lights cycle clockwise once, release the button.
The lights cycle counterclockwise, pulse once, and then the watch resets.
NOTE: After the factory reset, the lights cycle clockwise, indicating the watch is in Bluetooth® pairing mode.
If you are using Android, the watch is now unpaired and ready to pair with a different phone.
If you are using iOS, open the phone SETTINGS menu, select BLUETOOTH, tap the i icon next to Movado. Tap FORGET THIS DEVICE. The watch is now unpaired and ready to pair with a different phone.
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14. What is the difference between SIGN OUT and REMOVE WATCH?

SIGN OUT allows you to sign in with a different account. Signing out of your account may delete your locally-stored user data, such as app settings and step progress information.
REMOVE WATCH allows you to stay signed in and associate a new watch with your account.
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15. CAN I USE MY WATCH TO ANSWER A CALL OR TEXT?

No, the watch only receives notifications of calls and texts from your smartphone. Use your phone to answer calls or respond to texts.
To dismiss a notification or decline a call, press the top watch button once.
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Pairing your smartwatch with your phone

16. How do I turn Bluetooth on or off on my phone?

Bluetooth is usually found in the Settings menu on both iOS and Android phones. See the manufacturer’s documentation for specific instructions to enable or disable Bluetooth on your device.
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17. How do I pair the watch with my phone?

Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone.
Open the watch app, create a new account or sign in, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
The app automatically searches for nearby watches. When prompted, press the watch button. The lights rotate around the dial.
NOTE: If the watch lights do not rotate around the dial after pressing the button, the watch may still be in shipping mode. To exit shipping mode, press and hold the watch button until lights move around the edge of the dial. Activation can take 5 to 10 seconds.
When the phone app finds your watch, tap CONNECT WATCH. If prompted, press and release your watch button. The phone app notifies you when the phone and watch have paired successfully.
In the phone app, enable ACCESS NOTIFICATIONS, ACCESS CONTACTS, and ACCESS CALENDARS. You must enable access for all three for your watch to work properly. Then, tap NEXT.
Swipe through the app tutorial to learn more about using your watch, and then configure the watch notifications and preferences to complete setup. NOTE: For more detailed information, see the online user guide.
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18. CAN I PAIR MULTIPLE WATCHES WITH MY PHONE?

iOS: Yes, you can pair multiple watches with your phone, however the phone sends notifications to only one watch. To receive notifications on a different watch, remove the watch that is currently paired, and then pair the other watch. If your iPhone is paired with any device that can receive notifications via Bluetooth (such as a car audio system that receives text messages), your watch will not receive notifications.
Android: Yes, you can pair multiple watches with your phone, and your phone will send notifications to all of your paired watches and devices at the same time.
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19. Why can't my phone find or connect to the watch?

Make sure Bluetooth is enabled in the phone settings.
Increase the signal strength by moving the watch closer to the phone.
Make sure the watch is in pairing mode by pressing the watch button until lights rotate around the dial.
Make sure the watch is charged.
If you are using iOS, make sure the watch is not already connected at a system level by checking Bluetooth settings and forgetting any connected watches.
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20. My watch keeps disconnecting from my phone. How do I make them reconnect?

If the watch and phone are out of Bluetooth range for over an hour, reconnect the watch and phone by pressing the watch button. You might need to open the app on your phone to reconnect.
Make sure the watch is not in Airplane Mode and that Bluetooth is enabled.
On the phone, turn Bluetooth off and on, and turn AIRPLANE MODE on and off.
If the watch is not communicating or the phone app indicates it is disconnected from the watch, stop and then restart the app.
In iOS, stop the app by double-tapping the phone's home button and swiping up on the app. Restart the app to reconnect to the watch.
In Android, force stop the app. See the phone manufacturer’s documentation for instructions specific to your device. Restart the app to reconnect to the watch.
Restart the phone and then open the app to reconnect.
If none of the above solutions worked to reconnect the watch and the phone, delete the app from your phone and reset the watch to factory settings.
NOTE: Resetting the watch to factory settings removes all user data from the watch. Reset the watch only if you are experiencing a serious problem that has not been solved after trying all other troubleshooting methods, or if you are transferring ownership of the watch to someone else.
Follow these steps to reset the watch to factory settings:
1. Press and hold the watch button for 22 seconds.
2. After all lights cycle clockwise once, release the button.
3. The lights cycle counterclockwise, blink once, and then the watch resets.
NOTE: After the factory reset, the lights cycle clockwise, indicating the watch is in pairing mode.
If the watch still does not connect, contact support for help or repair. In the app, tap the SETTINGS icon, then tap HELP & SUPPORT, and then find the customer service number at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively, visit http://www.smartsupport.mgiservice.com
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Notifications and settings

21. What do the light notifications indicate?

The icon blinks when you have an incoming call.
The icon and the 11, 12, and 1 o'clock lights blink quickly when you receive a text message or other high-priority third-party app notification.
The icon and the 11, 12, and 1 o’clock lights blink slowly when you receive an email or other low-priority third-party app notification.
The watch illuminates at a reminder time before a calendar event, and then lights indicate the hour and minute of the event.
The icon illuminates, and then all other lights illuminate in sequence, when you have reached your daily step goal.
When you have an incoming call or text from a favorite contact, the icon and one of the LED lights that corresponds to the favorite contact will blink. The watch vibrates with eight long pulses for phone calls, and four short pulses for texts from favorite contacts.
For more information about notifications, including instructions to customize the watch notifications, see the online user guide.
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22. What do the vibration patterns indicate?

Most high-priority notifi cations use a longer vibration pattern than low-priority notifications.
The following table describes the default vibration notification patterns. For more information about notifications, including instructions to customize the watch notifications, see the online user guide.
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23. How do I dismiss a notification on the watch?

To dismiss a notification or decline a call, press the watch button once.
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24. How do I temporarily disable notifications and prevent them from alerting the watch?

In the app, select SETTINGS. Tap the on/off switch next to SILENCE WATCH NOTIFICATIONS BETWEEN [xx] AND [xx] to turn quiet mode on or off. Enter values in the START TIME and END TIME boxes to specify the hours that you want notifications silenced. This starts and ends quiet mode at a specific time and can be set to reoccur, like an alarm.
Only device alerts are displayed on the watch in quiet mode. All lights on the watch turn off.
To permanently disable notifications for specific apps, tap NOTIFICATIONS on the app home screen. Tap the switch next to the notification type to toggle that notification on or off. Tap EDITto enable or disable notifications from specific third-party apps.
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25. EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS FROM MY IPHONE ARE NOT DISPLAYING ON MY WATCH.

Make sure the Notification Center is enabled.
Open your phone settings. Tap Mail, then Contacts, and then Calendars.
Select the account that you want to notify the watch. Make sure Show in Notification Center is turned on.
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26. TEXT NOTIFICATIONS FROM MY IPHONE ARE NOT DISPLAYING ON MY WATCH.

The iPhone text app must be closed to receive text message notifications on your watch. If you are not receiving messages, make sure the app is closed on your phone.
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27. I SET UP NOTIFICATIONS THROUGH THE WATCH APP ON MY IPHONE, BUT I’M NOT GETTING NOTIFICATIONS ON MY WATCH.

The watch app needs to be open on your phone for notifications to work. Make sure the app is active on your phone.
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28. NOTIFICATIONS ARE NOT DISPLAYING ON MY WATCH.

The watch app needs to be open on your phone for notifications to work. Make sure the app is active on your phone.
Make sure the watch and phone are within Bluetooth range and actively connected. Open the app and confirm that the watch is connected.
For your watch to receive notifications from your phone, notifications for those apps must be enabled in your phone’s settings. For instructions to enable app notification on your phone, see the user instructions for the phone.
Make sure that the watch is adequately charged.
Make sure that the watch is not in quiet mode. Quiet mode is on by default, and only incoming call and calendar event notifications are enabled. You will receive incoming call and calendar notifications from 7 o’clock AM to 10 o’clock PM. To check the quiet mode setting, do the following:
In the phone app, select SETTINGS.
Check the on/off switch next to SILENCE WATCH NOTIFICATIONS BETWEEN [xx] AND [xx]. If quiet mode is on, tap the switch to turn it off and enable notifications.
Make sure the notification permissions are enabled. On the app home screen, select PREFERENCES, then tap PERMISSIONS, and make sure the app is granted access to notifications, contacts and calendar.
Make sure notifications are enabled. On the app home screen, select NOTIFICATIONS. Verify that the notifications you want to see are turned on.
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29. WHY AM I STILL GETTING CALENDAR NOTIFICATIONS ON MY WATCH, EVEN THOUGH I TURNED OFF NOTIFICATIONS FOR THE APP IN ANDROID SETTINGS?

Turning off the app notifications in Android Settings does not block calendar notifications. To ensure that calendar notifications are not delivered to your watch, use the following steps:
1. On the app home screen, tap NOTIFICATIONS.
2. Tap the Calendar notification on/off switch to the OFF position.
3. To block notifications from select calendars and allow notifications for others, leave the Calendar group notification setting ON, then tap EDIT, and then deselect the calendars you want to block.
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30. How do I turn progress tracker (daily steps tracking) on or off?

To turn the Activity Tracking switch on or off:
In the app, tap SETTINGS.
Next to Activity Tracking, tap the On/Off switch.
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31. How do I change the number of steps for the daily activity goal?

In the app, select SETTINGS.
Next to DAILY GOAL, select the current number of steps.
Tap inside the Activity Goal Set box and enter your target number of steps per day. Tap SAVE.
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32. Can I set the watch as a “trusted device” in Android?

In Android, a trusted device can automatically unlock your phone when it is paired and connected. The smartwatch can be set as a trusted device to keep your phone unlocked when it is connected, however the watch may not display a PIN.
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33. How do I turn airplane mode on or off?

Turning on Airplane Mode disables Bluetooth on your watch. Turning off Airplane Mode enables Bluetooth.
To turn Airplane Mode on, when no lights are illuminated and no notifications are active, press and hold the watch button until all twelve lights illuminate and then disappear on both sides, from bottom to top. Release the watch button when the watch vibrates once.
To turn off Airplane Mode, press and hold the watch button until all 12 lights illuminate and then disappear on both sides, from top to bottom. Release the watch button when the watch vibrates once.
NOTE: Airplane mode status is not displayed in the app.
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34. How many contacts can I save in my Favorite Contacts list?

Add up to 12 contacts to the favorites list in the smartphone app. You can use the favorite contacts list to filter calls and texts.
When you have an incoming call or text from a favorite contact, the icon and one of the LED lights that corresponds to the favorite contact will blink. The watch vibrates with eight long pulses for phone calls, and four short pulses for texts from favorite contacts.
To receive call and text message notifications from only your favorite contacts, in the phone app, tap NOTIFICATIONS. Then tap the switch next to FAVORITE CONTACTS to only receive notifications from your favorite contacts.
NOTE: If a contact has multiple phone numbers, each phone number must be selected individually and will count towards the limit of 12.
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Battery and charging

35. How do I charge the watch?

Connect the USB end of the power cable to a power source, such as a USB port on your computer or a USB-to-AC plug adapter connected to a wall outlet.
2. To connect the cable to the watch, align the charger with the charging pins on the back of the watch and press the charger into the charging slot until it clicks. The watch vibrates twice and the battery status displays on the app when the charger is connected properly.
NOTE: If the battery is fully depleted, the watch may not immediately vibrate the first time you connect the watch to the charger.
3. Charge the watch for at least four hours.
4. When finished, first disconnect the power cable from the power source, and then disconnect the charger from the watch.
NOTE: Each time you charge the watch, disconnect the cable from the power supply, and thoroughly wipe the charger and watch contact pins with a soft, lint-free cloth. Never use soap or any other chemicals to clean the watch contact pins or charger.
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36. What type of power supply should I use when charging the watch?

Use a USB-to-AC chrager, such as the charger that came with your smartphone.
Alternatively, you can connect the power cable to a USB port on your computer, although the watch may not charge as quickly using this method.
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37. How long does the watch take to charge?

It takes approximately two to three hours to charge the battery from 25% to 100%.
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38. How often do I need to charge the watch?

You should be able to use the watch for five to seven days with low use before it needs recharging.
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39. How do I view the amount of digital battery remaining?

In the phone app, view the remaining battery percentage at the bottom of the home screen.
On the watch, when no lights are illuminated and no notifications are active, press the button three times to view the battery status. The lights between 3 and 9 o'clock show the remaining charge.
When the battery that powers the digital functions of your watch has less than a 20% charge, a notification displays on your watch. When the digital watch battery has less than a 10% charge, another notification displays.
When all seven lights are illuminated, the battery is fully charged.
When the lights between 4 and 8 o’clock are illuminated, the remaining charge is 75%.
When the lights between 5 and 7 o'clock are illuminated, the remaining charge is 50%.
When only the 6 o'clock light is illuminated, there is less than 25% charge remaining.
There is an automatic notification for low battery on the watch. The bottom light blinks to indicate that the battery level is critically low.
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40. Will the watch still keep time if the battery level is critically low?

The watch contains two batteries. One battery controls the digital functions of the watch and can be recharged. The other battery controls the analog functions of the watch and is not rechargeable. When the digital battery level is critically low, the other battery continues to power the analog watch function.
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41. THE WATCH HANDS STOPPED MOVING, BUT I STILL GET NOTIFICATIONS AND THE WATCH IS STILL CONNECTED TO THE PHONE.

The battery that powers the analog watch functions might need to be replaced. Battery replacement requires service from an Authorized Repair Center. Please find the appropriate repair center for your region:

AMERICAS:
MGI
109 State Street
Moonachie, New Jersey 07074

EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST:
Call +800.0066.4700
Call +800.328.71224 (Turkey only)
Never open the watch or attempt to replace the batteries yourself; opening the watch case will void your warranty. Movado Group Inc. (MGI) assumes responsibility only for service performed at its Authorized Repair Centers.
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42. Can I replace the watch batteries?

No. Removing or replacing the batteries yourself voids warranty coverage. Battery replacement requires service from an Authorized Repair Center. Please find the appropriate repair center for your region:

AMERICAS:
MGI
109 State Street
Moonachie, New Jersey 07074

EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST:
Call +800.0066.4700
Call +800.328.71224 (Turkey only)
Never open the watch or attempt to replace the batteries yourself; opening the watch case will void your warranty. Movado Group Inc. (MGI) assumes responsibility only for service performed at its Authorized Repair Centers.
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43. Why isn't the watch charging?

The charger may not be connected to the watch correctly. Be sure to press the charger firmly onto the back of the watch until you hear a click. The watch vibrates twice and the battery status displays when the charger is connected properly.
NOTE: If the battery is fully depleted, the watch may not immediately vibrate the first time you connect the watch to the charger.
If the watch is still not charging, you may need to clean the charger contact pins on both the watch and the power cable. Disconnect the cable from the power supply, and thoroughly wipe the charger and watch contact pins with a soft, lint-free cloth. Never use soap or any other chemicals to clean the watch contact pins or charger. Cleaning is recommended each time before you charge your watch.
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Updating and resetting

44. HOW DO I UPDATE THE WATCH FIRMWARE OR THE APP?

When an update available, a notification is displayed on the app home screen. Charge the watch to at least 80% and leave the charger attached. Tap INSTALL NOW and then START INSTALLATION to install the update. Do not press the watch button or close the app until the update is complete. 
NOTE: The watch must be charged to at least 80% and attached to the charger to install an update.
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45. What do I do if an update fails?

If an error message displays, tap Retry.
Ensure that the watch is charged to at least 80% and attached to the charger.
If the problem persists, cancel the update and contact Customer Support via the Help & Support section in the app.
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46. A FIRMWARE OR SOFTWARE UPDATE FAILED AND NOW MY WATCH ISN’T WORKING.

Reset the watch to factory settings using the following steps:
NOTE: Resetting the watch to factory settings removes all user data from the watch. Reset the watch only if you are experiencing a serious problem that has not been solved after trying all other troubleshooting methods, or if you are transferring ownership of the watch to someone else.
Press and hold the watch button for 22 seconds.
After all lights cycle clockwise once, release the button.
The lights cycle counterclockwise, blink once, and then the watch resets.
NOTE: After the factory reset, the lights cycle clockwise, indicating the watch is in Bluetooth pairing mode.
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47. How do I reset the watch to factory settings?

NOTE: Resetting the watch to factory settings removes all user data from the watch. Reset the watch only if you are experiencing a serious problem that has not been solved after trying all other troubleshooting methods, or if you are transferring ownership of the watch to someone else.
Press and hold the watch button for 22 seconds to reset the watch.
After all lights cycle clockwise once, release the button.
The lights cycle counterclockwise, blink once, and then the watch resets.
NOTE: After the factory reset, the lights cycle clockwise, indicating the watch is in Bluetooth pairing mode.
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Maintenance, support, warranty, and repair

48. How do I clean the watch?

Before cleaning, make sure the power cable is disconnected from the power supply. Thoroughly wipe the charger and watch contact pins with a soft, lint-free cloth. Never use soap or any chemicals to clean the watch or charger contact pins. Cleaning is recommended each time before you charge your watch.
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49. Where can I find additional maintenance and support information?

For additional general watch care and maintenance information, as well as customer service and support, open the app and tap the Settings icon, and then tap HELP & SUPPORT. Alternatively, visit http://www.smartsupport.mgiservice.com
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50. What do I do if my watch needs repair?

If your watch needs repair, adjustment, or a new battery, please find the appropriate repair center for your region:

AMERICAS:
MGI
109 State Street
Moonachie, New Jersey 07074

EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST:
Call +800.0066.4700
Call +800.328.71224 (Turkey only)

Never open the watch or attempt to replace the batteries yourself; opening the watch case will void your warranty. Movado Group Inc. (MGI) assumes responsibility only for service performed at its Authorized Repair Centers.
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