MontBlanc Summit Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch
Following the footstep of Swiss watchmaker – Tag Heuer, MontBlanc has launched its first Android Wear smartwatch. The German watchmaker took the wraps off the luxury MontBlanc Summit, which will launch globally in May, starting in Europe and the UK. Prices start at $890 (£720) – going all the way up to $1,100 (£887).
Although the MontBlanc Summit costs less than TAG Heuer’s Connected Modular 45 (£1,400), it also runs Google’s Android Wear 2.0 and connects to smartphones over Bluetooth to do all the smartwatch functions such as delivering notifications, counting steps and monitor heart rate.
The smartwatch has a 1.39-inch (400 x 400 pixels) circular AMOLED display with domed sapphire glass cover, Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a 300mAh battery. It also comes with a magnetic charging cradle which connects via micro USB.
Unlike most recent Android Wear watches, Summit lacks GPS, LTE and even NFC, thus it cannot track locations and make payments via Android Pay. It is IP68-certified (water and dust-resistant) and on the sensor front, it packs an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, e-compass and heart rate monitor.
The MontBlanc Summit arrives in various casings (46mm across and 12mm thick) – three stainless steel case models and titanium case with satin finish. To complement the cases there are a number of straps options to choose from – black, blue, green, and red rubber NATO straps; black calfskin, brown or navy blue Sfumato calfskin, and alligator.
In total, there are more than 300 combinations available to suit the need and lifestyle of different users. Summit also comes pre-installed with features and apps such as Google Assistant, Uber, Google Play Music, Foursquare City Guide, Worldtimer and Runtastic.