Montblanc’s most recent smartwatch, the Summit 3, has a price tag of approximately $1,300 and operates on Wear OS 3.
The Summit 3 is Montblanc’s newest addition to its collection of high-tech timepieces and is priced at a hefty $1,300. The watch is designed for wealthy individuals who can afford it. Aside from its eye-popping price tag, the thing that really stands out about the device is Wear OS 3. This is an updated version of Google’s operating system designed specifically for smartwatches.
Currently, the only watches that support Wear OS 3 are Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 and the more expensive Classic model. According to Google, Wear OS 3 will be offered on upcoming models of the Pixel Watch as well as smartwatches produced by the Fossil Group, such as the Michael Kors Gen 6, Skagen Falster Gen 6, and Fossil Gen 6 models. There is a possibility that Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 3 and E3 will also support Wear OS 3.
On the other hand, none of the aforementioned devices has been updated to Wear OS 3 as of yet. The only other option available is the pair of Samsung Galaxy Watches 4.
Wear OS 3 offers less drain on battery life, a faster response time for the user interface, and updated versions of Google-owned applications such as Maps, Google Play, Assistant, and YouTube Music.
What kind of watch comes at that price?
The Summit 3 watch from Montblanc, powered by Wear OS 3, can measure blood oxygen saturation levels in addition to the typical health-related functions like monitoring your heart rate and keeping track of the hours you sleep. Notably, the press release issued by Montblanc does not contain any information regarding significant particulars such as the screen’s dimensions, resolution, battery life, or sensor specifications.
The actual smartwatch technology is not really the point here; the most important thing is how the watch looks. As a result of this, Montblanc designed unique watch faces for the Summit 3 to honor the company’s heritage in the industry of smartwatches. There will be three distinct options to choose from when purchasing the smartwatch.
Montblanc Summit 3 Design
The Titanium Gray iteration of the watch, which has black calf leather straps and blue rubber buckles, is the most highly recommended model. The final option available is the Titanium Black model, which features a band made of rubber and leather in black. Last but not least, the Montblanc Extreme 3.0 British green calf leather strap can be substituted for the Montblanc Extreme 3.0 black rubber strap. This comes as standard on the Titanium Bicolor.
The Summit 3 has a 1.3-inch AMOLED display protected by sapphire glass. This is just like the Summit 2 Plus did two years ago. However, it has a significantly smaller body than its predecessor. This wristwatch boasts a water resistance rating of 50 meters (13.1 feet) thanks to its titanium case and stainless steel bezel that is entirely black. The three mechanical buttons are still there; however, a crown has replaced the middle button.
GPS and 4G/LTE?
Unexpectedly, Montblanc decided to strip the Summit 3 wristwatch of its GPS functionality as well as its LTE connection. It is still possible to acquire a wide variety of sensors, including barometers, gyroscopes, and heart rate monitors. Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication (NFC) payments, and Bluetooth 5.0 support are all still available.
Inside the Montblanc Summit 3
Because it utilizes a Qualcomm Wear 4100+ processor, the Summit 3 is a more fitting replacement for the Summit 2 series than the Summit 2+ was. On the other hand, the new processor for the wristwatch is up to 85 percent faster. Furthermore, it has a GPU that is twice as fast and consumes 25 percent less power than its predecessor.
It is the first smartwatch not produced by Samsung to run Wear OS 3.0. Which was developed in partnership between Google and Samsung. The expanded feature set that comes with Wear OS 3, a battery replacement option provided by the manufacturer, and battery life longer than its predecessors are all things that are anticipated to be included in the Summit 3.
The Summit 3 will retail for $1,290 when it becomes available on the company’s official website this month (July 2022).
Due to new features on the Summit 3, you can now check the status of your workout on your wrist. Fitbit will not be in charge of the fitness monitoring, as has been the case with Google’s Pixel Watch up until this point.
The only sensors that are available for recording activity in the great outdoors are an accelerometer and a barometer. A dedicated GPS is not available.
One can monitor not only other metrics but also their steps, the stages of their sleep, and their blood oxygen levels.
Is it a good idea to spend your money on the Montblanc Summit 3?
Recent announcements include the launch of Wear OS 3. A brand-new operating system for smartwatches that integrates features from the previous versions of software developed by Google and Samsung. After only a few short months of being available on Samsung watches, Wear OS 3 has finally found a place to call home on the Summit 3.
This version of Wear OS, which does not have Samsung’s veneer, should provide a more genuine Android-like experience. The Pixel Watch software provides an intriguing glimpse into what’s to come. Although full details of the device are still unknown.
The new Montblanc model comes equipped with each and every smartwatch feature that has become standard in the industry. Using the company’s fitness app, you can track your sleeping patterns, step counts, workouts, and blood oxygen levels.
We’re excited to see how it works once available to the general public.
Take a look at some other smartwatches we’re excited to see this year, here.
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