Qualcomm’s latest and newest chipset made especially for smartwatches, that puts battery life ahead of every other thing has found its way to the first smartwatch, and expectedly the German luxury firm – Montblanc is the first to push out a device with the newest chipset.
Announced earlier today, the latest offering is dubbed the Montblanc Summit 2, and is the update to the original Montblanc announced about a year ago. Much like the Summit watch from last year, the Montblanc Summit 2 is quite expensive, not because of the Qualcomm chipset, but probably due to the company’s knack for premium price tags. However, unlike the first generation Summit, the Montblanc Summit 2 comes with some additional fitness extras including the: NFC Google Pay, GPS, heart rate, barometer and 5 ATM water resistance.
The highlight of the Montblanc Summit 2 much like every other smartwatch with the SoC that will be arriving later this fall is its promise of extended battery life. Montblanc says you should expect up to 1.5 days as a smartwatch, 5-7 days in “Time Only Mode,” which shuts off all functions but basic time-telling, and up to 30 days of battery life when used in watch only mode.
The device is encased in a 14.3mm-thick stainless steel case with a rotating crown flanked by two extra programmable buttons above and below. The display comes in at 1.2″ with 327 PPI and a sapphire crystal protection, while it runs Wear OS 2.1, with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. Made for both male and females alike, the Summit 2 comes with 22mm long straps that are compatible with Montblanc’s own steel mesh, rubber, nylon or leather straps.
The device is priced at $995 while the Titanium sports edition goes for $1,095. However, you will be required to pay more if you decide to opt for the Montblanc Summit 2 with different strap options.