If you want a smartwatch that doesn’t look like a smartwatch, there’s finally a new Wear OS 3 device that isn’t made by Samsung. If you’re unfamiliar with Google’s wearable platform, Wear OS 3 is its latest version. And now it’s running on this new premium device from luxury watchmaker Montblanc. The Montblanc Summit 3 will be going on sale globally starting July 15 for a pretty hefty EUR 1,250.
As with any other luxury timepiece, you get a high-quality device made with a lightweight titanium watch case paired with options of handmade calf leather and rubber straps. So, while it gives you the tech you want to see on a smartwatch, you can hide it underneath the watch’s design.
The titanium case of the Montblanc Summit 3 comes in black, gray, and a “bicolor” option. It has a rotating crown and two additional buttons. Its case size is still 42mm. The three options include silver titanium with black leather and blue rubber straps, black titanium with black leather and rubber straps, and the bicolor combines the two with a green leather strap and black rubber strap. There are also watch faces that mimic Montblanc’s mechanical models, like the 1858 Geosphere. You don’t have details on battery capacity, but current Montblanc smartwatches get around a day’s use.
As a smartwatch, you got typical features like step tracking, sleep monitoring, and blood oxygen measurement. With Google Maps, you can get directions. Google Play offers payments, and you can use Google Play to download other apps. The Summit 30 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus processor. It is the same processor running on the latest Fossil Group smartwatches, but those watches don’t have Wear OS 3 yet.
Montblanc plans to ship the watch in “sustainable paper packaging.” It says the Summit 3 will come with a “broad range of support tools to maximize the full cycle life experience as well as battery replacement by Montblanc Service.”
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