Montblanc presents the Summit 3, its luxurious connected watch powered by Google Wear OS 3

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 will soon no longer be alone in benefiting from Google’s Wear OS 3 system. The luxury watch manufacturer Montblanc has just presented its Summit 3, a resolutely high-end titanium connected watch.

Loyal to Google since its first model released in 2017, when its operating system was still called Android Wear, the manufacturer Montblanc persists in the world of connected watches with a third Summit of the name powered this time by Wear OS 3. Reserved for Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4, Wear OS 3 is making a foray into the luxury watch segment, with the Summit 3 priced at €1,260.

Titanium, sapphire and Amoled

For this price, we obviously expect top-of-the-range services, and this is indeed what we find with, in particular, a 42 mm titanium case on which are placed a bezel and pushers in stainless steel. A sapphire crystal protects the 1.28-inch round Amoled screen (416 x 416 pixels). Montblanc still trusts Qualcomm to animate its striking, this time with a Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chip associated with 1 GB of RAM. Enough to hope for good performance and better autonomy thanks to its low-power coprocessor. The capacity of the battery is however not specified, but we can hope that Montblanc has reserved enough space for it given the 14 mm thickness of the case.

A health and fitness oriented watch

The Summit 3 integrates the sensors of any good self-respecting connected watch: heart rate, barometer, accelerometer, gyroscope and ambient light. Strangely, Montblanc does not mention any GPS chip, even though the Summit 2 was equipped with one.

Montblanc also promises “a superior fitness experience” and “many applications”. Its Summit 3 will need it to not just be a more luxurious Wear OS watch and stand out in particular from the Galaxy Watch 5, which should be announced this summer.

The Summit 3 will be available from July 15, 2022 in three colors: silver with a blue leather strap, black with a black leather strap and two-tone with a green leather strap. A black rubber strap will also accompany these watches, to be used for sports and aquatic use (water resistance 5 ATM).

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