Montblanc Summit 2 is the first Wear OS watch with the Snapdragon Wear 3100

Today at an event in San Francisco, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 as its next-generation processor for Google's Wear OS. A few partners have already been confirmed to be working on hardware with the new chip, including Fossil and Louis Vuitton, but Montblanc will be the very first company to release a 3100-powered watch.

Following up on the Summit that was released last year, Montblanc's Snapdragon Wear 3100 smartwatch is the Summit 2.

The Montblanc Summit 2 is set to launch this October. In addition to the new processor, the Summit 2 will also ship with Wear OS's all-new UI that puts a bigger focus on Google Fit, Google Assistant, and easier navigation.

The original Summit skipped out on NFC, GPS, and waterproofing despite its monstrous $890 price tag, so hopefully the Summit 2 offers these features. Pricing and other details for the new wearable are still a mystery, but they should be revealed soon.

Do you plan on getting the Summit 2?

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  • I don't care for AW but damn that's a nice watch.
  • If the price is under $300, I'm probably getting that. But I don't have that kind of money, $700+, no way. I just need a great looking watch with the new 3100 chip. I wish Motorola would release a moto360 for this year, make it look like the original, just a perfect circle. I'd be so in.
  • I can remember when Montblanc made the best fountain pens money could buy. I used one for university exams because I could simply write faster with a Montblanc than anything else.
    Watches? I really don't think so.
  • I totally agree. I don't think you can write faster using a Mont Blanc watch either.
  • Exactly what i was thinking
  • A li-poly battery only lasts 300-500 charge cycles. Even if you only have to recharge ever 2 days, that means you might only get 2 years out of this watch before the battery wears out and no longer holds a decent charge. Sorry, but even at $300 that's too much for a toy gadget that I'd have to fully replace every 2 years. That amounts to $150/yr. operational cost for the luxury of having a "smart watch". Wake me up when they have user-replaceable batteries.
  • Yearly operational costs for your smart phone is a bigger waste of money!
  • Except I need my phone for work and family matters...I don't need a smart watch. Haven't found a compelling reason other than it's cool tech. Although compared to some watches I've owned it's a great price per year.
  • You might be sleeping for a long time.
  • "wear OS is more fitness centric"
    "here's our 900 wear OS watch"
    -"sweet, I'll take it for a run"
    "no GPS"
    -"I'll take it for a swim"
    "not waterproof"
    -"I'll leave my phone behind while driving my Bentley"
    "no NFC"
    -"I'll keep it as a collector's item"
    "It'll be obsolete in 3 years"
    "Oh. I'll buy a fitbit and a nice watch then"
  • I didn't realise that you need NFC to drive a Bentley.
  • I'm guessing you missed the bit where it said "the ORIGINAL Summit watch" skipped those features
  • 😖
    I doesn't read so good
  • When a watch looks this good it will sell, when a watch performs well especially with AW, it will sell. The problem is why is there no AW watches not getting upgraded to be able to work independently? Only reason I own the Galaxy frontier is I don't need my phone when I go places. So many versions and so many companies making AW and none want it to make calls? Dumb