Luxury brand, Montblanc, just announced a new smartwatch, the Summit 2+. The Summit 2+ is actually the first Wear OS smartwatch to offer built-in LTE. In addition, Montblanc is also debuting showing off their new wireless on-ear headphones with ANC.
The design of the Summit 2+ draws inspiration from the Montblanc 1858 collection. That said, the new watch sports a bigger 43.5mm pure steel case that makes it significantly larger than its 42mm predecessor. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 3100 chipset with a 440mAh battery that is 40% bigger than the previous model. The watch face itself is made up of a 1.28 inch AMOLED screen. Also new is the fact that it comes with a built-in speaker for phone calls and voice commands, and the watch now charges via USB-C.
The Summit 2+ comes shipped with a built-in watch face configurator which allows the customization of different elements of the watch face such as hands, indicators, and background. With that, Montblanc promises over a thousand watch faces. Four different stainless steel color options, in addition to a 22mm interchangeable watch strap, help add to the customization options of the Summit 2+.
Montblanc says that the Summit 2+ is able to deliver a full day of battery despite operating on Wear OS and utilizing an always-on watch face. The company says switching to a tilt-to-wake screen and deactivating some of the smart watch’s functionalities can increase the battery life by 3 to 5 more days.
Adding to its features is the new Timeshifter app and watch face. Designed for the traveling business lifestyle, the Timeshifter app provides personalized advice to combat jet lag. This is done by analyzing the user’s sleep patterns, chronotype, and flight plan. This kind of technology is often used by astronauts and athletes and is built based on the latest principles in sleep and circadian neuroscience. Apart from these, travel-savvy users may also find a lot of use for the on-board voice-activated translator as well as the Montblanc Travel Info app. The watch is also equipped with NFC and Google Pay for fast, cashless transactions.
Montblanc has further equipped the watch with an “outdoor toolbox” composed of features such as a Speedometer, Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, and GPS. It also boasts of IPX8 water resistance and houses a number of fitness features such as an improved heart rate algorithm, and GPS. The Montblanc Summit 2+ is expected to retail for $1170.
Montblanc is also releasing new wireless headphones that offer 120 hours of battery life with ANC turned on. The headphones feature memory foam earcups that are actually replaceable, along with a dedicated Google Assistant button and an app. The headphones will retail for $595.