Montblanc Summit 2 Is The World's First Wear OS Smartwatch With Snapdragon Wear 3100

Back in September, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform as the successor to Snapdragon Wear 2100. The latter platform debuted during the first quarter of 2016 and is well past its expiration date with respect to smartwatch SoCs, and has largely led to stagnation in the Wear OS market. However, things are looking up with the release of the brand-new Montblanc Summit 2.
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The Montblanc Summit 2 is the first device to use the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC, which is a quad-core Cortex-A7 design with a huge emphasis on power efficiency. In this particular implementation, the Snapdragon Wear 3100 is paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage for your apps and music.

The smartwatch features a 42mm "unisex" case with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display (327 ppi). For those concerned about scratching the display on your fancy new smartwatch, you need not worry at all -- the Montblanc Summit 2's display is covered in sapphire crystal (just like the Apple Watch Series 4 Stainless Steel, which starts at $699).

The stylish smartwatch measures 14.3mm thick and features a large rotating crown on its right side that is flanked by two programmable function buttons. The smartwatch accepts 22mm bands with factory options including nylon, rubber, high-quality leather, or Milanese loop options.

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Other features include Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11n Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, a heart rate sensor, and an altimeter. The Montblanc Summit 2 features a 340 mAh battery, which is good for a full day of use in standard Wear OS mode. If you decide to go with the more restrictive "Time Only Mode", that runtime can be extended to as much as 5 days.

The Montblanc Summit 2 is available in stainless steel, bicolor steel, steel with a DLC coating, and titanium. Pricing for the smartwatch starts at $995 for stainless steel or $1,095 for a titanium casing.