Montblanc enters the smartwatch space with the Summit

The watch appeals more to the fashionista in you rather than to your geeky side.

Montblanc is the latest brand to have entered to the smartwatch space. The company is following up its e-Strap accessory with a full fledged Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch called the Summit.

The watch’s specifications are pretty decent, at its core is a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, 400 x 400 AMOLED display, 512MB of RAM and has 4GB of storage space. The watch has a built-in microphone and a heart-rate sensor as well.

You would be mistaken to think that Montblanc has embraced technology, it is in fact more concerned about the watch’s styling.

Commenting on the release of the smartwatch, Montblanc said “the release of Android Wear 2.0 presented the perfect opportunity for it to launch a smartwatch, since the latest version of Google’s wearable platform plays much nicer with iOS”.

Do notice the absence of phrases such as “wearable platform”. The Summit’s sales pitch is more directed towards the fashion and vintage crowd than to geeks.

Being fashion-oriented, Montblanc has used only the finest available stainless steel and titanium to create the four 46mm diameter bodies. There are other models which boast of a combination of silver and titanium, black PVD coated stainless steel, dual coloured steel and a silver body with a black watch face.

All versions can be paired with either alligator leather, rubber or leather bands.

There is no denying the impeccable aesthetics of the IP68 rated Montblanc Summit.

However, much like the recently launched TAG Heuer smartwatch, the Summit’s battery life wont last you more than a day. Further, since its from the stable of Montblanc you will have to pay significantly more for it when compared to offerings by LG or Samsung, for example.

The Summit will go on sale in May in the U.S and UK before it is launched in other parts of Europe, India, Asia, Australia, Middle East and South Africa.


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