Montblanc takes on Tag with new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch


Montblanc takes on Tag with new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

Speaking of budget, the Montblanc Summit will run you $890 down in luxury spending and is scheduled to ship in May.

The device is powered by Android Wear 2.0, Google's latest operating system for smartwatches, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, one of the most advanced and powerful processors on the market for wearables.

"This new smartwatch has a 1.39" full circle face, with a 400x400 AMOLED display (286 dpi).

As for sensors it has a heart rate sensor, a barometer, an ambient light sensor and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities.

NFC - this is a big omission as possibly the main feature people want in an Android wear 2.0 watch is Android Pay.

Montblanc was one of the first luxury watch brands to embrace the trend of wearable technology, with the release of its e-strap models in 2015.

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Global Positioning System - not a huge omission but their competitor in the luxury segment has it.

But maybe the customization options will be enough to spark your interest.

"Montblanc Summit bridges these two worlds with a simple and highly functional product that gives its owners the freedom to have it all", Lambert said. The Summit is offered with four different casing options including Black PVD coated stainless steel, bi-color stainless steel case with a black PVD coated stainless steel bezel, stainless steel case with satinated finish plus a grade 5 titanium case with satinated finish. The Summit is entirely customizable, with more than 300 wearable combinations, between various watch case materials, digital displays, and strap materials, which include a rubber North Atlantic Treaty Organisation strap in various colors, a classic black calfskin strap, and a brown or navy blue Sfumato calfskin leather strap from Montblanc's own leather atelier, Montblanc Pelleteria, in Florence, Italy.

You can also get a rubber or coloured navy band, and there are titanium models start at $980. At this stage they will go on sale exclusively through Mr Porter in May and there is no word on if or when they will ever make it to our shores.

The second iteration of Android Wear now sports a darker look and feel to it. What is your must-have feature in a smartwatch?



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