Montblanc Summit is a new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch that looks like it could last decades


It looks like Android Wear 2.0 has awakened smartwatch makers from their year-long slumber, for yet another high-profile brand – German prime export Montblanc – has chipped in with its member contribution for Google's smartwatch club. The Summit, as it's called, isn't super gorgeous, but evokes the sturdiness of old-time German gear – the kind that has Bosch, Siemens, Telefunken, or Porsche written on it, and lasts forever.

The Summit is contained within a 46mm steel or titanium case 12.5mm in depth. An 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display (400 x 400 resolution) provides the visuals, while the computer gizmos inside are pretty standard – 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage, 300mAh battery, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, and probably a Qualcomm SoC. The smartwatch is IP68 water and dust-resistant and features a heart rate monitor as well. It lacks GPS and NFC, however, which strips it of useful functionality like location tracking and mobile payments. Still, you will be wearing genuine Montblanc – we could argue that most of the budget went towards the brand, rather than the technology.

Speaking of budget, the Montblanc Summit will run you $890 down in luxury spending and is scheduled to ship in May. Look for it at Mr. Porter, Montblank's official web store, and to-be-announced retail partners.

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