The Summit smartwatch combines all Montblanc's discreet sophistication with the very latest in wearable technology functions. The watch face of the Montblanc Summit, with its historic pilot’s watch look, is superbly rendered on the AMOLED display, which can also be used to access the many functions available. The 46mm steel and titanium case, with a slightly domed sapphire watchglass and a range of high-quality straps, creates the look and feel of a quality watch, enhanced by the fact that the display is always active, for immediate access to timekeeping and other smartwatch functions. At the same time, battery stamina is enhanced by the new Android Wear 2.0 operating system, and the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor by Qualcomm Technologies.
The watchglass is of course a touchscreen, but the Montblanc Summit has many other forms of interaction. It has a microphone for vocal commands, one of the most accurate heart rate monitors of all wearable devices, and a step counter. In addition, it has a gyroscope, a compass, a barometer that functions as an altimeter, and a light sensor that automatically calibrates the display’s brightness to surrounding light levels. Notifications and messages can be sent to the Summit directly from a smartphone, and viewed discreetly, scrolling by simply rotating the wrist up or down.
An important feature of the Montblanc Summit is the degree to which it can be personalised. The virtual dial can be the classic 1858, or the more contemporary TimeWalker Urban Speed, in different colours. Considering the options for case, strap and display, you can choose from over 300 versions. If you want something absolutely unique, you can work directly with Montblanc’s Creative Director and design your own display. An additional, prestige service at prices starting at €15,000.
The Montblanc Summit will be available from May 2017 with prices from €900 to €1,200. It is the perfect choice for those people who have tried other smartwatches and found them to be lacking in style, sophistication and graphic design. Montblanc’s version of wearable technology ticks all those boxes and many others as well.
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