Things are heating up in the luxury Android Wear smartwatch segment. Just a few days back, Tag Heuer came out with its second-generation Connected Android Wear smartwatch that touts a modular design and improved features. The Swatch Group has confirmed that its Tissot brand will launch a smartwatch running its own smartwatch operating system by next year. Now, Montblanc is entering the luxury Android Wear smartwatch game with the Summit.

Montblanc is a world-renowned maker of luxury goods, best known for its premium pens or “writing instruments,” the company also has a robust collect of smartwatches in both mechanical and Quartz movements.

The Montblanc Summit smartwatch has a 46mm case diameter so it’s a bit on the larger side. Even though it appears to have a digital crown, that’s actually a button. Under the hood, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

It doesn’t have LTE or NFC so you instantly know that there are better and more capable options available on the market. However, it does have an E-compass and barometer that most smartwatches normally don’t. It’s powered by Android Wear 2.0.

Since Montblanc deals in luxury goods, you can expect this to cost a pretty penny. The Summit starts at $890 and the price goes higher when case and strap options are taken into account. Montblanc will start selling its new smartwatch from May this year.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about smartwatches and Wearable Tech. Source: montblanc

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