We are finally about to see another big step for Wear OS-powered smartwatches as Qualcomm launches its Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset. It is meant to finally replace the older 2100 that runs the majority of Google-powered wearables in the market. One luxury marque teases a follow-up model to their first smartwatch. The upcoming Montblanc Summit 2 earns the distinction of being one of the first few products to integrate the chipmaker’s latest platform.
To set it apart from most of the entry-level and mid-tier wearables, the upscale brand uses top-shelf materials such as leather, sapphire lens, and PVD-coated stainless steel. We also spotted the oversized crown found on most analog wristwatches crafted by the Germany-based company. Sadly, it only works as a push button interface minus the scrolling function featured on some smartwatches from other labels. Meanwhile, you can also spot two extra buttons—Montblanc has yet to confirm what each one does.
The sapphire display cover now flaunts a contoured shape compared to the flat glass on its predecessor. With the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 on board, we can look forward to a much-improved performance across the board. We also learned that the new chip’s architecture delivers new power-saving features. The Montblanc Summit 2 might be among the first few Wear OS-running devices to enjoy remarkable battery life.
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