A new Wear OS looms on the near horizon: Montblanc has the Summit Lite almost ready, a smartwatch that aims to be somewhat cheaper than usual and with a somewhat more sporty design.
Montblanc is not only known for its classic watches and fountain pens, the luxury brand also has a small catalog of smartwatches with Wear OS. Its exterior design is exquisite, as are the finishes: Summit watches are a key choice for those who want distinction and technology on your wrist. And Montblanc will soon have a new version, in principle cheaper: the Montblanc Summit Lite has been hunted in the console of Google Play devices.
The Montblanc Summit Lite would be the brand’s cheapest watch
Montblanc Summit Lite file in the Google Play console. Image from XDA Developers
As we were able to verify during the analysis of the latest official smartwatch of the firm, the Montblanc Summit 2+, there is no doubt that the classic watch category manages to move to modern smartwatches. Of course, at the cost of a drawback that greatly hinders the acquisition of the device: the Montblanc Summit are overpriced, especially due to their somewhat ‘ordinary’ smartwatch hardware.
In XDA Developers they have discovered that Montblanc has almost ready a new smartwatch with Wear OS: the Montblanc Summit Lite has appeared on the Google Play device console. The last name says a lot about where the clock is pointing, also the characteristics shown on the console point to a smaller version than what is currently in the catalog.
The Montblanc Summit Lite would have Wear OS as an operating system, the brand continues to rely on Google watch software. At the hardware level it would surely maintain the same SoC as the Montblanc Summit 2 and 2+: the Snapdragon Wear 3100 (or the Snapdragon Wear 2100, it is not yet clear). The future Lite version would offer 1 GB of RAM memory, 320 x 320 pixel resolution screen, would keep the NFCIt would include GPS, a heart rate sensor, it would not do without a microphone or a speaker (this guarantees the inclusion of Google Assistant) and it would offer the usual sports and activity registration. The most logical thing is that Montblanc keep Google Fit as a sports app while offering its own (and limited) trainer, as before.
We don’t know when the Montblanc Summit Live will finally be unveiled. Since it has already appeared on the Google Play console, it should not take too long, it would not be strange that it was ready for the Christmas campaign. We ignore the price, hopefully it falls below 600 euros (something unlikely).
Via | XDA Developers
Leaked Montblanc Summit Lite, a future luxury smartwatch that could be cheaper