At this point, Google’s Wear OS 3 has only been made accessible on one product since its announcement over a year ago. Wear OS 3 is now coming to the Montblanc Summit 3, a Qualcomm-powered wristwatch, in advance of the launch of Google’s own Pixel Watch.
THE NEXT WEAR OS 3 SMARTWATCH IS MONTBLANC SUMMIT 3. Wear OS 3 is heavily skinned with Samsung’s One UI Watch and is now only available on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Even though Wear OS 3 has been proved to be a significant improvement for the platform, Google’s plans for the update have not been made apparent.
We’re now taking a deeper look at what Wear OS 3 offers beyond Samsung.
Since the Galaxy Watch 4, the Montblanc Summit 3 is the first wristwatch to debut with Wear OS 3. The expensive wristwatch is powered by what appears to be a mostly stock version of Wear OS 3, at least in the few screenshots that are available.
In a news release unveiling the wristwatch, Montblanc doesn’t provide much details on what the software experience has to offer, merely highlighting support for Google Pay and the new version of turn-by-turn instructions in Google Maps, which is only supported on Wear OS 3.
The Montblanc Summit 3 may be improved by adding all the apps required to satisfy its owner’s needs because it is powered by Wear OS by Google. The new watch is all about delivering a customized, life-improving experience to make the most of each day, whether at work, at play, on the go, or at home. With Google Maps, you can travel the globe with turn-by-turn directions on your wrist. You can also use Google Pay as a quick and easy way to make purchases in stores while you’re on the go. With Google Play, you can use your smartwatch to access a vast amount of material from anywhere and at any time.
In addition to the watch faces seen below, Montblanc is also offering a fitness app with sleep tracking. The watch can measure your blood oxygen levels as well. The experience is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100 chip, which is also found in the newest smartwatches from the Fossil Group, including the Skagen Falster Gen 6 that we tested earlier this year.
The Montblanc Summit 3 sports a titanium casing with options for a rubber or leather band and comes in black, gray, or bicolor. There are two more buttons in addition to the rotating crown. The watch’s 42mm case size is still present.
We have contacted Montblanc for more information about the recommended battery life. The battery life of current Montblanc smartwatches is around a day.
The Montblanc Summit 3 smartwatch will cost $1,290, and orders may be placed starting on July 15. You can pick it up right away, from Montblancs website . The watch comes with a wide range of support tools to maximize the whole lifespan experience, as well as battery replacement by Montblanc Service, according to Montblanc, which is shipping the timepiece this time in environmentally friendly paper packaging.
WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF US? What Wear OS 3 will do next is currently the main concern.
The only smartwatches that employ a Snapdragon Wear 4100 or 4100 processor will be able to update to Wear OS 3, according to a previous confirmation from Google. But as of right now, none of those improvements have a release date.
Though it sounds like improvements are soon to come, the Montblanc Summit 3 pushes Wear OS 3 past Samsung.
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