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Montblanc Summit 2 will be the first Snapdragon Wear 3100 watch

It'll have Google's Wear OS on board.
Nicole Lee, @nicole
September 10, 2018
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Moments after Qualcomm announced its latest Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset for smartwatches, it also unveiled the first Wear OS device to make use of it: The Montblanc Summit 2. Essentially a sequel of last year's Montblanc wearable, the Summit 2 retains the same premium appeal of the original. It's relatively small, which should be good news to those with slender wrists, and has a simple, elegant appearance. It's "built for travel, fitness or exploration," says Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretski.

Gallery: A closer look at the Montblanc Summit 2 | 4 Photos

The focus on luxury smartwatches isn't a new thing for either Qualcomm or Wear OS. Qualcomm's senior director for smart wearables Pankaj Kedia even said that a smartwatch should be "first and foremost, a fashion watch." So it's no surprise that the first few Wear 3100 devices are of the luxury premium variety.

Still, a smartwatch is more than skin deep, and the reason to get one is more than just looks. Unfortunately, we don't really know much else about the Summit 2 -- Qualcomm was pretty stingy with it at its press event -- but if it's anything like the last one, it'll be chock-full of Wear OS features that'll bring you everything from the usual calendar appointments to a dedicated sports mode for you running enthusiasts. And, yes, it'll likely cost close to $1,000, so start saving your pennies now. It's due out in October.

Chris Velazco contributed to this report.

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