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Montblanc launches its first smartwatch

Montblanc is launching its first smartwatch. It said the Montblanc Summit would target younger generations and serve as a bridge to the “world of fine watchmaking”.

The smartwatch uses Google’s latest operating system for smartwatches, Android Wear 2.0 (which is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones), and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor.

It features a “classic and vintage” look and combines fine timekeeping, premium materials and new technology, Montblanc said.

In order to give the feeling of a real watch on the wrist, the timepiece’s 1.39” AMOLED display is covered by a slightly curved sapphire glass, which the company said was a world first for smartwatches.

“Nothing compares to the sensation of traditional fine Swiss watchmaking, but in a fast moving world being able to access all kinds of information digitally has become essential,” said Montblanc International CEO Jérôme Lambert. “Montblanc Summit bridges these two worlds with a simple and highly functional product that gives its owners the freedom to have it all.”

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Montblanc Summit’s 46mm watch case design and watch faces take inspiration from the brand’s 1858 collection.

The watch features a microphone for voice commands as well as a number of sensors: a heart-rate monitor, sensors for measuring steps and activities; a gyroscope and compass; a barometer that indicates altitude; and an ambient light sensor that automatically adapts the brightness of the screen according to the lighting conditions.

The watch can be charged via micro USB on a magnetic Montblanc dock. It connects through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and features 4GB Flash storage that can be used to sync and play music without the need to use a smartphone.

Montblanc Summit will be available from May 2017.

(Source: Moodie Davitt Report)

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