Montblanc launches Summit 2+ smartwatch and its first wireless Smart Headphones
German luxury maker Montblanc has unveiled its latest smartwatch alongside its first ever luxury headphones. As you would expect from the company, neither device is what could be described as affordable, but they will hold appeal to their respective audiences. The Smart Headphones, in particular, have been targeted at well-heeled male travelers who are looking for upmarket headphones with the latest tech, but will also stay comfortable for long periods.
The new Summit 2+ smartwatch follows on from the Summit 2. It retains the standard Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC and a 410 mAh battery but its case is larger at 43.5 mm (up from 42 mm). It also picks up LTE and eSIM support for Verizon’s network in the US while it comes in a new vintage finish in bronze case with coordinated green leather strap. Apart from some custom dials and premium materials, there isn’t a lot you won’t find on a regular Google Wear OS watch. Something to consider when it costs US$1,170.
The new Montblanc Smart Headphones are more within reach at US$595, which you can probably consider an entry price as it is the first such device from the company. That money will bring you Qualcomm’s aptX tech, Google Assistant, Google Fast Pair, active noise cancellation and luxury materials. These include a premium steel design covered in soft sheep skin leather. Instead of fiddly touch controls, it features hardware buttons to activate features such as Google Assistant. Both new Montblanc devices will go on sale later this month.