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Montblanc Summit vs Summit 2 Compared – Battle of the Sexiest

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Today we are comparing the Montblanc Summit vs Montblanc Summit 2, the new smartwatch from Montblanc that was released in October, 2018. The Montblanc summit 2 comes with lots of improvements from its predecessor, Summit. Its only ok if you know what this new additions are and the differences between the two smartwatches. Is the new Summit 2 worth buying? Do you need to upgrade? Questions, this page will answer.

Montblanc Summit vs Summit 2 Compared

 Montblanc SummitMontblanc Summit 2
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EDITOR'S RATING

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameMontblanc SummitMontblanc Summit 2
Device typeLuxury/Classic smartwatchLuxury/Classic smartwatch
Predessesor--Montblanc Summit
SuccessorMontblanc Summit 2
Released dateMay, 2017October, 2018
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Display size1.39 inches1.2 inches
Screen resolution400 x 400 pixel390 x 390 pixel
Density407 ppi327 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen and digital crown buttonTouchscreen and 3 digital crown buttons
Multi-touchYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension46 mm x 46 mm x 12.5 mm42 mm x 22 mm x 14.3 mm
Weight48 grams63 grams
Casing materialStainless steelDLC Stainless Steel,
Back casing:Glass & fiberglass resin
Strap/band materialLeatherLeather
Bezel Material
Band size22 mm22 mm
Screen protectionScratch resistant sapphire glassScratch resistant sapphire glass
Water resistantYes, IP68Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proofNo, not recommendedYes,recommended
Color(s)Black steelBlack steel

MEMORY

RAM512MB1GB
Internal storage4GB8GB
Memory card slot----

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.1 LEBluetooth v4.2 LE
Wi-FiYes, (Wifi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz).Yes, (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz).
NFCNoYes
GPSNoYes

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIM slotNoNo
Band----

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Facebook notifacationYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringNoYes
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbedYesYes
Calories burntYesYes
Calories ConsumptionYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes
MicrophoneYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AltimeterYesYes
AccelerometerYesYes
Magnetometer YesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)NoYes
Barometer--Yes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OS 2.0Wear OS 2.1
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 2100Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 304Adreno 304

BATTERY

Type of battery----
Battery capacity 300mAh341mAh
Battery lifeStandby: 2-3 days , Mixed usage: ~20 hoursStandby: 4-5 days, Mixed usage: ~24 hours
ChargingMagnetic charging cradle via USB cableMagnetic charging cradle via USB cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemNon availableGoogle pay
Compatibility Android 4.3 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Companion app----
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Montblanc SummitMontblanc Summit 2
StrapStrap
Magnetic charging cradle + USB cableMagnetic charging cradle + USB cable
Quick starter guildQuick starter guild

What are The Differences?

Features compared
  1. Design
  2. There are lots of differences between the new Montblanc summit 2 and Summit of which the design is the starting point where they start to part ways. The old Summit is bigger featuring a 1.39 inches screen size compared to the 1.2 inch of the new Summit 2. The Summit 2 is also thicker than its predecessor, its 14.3mm thick compared to the Summit which is 12.5mm thick resulting in a heavier Summit 2. The Summit 2 weighs 63 grams while Summit weighs 48 grams. This certainly is due to the new additions we talked about earlier.

    Another important feature to note is that, the new Summit 2 has three buttons by the side which allows for easier navigation of the interface compared to a single button found on the Montblanc Summit.

  3. Connectivity
  4. Another differentiating factor between the Summit and Summit 2 is the connectivity. Both NFC chip and GPS are built into the new Montblanc Summit 2, however you won’t find any of this on the Summit. A very important omission. The NFC chip in the Summit 2 powers Google pay a contactless payment system.

  5. Platform
  6. Montblanc summit 2 is the first smartwatch to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 which replaced the already outdated Snapdragon 2100 which had a low efficiency that took its toll on the battery life of smartwatches it powered. The Summit however is powered by Snapdragon 2100.

  7. Water Resistance
  8. The water resistant rating of any smartwatch is a crucial deciding factor that influences buyer’s choice. As the case may be in regards to the Summit and Summit 2, The Montblanc Summit 2 is rated 5ATM. It’s a smartwatch ready to explore both land and deep water activities. You can wear the Summit 2 to the pool or ocean without worrying about getting it damaged. This can’t be said of the Summit which has a water rating of IP68 meaning you can’t wear it to the pool.

  9. Battery
  10. Notwithstanding the so many more features that comes with the Summit 2, it has a longer battery life than the Summit. One good reason for this is be due to the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor with better efficiency that helps the battery life stay longer. The Summit 2 has a higher battery capacity of 341mAh and a longer battery life which on standby stays up for about 5 days while mixed usage will see the battery life reduce to a full day battery life. However, the Summit battery has a capacity of 300mAh that says up to 3 days on average while on mixed usage its about 15-20 hours.

  11. Media
  12. With Montblanc Summit 2 you get 8GB internal storage space to store all your files while in the Montblanc Summit it is only 4GB internal storage space. You obviously can store more files and your favorite tracks on Summit 2.

  13. Fitness Tracking
  14. Agreed, every modern smartwatch should have at least one or two of standard sensors for fitness tracking which includes an inbuilt GPS and Heart rate monitor (HRM). Its good to know that the new Montblanc summit 2 has both inbuilt GPS and HRM that lets you track outdoor activities and monitor heart rate variations. With the Summit there is no HRM or inbuilt GPS a major reason while the Montblanc summit is not the perfect choice for fitness tracking enthusiasts.

    Which Should You Buy

    Clearly, there are so many reasons why the new Montblanc Summit 2 should by your preferred choice. It has a better design, more features that includes an Inbuilt GPS, NFC and HRM.

    No doubt, Montblanc Summit 2 is the best choice out of the two.

    Our Pick

    We will go for the Montblanc summit 2, it obviously has it all and a great choice. Its important to note that Montblanc smartwatches are classified as luxury smartwatches and as such are quiet expensive. It not for everyone. The current price of Montblanc Summit 2 stands at $997.

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