Montblanc Summit 3 is the latest Wear OS 3 smartwatch

Google unveiled Wear OS 3 more than a year ago at this point, but it’s only been available on one product since then. Now, in anticipation of the debut of Google’s own Pixel WatchWear OS 3 is making its way to a Qualcomm-powered smartwatch in the Montblanc Summit 3.

Montblanc Summit 3 is the next Wear OS 3 smartwatch

Wear OS 3 has only been available on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 to date, with the OS heavily skinned with Samsung’s One UI Watch. It still shows how Wear OS 3 is a huge boost to the platform, but it didn’t clearly show what Google had in mind for the update.

Now we take a look at what Wear OS 3 brings to the table outside of Samsung.

The Montblanc Summit 3 is the first smartwatch to launch with Wear OS 3 since the Galaxy Watch 4. The luxury smartwatch runs on what appears, at least in the very limited screenshots we can see, a largely stock version of Wear OS 3.

This is the Wear OS 3 app launcher

In a press release announcing the smartwatch, Montblanc doesn’t offer too many details about what the software experience has to offer, just support for turn-by-turn directions in Google Maps – which would be the new version only supported on Wear OS 3 – as well as support for Google Pay.

Powered by Wear OS by Google, the Montblanc Summit 3 can be expanded with all the apps needed to meet the owner’s needs. Whether at work, at play, on the go or at home, the new watch is about delivering a tailored, life-enhancing experience to make the most of the day. You can navigate the world with turn-by-turn navigation on your wrist with Google Maps, or use Google Pay as a quick, easy way to pay in stores on the go. Access a world of content anytime, anywhere, all from your smartwatch with Google Play.

As pictured below, Montblanc also includes a fitness app with sleep tracking, as well as several watch faces. The watch can also read the oxygen level in your blood. The experience runs on top of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chip, the same chipset in the latest Fossil Group smartwatches, including the Skagen Falster Gen 6 we reviewed earlier this year

As for the physical design, the Montblanc Summit 3 has a titanium case in black, gray and “bicolor” options, with rubber and leather strap options. There is a rotating crown and two additional buttons. The watch also retains a 42mm case size.

We reached out to Montblanc for more information on what the battery life should be. Existing Montblanc smartwatches get about a day of battery life.

Pricing for the Montblanc Summit 3 comes in at $1,290, and the smartwatch will be available to buyers starting July 15. You can pick it up immediately from the Montblanc . website† Montblanc also ships this watch in “durable paper packaging” this time around, noting that the watch comes with “a wide range of support tools to maximize the full lifecycle experience, as well as battery replacement by Montblanc Service.”

What about everyone else?

The big question right now is what’s next for Wear OS 3.

google previously confirmed a list of smartwatches that would qualify for an upgrade to Wear OS 3, which consists solely of smartwatches that use a Snapdragon Wear 4100 or 4100+ chipset. But as of today, we still don’t know when one of those updates will come.

However, with the Montblanc Summit 3 extending Wear OS 3 beyond Samsung, it sounds like updates are just around the corner.

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