I expected the new smartwatch to run WearOS 3 in the coming months, but I didn’t expect it to be in July. I also didn’t expect the luxury watchmaker Montblanc to be the first block. Compatible products.
The company just announced that n (Opens in a new tab)ew smartwatch (Opens in a new tab), Summit 3, and watches bring an assortment of expected upgrades to the table, but the most notable improvements are not the fact that they have been cut out from one-button concierge services or premium materials such as titanium. Pay stunning $ 1,290 / £ 1,105 / AU $ 2,030 – that means you’re running WearOS 3, the latest version of Google’s wearable operating system.
Summit 3 will offer the world’s first smartwatch, assuming no other brand will bring the device to market before Montblanc cleaning When landing on July 15, we’ll take advantage of this latest wearable platform to match your toes with the best Wear OS watches on the market.
Let’s go back in time …
Google officially announced Wear OS 3 at the May 2021 Annual I / O Developers Conference. Until then, Wear OS was a popular but unloved platform in the wearable market. It’s hidden behind the Galaxy Watch line with Apple Watch’s watchOS and Samsung’s Tizen.
What made the launch of Wear OS 3 so important was that Google actually turned to Samsung for support, and both the Tizen platform of the Korean company and the wearable expertise were incorporated into the development of Wear OS 3. I made it clear that I was there. It forms an “integrated platform” designed to provide a more consistent user experience with the features that smartwatch fans really wanted.
Last August, we finally saw the results of this new joint venture. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 line gave us the first real-world taste of WearOS 3.
Immediately out of the box, the Google Play store actually appeared on Samsung’s new watch, but the experience Samsung provided (and still offers today) wasn’t the most authentic in WearOS 3. ..
In Samsung’s own words, the latest wearables run “Wear OS with Samsung,” with the difference preloading, with the fact that some features are limited to those who pair with the Galaxy Watch 4. A compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone that appears in an app-like aspect.
I’ve never seen a true WearOS 3 watch before.
That’s why WearOS 3 at the Montblanc Summit is so important. Google has promised that a few existing watches (Fossil, Skagen Falster, Mobvoi, etc.) will be upgraded to 3.0 in late 2022, but does not provide any further details on the launch date.
Meanwhile, the promise of new hardware launches on WearOS 3 is similarly intangible. Companies like Mobvoi and Fitbit are promising Something And only Google itself will actually showcase the long-awaited Pixel Watch. It won’t be released until “Autumn” (sometime between September and November), and the competition for the best smartwatches won’t heat up quickly.
Within a month of the release of Summit 3, you don’t have to wait until you see what Google’s own WearOS 3 interpretation actually looks like. By default, there is no Samsung-specific skew that provides Bixby (the company’s often malicious digital assistant) on behalf of the Google Assistant.
Excuse me, how much is it?
I mentioned “luxury” and “premium” at the beginning of this work, but these are the words that have always been associated with the Summit’s smartwatch line (and the broader Montblanc brand).
As you can imagine, titanium clad watches such as the Summit 3 with the latest Qualcomm wearable chipset (Snapdragon Wear 4100+) in combination with premium leather band options are not for everyone.
So unless you’re interested in the latest developments in Google’s wrist-based platform, but live in the niche demographics of people who can’t wait for the more affordable Wear OS 3 smartwatch to arrive. When If you have a high level of disposable income on the market for well-designed smartwatches, go ahead.
But if you’re like me, Montblanc wants Summit 3 to pay $ 1,290 for more mundane things like food and heating, at least until the Pixel Watch is here. To do.