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Montblanc Summit 2+: A travel smartwatch that helps you conquer jet lag

Montblanc has introduced its latest high-end smartwatch, the Summit 2+, an updated version of its Summit 2 smartwatch from 2018. The new Summit 2+ is able to stay connected with a 4G LTE connection, which is rare for for a smartwatch powered by Google’s Wear OS.

Like its predecessor, the Summit 2, it operates on a Qualcomm 3100 wear platform. It is able to sync with your smartphone and manage your text messages, calendar events and daily tasks with Google Assistant.

The Summit 2+ accepts electronic SIM cards (eSIMs), allowing it to duplicate your smartphone’s number on your wrist and enable you to make on-wrist calls without your phone nearby. Navigation is primarily handled by the watch’s touchscreen but users can also use the rotating crown and two programmable pushers.

Even though the Summit 2+ is a high tech new age smartwatch it still looks and feels like a traditional timepiece. This is thanks to the inclusion of Montblanc’s signature oversized crown and a classic mechanical dial. The 43.5mm pure steel case houses a 1.28″ AMOLED, protected by Sapphire glass and with its IPx8 rating, you don’t need to worry about getting it wet.

A built-in watch face configurator offers users over a thousand designs that replicate classic Montblanc watches. Watch faces elements from the indicators, background, hands and complications are all customisable. Adding to that, there are a variety of interchangeable strap options that allow each user to find their own style.

The Summit 2+ comes with plenty of sensors such as speedometer, barometer, compass and GPS, the Summit 2+ is perfect for the great outdoors. Those seeking to maintain peak physical performance can utilise the built-in work out coach called V02 max that recommends personalised exercises as well as track your health and wellbeing via its advanced Heart Rate Algorithm.

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Though we won’t be travelling any time soon, the Summit 2+ has with two new travel functions. There is the Timeshifter app which provides personalised advice on how to adjust to a new timezone and minimise jet lag. There is also a voice-activated translator that does real-time translation by taking spoken words and displays the translation on the watch display.

The Summit 2+’s 440mAh battery is claimed to offer a full day of battery with the always-on ambient mode turned on. Deactivating smartwatch functionality lengthens the battery by an extra 3 to 5 days.

According to Montblanc, the Summit 2+ will retail for USD1,170 (MYR5,000) and will be available at Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online.

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