Last Updated on March 31, 2020 by Jude Simeone
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 Specs Compared
|Montblanc Summit 1||Montblanc Summit 2|
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|Device name||Montblanc Summit 1||Montblanc Summit 2|
|Device type||Luxury/Classic Smartwatch||Luxury/Classic smartwatch|
|Predessesor||--||Montblanc Summit 1|
|Successor||Montblanc Summit 2||Montblanc Summit 2+|
|Released date||May, 2017||October, 2018|
|Display type||AMOLED (Always-on)||AMOLED
|Display size||1.39 inch||1.2 inch|
|Display resolution||400 x 400 px||390 x 390 pixel|
|Pixel density||407 ppi||327 ppi|
digital rotating crown
1 Rotating Crown
2 Physical buttons
|Dimension||46 x 46 x 12.5 mm||42 x 42 x 14.3 mm|
|Casing material||Stainless steel||Stainless Steel
Glass & fibreglass resin back
|Bezel Material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Screen protection||Sapphire Glass||Sapphire Glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, IP68||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Not recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth smart v4.1 LE||Bluetooth v4.2 LE|
|Heart rate monitoring||No||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||No||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Wear OS||Wear OS|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100||Snapdragon 3100|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2GHz||Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery||Non-removable Li-polymer battery|
|Battery life||Standby: 2 days+|
Mixed usage: ~20hrs
|Standby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: ~24hrs
|Charging type||Magnetic charging |
via USB cable
|Magnetic charging cradle via USB cable|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||No||No|
|Payment system||No||Google Pay|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 22mm||Yes, 22mm|
|Montblanc Summit 1||Montblanc Summit 2|
|Inductive charging magnet||Magnetic charging cradle via USB cable|
|Quick start guide||Quick start guide|
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Montblanc Summit vs Summit 2: The Differences
- Water Resistance
- Fitness Tracking
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 inches of the new Summit 2. Summit 2 is also thicker than its predecessor, it's 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.
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.
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.
The water-resistant rating of any smartwatch is a crucial deciding factor that influences a 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.
Notwithstanding the so many more features that come with the Summit 2, it has a longer battery life than the Summit. One good reason for this is 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 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, it's about 15-20 hours.
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.
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 be your preferred choice. It has a better design, more features that include an Inbuilt GPS, NFC, and HRM.
No doubt, Montblanc Summit 2 is the best choice out of the two.