If you’re in the market for a Wear OS 3 smartwatch, then surprisingly, there aren’t many options out there. For the past year or so, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 series has been the only option. Fortunately, there are more options on the horizon, with the Montblanc Summit 3 hitting retail stores next month. Despite its hefty price tag, it seems that the smartwatch will have a distinct advantage over its Samsung counterparts, offering the ability to connect to both Android and iOS devices.
Although Montblanc hasn’t directly confirmed that her watch can be paired with iOS devices, she did speak with warlikeQualcomm has confirmed that Summit 3 will be able to connect to Apple devices. Qualcomm states that the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset, powering the Montblanc Summit 3, has no limitations, which should allow iOS connectivity. One thing to note is that while Qualcomm is supplying chips to Montblanc and other smartwatch makers, finalizing the product is ultimately left in the hands of the brands.
The information comes from Qualcomm, but it is ultimately up to Montblanc
If connectivity to an iOS device is possible with Summit 3, such as Wear OS 2 devices, the experience may be compromised. What you can expect from pairing Wear OS 3 and iOS is that you’ll get notifications on your wrist and that’s pretty much it. You won’t be able to interact with the notification, but I think it’s better than nothing. If the Montblanc Summit 3 can connect with Apple devices, it will become the first device running Wear OS 3 to offer iOS compatibility. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series also running Wear OS 3 Cannot connect to iOS devices.
MontBlanc Summit 3 will be available for purchase starting July 15 and priced at €1,250. Fortunately, there are more affordable options coming soon, as Google’s Pixel Watch will be one of the most awaited Wear OS 3 watches due to arrive later this year.