Montblanc’s Summit 2 was the first Wear OS watch to arrive with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 and helped set the stage for the wave of 3100 watches we’ve seen in recent months. But that Summit 2 is now a full year old, if you can believe that, so Montblanc appears to be revising the watch slightly with a new watch dubbed “Summit 2+.”
The new Montblanc Summit 2+ stopped by the FCC today with model number S2C19. The original Summit 2 was model S2T18.
This new watch was tested for Bluetooth. NFC, and GPS, but in addition to those goods, the FCC also tested several LTE bands. The Summit 2+ is going to be a connected LTE watch, folks.
The bands tested here were LTE band 2, 4, 5, 7, and 13. Most US carriers use bands 2, 4, and 5 on some level, but that band 13 points to this for sure being able to work on Verizon too.
The original Montblanc Summit 2 is one of the best Wear OS watches you can buy, even as it eclipses the 1-year old mark. It packs all of the specs currently available to make for a decent watch, like 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, NFC, GPS, rotating crown, and that previously mentioned 3100 chipset.
Unfortunately, it looks like Montblanc is dropping the battery size in this LTE version to 300mAh. That’s a drop from 340mAh, which was already semi-small for a watch powered by a platform that absolutely guzzles battery juice and can barely make it through full days on the regular. So unless this watch is running an unreleased Qualcomm chipset that is better on battery life, this should make us all nervous.