Montblanc, a premium pen and watch maker, introduced its Summit 3 smartwatch last week. The Montblanc Summit 3 runs on Wear OS 3.0, which has been developed by Google and Samsung. Lately, there has been a lot of confusion regarding Wear OS 3.0 and its iOS compatibility. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 was the first product to boot with the new Wear OS 3.0, and it didn’t offer iOS compatibility. This raised concerns among the prospective buyers and also the current users waiting for the Wear OS 3.0 update.
Now, a spokesperson from Qualcomm, the company that makes chipsets for the Summit 3, confirmed to Wareable that the new watch will be iOS compatible. This suggests that Wear OS 3.0 can support iOS. This news would also excite the existing smartwatch owners who are set to receive the Wear OS 3.0 update.
Other smartwatch manufacturers like Tag Heuer, Fossil, Google, and Mobvoi are yet to confirm the iOS compatibility. These smartwatches fall on the higher end of the spectrum, and their customers would want them to be compatible with their iPhones or other devices. Hence, it is paramount for these brands to come up with a solution as soon as possible.
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Talking about the features of the Montblanc Summit 3 smartwatch, it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4100+ chipset. This is the same processor used in the Fossil and Michael Kors Gen 6 smartwatches. It comes with a blood oxygen sensor (SpO2), sleep tracking and analysis, and improved fitness tracking features. The Summit 3 will be the first Wear OS 3.0 smartwatch on sale to support both Android and iOS devices. It will be available for purchase on July 15, 2022 for €1,250 (approx. ₹1,03,000).