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Discussion in 'Wear Os' started by The_Chief, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. The_Chief

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  2. codesplice

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    Well, it was announced in June. We should start to see the first watches packing the new processor soon.

    Hopefully this turns out to be as impressive as it sounds this time, unlike the 3100.
     
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  3. The_Chief

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    I'm not seeing a bunch of new smartwatches for this year. That makes me nervous: either Qualcomm is having issues with scaling up production or manufacturers know something about Wear OS we don't yet. I see where Montblanc released the Summit 2 Plus, which adds a slightly larger screen and LTE eSIM capability to the watch (which is expensive but the flat-out best watch I've ever owned); but still uses the clunky 3100. So here's hoping Qualcomm, Google and manufacturers can get in sync next year...
     
  4. toupman

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    It is really a shame that the new Fossil Watches are not Gen6 and still have the 3100.
    I want to buy my first Smartwatch for Christmas and there is only the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 with the 4100 non plus CPU.

    Its not a good time to decide for a watch...
     
  5. The_Chief

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    All these months later and STILL nothing about it! Of course, 2020 was to time what disco was to music: those of us who lived through it will spend the rest of our lives pretending that it never really happened. But surely somebody out there, somewhere, is working on a Wear OS device with a more capable chip than the 3100.

    I remain hopeful that Montblanc will release a Summit 3 watch with the new 4100 processor... or who knows? Now it'll be a 5100? All I could find online was a business outlook for the company that reads, in part:

    Beyond a retail footprint, Montblanc is investing heavily into its digital business. According to Bain, online sales in the luxury market made up EUR49bn in 2020, up from EUR33bn in 2019. The share of purchases made online, it added, doubled from 12 per cent in 2019 to 23 per cent in 2020. “Digital accounts for around 15 per cent of all sales at Montblanc,” says Renard, while adding, “I would want to bring it to 20 per cent in the very near future.”

    Montblanc lost its footing, I think, with its Summit 2+ and Lite watches. They need to stay in the luxury business and not compromise. I rely on my smartwatch to keep my phone in its holster when I need only check a notification, send a text, work with my shopping list or see what time it is. The Summit 2 continues to serve me well as the flat-out BEST watch I've ever owned, of any kind, ever. That timeless look, combined with a new processor, should be well worth the money.
     
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  6. codesplice

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    With recent rumors about an upcoming Pixel Watch.... wonder what processor it will be packing.

    Personally I'd love to see some Google-made silicon but not sure if that's terribly likely. Someone needs to give Qualcomm motivation to innovate, and the watch manufacturers a reason to stop shipping old chips.
     

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