Fossil-owned Danish watchmaker Skagen has unveiled a new smartwatch. Called Skagen Falster 2, it is touted as the company’s next-generation of touchscreen smart timepiece and that’s only like barely year after the first. And you know why Falster 2 is being featured here, don’t you? Because, it is one of those rare smartwatches that is actually smart… looking.
I don’t know why, but minimal round, thick case never failed to get me. This is the smartwatch which may actually make me ditch my Mi Band 2. And it is not just all about the look, it is totally capable too. Updates include new minimalist, battery-saving watch dials, addition of two programmable pushers, heart-rate tracking, Google Fit, built-in GPS, NFC, swimproof construction and a new magnetic steel-mesh strap – the one and only in the smartwatch market.
Other noteworthy details include function-based dials for quick access to favorite features, smartwatch notifications, activity tracking, customizable dial faces, voice command powered by Google Assistant, interchangeable straps, onboard storage, and rapid charging which Skagen said gets you 80 percent charge in an hour).
Skagen Falster 2 Smartwatch will run on Wear OS and it is powered by, sadly, soon to be obsolete Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 Platform. We are clueless about the watch size, but based on our source, it has a 1.19-inch touch display and apparently, a “2 mm smaller” (over the first-gen model) case, which makes it a 40 mm watch.
Awww… what a bummer cos’ I am not a fan of tiny watch and never will. So, even if I am willing to part with $275 for a very smart-looking smartwatch, I wouldn’t. $275, btw, would be the starting price. We read that the fancy first-in-the-market magnetic mesh strap costs $295.