The Danish watch manufacturer, Skagen, and also a Fossil subsidiary, announced the presence of a sequel to the Falster minimalist touchscreen smartwatch at IFA 2018. The smartwatch, called Falster 2, combines health monitoring features from Fossil’s latest Wear OS smartwatch.
This feature was announced last year, along with a new swim-proof case and steel magnet strap that made it look even more solid. The health monitor feature monitors the heart rate monitor. This feature also supports the Google Fit platform.
In addition, Falster 2 now comes with GPS and supports Google Pay with an internal NFC chip, so you can make cellular transactions from the watch itself without the need to remove the cellphone from your pocket.
Like the first generation, the Skagen Falster 2 still adopts a modern and minimalist Scandinavian design. The difference, the 40mm diameter Skagen Falster 2 body now comes with a chrono-style body design with 3 pairs of buttons attached to the body.
The body is now also claimed to be waterproof so you don’t need to worry when taking it to swim or take a shower. The watch also contains two side buttons that can be programmed for easy access to the application, while the interface feature with the actual touch screen with what Skagen describes is “a more battery-efficient watch” to adjust later.
Actually, Fossil has worked with Skagen here to incorporate this feature into the fourth generation Wear OS Fossil Q to the latest version. Falster previously made changes to his sleek design and was stripped back as seen at CES 2018 in January.
Unfortunately, Falster 2 is still like the other fourth generation Fossil Q devices, the Falster 2 Skagen is still supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, which has been around for two years since it was first introduced in 2016.
The Skagen Falster 2 will be available with a choice of magnetic watch chains, genuine leather straps or straps with silicone rubber material for a more sporty look. There are four color choices, namely rose gold, silver, gray, and black. The sale price of the Falster 2 Skagen has been confirmed with a selling price starting at $ 275.