Wear OS may not be a super popular smartwatch platform, but it does have some big names behind it. One of the brands that is most responsible for pumping out solid Wear OS smartwatches is Fossil. Skagen is a subsidiary of Fossil, and the Skagen brand has also been behind some very nice looking smartwatches. The next device in their line up appears to be the Skagen Falster 3, which has appeared online ahead of its launch on a now-removed Amazon listing.
The Skagen Falster 2 was a very well-designed smartwatch and the Falster 3 doesn’t change a lot about that. It retains the same flat sides, pronounced watchband lugs, and three buttons along the right side. Unfortunately, the Amazon listing doesn’t give much information about the specifications. We can see is it will be available in four color options: Black Silicone, Blue Silicone, Gunmetal Steel Mesh, and Leather – Silicone Backed. It will be water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters with NFC and GPS as well. The listing mentions “24 hours of battery life based on usage.”
It should be safe to assume the Skagen Falster 3 will feature the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor and 1GB of RAM to match the Fossil Gen 5 series. Skagen watches are typically more expensive than the regular Fossil watches, and that’s the case here as well. The Amazon listing shows a price of $295 and a release date of January 25th.
After prematurely showing up on Amazon earlier this week, the Skagen Falster 3 has been officially announced. The Amazon listing took a lot of the wind out of the sails as we’ve already seen what the device looks like. As expected, the watch features the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip and 1GB of RAM. It also has a speaker for alerts and taking calls, a 1.3-inch OLED display, a 42mm case, NFC support, GPS positioning, swim-proofing (down to 30m depth) and 8GB of internal storage. The Falster 3 has leather, metal, and silicone mesh band options. The watch costs $295 and is available right now.
Via: The Verge
Update 2: Skagen Falster 3 smartwatch with Wear OS launched in India for ₹21,995 ($307)
Skagen has launched the Falster 3 smartwatch in India for ₹21,995 ($307). The watch will be available at “all leading retail channels”, but at the time of writing, we could not locate product listings on Amazon.in and Flipkart.
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