Smartwatches powered with Wear OS by Google work with iPhone and Android Phones
Heart Rate & Activity Tracking using Google Fit; Built-in GPS for distance tracking; Swimproof design 3ATM; Google Assistant built in – it’s your own personal Google, always ready to help; Speed through checkout with your watch using Google Pay
This is one smart watch – receive smartphone notifications and app alerts, manage your calendar, control your music, download third party apps (your favorite ride-sharing or music apps), and customize your watch face; touchscreen functionality, built-in fitness tracker, microphone, music storage & controls, custom goal & alarm settings, calendar alerts, multiple time zones, weather, LED flashlight, wireless syncing
Estimated 24 hour battery life, based on usage plus 2 additional days in low-power mode; magnetic USB rapid charger included; charge up to 80% in under an hour
Case size: 40mm; Band size: 20mm; interchangeable with all Skagen 20mm bands; easily change your watch band with quick release pins; imported
April 8, 2019
UPDATE: The back just came off this morning when I was taking it off the charger. This is clearly a manufacturing issue on Skagen’s side of things. I hope that they repair this as its not even 60 days old yet. This watch clearly is not of good quality and will NOT last long at all.
UPDATE: the back came off again and after sending it off and having it back for 3 days it’s already broken again. Watch won’t even turn On, this is the biggest piece of trash I have ever wanted money on. I have wanted more time sending this off the. It’s actually worth. STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS WATCH!!!! BE AWARE, GO WITH ANOTHER BRAND, ANY OTHER BRAND
December 5, 2018
âIt is really a good looking watch, especially the black, and is very lightweight and comfortable on the wrist.
âThe silicone band is flexible easy to clean…a good choice for working out.
âIt is fairly user friendly (if you already have experience with smartwatches that is) with the basic things like customizing the face with preferred options of what they call data points (it gives you three changeable ones) like weather, battery %, steps, etc. If this is your first smartwatch you should read through the Falster 2 FAQ. I could not find it on the Skagen site, only generic info not model specific. Strangely a FAQ came up in a google search which has a Skagen url, I will include it here but it may be blocked out as Amazon doesnât allow outside links in reviews. skagen.com/en-us/falster-2-smartwatch-faq#google
âIt has an âon commandâ heart rate monitor which isnât as seamless as compared to a fitness watch but is a big plus to have this available. It does automatically track during workout sessions, and your stats will be available in the workout history in the Google Fit app.
âI like the way it handles texts and email, you can quickly respond immediately using the microphone. When an incoming call comes up you can choose a quick message to text from your watch if youâre not able to answer your phone. You can even bring up a keyboard which may be impossible to use with larger fingers but it works well with a stylus.
âUntethered GPS…a big plus.
âBattery is horrible; it does not last anywhere near 24hours. Yesterday at 5pm I put it on fully charged, wore it only five hours, and this morning before noon it is already down to 10% after just sitting there not being worn. While I had it on for the five hours I did not check messages or use any functions other than checking the time and I read my pulse a couple of times. GPS is turned off. This is unacceptable. The battery fully charges in only one hour, but it is still a pain, you have to make sure you have the charger with you at all times if you want to wear the watch all day and are out. An hour workout on the interval setting used 25% of the battery.
âMusic storage. It is blatantly misleading to state that this watch stores and plays music. What they really mean is if you have a paid music subscription to Spotify, Google music, etc. you can play your saved music from your account. We do happen to have a paid subscription to Spotify and have downloaded music available to play offline and it WOULD NOT WORK! I have the app permissions activated, I spent an hour with Spotify support chat and they said I have the correct version of the Spotify app on the watch and when opening it (you have to make sure the app is closed on your phone) you are supposed to get a log-in screen, but the only choice that comes up is to pair with a phone. It does that with no problem and you can control the music playing on your phone using the watchâs music controls, but it is supposed to play music independently of your phone. Spotify support said if the watch is a stand-alone device, the login option should come up. So, they donât know how to help me. Now I have to try to further investigate this with Skagen, but Iâm fed up at this point. If anyone reading this has gotten this to work with Spotify or maybe with Google music, please post a comment.
âSlow response on functions – there is a slight delay when using many of the controls. This would not be much of a problem except that the screen quickly blacks out before you have a chance to do anything. You canât extend the screen timeout, can only choose the always on setting, which is a good idea to have on at least when initially setting everything up, but it does suck up more battery of course.
âNot too impressed with the Wear OS app.
I really like the idea of this watch, a smart watch with fitness watch features, but it needs improvement, especially the battery. I have a Fitbit Versa, which is the reverse, a fitness watch with smart watch features, and not only is it much less expensive than this watch, it has many of the same functions (not the standalone GPS though), it actually does STORE music, and the battery lasts three days or more, even when wearing it all day and all night.
A tip on the vibration, which is annoying to me, but may be useful to those who need to turn off their ringtone and/or vibration on their phone but still need to know if a call is coming through without disturbing others. I donât have a need for that so just want to turn off all vibration, but there is no setting to turn it off, and supposedly if you donât have vibration active on your phone, which I donât, the watch wonât vibrate. Not true, it still vibrates for call, texts and email. So the only way to turn it off completely is by selecting Do Not Disturb which is easily accessible by swiping down from the top.
February 4, 2019