Danish watchmaker Skagen on Wednesday introduced its latest smartwatch which is known as the Falster 2. The new smartwatch is coming barely six months after the Danish-inspired, hyper-minimalist watch brand unveiled the first Falster smartwatch at CES 2018.
The Skagen Falster 2 comes with some improvements over its predecessor, mainly in its build and some new features. It still uses a minimalistic design and has a magnetic steel mesh strap. The gadget also comes with two programmable plungers which give access to the most used apps as well as Wear OS button. The device now features a swim-proof body and on the software end, swim tracking has been included among the host of fitness tracking the smartwatch offers. The Falster 2 also has a built-in GPS which makes it capable of tracking walks, runs and bike ride better. The smartwatch also packs a heart rate monitor on board to be used with the latest Google Fit.
In addition, the Falster 2 comes with NFC, something that is missing from the previous model. With this, the smartwatch supports Google Pay for contactless payment while on the go. It runs on the Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset and may likely pack the same 300mAh battery.
The Skagen Falster 2 will have a $275 price tags and will be available on September 12 in different colors and configurations including a silicone strap, a leather one, and a new magnetic mesh strap that seems much more convenient than the buckle type.