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Google's Wear OS still has a few long-standing issues that haven't been addressed, like stagnant hardware and poor app support, but Fossil Group has been trying to pick up the slack. Last year's Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches showed the platform at its best, featuring 1GB RAM to reduce lag and a few exclusive software features.
If you're on the market for a Wear OS watch, the Skagen Falster 3 is one of the best ones around. It's not cheap, though, as its original retail price was $295, but it's currently down to $238 on Amazon, making it a bit more affordable. For this price, you get the latest tech and a sleek minimalist design, making it worth considering.
Wear OS smartwatches may not be as popular as they used to, but they still offer enough features to please most people, especially when you can get them at a discount. The Skagen Falster 2 is a great option to consider, especially when it's down to just $69. It looks like a traditional watch but comes with all of Wear OS' features to assist you through your day. When it came out, the timepiece cost about $275, but it's now dropped to just $69. At this price, I wouldn't even look for an alternative if you're fine with using Wear OS.
Smartwatches and other wearables have become regular guests at tech exhibitions. The same is true for CES, where Fossil has taken the stage to launch a ton of variations for its Wear OS lineup. A new competitor, Suunto, has also entered the high-end market during the show. To give you an overview of the introduced designs and devices, we've compiled this article listing all Wear OS watches shown during CES 2020.
Just a few days ago, a product listing for the then-unannounced Skagen Falster 3 smartwatch with Google's Wear OS showed up on Amazon. The watch has now officially been revealed at CES, and it's more or less a Fossil Gen 5 in a different casing — which is certainly a good thing.
Details surrounding a new Skagen Falster 3 Wear OS device have just leaked courtesy of Amazon. Although there doesn't appear to have been any announcement for the new device, a listing for it has silently appeared on the retailer's site, revealing photos of the watch, a handful of specs, features, physical dimensions, and price: $295. In fact, you can even pre-order it now, with an expected release date of January 25th.
If you're looking for a smartwatch with a sleek design, the Skagen Falster 2 could be the one for you. Indeed, the timepiece resembles a traditional watch thanks to its stylish look, and its price just dropped to $123, 58% off its original MSRP.
When it was announced at CES 2018, Skagen's Falster watch was one of the prettiest and most minimalist Wear OS watches to date. In my review of it, I liked the design but criticized some hardware decisions, like the lack of NFC, GPS, and heart rate monitoring. All three features have been added to the new Falster 2, which has just been announced.
Over the last year, we've seen a tangible shift in Android Wear's — now Wear OS — direction. Previously geared toward the demanding techie crowd that was tough to win over, Google's smartwatch platform found a sort of reprieve in more niche markets. We've seen Wear watches made for extreme sports, outdoors, running, and a slew of fashion-forward models from recognized brands like Michael Kors, Diesel, GUESS, Fossil, Kate Spade, Emporio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, and more. The latter all come from the Fossil group, a company that I think should be credited for Wear's second lease of life — and likely its rebrand to Wear OS to attract iPhone users.