The biggest compliment I can give the Skagen Hagen Connected is that I can’t stop looking at it. I’ve been wearing this watch for the past couple of weeks, and still I find myself admiring it from time to time. I can’t say the same for many other smartwatches at the moment, and so Skagen, the Danish company owned by the Fossil Group, has already won half the battle. I’d happily wear this in the absence of any smart functionality at all.
But the Hagen Connected is indeed an smart analogue watch – or hybrid smartwatch, if you prefer. Like an increasing number of others it chooses to keep its smarts more clandestine, appealing foremost to watch lovers who want a bit of connected fun on the side.
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Its sub-$200 price tag means it’s a significantly cheaper proposition than the likes of the Mondaine Helvetica No.1 Smart and the Withings Activité.
Fossil has been on a smartwatch rampage this year, unleashing an epidemic of devices onto the market, but the Hagen Connected is one of the best looking of the bunch. How does it fare on everything else? Read on and find out.