I have reviewed several Skagen watches on my blog and one of the things I tend to emphasize is that Skagen watches are now known for their lightness, stylish design but also being affordable quartz watches.
As a watch enthusiast, I also recommend Skagen for those who are starting out with purchasing of watches, wanting it to be stylish but also are not as willing to spend over a $100 on a watch.
But with that being said, Skagen also has higher end watches. And one of those are the Skagen Hagen Connected Hybrid Smart Watch.
As a person who wears a smart watch, especially fitness watches, one of the things that I often think about is that I would like to wear classier watches, but often torn because I want to record my steps and activity on my smartwatch.
Wouldn’t that be cool if there was a dress watch that would have similar abilities to a smart watch?
This is where Skagen comes in with their Skagen Hagen Connected Hybrid Watch.
The watches look very similar to their Skagen Hagen watches with the adjustable steel mesh strap, large white dial and doesn’t need a charge. But the watch is said to last six months on its internal battery and this watch requires to be connected to an app for compatible with phones running Android OS 4.4+ or iPhone 5/iOS 8.2+.
The setup is quite easy. After downloading and starting the Skagen Connected App, hold the middle button on the right side of the watch for several seconds until your smartphone detects the Skagen Hagen Connected Hybrid Smart Watch.
As the time is adjusted to match the time on your smartphone, the hands will move to their appropriate time. Meanwhile, you can press a button which will then show you what day it is (note: the arms will suddenly point to the date as shown around the dial).
The app then asks questions in regards to your fitness such as your goal for your steps, your goal for sleeping and more.
You can add another time zone and once you select your birthdate, height and weight, it can connect to several different apps. But on the Skagen app, you have more control to setup text/e-mail notifications, alarm and have shortcuts to snap a photo, ring your phone, control your music via the Skagen Hagen Connected hybrid Smart Watch.
And you have the power to set the functions within the Skagen Connected App and turn them on (the more you have on, more than likely it can affected performance of your watch, let alone battery power).
It’s important to note that the band on the metal strap will need to be adjusted. It’s quite easy as all you need to do is insert a flathead screwdriver and lift it up, so you can easily adjust the strap and its positioning.
But overall, the Skagen Hagen Connected Hybrid Smart Watch is for those who want style but want a watch to have functions like its fitness watch or smartwatch counterpart. Skagen offers various styles of watches ala Skagen Hagen Connected Hybrid Smart Watch, so you can select this version, a black dial with a brown leather strap.
But overall, I feel this watch is attractive and definitely is a compromise for those who want a dress watch with smartwatch/fitness watch functions.
It’s important to note that while the Skagen Hagen Connected Hybrid Smart Watch is cool. I wouldn’t wear this watch in the shower, nor would I wear it at work if you tend to bang your work on hard surfaces.
But overall, it’s a stylish watch with a few smart/fitness watch capabilities which will no doubt attract watch owners/collectors.