Skagen's stylish Apple Watch rival is on sale for just $100 ($175 off list)
While it's definitely not easy to find an ultra-affordable smartwatch with a list of features and capabilities to rival that of Apple's dominant market leader, focusing primarily on the design of your next wearable device can make your bargain-hunting mission a piece of cake.
Case in point, the Skagen Falster 1 that used to cost $275 and up, which you can now bring down to an irresistible starting price of $99.99. That's activity tracker territory, going up against the likes of the Fitbit Inspire HR or Garmin Vivofit 4, but the first-generation Falster obviously looks infinitely better than those dirt-cheap wearables, following the minimalistic style direction of the brand's conventional timepieces.
The 42mm case is made from premium stainless steel, which you're free to combine with a leather band available in black and brown colors or a steel-mesh strap in silver or rose gold. This is not one of those "hybrid" smartwatch affairs, mind you, sporting a relatively large full-color touchscreen and running Wear OS on the software side of things for unrestricted access to Google's special Play Store for your wrist.
The early 2018-released Skagen Falster 1 supports everything from smartphone notifications (from both Android and iOS) to basic activity tracking and Google Assistant interaction, promising to keep the lights on for up to 24 hours between charges with a sizable 300mAh battery under the hood. Unfortunately, there's no built-in heart rate monitor, standalone GPS connection, or NFC support for wrist payments, but if it makes you feel any better, the stylish smartwatch is IP67-rated for water resistance.
At $99.99, it's hard to argue with the quality/price ratio of the original Falster, especially when its sequel still fetches $275. Don't forget to apply the "30OFF" promo code to your order before checkout to reduce the currently listed $129.99 price to $99.99.
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