Skagen's stylish Apple Watch rival is on sale for just $100 ($175 off list)

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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1. applesnapple93

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

sooooooo its not an apple watch rival... Last paragraph says it lacks everything that would make it an apple watch rival

2. ssallen

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

It absolutely is. It might lack a few features the Apple watch has but it is also a lot cheaper. If a user just wants notifications and apps then it works great. It also has custom watch faces, a striking design (unlike the butt ugly Apple watch), unwalled ecosystem, Google Assistant (which is a major upgrade over Siri), etc. You can point out the things Apple watch has but you have to count all the things it DOESN'T have as well. The Apple watch is nice but it too is missing many features.

3. applesnapple93

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

This technically isnt an apple watch rival. It doesn't do most of the things the apple watch can do. It really only allows for notifications on your wrist. Which if thats all you want then sure. But the article title is extremely misleading. Im not defending the apple watch. I myself and deep in the Google ecosystem so you don't need to sell me on google assistant. I'm simply pointing out that this is FAR from a rival/alternative if you are actually looking at an Apple watch and its functionality. I clicked the article because I am looking for an Apple watch rival/alternative. One that can track my heart rate and fitness/health (accurately), has gps, some sort of water resistance. But this watch would even be a downgrade from my moto 360 gen 2 which does the things I've listed just ok.

4. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Anyone please order one for me!

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