Skagen Hagen Connected Review

Battery life



Aside from design, the other strong point of hybrid watches is battery life. While touchscreen smartwatches typically don't last through more than a couple of days, hybrid watches can usually go for up to six months. The same applies to the Skagen Hagen Connected.

Actually, you don't charge the Hagen. It's powered by a standard coin type CR240 battery. Once the watch burns through the charge (at least a few months), you just unscrew the back lid of the Hagen replace the battery, put the lid in place again, and go on with your life, as if nothing happened. Imagine if smartphones were this power-efficient!

Conclusion



The Skagen Hagen Connected, like most other hybrid watches, is a fitness tracker in the body of a classic, good-looking watch.

As a timepiece, it's awesome, if you enjoy the minimalist and mature style. As a fitness tracker, it's sadly lackluster, because it doesn't have essential features like workout detection and workout tagging. All it does is to count your steps, but there's a big difference between steps made during a long walk, and steps made during a 30-minute, vigurous exercise routine; 'steps' made during cycling, and steps made while playing tennis. A difference that the Hagen Connected doesn't seem to be aware of.

With that said, the Hagen is a good basic pedometer and sleep tracker, plus it does great as a stylish, functional watch, with bonus features like basic notifications, second time zone, alarm, and a shortcut function button. At $200, the Connected is reasonably priced, but it doesn't necessarily strike us as a great deal, considering its drawbacks in the fitness tracking department, and considering the way more fully featured Misfit Phase or Withings Activite Steel can be yours for $175, or around $140, respectively. The reality is the Skagen Hagen Connected is a great watch, but a mediocre fitness tracker.

Pros

  • Stylish, mature design
  • Date and Second time zone
  • Easy to follow step tracker dial
  • Shortcut function button

Cons

  • No workout detection and tagging
  • No 'too much inactive time' nudges
  • Limited goal settings

PhoneArena Rating:

6.0

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1 Comment

1. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

So basically this is a fashionable watch that happens to do the least but would be fine for people not into fitness. Sounds like it's up my alley.

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