Danish company Skagen is reportedly set to launch their Hagen Connected watch next month. With a Fall arrival on the horizon, Skagen is preparing to unleash their own answer to the smartwatch industry alongside options from various other manufacturers, such as Garmin who just launched their fēnix Chronos earlier this morning. The Hagen Connected, while technically a smartwatch, is branded by Skagen as a "hybrid smartwatch" which makes all the more sense when you consider its analog watch face. Other than the word "connected" which is clearly visible if you're actually looking for it, the fact that the Hagen Connected is a smartwatch of sorts is rather unassuming. It has a handful of the capabilities that you will find with other smartwatches that are on the market, but it isn't broadcasting them with a bold and obvious tech-like design.
Those looking to pick up the Hagen Connected will be able to do so with a variety of options at their disposal, featuring three colors of leather straps which include an espresso brown, a black, and a tan. Skagen will also be offering a Milanese steel mesh strap for those that prefer the metal look and are more accustomed to the steel mesh that is common with other Skagen watches.
It's unclear at this point what Skagen will be charging for any of the variations of the Hagen Connected, but the base price for the watch is said to begin at $195. With this price in mind, it's possible that the Hagen Connected with a leather strap will be available in any of the three colors at that cost, while the model with a Milanese steel mesh strap could end up being a little more as this was something that was implemented with the Moto 360 on both generations. When it comes to functionality, the Hagen Connected will be able to track various activities like running and walking, as well as alert the wearer with smartphone notifications. The watch will also update the time and date for the wearer automatically and it supports multiple time zones, it requires no recharging, and it has what Skagen is calling a "Customizable Link Function" although there isn't much detail on what exactly that will do. Judging by the sounds of it, it's possible that wearers will be able to link a specific function on their phones to one of the buttons on the watch which are located on the right side of the body.