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Skagen smartwatches app update hints at wearOS 3 support

A new update for the iOS Skagen smartphone application adds support for watches running on WearOS 3. The software is now starting to roll out on Android, as well.

Fossil has enabled a few of its watches to work with the latest version of Google’s operating system. The latest to join the club is the Diesel Gen 6 Griffed. All watches packing the Qualcomm 4100+ processor are eligible for the upgrade.

However, we are yet to see a Skagen timepiece with wearOS 3 compatibility. This is a problem as certain apps such as Komoot, Strava and Wikiloc do not appear on the Play Store any more. Google has dropped legacy support for them. Which means if you delete them from your device, you cannot re-install them from the Play Store.

wearOS 3 coming to Skagen watches

The wait for a Skagen watch with wearOS 3 might soon be over. So if you have a Falster Gen 6, you may be about to get the new version.

As first spotted on Reddit, an iOS update for the Skagen smartwatches app adds support for wearOS 3. Previously the app only supported hybrids.

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Now we just need to wait for the watches to be updated to run the software. A user on Reddit has tried adding his Folster Gen 6 but with no luck. Until the watch gets the needed OS.3 firmware update it will not play nice with the app.

On the other hand, it could be the case the company is planning to release a new Skagen timepiece that runs on wearOS 3. CES 2023 is just around the corner. It represents a great launching pad for new devices.

Here’s the full change-log of software version 5.1.2. It started rolling out on iOS two days ago.

  • Manage your Skagen hybrid and touchscreen smartwatches in one place: the app now supports all Skagen smartwatches, including those powered by the latest Wear OS by Google TM.
  • Easier personalization
  • Customizing your touchscreen or hybrid smartwatch’s dial, tiles, and more is easier than ever with this streamlined app.
  • Easy-to-access assistance
  • With in-app FAQs, you can learn more about your watch at any time or quickly troubleshoot issues.

This is now starting to roll-out on Android, too. You can view it on APK mirror. The change-log is exactly the same as for the iOS app. Anything above Android 7.0 supports the software.

It is good that Skagen is making progress with their WearOS 3 companion app. There should be further news on this front soon.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

One thought on “Skagen smartwatches app update hints at wearOS 3 support

  • Het zou fijn zijn als de wearable app ook gekoppeld kan worden aan de Skagenapp.
    Na mijn update vanochtend, is deze losgekoppeld van WearOS. Erg jammer.


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