The much-anticipated Wear OS 3 update has finally arrived on the Skagen Falster Gen 6 smartwatch. The software was supposed to be released in 2022, but, as they say, better late than never.
Skagen is a Danish watch, jewelry, and leather goods company owned by the Fossil Group, an American fashion conglomerate. Henrik and Charlotte Jorst founded the company in 1989, and it was purchased by the Fossil Group in 2012. Skagen has been a part of the Fossil Group’s portfolio of brands since then, alongside Fossil, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade.
Since October, a number of Fossil watches have received Wear OS 3. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Skanen Falster Gen 6 joins this list.
wearOS 3 comes with some limitations
There are lots of comments on Reddit about the new software. Most of them are positive, and the update is smooth and works well.
The new software appears to be faster, allowing for a more responsive experience. There is no discernible difference in battery life, and connectivity is said to have improved. Other benefits include a dedicated recent apps button, additional tiles, and everything else that comes as part of the upgraded operating system.
There are, however, some limitations. The boot-up time seems to be longer, and only eight Skagen watch faces are available. Google Assistant is currently only compatible with Wear OS 3 watches powered by Samsung’s Exynos chipsets, so the Falster does not have access to it. However, Amazon’s Alexa is available.
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A user noted that the flashlight no longer works as well. There are fewer max brightness pixels as the borders are darker. Having said that, the flashlight was never particularly good to begin with.
There was also some talk that Google Fit did not work. But that turned out not to be correct. Lots of Falster Watch users prefer to use that app over Fossil’s Wellness app due to its limited workouts. Google Fit can be installed, it is just no longer a built-in app.
Despite these limitations and a few missing features, wearOS 3 compatibility is beneficial. With its sleek and stylish design, the Skagen Falster Gen 6 smartwatch has been in high demand. This update improves the device’s overall functionality and revamps the user interface.
Before installing the new software on your Skagen Falster Gen 6, keep in mind that all user data on the wearable will be erased, and you’ll need to re-register the watch with the Skagen companion app. This can be a pain, but the improved performance and new features provided by the Wear OS 3 update are worth it.
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