The Skagen Hagen Connected is a beautiful analog smartwatch that has a few tricks up its sleeve. The notifications feel limited, but that’s the nature of this halfway-house category of smartwatch. We’d like to see it do a bit more, to be honest, but as far as basic fitness trackers go, this one comes in a very handsome package.
The biggest compliment I can give the Skagen Hagen Connected is that I can’t stop looking at it. I’ve been wearing this watch for the past couple of weeks, and still I find myself admiring it from time to time. I can’t say the same for many other smartwatches at the moment, and so Skagen, the Danish company owned by the Fossil Group, has already won half the battle. I’d happily wear this in spite of any smart functionality at all.
But the Hagen Connected is indeed an smart analogue watch – or hybrid smartwatch, if you prefer. Like an increasing number of others it chooses to keep its smarts more clandestine, appealing foremost to watch lovers who want a bit of connected fun on the side.