At this point, it might seem as though Android Wear has seen every possible design style known to the world. But now a Danish watchmaker, Skagen, has announced a brand new smartwatch featuring a striking minimalistic design that brings a refreshed look to the wearable platform…

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When you first look at the Skagen Falster (especially in person), it appears very basic and stripped of details. It definitely takes a minute to see and appreciate the elegance of the minimalistic Danish design.

Around front, you get a solid black, silver, or rose gold casing that hides all of the bezels. What really made the watch standout for me are the two pieces of metal that extend outward from the case to secure watch bands. This simple design choice not only looks finished, but it also provides a very comfortable experience when wearing the watch.

Internally, the Falster running Android Wear 2.0 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100. It also features a 1.19-inch display within a 42mm casing.

If you’re interested in purchasing the Skagen Falster, it will go on pre-order soon. The black model paired with the black leather strap will cost $275 while the silver and rose gold options with the metallic mesh watch straps will retail for $295.


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