January 28, 2023


Technology Room

Upgrading the Skagen Falster 6 to Put on OS 3 removes a bunch of watchfaces

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Fossil has began rolling out the Put on OS 3 replace to its Skagen Falster Gen 6 smartwatches. The one catch is that doing so removes many watchfaces that had been beforehand accessible — one more issue you’ll need to weigh when deciding whether or not to improve to Put on OS 3.

The disappearing watchfaces had been first noted on Reddit (via 9to5Google), and The Verge was in a position to verify that the variety of accessible Skagen watchfaces dwindles from roughly 20 to five when you improve. This won’t faze some individuals, however trend is considered one of Fossil’s strengths as a smartwatch maker, so it’s just a little disappointing to see.

In any other case, Put on OS 3 on the Falster Gen 6 is similar to what you’ll discover on Fossil’s newly launched Gen 6 Wellness Version. That is smart on condition that they’ve the identical {hardware} beneath the hood. This model of Put on OS 3 isn’t something out of the strange. It’s fairly much like what you’ll see on the Pixel Watch, besides with Fossil’s numerous battery-saving modes and minus the Fitbit integration.

There are some things to bear in mind, nevertheless. You’ll need to obtain a separate Skagen app when you improve and delete the previous Put on OS app out of your telephone. This has been true of all Put on OS 3 watches to this point, together with the Montblanc Summit 3 and the Gen 6 Wellness Version. It’s just a little curious that Fossil is selecting to place out a separate app for Skagen, however that’s more likely to make issues much less complicated.

Alexa is the digital assistant as a substitute of Google Assistant right here

It’s additionally lacking Google Assistant, which stays absent from non-Samsung and Google Put on OS 3 watches. Fossil enables you to use Alexa as a substitute, however this can be a motive to withhold upgrading in case your total sensible house is constructed round Google Assistant, for instance.

The improve is elective, and don’t fear in case you don’t see it in your watch simply but. Preserve an eye fixed out for updates, and it is best to see a notification pop up in your watch. Or you may examine by heading over to Settings, scrolling right down to Methods, and tapping About and, lastly, System Updates.

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