The great smartwatch showdown is underway, and one of the most stylish Google WearOS smartwatches is getting a big set of fitness updates.

The Skagen Falster 2, arriving Sept. 12 — possibly the same day as Apple’s next Watch unveiling — does look more promising than the good-looking but bare-bones first-generation Falster watch from earlier this year. 

The Falster 2 has a complete set of fitness functions: GPS, heart rate tracking, an altimeter and Google Pay for NFC payments, in case you’re out somewhere without your phone or wallet.

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The Falster 2, like the original Falster, is pleasantly minimal-looking, with a clean stainless-steel case that doesn’t add too many watch-dial flourishes. The watch comes in rose gold, silver, gray and black, and has a 40mm diameter, more compact than Samsung’s recent Galaxy Watch, but looks to still be considerably thick. Straps are 20mm.

The price isn’t bad: $275 (£269) for a leather-banded or silicone-banded model, or $295 (£299) for a version with a magnetic steel-mesh band. But keep in mind, Google and Qualcomm could be unveiling more smartwatch surprises in just a few weeks.

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