Skagen Mini Hald Hybrid Smartwatch Review

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Skagen Mini Hald Hybrid Smartwatch Review

Smartwatches, hybrid or not, tend to be quite large, averaging 40 mm wide watch cases and getting as big as 46 mm. That's a whole lot of watch, and not everyone's wrists can handle that.

For an attractive watch with a small face, smartphone notifications, and activity tracking, look no further than the Skagen Mini Hald. We recommend this hybrid smartwatch for women who want something a little smaller than the Nokia Steel, and we also think the mesh steel versions are great for men too.

What Works

The Mini Hald offers the perks of the Skagen line of hybrid smartwatches in a small package. With a 34 mm watch case, it's the smallest hybrid we found that look great and didn't have some fatal flaw. You can get it with a grey leather strap or in three steel mesh tones: silver, gold, and rose gold.

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The watch receives smartphone notifications from texts to app alerts and sends activity data to the Skagen Connected app. Activity tracking is on the basic side, but it does a good job at tracking steps and sleep quality. You can also control music on your phone, take a photo, and find your phone.

The Mini Hald has a 3 ATM water-resistance which makes it safe in the shower and during a sudden downpour. We recommend having the battery changed by a professional in order to keep the seal in tact.

What Could Be Better

"The replaceable battery only lasts for up to four months."

The coin battery only lasts up to four months, which is a pretty short length of time for most screenless hybrid smartwatches. We still think it's better option than having to charge your watch on a regular basis.

Like other Skagen and Fossil Group hybrids, the Mini Hald's watch case is fairly thick and takes some getting used to. What might be a bigger issue for some people is that the watch is not swimproof.

Warranty & Customer Support

Skagen accepts returns within 90 days and also offers a two year warranty. The best way to reach customer support is through their responsive Facebook page.

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