Skagen Jorn 42MM Gen 6

81 Very Good!

Reviews Summary

With its support for smartphone alerts, activity tracking, weather information, and music controls, the Skagen Jorn Gen 6 is a hybrid watch with some smart functions. It’s a smartwatch for people who only need the essentials. The main issue is that more work needs to be done before this combination is stress-free to live with.


  • Nice design
  • Nice e-ink display
  • Simple watch faces
  • Android and iOS-friendly
  • Health and fitness tracking
  • Battery life is good    


  • No touchscreen functionality
  • Screen fogs up during exercise
  • Slow user interface navigation

Where to get it?

Skagen Women's Jorn Gen 6 Hybrid Quartz Watch, Heart Rate Monitor

Last Amazon price update was: April 18, 2024 2:49 pm


The Skagen Jorn 6 is an attractive watch with new watch faces and a somewhat different app experience. It also has better hardware than the Fossil Hybrid HR.

You get basic fitness monitoring, a programmable watch face, notification mirroring, and music controls, among other capabilities, all in a stylish package. People who don’t like to wear large watches can benefit from the lower size addition, and the battery life is also good.

Skagen Jorn 42MM Gen 6 design

With its stainless steel body, slightly curved bezel, and zippy watch strap, the Skagen Jorn is stunning. The analog watch hands and aluminum frame are also excellent features.

There are two sizes of the watch: 38 mm and 42 mm. Three programmable buttons are located on the watch’s right side. The top one, by default, displays your health overview, the middle one displays your alerts, and the bottom one displays music controls. Holding down the center button will return you to the watch face no matter where you are in the interface.


Nice e-ink display

The Skagen Jorn 42MM Gen 6’s front-and-center e-Ink display is the big thing. It has an always-on screen and measures 1.09 inches.

TheSkagen Jorn 42MM Gen 6excels because of its e-ink display, which replicates the notifications on your smartphone and displays information such as your daily step total, daily calorie expenditure, and heart rate. You may also use it to manage the music that is playing on your smartphone. You can use the smartwatch functions as much or as little as you’d want because the display is so subdued.

The watch also has a backlight that is activated by double-tapping the watch face, which comes in handy when the greyscale screen is difficult to read at night.

In addition, a fast flick of the wrist will move the watch hands out of the way if it interferes with reading the display.

The e-ink screen does not have touchscreen capabilities, though. The main advantage of the e-ink display is its long battery life.


Simple watch faces

If you don’t like the minimalist watch faces that come with the Skagen Jorn 6, you can make your own with the companion app. You can alter the pre-designed watch faces, add your own photos to the watch face, and add new complications. On Reddit, there is a lively community for sharing user-made watch faces for the Fossil Hybrid HR.


Android and iOS-friendly

The Skagen Jorn watch establishes a Bluetooth connection with your phone using the Skagen Hybrid companion app. Here, you can configure the pushers and buttons, set up the notification support, and choose which features you want available to you right away.

Starting with that notification support and through the companion app, you may set it up for calls and texts with the opportunity to select auto answers, which can be altered. Like most watches, you can also select the specific native and third-party apps to receive notifications.

When those alerts appear, you’ll see your message underneath an app symbol that can be used to identify where they’ve come from.

It scrolls slowly through lengthier messages, and the help is more effective for some apps than others.

Additionally, the software allows you to import your own background photos, and many users have posted their preferred layouts on the Fossil Hybrids subreddit. Additionally, you can save many presets and switch between them anytime. The only issue is that no matter what background or design you choose, the Skagen logo is always there, and adding a watermark is annoying.

Whether it’s paired up to an Android phone or iPhone, you can view notifications, weather forecasts, change the look of the dial, get real-time traffic updates for your commute, control music playing on your phone, view multiple time zones, and set alarms.


Health and fitness tracking

The heart rate sensor, used to track sleep and record fitness statistics, is located on the watch’s underside. An accelerometer is one of the sensors you may use to automatically monitor your sleep and measure activities like walking and indoor activities. Additionally, integrated GPS support lets you map outside activities while keeping your phone nearby.

Using a fitness tracker, you can monitor things like your resting heart rate, active minutes, calories burnt, and step counts. The companion app contains the bulk of such data. The app shows your daily metrics in a ring-style interface and any workouts monitored for that day.

The number of steps taken, the distance traveled, and the times those steps were taken during the day are accurately recorded. A breakdown of your sleep stages, duration, and heart rate, while you sleep is also available. But, at least for more intense workouts, one shouldn’t count on the Hybrid HR’s heart rate sensor to provide accurate readings.

There are a variety of activities to track when you switch to the sports tracking mode, including running, walking, cycling, hiking, treadmill running, and indoor rowing. Additionally, automatic workout detection is supported. You can participate in fitness challenges directly in the Skagen app if you know anyone who also owns a Skagen hybrid watch.

Although Skagen has given this watch a water-resistance grade that makes it safe against the occasional spray of water while washing hands or perspiring, there is a drawback in that the screen fogs up during activity. It eventually goes gone, albeit it can take a day or two.


Battery life is good.     

Any smartwatch’s battery life is much shorter than two weeks. With the magnetic USB charger, there are two magnetic pins. Although wireless charging capabilities would have been ideal, you won’t need to use the proprietary adapter very often because the watch can last for about two weeks on a single charge. Depending on how you use the Skagen Jorn Hybrid, it can last up to two weeks.


Slow user interface navigation

Unfortunately, navigational problems are not spared on the Skagen Jorn 6. The user interface is slow to navigate. There is a considerable lag when tapping any of the hardware buttons to display your alerts or even the workout screen. Another frustrating aspect of the settings menu is scrolling through it. Pressing a button doesn’t feel as responsive as it should. All interactions are awkward because there is no touchscreen.

It is obvious that more work must be done to improve performance and how features are accessed.

Product Stats

Product sentiment (% of positive sentences about the product)
Features Sentiment
Display 89%
Quality vs Price 78%
Sensors / Trackers / Monitors 83%
Battery Life 87%
Design / Look / Aesthetics 81%
Ease of use 89%
Feature 86%
Compatibility 80%

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Skagen Jorn 42MM Gen 6 Specifications


Design Shape: Circular
Clasp Type: Tang Buckle


Display Type: –
Screen Resolution: 240 x 240
Screen Size: 1.1
Touch Type: no


Casing: Stainless steel
Size: 42 x 22 x 11

Processor & Memory

CPU: –
RAM: –
Storage: –
External Card Slot: none


Battery Life: Up to 2 weeks **Based on usage**, Charge Time 60 min to 80%
Charging Technology: –

Sensors & Connectivity

Sensors & Functions: Heart rate monitor, Steps monitor, Accelerometer, Sleep Monitor
SIM Slot: no
NFC: –
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
GPS: –


Speaker: Yes
Radio: –
Audio: Voice Assistant
Microphone: Yes
Camera: None


Water Resistance: Water Resistant
Protection: 3 ATM Waterproof
Glass Technology: –

Other Specifications

Package Content: –
Compatibility: Android, iOs
Colors: black, silver, charcoal

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