Everything seemed to indicate that the Korean manufacturer would take advantage of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 presentation event to also present its new watch. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 has become official yesterday, a new model that includes a rotating touch frame and will be sold in two sizes.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 has a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED screen (in the larger model), 4G LTE connection, GPS, heart rate monitor, electrocardiogram and IP68 certification with a resistance of up to 5 ATM. It is compatible with Android and iOS, being a perfect complement to the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem. It will reach the market at the end of September with a price that will start from 300 euros. Let’s go deep into the specifications.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Specifications
|Screen||1.2-inch Super AMOLED,|
360 x 360 (40mm)
Resolution 1.4-inch Super AMOLED,
360 x 360 (44 mm) resolution
|Dimensions and Weight||Aluminum rear – model 44 mm:|
44 x 44 x 10.9 mm, 30 g
Aluminum rear – model 40 mm:
40 x 40 x 10.9 mm, 26 g
Stainless steel case – model 44 mm:
44 x 44 x 10.9 mm, 42 g
Stainless steel case – model 40 mm:
40 x 40 x 10.9 mm, 37 g
|Belts||Model 44 mm: interchangeable 20 mm |
Model 40 mm: interchangeable 20 mm
|Internal Memory||768 MB + 4 GB, 1.5 GB + 4 GB|
(on 4G models)
|Processor||Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz|
|Colors||Aluminum: Cloud Silver, Aqua Black,|
Pink Gold with Fluoroelastomer (FKM)
Stainless Steel: Silver, Black,
Gold with leather strap
|Batteries||Model 44 mm: 340 mAh |
Model 40 mm: 247 mAh
|Charge||WPC based wireless charging|
|Connectivities||4G, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11n, NFC, |
A-GPS / GLONASS / Galileo / Beidou
|Sensors||Heart rate monitor (with 8 Photodiodes), Electrocardiogram (ECG), Accelerometer (measures up to 32g of force),|
Gyroscope, Barometer, Ambient light
|Durability||5 ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810|
|Compatibility||Android 5.0 or higher, 1.5 GB of RAM orhigher |
iOS 9.0 or higher
|Release Date||September 26|
|Price||40 mm aluminum: 300 euros|
40 mm stainless steel: 400 euros
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 40 mm
in stainless steel with LTE: 450 euros
Galaxy Watch Active2 44 mm in
aluminum: 320 euros
44 mm in stainless steel: 420 euros
44 mm in stainless steel with LTE:
Does the rotating bezel return?
The answer is no, the bezel does not return. However, Samsung has taken a similar system out of its sleeve. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 has a digital rotating frame. In this way, the rotating touch frame, included in the Super AMOLED curved screen, rotates in both directions to facilitate the user’s control of the clock. Besides, the One UI interface has also improved, is now simpler and clearer.
To better adapt to any type of user, Samsung has decided to launch two different watch sizes. One has a 44mm sphere, with a 1.4-inch screen, and the other has a 40mm sphere and a 1.2-inch screen. Both have the same resolution, 360 x 360 pixels.
Also, we have two different styles: one in light aluminum with a casual fluoroelastomer (FKM) strap and another in stainless steel with a leather strap. Both models can be customized with a range of additional options for much more elegant strap and watch face.
They are still perfect for Athletes
Although they have become more elegant, they are still ideal devices for athletes. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 can manually track more than 39 workouts, with seven of them automatically integrated. It also incorporates new health sensors at the back, which take readings much faster. It includes heart rate monitor (with 8 Photodiodes), electrocardiogram (ECG), accelerometer (measures up to 32g of force), gyroscope and barometer.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 can monitor stress levels in real-time through Samsung Health. And precisely for stress, Samsung has integrated the Calm application to provide access to guided meditation programs. The watch will also help us achieve much healthier sleep patterns thanks to improved sleep analysis.
Good Connectivity and Integration with the Galaxy Ecosystem
If you choose the model with 4G connectivity we can make and receive calls freely from the clock. Also, connect to social networks and even watch short videos directly from the wrist. Also, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 now supports voice and text translation in real-time in more than 16 languages.
On the other hand, Samsung has also partnered with Spotify so we can log in to our Samsung account on the clock and browse the music we have in the famous streaming service. So we can control and listen to music directly with the clock, without using the mobile.
As part of the Galaxy family, the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 will be the ideal companion for our Galaxy mobile. For example, with the Watch Controller, we can take photos, start recording a video, preview the images on the watch, switch between the front and rear lenses, set a timer and check the final result of the photo or video, all from the wrist. We can also use the wireless charging of our mobile to charge the watch easily.
And, of course, we can use all the services that Samsung mobile phones have, such as Samsung Health, SmartThings, Samsung Pay or Bixby. For example, we can use Bixby to navigate the clock, start a workout or watch the weather.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 is expected to hit the market on September 26. Their prices will be very varied since we have a fairly complete range. Here you have them:
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 40 mm made of aluminum: 300 euros
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 of 40 mm made of stainless steel: 400 euros
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 40 mm made of stainless steel with LTE: 450 euros
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 44 mm made of aluminum: 320 euros
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 44 mm made of stainless steel: 420 euros
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 44 mm made of stainless steel with LTE: 470 euros
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