Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch Active 2, an addition to the Samsung smartwatch family which comes merely six months after its first iteration — Galaxy Active — was launched.
The watch comes in two different sizes of 40 and 44mm and in two different casings: stainless steel and aluminium. The LTE model is only available in the stainless steel casing.
Samsung Galaxy Active 2 features a curved Super AMOLED display with an upgraded UI that brings touch bezels to the primary interface, which turns both clockwise and counter-clockwise. This feature has trickled down from the Galaxy Watch, which sported physical rotating bezels that helped users navigate.
The new Galaxy smartwatch can track more than 39 workouts and also helps users monitor their progress as well as stress levels with Samsung Health app.
“With Galaxy Watch Active2, we have created a device that will enable consumers to take control of their health and wellness, and seamlessly flow between their devices and connect across the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem, making their lives easier and better,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.
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At the time of launch, the Watch Active 2 supports real-time voice and text translation in the following 16 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese.
“The smartwatch market is rapidly growing, and we at Samsung are excited to continually expand our presence in new and visionary ways”
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be launched in all countries except the following: Angola, Cyprus, Algeria, Canada, and Thailand.
According to The Verge, Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be up for sale in USA on September 27, 2019, for a starting price of $279. The company hasn’t yet announced the release date and price for the Indian market and we’ll update this space as soon as that information is available.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Specs
- 44mm models: 1.4-inch (34mm) 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, full colour Always On Display, Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
- 40mm models: 1.2-inch (30mm) 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, full colour Always On Display, Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
- 44mm models: 340mAh
- 40mm models: 247mAh
Both the models are powered by the dual-core Exynos 9110 (1.15GHz) chipset.
The Galaxy Active 2 runs on Tizen OS.
Memory and Storage
The non-LTE Active 2 models come with 768MB RAM and 4GB storage, while the LTE models come with 1.5GB RAM and 4GB storage.
- LTE (only on LTE models)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- WiFi b/g/n
- Heart Rate Monitoring (with 8 Photodiodes)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Accelerometer (measure up to 32g of force)
- Ambient Light
WPC-based wireless charging.
The Samsung Galaxy Active 2 is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 or higher with 1.5GB RAM or more and iPhone 5 and above running iOS 9.0 or above.
- Aluminum case–44mm models: 44 x 44 x 10.9T, 30g
- Aluminum case–40mm models: 40 x 40 x 10.9T, 26g
- Stainless Steel case–44mm models: 44 x 44 x 10.9T, 42g
- Stainless Steel case–40mm models: 40 x 40 x 10.9T, 37g
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be available in the following colours in both the casings: Silver, Black, Gold (with Fluoroelastomer) and an additional leather strap will be available in the stainless steel casing.
The watch’s camera controller function is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, Fold, Note10, S9, S9+, and Note9 models. My Style watch face only works on Android devices.
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