Galaxy Watch Active 2: Samsung's new smartwatch

Galaxy Watch Active

Samsung is significantly improving its presence in the wearables market. Part of this has to do with its renewed range, which has left us with a watch and several bracelets so far this year. The Korean brand takes advantage of the arrival of the Galaxy Note 10 to bring its new watch. It's about the Galaxy Watch Active 2, which was presented this Monday.

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the successor to the watch that they left us in February. The company has improved certain aspects of it, such as the introduction of new health functions. In addition, they leave us with a slight change in the design of this watch, called to be a new success for Samsung.

In this case, the design remains almost intact. Samsung has introduced in it the so-called touch bezel (Touch Bezel). Thanks to it, the user is offered the possibility of navigating the interface by touching the edge, but without actually doing it. A kind of gesture navigation, to call it that. Otherwise there are no changes, except that it is released in two sizes.

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Specifications Galaxy Watch Active 2

We met with two different sizes on this Galaxy Watch Active 2, although its specifications remain almost the same in the main aspects. But there are differences in the battery, for example. The two watches are presented as a very complete option in this market segment. Samsung leaves us with a watch that works well, has a good design and they have been able to introduce new and interesting functions. These are its specifications:

  • Display: Super AMOLED 1,4 inches or 1,2 inches with resolution of 360 x 360 pixels
  • Processor: Exynos 910
  • RAM: 1,5 GB (Only LTE models) - 768 MB in the rest
  • Internal storage: 4 GB
  • Connectivity: LTE, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n 2,4 GHz, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou, Bluetooth 5.0. NFC
  • Operating system: Tizen
  • Sensors: Electrocardiogram, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, HR Sensor, Illumination Sensor
  • Battery: 340/247 mAh
  • Resistance: MIL-STD-810G military resistant case Screen with Gorilla Glass DX + glass

In this new Galaxy Watch Active 2 we find two great news, as far as functions are concerned. They were leaked a few weeks ago, and they make it clear that Samsung has taken note of the Apple Watch, since they are two functions that are present in the most recent generation of Apple watches. It's about the electrocardiogram and the detection of falls.

The electrocardiogram is the star function in this new generation of the watch. Thanks to this function, it is possible to send electrical impulses to the heart, to obtain a deep reading and to be able to detect abnormalities, such as possible arrhythmias in the heart. It's a feature that has received rave reviews on the Apple Watch, as well as helping save some people's lives.

Furthermore, we also find fall detection on the Galaxy Watch Active 2. It works thanks to the accelerometer of the watch. It is intended to detect if there are shocks or sudden falls by the user, and if necessary, notify emergencies. So it can be something of enormous utility for users.

Price and launch

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 launches in two versions, depending on the size, as we have seen in its specifications. They will also be launched in various colors, with different styles of straps, so that each user will find the model that best suits their style or taste. The company has confirmed the prices of the two sizes of this watch:

  • The 40mm diameter model is priced at  U.S. dollar 279,99 (about 250 euros to change)
  • The version of the watch with a 44 mm case costs U.S. dollar 299,99 (about 268 euros to change)

As for the launch, they are expected to arrive in the month of September, at least in the United States. Its launch in the country will take place on September 27, although the reservation period will open on September 6. Most likely this is something global, so we can expect them on the same dates in Spain.


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