With the announcement of the Galaxy Note10 looming, Samsung is trying to distract with other announcements. Just last week the company announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 and now they’ve taken the wraps off their Galaxy Watch Active2.
The company is emphasizing design and looks as well as functionality and convenience in the Galaxy Watch Active2. The new watch comes in two different sizes — 44mm and 40mm in diameter — and two styles: lightweight aluminum with a casual fluoroelastomer (FKM) Band, and premium solid stainless steel with a leather strap.
The smartwatch market is rapidly growing, and we at Samsung are excited to continually expand our presence in new and visionary ways. 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.President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics
The Galaxy Watch Active2 features a brand new upgrade to Samsung’s signature rotating bezel — and turns it digital to make it convenient to navigate while maximizing the screen size. Now directly on the curved Super AMOLED screen, the rotating touch bezel turns both clockwise and counter-clockwise to advance screens so you can easily select your favorite apps. Samsung has also upgraded the One UI experience on this watch for better navigation and ease of use.
As with any new wearable announcement, Samsung is touting the ease of use and functionality of the Active2’s fitness aspects. There’s plenty to like here and those who are heavily into fitness should be pleased.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 also serves as your guide to improved health and wellness, providing actionable insights that can help you make positive lifestyle choices in your diet, exercise, mental health, sleep and more.
With exercise, for example, the smartwatch can manually track more than 39 workouts with seven of them automatically activated—including running, walking, cycling, swimming, rowing machine, elliptical machine and dynamic workouts. With an updated Running Coach, you can monitor your running pace in real-time and enjoy seven different running programs to help meet your goals. The Galaxy Watch Active2 even incorporates innovative new health sensors on the back, which take in readings faster, so you know you’re getting insights quickly to maximize your fitness routine and stay on track.
Here are the specifications of the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2:
|Color||Aluminum: Cloud Silver, Aqua Black, Pink Gold with Fluoroelastomer (FKM)|
Stainless Steel: Silver, Black, Gold with Leather strap
|Dimensions & Weight||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
*LTE model only available in Stainless Steel
|Display||44mm models: 1.4-inch (34mm) 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, full color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX+|
40mm models: 1.2-inch (30mm) 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, full color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX+
|Strap||44mm models: 20mm interchangeable|
40mm models: 20mm interchangeable
|Battery||44mm models: 340mAh |
40mm models: 247mAh
|Chipset||Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz|
|Memory||768MB + 4GB, *1.5GB + 4GB|
*LTE models only
|Connectivity||LTE*, Bluetooth® 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC|
*LTE connectivity only available in LTE models
|Sensor||Heart Rate Monitoring (with 8 Photodiodes), Electrocardiogram (ECG), Accelerometer (measure up to 32g of force), Gyroscope, Barometer, Ambient Light|
|Charge||WPC-based wireless charging|
The Galaxy Watch Active2 Bluetooth edition will be available starting at US$279.99/CA$369.99 for the 40mm version and US$299.99 for the 44mm version beginning September 27, 2019, at Samsung.com and major retailers.
Pre-orders begin starting September 6, 2019, through September 26, 2019, on Samsung.com and select retailers. Consumers who pre-order the Galaxy Watch Active2 on Samsung.com between August 21st and September 24th are eligible for a free Wireless Charger Portable Battery. The Active Watch2 will also be available for pre-order starting on August 21st.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE edition will be available at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon starting September 27, 2019.