In February, Samsung launched its re-designed and upgraded Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch with lots of new features. In this period the Watch Active has reached in few selected countries. After the 6 months company unpacked the third watch in the Galaxy Watch series. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 brings some changes with it. It has brought back rotating bezel on display but in digital format. Mainly, it changed on the screen, more fitness features & some customizations.
Galaxy Watch had massive welcome changes over the previous Gear series watches. Later watches are upgraded with minor modifications. Same goes with Active2, with some welcome upgrades Samsung decides to counter with Apple & Android watches.
Digital Rotating Bezel
Galaxy Watch Active was the first watch to come without a rotating bezel. As customers liked it, Samsung brings it back. It was the main part of every Tizen smartwatches until the company decided to remove it from the display to make it perfect for smaller hands. Most Tizen customers in the favour of bezel so again the company decided to reintroduce it. This time digital way, make it more usable and more responsive. Thanks to the haptic feedback, make it similar to the physical bezel.
Watch first Promo Video of Watch Active2
Two Versions & New Color
The Watch Active released with 4 different models to satisfy a wide variety of audiences. This time there are only 2 models. The 44mm & 40mm models with Bluetooth only as well as LTE connectivity. Both watches built differently, the Wi-Fi model made of Aluminium, while the LTE model made of stainless steel. The 40mm watch has a 1.2-inch display and 247mAh battery and 44mm come with a 1.4-inch display with a 340mAh battery.
New watches will shine in different colors, while both variants carry various combos. The Bluetooth only will have Black, Rose Gold & Silver colors with matching silicon straps. The LTE models have Black, Gold & Silver colors with leather straps. There are also extra 20mm, both silicone & leather straps for your needs comes with additional cost.
Improved Health & Fitness
Newly added ECG feature is that most fitness-focused function users want. Samsung listened to them and brought it to the watch though you can not use it until the company gets some certificates and permissions from some medical authorities. The improved accelerometer and heart rate monitor are more advanced to take accurate readings.
Running Coach will give you real-time advice during the workout session to keep you on track. It will guide you throughout your running, jogging & other workouts with audio sound. You can hear using your earphones or Bluetooth headphones.
Extra Added Features
My Style will allow you to create or customize your watch faces using your attire. Take an image of your outfits and make matching watch face. Galaxy Watch Active 2 has social media support. You can watch YouTube videos directly from the Active2 without using any third-party apps. It also allows you to interact with your Twitter account and watch short clips.
The watch runs on the Tizen operating system and all the original features of it. September 27 is the date when it will be available to purchase. September 6 is a pre-order date in selected countries. Would you upgrade to the new Watch active 2 over Galaxy Watch or Watch Active?
Madhav Biradar started his career in technology back in 2011, where he covered mobile & gaming articles. He is an enthusiast in smartphone & wearable gadgets. In his free time, he likes to read about new tech gadgets and watch movies.