The Samsung Watch segment has made a new addition in the series by launching Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. An augmented version of its predecessor with some fascinating features. It could only be Samsung to make a second launch of the series within the span of six-months. The splendid features of Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 puts it on the race of Apply watch series 5. Let’s find out more.

Design and Investment:

The Samsung Watch Active 2 has two variants: Bluetooth version of Samsung Watch 2 cost around $269 for 44mm (30g) while $240 for 40mm (26g) with color variants of Silver, Black and Gold. An addition of LTE option will push the cost to touch $419 for 44mm and $399 for 40mm variant. Whereas, the Bluetooth/Wi-fi model has color range of Aqua Black, Cloud Silver and Pink Gold.

Both the variants are dust and water resistant to a dept of 50 meters with an additional feature to prevent an accidental activation. The budgeted version comes with a rubberized Fluoroelstomer band, it is a material that goes well with the casual look and physical sweaty activity. For a classier and flamboyant look, you can go for stainless steel body with a leather strap. In either scenario, the watch back carries eight photodiodes to keep a track of heart rate with effective reading.

Specifications

• Screen: 1.2in or 1.4in AMOLED (364 ppi)
• Case size: 40 or 44mm
• Case thickness: 10.9mm
• Band size: standard 20mm
• Weight: 26g or 30g
• Processor: Samsung Exynos 9110 dual-core 1.15GHz
• RAM: 0.75GB
• Storage: 4GB
• Operating system: Tizen 4.0 (One UI 1.5)
• Water resistance: 50 metres (5ATM)
• Sensors: barometer, gyro, HR sensor, light sensor,
• microphone, speaker, NFC, GPS
• Connectivity: Bluetooth 5, wifi

Interface and display:

The Active 2’s 360 by 360 resolution AMOLED screen is stretched a bit more to 1.2 inches compared to predecessor for 40mm variant, while the 44mm variant is a 1.4 inches screen with the same resolution. Samsung’s smartwatches run on its own Tizen operating system, rather than Google’s Wear OS or android. The updates on the previous variants are also given to enhance customer experience just the like the latest version.

The significant transition in Active 2 is digital rotatory bezel. In previous model, the bezel had to be physically turned on to navigate the watch. Not as fascinating as the tactile bezel wheel but surely the next best.
The first-party apps like My Fitness Pal, Smart Caddie are optimized for a tiny display while some third-party applications are audacious. However, third party applications like: Sportify (offline support), YouTube, Twitter etc need a bit of address.

Health and fitness Feature:

Active 2 carries great heath features: Gym workout, Steps, Sleep cycles tracking, body hydration, menstrual cycle to name a few. You can target physical activities by Calories, Distance covered, Time to activity with an intimation when target achieved. The Active 2 is capable of ECG but under approval with FDA.

Battery Life:

The battery capacity of 44mm and 40mm versions is 340mAH and 247mAH, respectively. With a typical use the battery last for full two days. The battery life reduces with lots of Playing music or running GPS along with if you keep ‘Always-on’ feature turned on. It takes an hour and half to fully charge the battery.

Verdict:

Android user looking for a quality watch from a known brand should consider the Active 2 user. Especially if they are prone to sports or physical activity. A product for the true lover of original Galaxy Watch ticking all the essential and supporting functions one would require in a smartwatch.

Author's Bio: 

I'm just your average hygienist with a passion for excellence. I do what I do best, which is to help my patients achieve healthy smiles and provide & educate them with oral health care solutions and lifelong cosmetic procedures. This article written with the help of dedicated server company.