The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 succeeds the first-gen Galaxy watch active smartwatch. It features a similar design from its predecessor, bigger display, improved software, improved hardware specs and lots more. In this article we explore the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 specs and price.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Key Specs & Features
- 1.2-inch / 1.4-inch Super AMOLED Display, 360 x 360 pixels (364ppi)
- Dual-core Exynos 9110 (10nm) Processor
- Tizen-based wearable OS 4.0
- 768MB RAM (Watch 2 Active Aluminium) or 1.5GB RAM (Watch 2 Active Stainless Steel)
- 4GB Built-in Storage
- 50m Water Resistant (IP68)
- Wifi / LTE
- Non-Removable 340 mAh / 247mAh Li-ion Battery
- Wireless Charging
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy Watch active 2 features the same design as its predecessor. Place both smartwatches side by side with each other you get two smartwatches with striking resemblance, more of a twin.
It retains the same minimal design on a slim chassis. Speaking of chassis, the smartwatch has two variants with different build properties. There is a basic Aluminium variant and a much premium stainless steel variant.
The Stainless steel variant comes in Black, Silver, and Gold. While the Aluminium variant comes in Cloud Silver, Aqua Black, and Pink Gold.
The Stainless steel variant of the Samsung Galaxy Watch active 2 weighs 42g, while the aluminum variant weighs 30g. Aside from having different build properties, both variants also differ in hardware specs. more on that later.
Both the Aluminum and Stainless steel variants have 40mm and 44mm versions. The 40mm sized Galaxy watch active 2 features a 1.2-inch display, while the 44 mm variant has a 1.4-inch display. Both displays are Super AMOLED and have a 360 x 360 resolution.
The Samsung Galaxy watch Active 2 feature touch-sensitive bezels that let you navigate through the user interface with ease. You have got the option to either swipe through or use the touch-sensitive bezels for navigation.
Still, on the navigation, the Samsung Galaxy watch Active 2 houses two buttons on the side. The top button serves as a return key, while the button below serves as the home button.
The return key can be programmed to perform different tasks when double-tap. It comes programmed with Bixby on default.
Similar to the Apple Watch 4 and 5. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 features an ECG (electrocardiogram) at the bottom. The ECG sensor monitors your heart rate, by reading the electric activity and rhythm of your heart.
In a nutshell, if you loved the first-gen watch, you are certainly going to love the second-gen edition.
As mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has two hardware configurations. The standard stainless steel variant has a more premium hardware configuration, leaving the Aluminum variant with less premium hardware specs.
However, both the Aluminum and stainless steel variants feature a dual-core Exynos 9110 processor, a Mali-T720 GPU and 4GB of internal storage.
Being the more premium variant, the Stainless steel variant of the watch feature a 1.5GB RAM, while the Aluminium variant features a 768MB RAM.
The battery capacity you get is dependent on the size you chose. The 40mm size variant has a removable Li-Ion 247mAh battery, while the 44mm size variant has a non-removable Li-Ion 340 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 watch runs its user interface on-top of the Tizen-based wearable OS 4.0 operating system.
When it comes to pairing with smartphones, the smartwatch can be paired with Android smartphones running the Android 5.0 operating system and above. You can also pair this smartwatch with iOS devices running iOS 9.0 and above.
The smartwatch comes with fitness-oriented features, to help you work out and stay healthy. You have got 39 workout-tracking modes including running, walking, cycling and swimming.
Just like is the case in the Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch Edition Series 5, the Stainless steel Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has Wi-Fi and LTE versions. However, the Aluminium variant has only Wi-Fi connectivity.
Like in the Kospet Prime, the LTE model will support making and receiving calls and sending and receiving SMS directly on the smartwatch without connecting to a smartphone.
They both feature a barometer, a heart rate monitor, a gyroscope, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Aluminum price starts around $279 for the 40mm version and $299 for the 44mm version. Which is around 101,277 for the 40mm version and 108,537 for the 44mm version.
The LTE version on the Stainless steel model starts around $516 for the 40mm version and $542 for the 44mm version. Which is around 187,308 Naira for the 40mm version and 196,746 for the 44mm version.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 was released in September 2019 and is currently available for purchase.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Active 2:
- Platform: Tizen-Based Wearable OS 4.0; Samsung’s One UI
- Processor: Dual-Core 1.15 GHz Cortex-A53 (Exynos 9110)
- Memory: 768MB / 1.5GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Silver, Gold
- Dimension: 44 x 44 x 10.9 mm
- Weight: 30 g / 42 g
- SIM Slot: SIM
- Water Resistant: Yes, 50m Water-Resistant (IP68)
- Dustproof: Yes, (IP68)
- Standalone Calls & SMS: –
- Sync with Phone: Yes
Display & Camera
- Display: 1.2-inch / 1.4-inch, Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 360 x 360 Pixels
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
- Camera: No
- Built-in Storage: 4GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
- 5G: –
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: –
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot:
- Bluetooth: Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: No
- SMS/MMS: –
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: –
- Video Player: –
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: –
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: –
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: Yes
- Pedometer: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Galvanic Skin Response: –
- Skin Temperature Sensor: –
- Capacitive Sensor: –
- UV Sensor: –
- Microphone: –
- Hepatic Vibration Motor: Yes
- Fitness Apps: Yes
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Image Viewer: –
- Video Viewer: –
- Maximum Operating Altitude: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 340 mAh / 247mAh Li-Ion Battery
- Battery Life: –
- Wireless Charging: Yes
- Average Charge Time: –