Samsung has announced the Galaxy Watch Active 2 today. The smart wearable comes laden with LTE support, ECG feature and a digital rotating bezel. The offering is a successor to the Galaxy Watch Active which was launched in March 2019.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2: specifications and features
With a fresh design and two sizes – 40mm and 44mm, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 has two variants – a Bluetooth model and an LTE version coupled with Bluetooth. The always-connected LTE variant of the watch will be available later. The digital rotating bezel present on the wearable lets the user switch between apps. Display-wise, the 40mm variant comes with a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. The bigger variant sports a 1.4-inch Super AMOLED display with the same resolution.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 relies on the 1.15GHz Exynos processor. The performance is further aided by 768MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. However, the LTE version gets more in this department as it boasts 1.5GB of RAM and 4GB of storage. The watch runs Tizen OS with Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and Wi-Fi as connectivity options. Both the variants of the wearable support wireless charging. The 40mm version features a 247mAh battery while a 340mAh unit is available for the 44mm.
The smart wearable is capable of supporting 39 varieties of workouts, and can track activities like running, walking and swimming automatically. The device is IP68 certified and comes with an ECG feature while using eight photodiodes for heart rate monitoring. Android and iOS users can work with the Galaxy Watch Active 2 for messaging, notifications and more. Consumers can even use the MyStyle feature if the watch is paired with a Galaxy phone to create outfit-based watch faces.
The aluminium and Fluoroelastomer band models will arrive in Aqua Black, Cloud Silver and Pink Gold colours. The Stainless steel models with a leather band will come in Black, Gold and Silver options as well.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2: price and availability
The wearable will be available for pre-order from September 6th while it will launch officially on September 27th. The Bluetooth variant of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will cost $279.99 (~Rs 19,800) for the 40mm size and $299.99 (~Rs 21,000) for 44mm. Those who pre-order would get a power bank cum wireless charger for free.