Samsung announces a refresh to its Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch with Galaxy Watch Active 2. It comes with a bigger screen, new looks and a lot more features.
Galaxy Watch Active 2
One of the major changes in Galaxy Watch Active is the lack of rotating bezel. Actually, people liked that bezel because it helps them to navigate around the UI conveniently. However, the watch lacks a physical rotating bezel instead of this, the company included an improved version of that bezel on the Galaxy Watch 2. This time the smartwatch features a touch-sensitive bezel, so the users can now move their fingers along the bezels and can scroll through menus.
The galaxy watch now comes with LTE support. Now, it comes in two models: Bluetooth only version and Bluetooth+LTE. With the LTE support the users can make and receive phone calls and can send text messages right from their watch, without requiring any smartphone connected. These variants are available in 40mm and 44mm case sizes. These are available in stainless steel and aluminium material cases.
There is also a new way to customize the watch face of the smartwatch. This feature is named ‘My Style’ which allows users to take a photo of their outfit, choose their favourite colours and create a new watch face based on the colour scheme. This can be done using the Galaxy Wearable app.
In this watch, you will get the core features of Galaxy Watch Active. It can track over 39 workouts along with that it offers stress tracking, sleep tracking, and improved Running Coach feature. It tracks runs, walking, swimming, cycling, rowing and other workouts. The watch will also send alerts to the user if the heart rate goes beyond the normal range.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is IP68 certified and it is water-resistant till 5ATM. Users will also be able to listen to their favourite music from their watch as it is supported by Spotify.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be available at a price of $279.99 for the 40mm Bluetooth only model while the 44mm Bluetooth only model costs $299.99. There are no pricing details for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 LTE yet.
You can see more details about the watch from the official Samsung website.