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Bezel Control Returns on Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2: Priced at $279

ByJoe Horner 2019-08-06 380

Samsung released the Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch on Aug. 5, the shape of the previous Galaxy Watch Active is not much different, but add new touch rotating bezel control function, the number of sensors has also doubled and improved accuracy. In addition, It will hit stores on September 27th for a starting price of $279.

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 

Appearance aspect

There is no obvious change in the design of Samsung's new watch, which is still in a round style. The main improvement is that a sensor has been added to the circular screen around the dial, which is used for circumferential touch operation.

This design is actually designed to simulate the physical rotatable dial on the original Samsung smartwatch, which has been one of the signature features since Gear S2, and even the built-in Tizen operating system optimizes UI for this mode of operation. So the new feature of Galaxy Watch Active2 is coming back.

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 

Two versions of 40mm and 42mm

This time, the Active2 is not used to replace the old Galaxy Watch Active, but will continue to be sold together, so the new watch has more choices.

The dial is divided into two sizes: the 40mm and the 44mm. The former has a screen of 1.2 inches, the latter 1.4 inches, and a resolution of 360x360. With 20mm can replace the strap. The material is stainless steel and aluminum alloy, as well as the fuselage color has bright black, rose gold, silver three kinds, plus the watchband is natural or can be removed, the official provides rubber and leather, including the watchband choice.

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 

Screen aspect

On the screen side, although the new watch comes in two sizes, the screen has the same resolution of 360x360, with the exception of 1.4in and 1.2in. The Super AMOLED panel supports full-color Always On display.

 It is also covered with Corning's gorilla DX+ glass, which is designed for watches, and the new watch, which is still the Tizen operating system, uses the new One UI, so the content display and the old model won't change much.

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 

Functional aspect

As for the interior, there is still little change in the interior. Galaxy Watch Active 2 watches are still equipped with Samsung's own Exynos 9110 platform. CPU is dual-core, 1.15GHz main frequency, with 768MB memory + 4GB storage space, LTE version of the memory doubled to 1.5GB, but the storage is still 4GB. When it comes to the LTE version, this is also a new version of the new watch that supports phone calls and Internet connections independent of your phone. Support GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, NFC, ECG, heart rate monitoring, wireless charging, IP68 waterproof, Tizen system can be matched with Android and iOS.

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 

It is worth noting that this time the Active2 watch has also added a ECG monitoring sensor, but this function needs to be approved by regulators in various countries and regions, so Samsung said it will not be online at the time of launch.

In terms of other sensors and wireless connectivity, in addition to upgrading to Bluetooth 5.0, the new watch is still a heart rate sensor, a built-in GPS location, a NFC that supports Samsung Pay, and so on.

Battery life

In terms of battery life, even the small 40mm version of the new watch has slightly increased its battery capacity to 247mAh, while the large 44mm has a much larger fuselage, so the battery capacity can be 340mAh, but it is not an exaggerated figure. In addition, the wireless charging of the WPC specification is naturally retained.

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2​ 

Price

The final Galaxy Watch Active2 Bluetooth version of the 40mm starts at $279.99, which is much more expensive than the old version, more like an advanced version, while the LTE version starts at $299.99, both of which will go on sale later on Sept. 27.


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● 365 day free repair warranty

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