Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Full Specification and Price

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has been officially announced, and it drops the physical rotating bezel in favour of a digital one. The revamped One UI now features a bezel in the Super AMOLED display, a design that makes the screen to be more visible on your wrist. The 44mm version comes with a larger screen than the 46mm Galaxy Watch.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Features

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be available in two sizes (40mm and 44mm) and two styles. The styles are a casual version with a lightweight aluminum body and an FKM wrist strap or a premium stainless steel watch body with a leather strap.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Full Specification and Price

In both styles, you can swap the strap with an standard 20mm band. You can as well colour coordinate the watch face with your clothes, all you have to do is to snap a photo of your outfit using the new My Style feature of the Galaxy Wearables app.

Also read: Images of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

The smartwatch has an improved heart rate reader with 8 LEDs for faster readings. This new model also gains an electrocardiogram feature (ECG). As the name suggests, the watch is geared towards exercise as well as wellness and sleep.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 can track 39 different types of workouts, some of which have sub-categories. For instance, the updated Running Coach has 7 different modes with real-time tracking (helped by GPS, a barometer and accelerometer).

The watch boasts up to 5ATM water resistance (and IP68), which makes it suitable for swimming. It can take a few knocks too (it’s MIL-STD-810G rated) and features Gorilla Glass DX+ to protect the screen.

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The Calm app that comes with it offers guided meditation programs and sleep tracking (it’s available in English, Spanish and German). The Galaxy Watch Active 2  can also keep track of your stress levels.

Both sizes of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 have a Super AMOLED screen with 360 x 360px resolution. The 40mm version has a 1.2” display, the 44mm goes for a 1.4” screen. The watch is powered by the Exynos 9110 chipset with 768MB of RAM and it runs Tizen OS.

There is also an LTE version with 1.5GB of RAM (available only in stainless steel), which allows you to stay up to date with your social networking accounts. You can read, reply to and like tweets from the watch itself and watch videos. It also comes with a real-time voice and text translation in over 16 languages.

You can listen to music on the go thank to Samsung’s partnership with Spotify. You just need to sign into your Samsung account and start listening. The watch can also be used as a camera remote for your Samsung Galaxy flagship (S9, Note9 or S10).

You will also find other features from the Samsung ecosystem, including Samsung Health, Smart Things, Pay and Bixby.

Unfortunately, the sad news is that you will have to wait until September 6 to pre-order a Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 and until the 26th for it to be released. As for prices, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 aluminum version costs $280 for the 40mm size and $300 for the 44mm version. Note that pre-ordering nets you a free Wireless Charger Portable Battery.

The price for the stainless steel version is still TBA. In the USA, it will be available at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon starting September 27, 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Full Specification

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE (unspecified)
Announced 2019, August
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, September
Dimensions 44 x 44 x 10.9 mm (1.73 x 1.73 x 0.43 in)
Weight 44 g (1.55 oz)
Build Front glass, Stainless Steel 316L frame
SIM Electronic SIM card (eSIM)
  Samsung Pay
50m waterproof (IP68)
Compatible with standard 20mm straps
ECG certified
Touch-sensitive bezel
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1.4 inches, 6.3 cm2 (~32.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 360 x 360 pixels, 1:1 ratio (~364 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
  Always-on display
OS Tizen-based wearable OS
Chipset Exynos 9110 (10 nm)
CPU Dual-core 1.15 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T720
Card slot No
Internal 4 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Radio No
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer
  Natural language commands and dictation
  Non-removable Li-Ion 340 mAh battery
Charging Wireless charging
Colors Black, Silver, Gold
Models SM-R830
Price About 350 EUR
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