Almost six months after announcing the Galaxy Watch Active, Samsung today unveiled its successor, the Galaxy Watch Active 2.
Available in two sizes (40mm and 44mm), the Galaxy Watch Active 2 comes with a digital rotating bezel which you can turn both clockwise and counter-clockwise to navigate. The black bezel that surrounds the Super AMOLED display is actually a touch-sensitive strip that you can run your finger over and it gives a click-like haptic buzz to simulate the clicks of the physical rotating bezel.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 can manually track more than 39 workouts with 7 of them automatically activated (running, walking ,cycling, swimming, rowing machine, elliptical machine and dynamic workouts). It also has an updated Running Coach feature to monitor your running pace in real-time and offer 7 different training programs. While it comes with ECG capability, the feature will not be available at launch.
Under the screen, Samsung’s Exynos 9110 dual-core 1.15GHz chipset runs the Watch Active 2 and is augmented by 768MB RAM (Bluetooth model) / 1.5GB RAM (LTE model), and is supported by 4GB of internal storage. These specs apply for both watch sizes:-
|Display||1.4-inch (320 x 320 pixels) Always On Display||1.2-inch (320 x 320 pixels) Always On Display|
|Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass DX+||Corning Gorilla Glass DX+|
Other specs include an aluminium case for the Bluetooth-only model, stainless steel for the LTE model, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and 5ATM water resistance rating – which means the watch is water-resistant to up to 50 meters in depth for 10 minutes.
Powered by Tizen OS, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is compatible with Android devices running 5.0 or higher with at least 1.5GB RAM, and iPhone 5 or above with iOS 9 or later versions. Local pricing and availability have yet to be announced at the time of publication.
Published at Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:01:41 +0000