South Korean tech giant – Samsung – just released the new iteration of the smartwatch dedicated to the sporty people in the name of Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. The smartwatch doesn’t look much different from the previous generation. However, the new touch-type rotating bezel control function has now two times the number of sensors and an improved accuracy.
The Watch Active 2 is available with either an aluminum or a stainless steel case. Meanwhile sizes go from 40mm to 44mm of diameter, with the former packing a 1.2-inch and the latter sporting a 1.4-inch panel. Resolutions are 360×360 for both sizes as well as the 20mm replaceable strap.
The smartwatch features a special chip designed for wearables, the Exynos 9110, clocked at 1.15GHz. While the other specs differ depending on the variant. So we have the Wi-Fi version with 768MB of RAM and 4GB storage and the LTE version with 1.5GB of RAM and 4GB storage.
Both variants support GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, NFC, ECG, heart rate monitoring, wireless charging and they are IP68 waterproof. Finally, the watches run Samsung’s home-made Tizen OS.
In terms of pricing, the starting price of the 40mm model is $279, meanwhile the 44mm version will go for $299. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will go on sale on September 27th.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 specs
- Aluminium, Stainless Steel options
- Touch Bezel
- Two sizes: 40mm/44mm
- 40mm: 1.2-inch screen, 360 x 360, Super AMOLED
- 44mm: 1.4-inch screen, 360 x 360, Super AMOLED
- LTE, Wi-Fi only and UA models
- 44mm LTE model: 340mAh battery
- 40mm Wi-Fi model: 247mAh battery
- 20mm interchangeable straps
- One UI 1.5 software
- Fall Detection
- ECG monitor (not available yet)
- Afib notifications
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 1.15GHz Exynos 9110 chip
- Built-in GPS
- IP68 rated
- Wi-Fi models: 4GB storage, 768MB RAM
- LTE models: 4GB storage, 1.5GB RAM