Samsung introduced and released order for its smartwatch product line which is the Best Heart Rate Tracker in the market.
It’s so easy to track your heart rate if you wear it every day to make sure your body is going well and under good control. I always believe good health walk you a long way, so the price seems “OKAY” to me and would like to suggest all seniors get one as one MUST-HAVE item in modern society.
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Product: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Display: 1.4″ AMOLED touch screen (360 x 360, 364 PPI density)
Dial Length: 44mm / 40 mm
Model: Stainless Steel LTE & Bluetooth / Aluminum & Bluetooth
Chipset: Exynos 9110 (10 nm)
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer
Storage: 1.5 GB
Operating System: Tizen-based wearable OS
Wireless technology: NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
Battery: 340 mAh / Wireless charging
Other Features: Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ / Always-on display / IP68 / ECG certified
(Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 came the same time with Galaxy Note 10 series!)
Design & Display
The appearance of Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 looks quite traditional to me. From the outside, I couldn’t notice it’s a smartwatch if it’s showing the ordinary watch faces. If it’s showing the colorful infograph watch faces, I would definitely recognize it.
The design is simple and elegant of Galaxy Watch Active 2, and I think Samsung is trying to take care of both sides of customer’s need. One side needs it maintained a traditional look, but the other side wants it more cool & state-of-the-art.
Samsung is doing great! Everyone could find the perfect one to suit their taste. For me, I would choose a very low-profile color – black for my heart rate tracker on my wrist since all my stuff is black too.
Samsung brought back the rotating bezel on Watch Active 2 which is not a physical bezel but something really convenient to use.
it’s a touch-sensitive stripe, and all you need to do is simply move your finger clockwise or the opposite to quickly scroll through screens, notifications, apps or text. It’s probably the coolest thing I see from Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2.
Apple just announced the same feature for Apple Watch 5 on the 10-Sep launch event, but Samsung runs faster this time.
The always-on display on Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 doesn’t make you feel embarrassed when you need some info from your watch.
I know this since you click your watch for something, your boss must think you are browsing or texting your friends. I felt it too in office. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Mix & Match
They have a cool tech that if you want the watch face to match your style today. You could take a photo of your look then it would create automatically many colorful patterns for you to choose.
So, every single day, you could have a unique watch face to mix and match with your look every single day!
(The always-on feature on the screen of your Galaxy Watch Active 2 lets you feel safe & secure when you need it!)
Checking your body info from the smartwatch you wear solves lots of hassles that we used to think. You could wear it for walking, running, cycling, rowing, training, working out, and swimming.
It could easily track your heart rate, the time you exercise, and the calories that you burn for this session. But, in 2019, this tracking feature is a basic for a smartwatch, so it’s not a big deal on Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2.
(Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 make the tracking so easily even when you swim!)
The best part of a smartwatch has arrived, reading your heart rate. On the back of Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, there is an upgraded heart rate sensor to read your heart and send you alert when it’s lower than a normal rate.
It suits those who are having trouble for the heart rate, and it’s better we prevent something in advance instead of fixing something afterward. The ECG feature on Galaxy Watch Active 2 is rumored coming soon but we might need to wait till 2020 since Samsung is currently waiting for approval from FDA.
(Sounds terrible? Your body secrets are monitored by this smartwatch on your wrist?)
I love the stress tracker from Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, and this is something modern people need to take care of. People tend to ignore the mental health, and it’s not recovering soon once we explode from the stress.
It will track the stress level to see if you are intense or not, then it will guide you to focus on breathing and trying to relax! Just open the Samsung Health app on Galaxy Watch Active 2!
PS. Stress feature available in all countries except Angola, Cyprus, Algeria, Canada, and Thailand. And smartphone pairing is recommended to store all the information!
(The watch only shows some data, and you could pair with your phone to read more clearly for the all information!)
Let’s watch a demonstration on how to use it on Samsung Galaxy Watch Active series:
Under Armour Edition
Samsung also launched a special edition with Under Armour which gives you limited Under Armour watch face and a free “MapMyRun” MVP service for 6 months.
This special edition has a feature I LOVE the most! The Galaxy Watch Active 2 will read the data from your body then it gives real-time coaching when you are running.
PS. Real-time Form Coaching function ONLY available for Under Armour Edition.
(Under Armour edition lets you use “MapMyRun” MVP service 6 months for FREE!)
- Bixby support: Yeah, tell Bixby to work for yon even on Samsung’s smartwatches
- Integration with other apps: Spotify, Youtube, etc.
- IP68: Take it for a swim or scuba diving(up to 50 meters under) should be OK
- Battery life: a 44mm model lasts 2 days, and a 40mm lasts 1.5 day which is better than Apple Watch Series
- Samsung Ecosystem: pair with your Galaxy phone, it will be the camera controller immediately. Even SmartThings, Samsung Pay and more are seamlessly integrated with your watch!
Top#01 The Price
People have concerns that the price is USD$299, why not buy Apple watch? Yeah, I have the same question too. But it really depends on the brand of the features you want for the smart devices on your wrist.
The biggest downside of Apple watch is it only lasts 18hrs the max, and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active could last at least longer than 1 day. So, be wise and pick the one suits you the best!
Top#02 Looks So BIG!
Compared to Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 looks bigger on the wrist. People tend to compare every smartwatch with Apple watch this year since Apple watch dominates people’s imagination on a smartwatch for a while.
I think the 44mm dial could be an issue for some people, why not pick a smaller dial like 40mm? Problem solved!
Top#03 Battery Life
Although Samsung mentioned 44mm-dial model could last for two day and 40mm-dial model could be used for 1.5 days, i see some customers feedback that it could only last for one day actually.
I think if you need to pair with all the smart devices for a better experience, no matter any smartwatch would run out of battery soon! For normal use, it could be as mentioned as 2 or 1.5 days.
I must say Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is indeed the Best Heart Rate Tracker on our wrist, and if you happen to own a Galaxy Phone, it would perfect since they work quite well between Samsung devices.
You could either use it for any kinds of sports mentioned above or even for a swim, and it will track you well under the water since it’s IP68 dust & water-resistant.
You could also use it to track the heart rate every day for a safety need. As I mentioned in the beginning, good health walk you a long way, so I am also thinking to get a Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 for a better living.
I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.
(All Photos: Samsung)
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