Samsung announces Galaxy Watch Active2, its latest smartwatch with LTE connectivity

After several leaks, Samsung today announced Galaxy Watch Active2, the latest addition to its Galaxy smartwatch portfolio. The Galaxy Watch Active2 looks sleek and stylish. And it comes in two different sizes—44mm and 40mm—and two cases: lightweight aluminum with a casual Fluoroelastomer (FKM) Band, and premium solid stainless steel with a leather strap. Samsung is also selling a range of additional stylish strap options for more customization. You also got LTE model for seamless connectivity and convenience.

The Galaxy Watch Active2 lacks the signature physical rotating bezel. But it is now available digitally, allowing you to use the curved Super AMOLED screen to easily select favorite apps. Plus, Samsung has brought the One UI to smartwatches for the first time.

Other highlights of Galaxy Watch Active2:

  • You can now customize your Galaxy Watch Active2 face to your outfit with the My Style color extraction algorithm. Available in the Galaxy Wearable app, simply take a photo of your outfit, choose from five different color patterns, and your watch face changes in seconds.
  • The Galaxy Watch Active2 smartwatch can manually track more than 39 workouts with seven of them automatically activated—including running, walking, cycling, swimming, rowing machine, elliptical machine and dynamic workouts.
  • With an updated Running Coach, you can monitor your running pace in real-time and enjoy seven different running programs to help meet your goals.
  • Enhanced sleep analysis algorithms help you work toward healthy sleep patterns (through the four sleep stages), aiding recovery at night and getting you ready for the next day.
  • The Galaxy Watch Active2 now supports convenient real-time voice and text translation in over 16 languages.
  • When the Galaxy Watch Active2 is paired to your Galaxy smartphone,5 for example, the Watch Camera Controller on the Galaxy Watch Active2 allows you to take photos, start recording a video, preview footage on the watch, switch between front and rear lenses, set a timer and then check the final photo or video — all from your wrist.

See Engadget’s hands-on with the smartwatch below:

Tech specs:

CategoryFeature
ColorAluminum: Cloud Silver, Aqua Black, Pink Gold with Fluoroelastomer (FKM)
Stainless Steel: Silver, Black, Gold with Leather strap
Dimensions & WeightAluminum case–44mm models: 44 x 44 x 10.9T, 30g
Aluminum case–40mm models: 40 x 40 x 10.9T, 26g
Stainless Steel case–44mm models: 44 x 44 x 10.9T, 44g
Stainless Steel case–40mm models: 40 x 40 x 10.9T, 37g
*LTE model only available in Stainless Steel
Display44mm models: 1.4-inch (34mm) 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, full color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX+
40mm models1.2-inch (30mm) 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, full color Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX+
Strap44mm models: 20mm interchangeable
40mm models: 20mm interchangeable
Battery44mm models: 340mAh
40mm models: 247mAh
ChipsetExynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz
OSTizen
Memory768MB + 4GB, *1.5GB + 4GB
*LTE models only
ConnectivityLTE*, Bluetooth® 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC
A-GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou8
*LTE connectivity only available in LTE models
SensorHeart Rate Monitoring (with 8 Photodiodes), Electrocardiogram (ECG), Accelerometer (measure up to 32g of force), Gyroscope, Barometer, Ambient Light
ChargeWPC-based wireless charging
Durability5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
CompatibilityAndroid: Android 5.0 or higher, RAM 1.5GB or above
iOS: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above

Samsung did not reveal any pricing or availability details.

Source: Samsung

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