Samsung has officially introduced its latest smartwatch called Galaxy Watch Active2. It comes in 40mm and 44mm models.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 40mm model has dimensions of 40 x 40 x 10.9T. Its aluminum model weighs 26 grams, while its stainless steel variant has weight of 37 grams. It has 1.2-inch Super AMOLED always-on full-color display with 360 x 360 pixels resolution and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ protection. It houses a 247 mAh battery with WPC-based wireless charging support.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 44mm features in a larger 1.4-inch Suepr AMOLED full color always on display with 360 x 360 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ protection. It measures 44 x 44 x 10.9T mm and weighs 30 grams for Aluminum model and 42 grams for Stainless steel variant. It has a larger 340 mAh battery with WPC-based wireless charging support.
Regardless of the variant, this Samsung smartwatch features in 1.5GHz dual-core Exynos 9110 SoC with 4GB ROM. It has 768MB RAM while the LTE variant comes with 1.5GB RAM.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 comes with Heart Rate Monitoring thanks to its 8 Photodiodes. It also takes Electrocardiogram (ECG). There are other sensors like Gyroscope, Ambient Light sensor, Barometer and Accelerometer which measures up to 32G of force.
The smartwatch is also 5ATM and IP68 rated for water resistance. It also complies with MIL-STD-810G rating for added durability.
The Galaxy Watch Actvie 2 runs on Tizen-based Wearable OS and comes with upgraded One UI. It is compatible with most devices running on Android 5.0 or above (with more than 1.5GB RAM) and iPhone 5 and above, running on iOS 9.0 or above.
The watch also tracks more than 39 workouts (7 automatically activated) including walking, running cycling, swimming etc. It can also track real time stress levels via Samsung Health which provides access to guided meditation.
In terms of connectivity, it has optional LTE, Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V5.0, NFC and A-GPS/GLONASS/Beidou.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 will be on pre-order from August 23 in European markets and will start selling from September 13th. If you are in the United States, the smartwatch will go on pre-order from September 6th and will be available from September 27. The Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE will be available from September 27 at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular.
UPDATE (10/Oct/2019): Samsung has officially launched Galaxy Watch Active2 (44mm) in India. It is priced at Rs. 31,990 for Stainless Steel (Silver / Black / Gold) finishing. The Galaxy Watch Active2 Aluminum (Black / Rose Gold / Cloud Silver) finishing variants price is Rs. 26,900. The smartwatch will be available at all offline channels, Samsung Opera House, Samsung e-Shope and leading e-commerce platforms. There are several affordability schemes attached.