Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy Watch Active2. The new smartwatch ditched the physical rotating bezel in favor of a digital one.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 comes in two different sizes, 44mm and 40mm diameter casings, and in two different styles — a lightweight aluminum with a Fluoroelastomer (FKM) Band, and a premium solid stainless steel with a leather strap. Both have standard 20mm sized bands. The 44mm model is priced at USD 300, while the 44mm one at USD 280.
Samsung’s new smartwatch features Super AMOLED displays with 360 x 360 resolution, Gorilla Glass DX+, an Exynos 9110 processor, 768MB RAM, 4GB storage, wireless charging, 5ATM water resistance, IP68 rating, and runs on Tizen OS. They also have Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC.
The 44mm version comes with a 1.4-inch sized screen and a 340mAh battery, while the 40mm version with a 1.2-inch screen and a 247mAh battery.
The watches also comes with a Heart Rate Monitor (with 8 Photodiodes), an Accelerometer that can measure up to 32g of force, GPS, a barometer, and an accelerometer. It can also track 39 different kinds of workouts.
Aside from all that, the Galaxy Watch Active2 lets you make and receive calls from the watch, view social media updates, respond to or like a tweet, and even watch short video clips or movie trailers. Moreover, it also supports real-time voice and text translation in over 16 languages.
Another bonus is that the watch lets you use Spotify. All you need to do is to sign in on your Samsung account.
As for the price, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 will have a retail price of USD 300 for the 44mm model, and USD 280 for the 40mm one. Converted to our currency, that’s roughly PHP 15,700 and PHP 14,700 respectively.
Unfortunately, local pricing and availability are yet to be announced.