Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 announced


I’ve still not really got “into” smart watches, but the new Galaxy Watch Active2 could well change my mind. For a start, it’s a very sexy looking thing and, whats more, it’ll do 4G connectivity too.

There’s also two sizes – a 44mm and 40mm diameter watch, which are available in two styles – aluminium with a “casual” band and a solid stainless steel model with a leather strap.

Available in aluminium in Aqua Black or Pink Gold or black and gold in stainless steel, there’s a 1.4″ 360×360 (34mm) screen on the 44mm model or a 1.2″ (30mm) 360×360 screen on the 40mm model. Both get Super AMOLED, a full colour always-on screen and Corning Gorilla Glass. The 44mm model gets a 340mAh battery whilst the 40mm model gets a 247mAh unit.

Powered by an Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz CPU it has the Tizen OS and the non-4G model comes with 4GB of storage with 768MB RAM. The 4G version gets 1.5GB memory with the same storage.

In addition to the 4G (if you have that model), there’s WiFi, NFC for payments, Bluetooth 5.0, aGPS, heart rate monitoring, an ECG, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer and ambient light sensor.

Charging is performed via a wireless charge system. I you get the 4G model that you can receive and make calls from the watch with apps accessible directly from the watch too. The Galaxy Watch Active2 upgrades the rotating bezel navigation to let you select your favourite apps.

The smartwatch can manually track more than 39 workouts with seven of them automatically activated. This includes running, walking, cycling, swimming, rowing, the elliptical machine and dynamic workouts. Great for the gym.

If you’re interested in one of these, get on the pre-register page and get your name down.