Samsung Unveils Its Apple Watch Rival

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Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch in the US. It is available in two sizes and two styles.

A round AMOLED screen and many health-centred features such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) are featured in the Galaxy Watch Active 2 intended to resist severe conditions.

Specifications and Features

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is available in sizes of 40 mm and 44 mm. There is no rotatable bezel but a virtual bezel.

The Watch Active 2 is also available in two different styles, including a casual version with an aluminium chassis and an FKM wristband and a premium version with a stainless steel body and a leather strap. Users can easily replace the existing strap with any 20 mm band in either version.

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a water-resistant and stabilizing device classified IP68 and MIL-STD 810 G that can not be affected by severe weather conditions. It is also a swim-resistant product, as it comes with water resistance 5ATM.

Samsung Unveils Its Apple Watch Rival
Source: Samsung

Gorilla Glass DX+ protects the display. One UI enables users to develop a custom watch that suits user clothes. To use it, you need to take a picture of the equipment you use via My Style in the Galaxy Wearables app.

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 offers 39 different category training options. It has an enhanced optical cardiac frequency tracker with 8 LED for faster reading. The watch also features an electrocardiogram (ECG).

It also comes with the Calm app for sleep improvement via meditation programs. The watch can monitor stress levels as well.

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 features a 360 x 360 pixel resolution S-AMOLED display. The 40 mm device has a 1.2-inch display, while the 44 mm model has a 1.4-inch display. The Exynos 9110 Chipset powers the Galaxy Watch Active 2 with 768 MB of RAM.

The LTE version of the smartwatch’s stainless steel edition being a premium model has 1.5 GB of RAM.

The smartwatch works on Tizen OS and comes with voice and text languages in real-time. Some of the features of the phone include Samsung Health, Smart Things, Samsung Pay and Bixby. It can be used to launch a camera on Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9 or Galaxy S10 phones.

Samsung Unveils Its Apple Watch Rival
Source: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Price and Availability

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 will start pre-orders on September 6 pre-order and will begin shipping on September 26. The watch Active 2’s 40 mm aluminium edition is $279, and the 44 mm version has a price tag of $299. Wireless Charger Portable Battery is given to customers who pre-order the watch Active 2 free of charge.

Samsung still has to confirm the price of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 stainless steel edition. In the United States, the smartwatch is available from September 27, from all major companies such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Version.

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Anirudh Muley
Anirudh Muley
Anirudh is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at Clickdotme. He does not like describing himself in the third-person and had a hard time coming up with these two sentences!
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