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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

"The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 offers lots with a Super AMOLED display, touch bezel controls, LTE option and various sizes but without that ECG feature active it's selling itself short."
As posted by toptenreviews.com

Pros

  • Digital haptic dial control is great
  • Decent 2-day battery life
  • Simple yet stylish design
  • Bright, clean display
  • Superb fitness tracking

Cons

  • No good mapping solutions
  • Sleep-tracking needs some work

Product Details

Date First Available:
September 6, 2019

Overall Rating

82.9%
The overall rating was calculated based on 46844 customer and expert reviews from 24 review sites and 6 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Smartwatches:
  • 98.0%
    Design
  • 91.5%
    Comfort
  • 85.1%
    Fitness tracking
  • 84.3%
    Display
  • 87.2%
    Controls
  • 71.0%
    Connectivity
  • 87.9%
    Sleep Tracking
  • 88.2%
    Battery Life

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
7
Good
15
Fair
2
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    8,318 reviews
    $249.99
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    1,003 reviews
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    1,615 reviews
    $408.88
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Expert Reviews

A more premium smartwatch than Samsung's previous models. With two sizes, LTE and now ECG.

Read more on cnet.com

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a minor upgrade on its predecessor and while it's slightly better the price has increased as a result.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Digital haptic dial control is great
  • Still decent 2-day battery life
  • Attractive minimalist design

Cons

  • Pricey upgrade
  • Still very few third-party apps

Pros

  • Touch-sensitive bezel
  • Offline Spotify
  • Decent battery life

Cons

  • Requires too many Samsung phone apps to work
  • Bixby
  • No good mapping solutions

As one of the market’s best alternatives to an Apple Watch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is an excellent choice for Android users, or anyone looking for a feature-rich, fitness-focused smartwatch bursting with great health features.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Simple yet stylish design
  • Bright, clean display
  • Vibrant and engaging UI
  • Lots of customisation on offer
  • Better-than-expected battery life

Cons

  • Lack of third-party app support
  • UI could be more intuitive
  • Incremental upgrade over predecessor

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 delivers automatic workout tracking and good battery life in a sleek design, making it one of the best fitness trackers you can buy.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • Automatic workout-tracking
  • Offline Spotify storage
  • Gorgeous design
  • Works with iOS and Android

Cons

  • ECG feature not available at launch
  • Sleep-tracking needs some work
  • Limited apps

In our Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 review, find out why you should buy it for the smartwatch features, but maybe not for the "active" features.

Read more on androidauthority.com

The 'active' branding is relevant but not defining to the Galaxy Watch Active 2. This is an excellent smartwatch on every level, not just for fitness tracking.

Read more on techadvisor.com

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the Korean brand's latest smartwatch and it's packing a clever new rotating bezel – with a twist.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Innovative digital bezel
  • Excellent Tizen software
  • Superb fitness tracking
  • Good all-round smartwatch
  • Not just for fitness

Cons

  • Lack of apps
  • Pricier than previous generation

How does the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 stack up against the competition? Find out if the latest Watch Active is worth its steep price.

Read more on reviews.org

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 offers lots with a Super AMOLED display, touch bezel controls, LTE option and various sizes but without that ECG feature active it's selling itself short.

Read more on toptenreviews.com

Pros

  • New touch bezel controls
  • LTE option
  • Two sizes
  • Superb screen

Cons

  • ECG still not active
  • Workout drains battery fast
  • Few third-party apps

The Apple Watch is arguably the best smartwatch available today, but it also requires that you use an Apple iPhone. Android smartphone users, and iOS users too, have an option that in many ways is even better than the Apple Watch in the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2.

Read more on zdnet.com

Pros

  • Improved sleek design and high quality materials
  • Stand-alone LTE functionality (when it works)
  • Packed with fitness features
  • Virtual rotating bezel and UI is flawless
  • Integrated music storage with Spotify support
  • 2-3 day battery life when always-on watch face disabled

Cons

  • ECG and fall detection update still not yet released

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