The Samsung Watch Active 2 is an augmented version of the series with the redemption of the rotatory bezel, unlike in the predecessor. A Slimmer, Sleek, and modern look that goes with the Samsung image. The feature offered put Active 2 to compete with the Apple watch series 5. Let’s explore different parameters.
Design and Investment:
Samsung Watch Active 2 offers two variants with vibrant colors. The Bluetooth version of 44mm variant is for $269 with a mere 30g weight while $240 for 40mm which is 4g lighter, both the weights are measured without strap. The active 2 has an aluminum body and comes in Cloud Silver, Aqua Black and Pink Gold.
While the Bluetooth version with an addition of LTE option place the cost at $419 for 44mm and $399 for 40mm variant. A stainless-steel body with a leather strap gives it flamboyant look with colors Silver, Black and Gold colors. The weight stands at 42g and 37g for 44mm and 40mmrespectively.
Both the variants are Dust and Water resistant. The Active 2 can withstand up to 5ATM in any liquid with an additional mode to prevent any activation that may occur accidently. The two side buttons carry on the legacy of Samsung watch series with a slight augmentation of color case on the ‘top’ button.
Interface and display:
The wide 1.2 inches AMOLED screen for 40mm variant while a 1.4 inches screen for 44mm with a 360 by 360 resolution that makes the outdoor visibility convenient. Unlike Google’s Wear OS or android, Active 2 runs on Tizen Wearable OS 4.0. Integrations in the lights of syncing picture on phone with Samsung wearable app on to the active 2 face design has earned Samsung some attention. However, Tizen is still chasing on the third-party application. Apart from flashlights, calorie counters and run-mapping, you might find yourself reliant to first-party apps to carry your interactivity.
Active 2 comes with the signature rotatory bezel which aids to navigate through the apps on the home page quite easily. You might have to activate touch bezel by going to the settings, then advanced section and switch it on. It gives a lively feel by a vibrating tic every time the dial switch between apps to intimate change.
Health and fitness Feature:
The active 2 enables to keep track of the 39 workouts and analyze the breakdown of data in the Samsung Heath app or directly on the watch face. While workout, the Bixby voice assist to speed up or slow down based on the parameters of workout plan. The gadget automatically initiates to track and log data accurately once the workout starts. The eight photodiodes at the back enables effect monitoring of heart rates and intimate progress.
Active 2 offers a wireless based 340mAH and 247mAH charge for 44mm and 40mm versions, respectively. The battery last for two days with a typical use and optimizing the ‘Always-on’ mode. With aggressive use to applications like: High-Precision GPS reading, playing music cause a rapid drain of battery. A planned charge is advice as half an hour shot charge burst could only earn 39% replenishment.
Samsung is putting up some competition for Wear OS watches and seems quite determinant to be head of Apple. With a wide range fitness options, more consumer preference advancement and the agility to incorporate consumer feedback Samsung watch active 2 is already hitting the market hard.
With an advance option of Apple products compatibility, Active 2 is all geared up to win consumer preference.