Samsung has finally launched Galaxy Watch Active2 in the U.S after various leaks and rumours. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is priced at a starting of $279.99 (approx. Rs 20,000) for the base 40mm Bluetooth variant, while the 44mm variant carries a price tag of $299.99 (approx. Rs 21,000). The pre-orders for the smartwatch will start on September 6 and will go on sale on September 27 via the official Samsung website and select retailers in the US.
Both the non-cellular and LTE versions of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be available starting September 27. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Aluminum version comes in Silver Cloud, Aqua Black and Pink Gold colours with Fluoroelastomer (FKM) and the Stainless Steel version comes in Silver, Black and Gold with Leather Strap colours.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 comes in two sizes of 40mm and 44mm sizes which further comes in Aluminium and Stainless Steel case variants, and also Wi-Fi and LTE-supported models. The 40mm variant comes with a 1.2-inch display while the 44mm variant comes with a 1.4-inch display. Both the variants offer Super AMOLED always-on screens with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels with Corning’s Gorilla Glass DX+ for protection. The screen comes with rotating touch bezel to allow users to interact with the smartwatch’s UI by moving their fingers in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.
The 40mm variant has a 247mAh battery, while the 44mm variant comes with a 340mAh battery. It is powered by the Exynos 9110 processor paired with up to 1.5GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The smartwatch’s Wi-Fi variants have 768MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, while the LTE models come with 1.5GB of RAM and 4GB of storage.
The smartwatch can track more than 39 workouts, and seven of them are automatically activated including running, walking, cycling, swimming, rowing machine, elliptical machine and dynamic workouts. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is an IP68 rated and MIL-STD 810G rated water-resistant and dustproof device.
It also comes with 5ATM water resistance. It has various sensors including a heart-rate sensor, ECG sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, and ambient light sensor. It is powered by the Tizen platform and is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 or higher or iOS 9.0 or above.