The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a top sport-focused smartwatch, especially for Android smartphone users that can’t access the Apple Watch.
With 40mm and 44mm size options, it will suit most wrists, and both have typical top-notch Samsung displays. It’s touchscreen but there’s a touch sensitive bezel to help navigate’s Samsung’s Tizen OS operating system.
It’s more of the same on the sports tracking and fitness tracking front, with a solid performing optical heart rate on board, built-in GPS and a new run coach to help you get moving faster and clocking up quicker times.
And it’s inherited new features from the Galaxy Watch 3 in a recent update. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 now boasts fall detection, VO2 max, running coach and running dynamics. That’s on top of ECG and blood pressure monitoring.
Smartwatch features are solid too with notification support and impressive music features (offline Spotify playlists FTW). The selection of apps isn’t fantastic, but if you’re happy with the core experience, you might not need too many of those anyway.
Battery life is also on-par with the Apple Watch, maxing out at about two days depending on what features you make use of.
In short, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 remains a top buy, even in the wake of Samsung’s new flagship. And canny buyers will find plenty of deals, with it often appearing around $199.99.