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Samsung launches Galaxy Watch Active2

Paul Lipscombe
August 7, 2019

Pricing and availability to be announced at Samsung Unpacked tonight (August 7)

Samsung has launched its latest smartwatch with the addition of the Galaxy Watch Active2.

The South Korean vendor said it has designed the watch to bring more customisation to consumers’ lifestyles and enhance their health and wellness.

It comes in a choice of
two sizes (either 44mm or 40mm in diameter) and also two different
styles, with a lightweight aluminium option or a premium solid
stainless steel variant with a leather strap.

Samsung has also confirmed that the Watch Active2 can be personalised through a range of straps and watch-face options.

There is an even a feature that allows users to customise the watch-face to match what the user is wearing. This can be enabled by taking a photo of your outfit, which then prompts a choice of five different colour patterns, while the watch-face then changes.

Samsung IT and mobile
communications division president and CEO DJ Koh said: “The
smartwatch market is rapidly growing, and we at Samsung are excited
to continually expand our presence in new and visionary ways.

“We have created a
device that will enable consumers to take control of their health and
wellness, and seamlessly flow between their devices and connect
across the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem, making their lives easier and
better.”

Both models feature
AMOLED displays and has LTE connectivity so users can make or receive
calls through the watch.

Wellness

The Galaxy Watch
Active2 also has a number of health and wellness features that can
provide insights into diet, exercise, mental health and sleep.

In total users can
track more than 39 workouts, of which seven are automatically
activated including; running, walking, cycling, swimming, rowing
machine, elliptical machine and dynamic workouts.

Users can also monitor
stress levels through Samsung Health, which is Samsung’s health and
wellness app.

Other Samsung services are also integrated with the watch, such as Samsung Health, SmartThings and SamsungPay.

Availability and pricing of the Watch Active2 has not yet been confirmed by Samsung.

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