When it comes to owning a smartwatch, you cannot look past the offerings of Samsung. If you’re budget conscious, that’s no longer a problem either as Samsung has designed a more affordable version of its top selling Galaxy Watch in the Galaxy Watch Active. This is a smaller version of the 2018 model but its great value for money at $200. Because apart from providing fitness data, it also gives you sound fitness advice. Here’s everything you need to know about the Galaxy Watch Active.
Galaxy Watch Active – Designed for Small Wrists
Most of Samsung’s previous models of smartwatches were designed for people with big wrists. They were mostly bulky too! Not the Galaxy Watch Active.
It measures 39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5 mm weighing 25 gms. That’s a big difference when compared to the regular 42mm Galaxy Watch which featured dimensions of 41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7mm and weighing 49g.
Powerful Fitness and Health Features
Like most smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch Active puts a big focus on health and fitness features.
This smartwatch keeps tabs on your daily activities, letting you track steps, floors climbed, and calories burned. A built-in sleep tracker lets you analyze your sleep. You also get reminders to move when you’ve been sitting for too long or to meditate if that’s something you’ve set out to do.
An integrated heart rate monitor sends instant alerts when an abnormal heart rate is detected. It can also detect stress levels, allowing you to take up some breathing techniques to bring it back to normal. You can quickly check the difference in stress before and after breathing.
The Galaxy Watch Active can track your daily activities for over 45 hours on a single charge. It also includes an innovative ‘Wireless Power Share’ feature that lets you power up and be ready to go in no time.
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The Galaxy Watch Active comes with fun, customizable watch faces that you’ll enjoy trying out. Whatever your style or mood, you are sure to find an expression that will match the occasion.
The watch also lets you send customizable replies using speech-to-text, emoticons or through its intuitive keyboard while your phone is charging on the night stand. This way you can stay connected with your contacts on your own terms.
You can also download plenty of motivational apps to customize your daily goals.
Other Interesting Features
Other great specs that are worth noting include the 4GB storage for storing your song library and apps. The watch comes with an IP68 waterproofing rating, which means you can go for a swim without worrying about damage to the Watch. Built-in GPS and NFC for Samsung Pay are other features that may make it worth the pick. If you love to listen to music while walking or jogging, you’ll appreciate the fact that you can download Spotify songs for offline use.
Full Specs of Galaxy Watch Active
- Dimensions: 39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5mm
- Weight: 25g
- Display: 1.1 inch, Circular Super AMOLED (360 x 360); Full Color Always On; Corning Gorilla Glass
- Strap: 20 mm
- Battery: 230mAh
- AP: Exynos 9110 1.15 GHz
- OS: Tizen OS 4.0
- Memory: 0.75GB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory
- Connectivity: Bluetooth4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
- Sensor: Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, HR Sensor, Light Sensor
- Charge: WPC based wireless charging
- Compatibility: Samsung, Android 5.0 or higher & RAM 1.5GB above; iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above
Samsung has been in the business of making some of the best Android-compatible smartwatches. The Galaxy Watch Active is no exception. It looks attractive and has integrated health features that could serve like your personal health guru. Plus, it is sleek, lightweight and perfect for anyone with a slim wrist.
The Galaxy Watch Active is available in 4 fun colors – Black, Silver, Rose Gold, and Green. Whatever your choice of color is, the watch will set you back $200. Check it out on the official Samsung Galaxy Watch website or pick it up on Amazon.