Galaxy Watch Active2: A Stylish Balance of Connectivity and Wellness features

October 10, 2019
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Samsung’s latest smartwatch is designed to provide flexibility, mobile connectivity, customisation, and personalised wellness tools




Samsung Electronics Australia announced the local launch of its latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch Active2. The new smartwatch extends its growing range of Galaxy Watches that provide a rich and connected feature-set in a sleek and customisable format.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 enables users to make and receive phone calls and access social media channels along with many of their most popular mobile apps, as well as enjoy their Spotify library and downloaded playlists straight from their wrist with e-SIM and Bluetooth connectivity. With larger and more sensors than ever before, to support a range of fitness and wellness tracking tools, users now get more accurate measurements and insights to help them monitor sleep, stress levels, heart rates, and more. ¹


The addition of customisable watch faces via Samsung’s My Style ² means users can take a photo of a colour scheme or pattern, and digitally create a custom watch face to match – making the Galaxy Watch Active2 a great style choice for just about any occasion or outfit. With the introduction of both aluminum and premium stainless steel casing variants, the new watch sets the standard for Samsung’s Galaxy Smartwatch styling.


“The Galaxy Watch Active2 builds on a rich portfolio of Samsung smartwatches that are designed to help our customers better manage their day-to-day lives, communication and social media, as well as help them reach their health and wellness goals,” said Garry McGregor, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia. “Australian demand for smartwatches is at an unprecedented level as more people are seeking technology that can provide the latest apps, trackers, and mobile innovation in a range of stylish and personalised options.”


“Today, Australians expect more than just a piece of wearable tech that tells the time and counts their steps. They want devices that can help to enhance their lives and reflect their personal style. The Galaxy Watch Active2 range does this by introducing true standalone connectivity and a refined user experience, alongside all the wellness support features that Australians have come to expect from Samsung,” McGregor added.



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The Galaxy Watch Active2’s mobile connectivity allows users to make and receive calls, check and respond to social media, and even watch short video clips right from the watch ³ . While travelling, users can also uitilise real-time voice and text translation in over 16 languages. ⁴

In partnership with Spotify, Galaxy Watch Active2 users can also log into their Samsung account with a single sign-on to easily browse music and download playlists.



Purposeful Design, Customised to Your Life

The Galaxy Watch Active2 is available in two sizes, 44mm and 40mm and two styles – lightweight aluminium with a casual Fluoroelastomer (FKM) Band, and premium solid stainless steel with a leather strap. With a newly available digital rotating bezel for more convenient navigation, the watch maximises the device’s screen size and makes it easy to scan through content, apps, and updates.



The Perfect Companion for Your Wellness Goals

The Galaxy Watch Active2 offers users new health and wellness tools, providing actionable insights on their diet, exercise, mental health, sleep, and more ⁵. The watch can track more than 39 workouts with seven of them automatically activated when the user starts a workout, including running, walking, cycling, rowing machine, elliptical machine and dynamic workouts. With an updated Running Coach, users can monitor their running pace in real-time and enjoy seven different running programs to help meet their goals. All this is supported through a set of sensors for real-time readings ⁶.

The Galaxy Watch Active2 also helps track stress levels through the Samsung Health smartphone app ⁷ and through its integration with Calm, a sleep and meditation app, users can also access guided meditation programs, now available in English, German and Spanish. Calm also provides advanced sleep pattern information (through the four sleep stages). ⁸



Integral Part of the Galaxy Ecosystem

As part of the Galaxy family, the Galaxy Watch Active2 brings the best of Samsung’s Galaxy ecosystem to the smartwatch for those who want to do it all. When the Galaxy Watch Active2 is paired to a Galaxy smartphone, ⁹ the Watch Camera Controller10 on the Galaxy Watch Active2 allows the user to take photos, start recording a video, preview footage on the watch, switch

between front and rear lenses, set a timer and then check the final photo or video, all from their wrist. Compatible Galaxy smartphones with Wireless PowerShare can also be used to charge the Galaxy Watch Active2 in an easy and intuitive way ¹¹.

Additionally, the Galaxy Watch Active2 offers users all Samsung services from the Galaxy ecosystem—including Samsung Health, SmartThings, Samsung Pay, ¹²  and more. For example, Bixby can be used to navigate watch, start a workout or check the weather. And of course, everything done on the Galaxy Watch Active2 has secure protection thanks to Samsung Knox.



Pricing and Availability

The Galaxy Watch Active2 is currently available from selected retailers across Australia.

•      Galaxy Watch Active2

•      Galaxy Watch Active2

Black 44mm LTE Gold 44mm LTE $799.00 RRP

$799.00 RRP

•      Galaxy Watch Active2 Black 40mm LTE $749.00 RRP
•      Galaxy Watch Active2

•      Galaxy Watch Active2

Gold 40mm LTE

Black 44mm BTH

$749.00 RRP

$549.00 RRP

•      Galaxy Watch Active2

•      Galaxy Watch Active2

Rose Gold 44mm BTH

Gold 44mm BTH

$549.00 RRP

$549.00 RRP


For more information about the Galaxy Watch Active2, visit the Samsung Electronics Australia website.



Product Specifications

Category Feature
Colour Aluminium: Cloud Silver, Aqua Black, Pink Gold with Fluoroelastomer (FKM)

Stainless Steel: Silver, Black, Gold with Leather strap

Dimensions & Weight Aluminium case–44mm models: 44 x 44 x 10.9T, 30g Aluminium case–40mm models: 40 x 40 x 10.9T, 26g Stainless Steel case–44mm models: 44 x 44 x 10.9T, 44g Stainless Steel case–40mm models: 40 x 40 x 10.9T, 37g

*LTE model only available in Stainless Steel

Display 44mm models: 1.4-inch (34mm) 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, full colour Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX+

40mm models:1.2-inch (30mm) 360 x 360 Super AMOLED, full colour Always On Display, Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX+

Strap 44mm models: 20mm interchangeable 40mm models: 20mm interchangeable


Battery 44mm models: 340mAh 40mm models: 247mAh
Chipset Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15 GHz
OS Tizen
Memory 768MB + 4GB, *1.5GB + 4GB

*LTE models only

Connectivity LTE*, Bluetooth® 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC A-GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Beidou

*LTE connectivity only available in LTE models

Sensor Heart Rate Monitoring (with 8 Photodiodes), Electrocardiogram (ECG), Accelerometer (measure up to 32g of force), Gyroscope,

Barometer, Ambient Light

Charge WPC-based wireless charging
Durability 5ATM + IP68 / MIL-STD-810G
Compatibility Android: Android 5.0 or higher, RAM 1.5GB or above iOS: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above



*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.


1 Galaxy watch Active2 is not a medical/therapeutic device. Fitness and health functions are for informational purposes only. Using Samsung Health app with Galaxy Active requires signup and pairing with your compatible smartphone. Smartphone pairing is recommended in order to keep data stored.

2 Requires MyStyle Watchface Galaxy Wearable app and compatible smartphone. Scan the QR code on the strap package for a link to the Galaxy Store to download a watch face that matches your strap. Straps sold separately.

3 Requires signup and pairing with your compatible smartphone.

4 Supported by Google Translator downloadable from Galaxy Store. At launch, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

5 Refer to footnote 1.

6 Refer to footnote 1.

7 Refer to footnote 1. Stress tracking not active during sleep and workouts. Using Samsung Health app with Galaxy Active 2 requires signup and pairing with your compatible smartphone.

8 Refer to footnotes 1 and 3.

9 Compatible devices include Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+/S10 5G, S9, S9+, Note9

10 Downloadable from Galaxy App Store. The app is compatible with Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+/S10 5G, Note9, S9, S9+

11 Compatible with devices that support WPC Qi wireless charging (click here for details). Requires at least 30% battery life on Galaxy S10. For optimal charging speeds, it is recommended to remove any cover from your compatible device.

12 Galaxy Watch Active2 supports NFC Samsung Pay. Samsung Pay availability varies by merchant or OS. For eligible credit/debit cards visit Samsung Pay / Requires signup and pairing with your compatible smartphone. Bluetooth connection to compatible smartphone and internet connection required.




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