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Galaxy Watch Active2: Designed to Help Balance Wellness with Upgraded Connectivity
The latest smartwatch takes personalised wellness to the next level, and lets you enjoy more flexibility than ever with LTE connectivity
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 12 August, 2019 – Samsung today introduced Galaxy Watch Active2, the newest addition to the Galaxy smartwatch portfolio. As part of the Galaxy family, Galaxy Watch Active2 is purposefully designed with new, intuitive, and refined features to bring more customisation to consumers’ personal lifestyles, enhance their health and wellness as well as enable seamless, connected living.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 lets users live better through small, yet meaningful, daily changes—from reaching wellness goals such as sleep, fitness, and stress management to completing tasks efficiently. Whether you want to take time to meditate, be notified of every update, or fall somewhere in between, Galaxy Watch Active2 complements your lifestyle and delivers on what makes a difference—all while looking sleek and stylish in the process.
“The smartwatch market has evolved and with Galaxy Watch Active 2, we have created a device which functions, through an intuitive and integrated ecosystem, empowering consumers with the ability to seamlessly flow between their devices and connect across the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem effortlessly, “says Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa.
Purposeful Design, Customised to Your Life
The Galaxy Watch Active2 is masterfully designed to be both beautiful and customisable to your life. The Galaxy Watch Active2 comes in two different sizes—44mm and 40mm in diameter—and two styles: lightweight aluminium with a casual Fluoroelastomer (FKM) Band, and premium solid stainless steel with a leather strap. The smartwatches can be personalised with a range of additional stylish strap and watch-face options.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 features a brand new upgrade to our signature rotating bezel—and turns it digital to make it even more convenient to navigate while maximising the screen size. Now directly on the beautifully curved Super AMOLED screen, the rotating touch bezel turns both clockwise and counter-clockwise to advance screens so you can easily select favourite apps. Plus, the upgraded One UI offers a simple, clear and natural user experience for navigation.
And for those users who want a watch as stylish as they are, you can now customise your Galaxy Watch Active2 face to your outfit with the My Style colour extraction algorithm. Available in the Galaxy Wearable app, simply take a photo of your outfit, choose from five different colour patterns, and your watch face changes in seconds. You can match your personal style each and every day—or save a favourite style for later.
The Perfect Companion for Your Wellness Goals
The Galaxy Watch Active2 also serves as your guide to improved health and wellness, providing actionable insights that can help you make positive lifestyle choices in your diet, exercise, mental health, sleep and more.
With exercise, for example, the smartwatch can manually track more than 39 workouts with seven of them automatically activated—including running, walking, cycling, swimming, rowing machine, elliptical machine and dynamic workouts. With an updated Running Coach, you can monitor your running pace in real-time and enjoy seven different running programs to help meet your goals. The Galaxy Watch Active2 even incorporates innovative new health sensors on the back, which take in readings faster, so you know you’re getting insights quickly to maximise your fitness routine and stay on track.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 also helps you track real-time stress levels through Samsung Health, our signature and popular health and wellness app . It also provides access to guided meditation programs through an integration with the leading sleep and meditation app, Calm, now available in English, German and Spanish. And enhanced sleep analysis algorithms help you work toward healthy sleep patterns (through the four sleep stages), aiding recovery at night and getting you ready for the next day.
Seamlessly Expand Your Connected Lifestyle, Better with Galaxy family
The Galaxy Watch Active2 makes it easy to stay connected to your life, and your other devices, even while you’re away or on-the-go. The Galaxy Watch Active2 with LTE connectivity allows you to make and receive calls freely from the watch, while social media viewers are accessible with just a tap of the finger, and offer more interaction with your content on these platforms. Now you can respond to or like a tweet, and even watch a short video clip or movie trailer right from your wrist. You can even travel across the globe with greater confidence, as Galaxy Watch Active2 now supports convenient real-time voice and text translation in over 16 languages.
Another way we’re making it even easier to stay connected is through our partnership with Spotify . Sign into your Samsung account with single sign-on from your phone or Galaxy Watch Active2, and easily browse through your music on Spotify and enjoy a continuous listening experience. The Galaxy Watch Active2 brings you seamless device interaction experiences, and makes music and multimedia access even easier.
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 your Galaxy smartphone, for example, the Watch Camera Controller on the Galaxy Watch Active2 allows you 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 your wrist. You can also use Wireless PowerShare on your Galaxy smartphone to charge your smartwatch in an easy and intuitive way.
Plus, all the Samsung services you get with Galaxy ecosystem – like Samsung Health, SmartThings, Samsung Pay, and more—are seamlessly integrated with your watch and across your devices. You can use, for example, Bixby to navigate your watch, start a workout or check the weather. And of course, everything you do on your watch is protected by Knox technology.
|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|
|Memory||768MB + 4GB, *1.5GB + 4GB|
|*LTE models only|
|Connectivity||LTE*, Bluetooth® 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC
|*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|
 My Style watch face is available on Galaxy/Android smartphones only.
 Stress tracking not active during sleep and workouts
 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
 Spotify service availability varies by region
 Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+/S10 5G, S9, S9+, Note9
 Downloadable from Galaxy App Store. The app is compatible with Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+/S10 5G, Note9, S9, S9+
 NFC support only. Service availability may vary by country.
 Beidou is not included in the US version
*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.