New Software Updates Enable Galaxy Watch Active2 Users To Live Healthier and More ConvenientlyShare open/close
The latest software updates bring users favourite health, communication, and connectivity features
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 15 October 2020 – Samsung announced a software update*, bringing new health, communication, and connectivity features to the Galaxy Watch Active2, available starting today.1
Here is a look at the new features that will be available on your Galaxy Watch Active2 soon.
Improve Your Athletic Performance
Become a better runner, improve your form, and prevent injury with the Running Analysis2 feature. The Galaxy Watch Active2 now offers a standalone running analysis and can provide a variety of detailed metrics, such as asymmetry, regularity, stiffness, vertical oscillation, ground contact time, to help you improve performance and reduce injury.
On top of this, you can also measure VO2 max, an indicator of the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilise during intense exercise. It is a common measurement used to determine an athlete’s fitness and performance capacity, which can track the progress in your training routine and help you improve your endurance.
Watch Out for Your Loved Ones, Even From Afar
The Fall Detection feature3 helps you care for yourself and your loved ones, even when you are apart. When a potential fall is detected, you will immediately be given the option to send an SOS notification to up to four pre-designated contacts, ensuring that help is never too far away.
More Convenient Communication From Your Wrist
Rather than having to turn to your phone after receiving a notification on your smartwatch, you can easily view emoticons and photos directly from your wrist. Plus, with Smart Reply, you are provided with a suggested response4 for both messages and images, with advanced photo recognition technology, so you can send a reply, even when you are in a hurry.
Also, when you get a message, your watch will automatically show your chat history, instead of just a single message, so you can quickly pick up your conversation. No more constant switching between devices – you can do more directly from your wrist.
With the latest update, you also get the latest fun replies. You can now select to send both AR Emoji Stickers5 and Bitmoji Stickers6 straight from your watch, so you can truly express yourself in your messages while on-the-go.
Effortlessly Control Your Mobile Experience
You can control your mobile experience with the Galaxy Watch Active2 more effortlessly, including giving you instant access to your playlist on your phone. With this latest update, you have an even more seamless music experience across your devices – from your smartphone to Galaxy Buds device to your smartwatch.
Additionally, your Galaxy Watch Active2 will now support the scroll capture feature, so when you take a screenshot from your smartwatch, it is automatically sent as an image to your smartphone. That way, you can capture message threads, workout information and more and quickly save them for future reference.
For more information about the Galaxy Watch Active2, please visit https://www.samsung.com/za/wearables/all-wearables/?galaxy-watch-active
 Availability may vary by market or operator. The update will initially be available on Bluetooth versions of the Galaxy Watch Active2 and will roll out to LTE versions shortly thereafter. Requires the latest version of the Galaxy Wearable app and Galaxy Watch Active2 plugin.
 When you select “running” under the exercise feature in Samsung Health, your Galaxy Watch Active2 will automatically perform running analysis and measure your VO2 max. For an accurate reading, you should only measure VO2 max while running outdoors at a high intensity for at least 20 minutes.
 To activate on mobile: Open the Galaxy Wearable app > select ‘SOS’ > Turn on ‘Detect falls’ and add the contact that you want to receive your SOS notifications. Fall Detection recognises falls when the user is engaged in dynamic motion, not when staying still. To notify an emergency contact, a network connection is required. GPS accuracy may be affected by obstructions to the satellite signal, such as buildings.
 Available in 9 languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.
 Compatible with Galaxy smartphones with One UI 2.5 or above and an AR Emoji Camera; Supports a maximum of 45 stickers in total: Three AR Emoji avatars, with a maximum of 15 stickers each.
 Compatible with Galaxy smartphones with the Bitmoji app; Supports 30 stickers maximum. This feature is available to users that have installed the latest version of the Bitmoji app on their smartphone.
*Backup the device before updating. Do not disconnect the device during the update of the software. The use of a proper Wi-Fi network is recommended to avoid abnormal carrier data fee.
*Make sure to charge the battery (more than 50% capacity) and to have the enough device memory – at least 1GB. Do not remove the battery during upgrade. This service update is subject to data charges and free minutes do not apply.
* The images shown are for illustration purposes only, and may differ from the actual product. Product specifications may vary by country, region, model, and carrier.