Earlier we saw tons of leaks and renders showing the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 which is official now. The new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 comes in two variant one with Aluminium having four colours with Cloud Silver, Aqua Black, Pink Gold with Fluoroelastomer (FKM) and other Stainless Steel aka LTE variant with Silver, Black, Gold with Leather strap.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 weighs around 27 grams to 42 grams for 40mm and 44mm models. The new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 40 mm sports 1.2 inches whereas the 44 mm with 1.4 inches 360*360p Super AMOLED Always On Display. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ protection on top. This is the first watch to ditch the physical rotating bezels and opt for rotating touch bezel turns both clockwise and counter-clockwise to advance screens.
Further, one can even customise the watch face with the help of new My Style colour extraction algorithm which is available via Galaxy Wearable app where one has to simply take a photo of your outfit, choose from five different colour patterns, and your watch face changes in seconds.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is powered by Exynos 9110 Dual-Core chipset clocked at 1.15 GHz coupled with 768MB RAM and 4GB storage for Wifi only and LTE variant with 1.5 GB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 with 40mm model packs 247 mAh battery whereas the 44mm with 340 mAh battery.
The connectivity option includes Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, LTE support, and Heart Rate sensor. It also supports WPC-based wireless charging and comes with IP68 dust and water-resistant, 5ATM with MIL-STD-810G.
Further, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 with LTE connectivity allows to make and receive calls freely from the watch. As seen on the Apple Watch, now Samsung has also added the new Electrocardiogram support on the new Galaxy Watch Active 2. The new Galaxy Watch Active 2 runs on Tizen OS with One UI on top.
The new Galaxy Watch Active 2 with LTE can also read, reply to and like tweets from the watch itself and watch videos and also comes with real-time voice and text translation over 16 languages globally.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 with aluminium version costs $280 (Rs.20,000/-) for the 40mm size and $300 (Rs.21,300/-) for the 44mm version in the US. The new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will go on pre-orders from Sept 6 and will be available for sale from Sept 26 in the US. Sadly, no word for Indian launch and availability.