Galaxy Watch Active 2: Another Solid Smartwatch by Samsung

Samsung racks up a significant part of the global market and is a giant in the department of tech and electronics. The multinational giant manufactures decent and effective smartwatches as well, and a good example of this is the Galaxy Watch Active 2. It is insanely difficult to garner customers in the smartwatch market as a single manufacturer dominates it. Even then, the organization has managed to gain control over 11.1 percent of the global market share. This is a significant feat seeing how they are only behind Apple. Samsung’s share is a bit less than a third of Apple’s, and that is a commendable feat as well.

Samsung adopts a similar philosophy as its mobile counterpart when it comes to smartwatches; provide varieties and do not be scared of attempting distinct changes. Its primary rival Apple offers annual improvements to their watches and makes the products better, one piece at a time. The Unpacked event, which provided S10 way back in February, presented the line of Galaxy Watch Active line as well. The Tizen-powered watch is not only simplified but way cheaper as well. The clock is available at a price of 200 dollars, which makes it distinct among the competition.

It did not take Samsung much time to come up with the second version of Galaxy Watch Active, as it released the 2nd Active Watch within six months of its predecessor. The watch comes with stunning upgrades like a larger 44m version, enhanced heart rate monitoring (with beta ECG sensor in work), and an LTE model. The watch maintained a streamlined design, which brings a refreshing change from its alternative bulkier options.

The company made an odd decision to remove the rotating mechanical bezel that was their essential difference from the competition. It may be the result of keeping the hassle limited to a minimum. The rotating automatic bezel was unique and could give competition to even Apple’s crown. Active 2 tried to adapt to the haptic feedback and put in features accordingly. You can swipe over the outer edge of the device simulates the wheel’s clicking. The feature works efficiently, but unfortunately, it is unable to make up for the lack of rotating bezel.

The most recent Apple Watch has an always on-screen option, although that can take a heavy toll on the device’s battery. You can get over two days of life with a single charge. There is little to no chance that a third-party with giving the two giants any competition in the near future. The Active Watch 2 would have fared even better if it was more aggressively priced. There are alternatives available for the users in this price segment like Apple Series-3 and Fitbit Versa 2; however, Galaxy Active Watch 2 seems a superior option than both.

Kellie Minton  is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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