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Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) – Which Should You Buy?

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The Apple Watch 5 is the best smartwatch on the market, it’s a very stylish, sleek and elegant watch loaded with lots of activity tracking and media features. Same can also be said of the Active 2 from Samsung – the best smartwatch for android phones. Each of these is available in two sizes; 40mm and 44mm, and as well available in two models; cellular and GPS only. In this comparison chart, compare the Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) to find the difference between these two sophisticated smartwatches.

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm): Specifications Compared

 
 
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Apple watch series 5 (44mm) specs

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) (GPS) Specifications, Features and Price

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Full Specs and features

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth Full Specifications and Features

Price $429.00 $329.00 $209.99 $194.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name (GPS), Apple Watch Series 5 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm)
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Release date September, 2019 September, 2019
Predecessor Apple Watch Series 4 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Successor
Versions Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Nike+ Bluetooth only, LTE
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 44 x 38 x 10.7 mm 44 x 44 x 10.9 mm
Weight 36.1g (GPS) 30 grams (aluminum), 42 grams (stainless steel)
Shape Rectangular Circular
Case material Aluminum Aluminum, Stainless steel
Strap material Elastomer Fluoroelastomer (Aluminum), Leather (stainless steel)
Bezel material Bezeless, Sapphire glass Aluminum, Bezeless
Strap size 24mm 20 mm
Screen protection Sapphire glass Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes Yes, recommended
Color Gold, Gray, Silver Aqua-black, Black, Cloud-silver, Gold, Pink-gold, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.78 inch 1.4 inches
Display type 1000nit, OLED Super AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 448 x 368 pixels 360 x 360 pixel
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
GPS GLONASS, GPS Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 0.768GB 0.75GB
ROM 32GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes
ECG Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter No No
Thermometer App, No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No Yes
Blood Pressure No Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking Yes Yes
Fitness Level Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking (Third-party app), Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle Yes No
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking No No
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes Yes 39
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh
Battery life Regular: up to 18hrs Regular: 2 days, Standby :5 days+
Charging type Charging dock WPC based wireless charging
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Apple S5 chip (64bits) Exynos 9110
CPU Dual core Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU
Operating system WatchOS 6 Tizen OS 4.0
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Apple Watch App Samsung Gear app
Compatibility iOS 12.0+ Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment system Apple Pay Samsung Pay
Interchangeable strap 24mm, Yes Yes
Voice command Yes, Siri Yes, Bixby
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Apple Watch Series 5, Charger, Manual, Straps Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm), Straps
Price $429.00 $329.00 $209.99 $194.99

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm): Which Should You Buy?

The Watch 5 is slightly slimmer and has a far bigger display size that allows you see more at a glance, yet more compact than the Active 2.

The Watch 5 also has a bigger storage capacity compared to the Active 2 with an abysmal 4GB out of which about 2GB is available for use. However, Active 2 has a longer battery life than Watch 5 which lets you go longer from a single charge. It’s also cheaper.

As per activity tracking, each of these two is well equipped to track your active life comprehensively with each offering a diverse array of fitness tracking features that can improve your fitness level significantly.

In conclusion, Watch 5 which is only compatible with iOS devices remains the best choice for iPhone users, while Active 2 is a great choice for android phones.

Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm) vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm): Prices Compared