Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Active 2 Compared

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Compare the Samsung Galaxy Active vs Active 2 specs and features, the Galaxy Active 2 is the latest smartwatch from Samsung, and succeeds the Galaxy Active 2 which was released 7 months ago. The new Active 2 is more stylish, and has swimming added to auto tracking with additional customization options to the watch face.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Active 2 Specifications Compared

 
 
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active full specs and features

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

Price $199.99 $169.00 $237.96
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (LTE), Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm)
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Standalone/Fitness smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Release date March, 2019 September, 2019
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Successor Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Versions Bluetooth only, LTE
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5 mm 44 x 44 x 10.9 mm
Weight 25 grams (excluding straps) 30 grams (aluminum), 42 grams (stainless steel)
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Aluminum Aluminum, Stainless steel
Strap material Leather, Silicone Fluoroelastomer (Aluminum), Leather (stainless steel)
Bezel material Bezeless Bezeless
Strap size 20 mm 20 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, Green, Rose-gold, Silver Aqua-black, Black, Cloud-silver, Gold, Pink-gold, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.1 inches 1.3 inches
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color Super AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixel 360 x 360 pixel
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
GPS Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 0.75GB 1.5GB
ROM 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM type None Nano-SIM
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 No Yes
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter No Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass
ECG No Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter No No
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No Yes
Blood Pressure Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No Yes
Fitness Level Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking No No
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes 39 39
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 230mAh 340mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 days+ Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 days+
Charging type WPC based wireless charging WPC based wireless charging
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Exynos 9110 Exynos 9110
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU
Operating system Tizen OS 4.0 Tizen OS 4.0
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Samsung Gear app, Samsung Health App Samsung Gear app
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment system Samsung Pay Samsung Pay
Interchangeable strap Yes Yes
Voice command Yes, Bixby Yes, Bixby
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Straps Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm), Straps
Price $199.99 $169.00 $237.96

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Active 2: What’s The Difference?

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Active 2: Design/Display

  1. Although, the Active is slightly slimmer than the newer Active, it has a smaller display size which means you get to see more at a glance with the Active 2.

  2. The Active 2 features Mystyle app which allow you express yourself with a watch face that fits your look and mood. When you snap a picture of your outfit for the day Galaxy Watch Active 2 will put together a watch face to match.

  3. The Active 2 features digital rotating bezel that makes navigation a lot easier which isn't found on the Active.
Samsung Galaxyy Watch Active vs Active 2: Fitness Tracking

  1. Added auto tracking for swimming on the Active which the Active lacks. Thus, makes it 7 sports modes that Active 2 can auto track compared to the Active's 6.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Active 2: Cellular Connectivity


  1. The stainless steel version of the Active 2 supports cellular connectivity which makes it a standalone smartwatch. You can call and answer call from the Active which isn't possible with the Active.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Active 2: Which is Better?

Although each of these two are fantastic choices for tracking your active life, the Active 2 has a more sophisticated design with a wider display that let you see more at a glance, while also supporting cellular connectivity that allow you call and receive calls directly from this device and is also a more comprehensive fitness tracker with auto swim tracking.