Samsung Gear Sport vs Galaxy Watch Active 2 Compared

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Featured in this comparison chart, is the Samsung Galaxy Active 2, the latest addition to the rich lineup of Samsung smartwatches which succeeds the Galaxy Watch Active, it’s joined by the older Gear Sport – also a remarkable smartwatch. Compare the Samsung Gear Sport vs Galaxy Watch Active 2 specs and features – which is better?

Samsung Gear Sport vs Galaxy Watch Active 2 Specifications Compared

 
 
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Samsung Gear Sport Full Specs and features

Samsung Gear Sport Full Specifications, Features, Price

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

Price $180.00 $399.99 $262.56
ABOUT DEVICE - ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Gear Sport (LTE), Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm)
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Standalone/Fitness smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Release date November, 2017 September, 2019
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Successor
Versions Bluetooth only, LTE
BODY - BODY
Dimension 42.9 x 44.6 x 11.6 mm 44 x 44 x 10.9 mm
Weight 67 grams 30 grams (aluminum), 42 grams (stainless steel)
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel Aluminum, Stainless steel
Strap material Silicone Fluoroelastomer (Aluminum), Leather (stainless steel)
Bezel material Stainless steel Bezeless
Strap size 20 mm 20 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test - MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, Blue Aqua-black, Black, Cloud-silver, Gold, Pink-gold, Silver
DISPLAY - DISPLAY
Display size 1.2 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 424 ppi
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY - CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth calling - Yes
GPS GLONASS, GPS 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
RAM 0.75GB 1.5GB
ROM 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY - CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM type None Nano-SIM
Band
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
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker No Yes
Microphone No Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
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
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING - ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No Yes
Blood Pressure - Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No Yes
Fitness Level Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle - No
VO2 Max - Yes
Swim-tracking - Yes
Swim-heart tracking - No
On-screen workout - No
Sport modes 39 39
BATTERY - BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 300mAh 340mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 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
PLATFORM - PLATFORM
Chipset Exynos 3250 Exynos 9110
CPU Dual core 1.0GHz Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU
Operating system Tizen 3.0 Tizen OS 4.0
MISC - MISC
Companion app Samsung Gear 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 20mm, Yes Yes
Voice command No Yes, Bixby
Find my phone - Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Gear Sport Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm), Straps
Price $180.00 $399.99 $262.56

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

The Active 2 is slimmer than the Sport which makes it sleeker and classier. It also weighs a little less which makes it a more comfortable wear. Moreover, the Active 2 being a standalone smartwatch ships with e-SIM that enable you make and receive calls directly from the device.

And in addition, the Active 2 is a more comprehensive activity tracker than the Gear Sport, it’s now able to auto track 7 sport modes out of the 39 with ECG tracking also featured.

The Gear Sport lacks microphone and loudspeaker which are all present on the Active 2, and as such lacks voice assistant features via Bixby.

VERDICT:The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a more stylish device, it’s also a more comprehensive activity tracker and being a standalone smartwatch, it’s a more comprehensive smartwatch.

Samsung Gear Sport vs Galaxy Watch Active 2: Editor’s Pick