Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Galaxy Watch Active 2 – Which is Right For You?

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For anyone who is a fan of Samsung smartwatches, it’ll please you to know that the Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3 are the most advanced smartwatches on the Samsung lineup. The Active 2 which was released last runs on the same Tizen 5.5 as the recently released Galaxy Watch 3. As a result, Active 2 also features incidental fall detection, ECG, blood pressure, and blood oxygen tracking just like Galaxy Watch 3. However, the difference between these two comes in the storage capacity, design, and price, this comparison graph compares the differences between Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Galaxy Watch Active 2 to help you make a more informed choice.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 vs Galaxy Watch Active 2 Specifications Comparison

 
 
Product Info
samsung galaxy watch 3 (45mm) specs

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm) Full Specifications and Features

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

Price $429.99 $369.00 $269.99 $199.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name (45mm), Bluetooth only, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm)
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Watch Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Successor
Models Bluetooth only, LTE Bluetooth only, LTE
Date released September, 2020 September, 2019
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.4 inches 1.4 inches
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color Super AMOLED, Full color
Resolution 360 x 360 pixel 360 x 360 pixel
Pixel density 346 PPI
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel Aluminum
Strap material Leather Fluoroelastomer (Aluminum)
Bezel material Stainless steel Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
Strap size 22 mm 20 mm
Color Black, Silver Aqua-black, Cloud-silver, Pink-gold
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Dimension 46.2 x 45 x 11.1 mm 44 x 44 x 10.9 mm
Weight 53.8 grams 30 grams (aluminum)
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Durability test MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC Yes Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 1GB 0.75GB
ROM 8GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Network technology None None
SIM type None None
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Microphone Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Camera No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
GPS Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Pulse Ox. Yes No
Altimeter Yes No
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass
ECG Yes Yes
Thermometer No No
Ambient light Yes Yes
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Blood oxygen Yes No
Blood Pressure Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking Yes Yes
Fall detection Yes No
Menstrual cycle Yes No
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Onscreen workout No No
Preloaded sport modes 39 39
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh 340mAh
Battery life Regular: 2 days, Standby :5 days+ Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 days+
Charging type WPC based wireless charging WPC based wireless charging
Charging duration 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system Tizen OS 5.5 Tizen OS 4.0
Chipset Exynos 9110 Exynos 9110
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU
MISC 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
Customizable strap Yes Yes
Voice Assistant Yes, Bixby Yes, Bixby
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Straps Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm), Straps
Price $429.99 $369.00 $269.99 $199.99

What’s the Difference?

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 share a lot of features in common with Galaxy Watch 3 but differs in appearance, storage size, and prices. Galaxy Watch 3 has a bigger case unlike Active 2 which is very compact and lightweight. It also a bigger 8GB storage than 4GB of Active 2. Moreover, while Galaxy Watch 3 has a case made of more durable stainless steel and comes with leather straps, Active 2 has a case made of aluminum with silicone straps. Although, the Cellular model of Active 2 comes with a leather strap.

One more difference between these two is the rotating bezel, while Active 2 has a digital rotating bezel, Galaxy Watch 3 has a physical rotating bezel, I prefer the physical rotating bezel.

Beyond these slight differences, both Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3 have the same features, same interface, same fitness tracking features, and about the same 1-2 days long battery life.

Which Should You Buy?

Galaxy Watch 3 has a far more compact size than its predecessor, Galaxy Watch, however, Active 2 is a very much compact smartwatch. If you want a compact and lightweight smartwatch, then Active 2 is a better choice.

Meanwhile, Galaxy Watch 3 is more durable and has a higher storage capacity.

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