Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Galaxy Watch – Comparison Review

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is one of the finest smartwatches you can buy today, it has a sophisticated design and loaded with many modern features that can help you reach more fitness goals and improve your productive life. The same can be said for the Galaxy Watch – one of the best-rated smartwatches on the market. The Galaxy Active 2 is available in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm, so also is the Galaxy Watch; 46mm and 42mm, and each of this sizes is available in LTE and Bluetooth only models, but featured in this comparison is the Bluetooth models of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) vs Galaxy Watch (46mm). Compare the specs and features to find out the differences.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Galaxy Watch: Specs Comparison

 
 
Product Info

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

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price

Price $269.00 $199.99 -
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm)
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Unisex Men
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Samsung Gear S3
Successor
Models Bluetooth only, LTE Bluetooth, LTE
Date released September, 2019 August, 2018
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.4 inches 1.3 inches
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color Super AMOLED, Full color
Resolution 360 x 360 pixel 360 x 360 pixel
Pixel density
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Digital rotating bezel, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes Yes
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Aluminum Stainless steel
Strap material Fluoroelastomer (Aluminum) Leather, Silicone
Bezel material Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ Stainless steel
Strap size 20 mm 22 mm
Color Aqua-black, Cloud-silver, Pink-gold Silver
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Dimension 44 x 44 x 10.9 mm 46 x 49 x 13 mm
Weight 30 grams (aluminum) 63 grams (excluding straps)
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 Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
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 0.75GB 0.75GB
ROM 4GB 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 Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Pulse Ox. No No
Altimeter No No
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass
ECG Yes No
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 No No
Blood Pressure Yes No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking Yes No
Fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No 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 472mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 days+ Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 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 4.0 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, Samsung Health 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 Active 2 (44mm), Straps Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Straps
Price $269.00 $199.99

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Galaxy Watch: The Difference

Galaxy Active 2

Galaxy Watch

Display Size

1.4 inches (44mm)
(bigger display)
1.2 inches (42mm)

1.3 inches (46mm)
1.2 inches (42mm)

Dimension

44 x 44 x 10.9 mm (44mm)
40 x 40 x 10.9 mm (42mm)
(more compact)

46 x 49 x 13 mm (46mm)
42 x 42 x 13 mm (42mm) 

Weight

26 grams (40mm)
30 grams (44mm)
(aluminum)
37 grams (40mm)
42 grams (44mm)
(stainless steel)
(excluding straps)

63 grams (46mm)
49 grams (42mm)
(excluding straps)

Bezel

Digital rotating bezel
Physical rotating bezel

Blood Pressure

Yes

No

ECG Tracking

Yes

No

Heart Rate Sensor

8-LED

4-LED

Battery Capacity

240mAh (40mm)
327mAh (44mm)

270mAh (42mm)
472mAh (46mm) 

Battery Life with Always-on

2 Days+

3 Days+
  • Starting with the morphological differences, the Galaxy Watch is bigger, bolder, thicker, and heavier than the Active 2. But the Active 2 is more compact, yet has a slightly bigger display and it’s sleeker.
  • Similarly, instead of physical rotating bezel on the Galaxy Watch, Samsung opted for a digital one for Active 2. Both designs add a lot of ease as far as navigating the interface is concerned. I still prefer a physical rotating bezel. Moreover, the Galaxy Watch now has many of the UX features that comes with Active 2.

  • Furthermore, although each of these two is fitness-focused and some of the best choices you can find on the market for tracking your active life, the Active 2 has more fitness tracking features such as blood pressure monitoring and blood oxygen tracking which the Galaxy Watch lacks. The Active 2 also has 8-LED lights compared to 4-LED of the Galaxy Watch, thus enabling more accurate heart rate tracking.
  • Still, each one of these two features over 39 preloaded sport modes, and will track your sleep, floors, steps, heart rate, calories, and stress with inbuilt GPS that allow you to track your outdoor activities like routes and locations. You’ll need to sync the watch with the Samsung Health app to manage your fitness goals effortlessly.

  • The Galaxy Watch has a bigger battery capacity than the Active 2, and from actual testing, the Galaxy Watch has a slightly longer battery lie of about 3 days compared to 2 days of the Active 2 with mixed usage.

Which Should You Buy?

This is a very tricky decision, and as I said before, these two are some of the best smartwatches you can buy right now. However, it’s totally up to you to choose which design intrigues you more, because as far as features are concerned, both watches have about the same features. Personally, I really like the Galaxy Watch.

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