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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Full Specifications

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Last Updated on March 28, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Full Specifications – Following the triumph of the Galaxy Watch, Samsung at the Galaxy unpacked event had announced the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active – a fascinating timepiece set to give top competitors a run for their money. The Galaxy watch was quiet too big for some people, but the new Galaxy watch Active comes in 40mm slimmer and stylish design, fair battery life and a richer display and as the name suggests its fitness-focused.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is set to be released on the 8th of March, but you can pre-order it now at Amazon for $200.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Full Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
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Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch Active
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatch
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Released dateMarch, 2018
Ideal forWomen (Also a great choice for men)


Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Display size1.1 inch
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density463 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Customizable watch faceYes


Dimension39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5 mm
Weight23 grams (without straps)
Casing materialStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap/band materialSilicone (leather straps also available)
Bezel MaterialCeramics
Strap size20mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 4
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, silver, rose-gold and green


Internal storage4GB
Memory card slotNo


BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Bluetooth callingYes




Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Third-party appsYes


Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNo
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsNo
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon modeYes
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes
Safety trackingNo


Music streamingYes
Bluetooth musicYes


Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Pulse OximeterNo
Other sensors--


Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 4.0
ChipsetExynos 9110
CPUDual core 1.15GHz


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 230mAh
Battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging typeWPC based wireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYes
Solar powerNo
Rapid charging_




Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseYes


Payment systemSamsung pay
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appSamsung Gear app
Voice commandYes


Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Small and large straps
Wireless charger
Quick start guide
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Features

  1. Design and Display
  2. The design of the Galaxy Watch Active suggests a smartwatch that will be a perfect fit for any occasion. It’s a classic smartwatch that is fully fitness-focused. You could wear this to the office and as well wear it on your next workout session and it will still look great. It’s a smartwatch for both the office and gym.

    The new Samsung Galaxy watch Active looks so adorable – It has a premium design that’s both stylish and elegant. A whole lot was gotten right with the design of the Galaxy watch Active. It has a very moderately sized case of 40mm made of stainless steel – one of the best and most durable materials used on many top smartwatches while the 20mm straps are made of silicone (leather also available). The Galaxy watch Active is also very slim, with 10.5mm thickness, its slimmer than the Apple watch series 4’s 10.7mm.

    The screen features a Corning Gorilla glass that is scratch resistant – Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy watch Active is also lightweight. The Galaxy watch Active comes in four different colors; black, silver, rose-gold, and green. So the options are there for you to choose just the one that rocks your style.

    On the display, the Galaxy watch Active has quiet a small interface of 1.1 inches which might be a bit difficult to read from farther distances. However, it has a very high resolution for that tiny interface – giving it a full-depth color display with always-on-display supported.

    Unfortunately, the much loved rotating bezel of the Galaxy watch is not present on the Galaxy watch Active. However, the Galaxy Watch Active has touchscreen support and two buttons; back and home key for easy navigation of the interface.

  3. Battery Life is Impressive
  4. Despite all the features built into the Galaxy watch Active, it has fair battery life. It comes with a rather small battery capacity of 230mAh which according to Samsung will last up to two days or more on regular usage. This is quite impressive though – Although you will have to charge it at least once every day.

    Another good news – You can charge the Galaxy watch active by just placing it on the back of the recently released Samsung Galaxy S10. It looks quite awkward, but it will come handy especially when you out of power source.

  5. Waterproof Rating/Protection
  6. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is water-resistant. It is certified and rated IP68 and 5ATM waterproof ratings respectively. This means it will survive a deep in the pool or ocean up to 50 meters which makes it a great option for swimmers.

    In addition, the Galaxy watch Active is rated MIL-STD-810G military-grade rating which makes it a rugged and tough smartwatch ready to withstand tougher conditions – This makes the Galaxy watch Active a fantastic choice for camping, hiking, climbing, and other adventurous activities.

  7. Memory/Communications
  8. The Galaxy Watch Active has 4GB onboard storage out of which about 2GB is available for downloads and storing of files. It’s not that big when compared to the Apple watch series 4 which has 16GB, but it should be enough to download and store your favorite apps and files.

    The Galaxy watch Active also has a microphone that allows you to receive calls or access the voice command features via Bixby. It also has a loudspeaker that lets you play media anywhere.

  9. Connectivity
  10. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active comes with NFC chip onboard which supports Samsung pay – this allows you to make payments on the go without carrying your credit/debit cards around making it a great choice for those in business.

  11. Activity/Fitness tracking
  12. From the name, design, fitness tracking features and sensors built into the Galaxy watch Active – it is a fantastic choice for comprehensive fitness tracking. The Samsung Galaxy watch Active features all standard sensors onboard; an accelerometer, HRM, support for a multi-satellite system (GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo), gyroscope and barometer.

    The Galaxy Watch Active supports 39 different sport modes which include running, hiking, cycling, and it’s is able to detect a good number of those 39 which makes it a great choice for athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. It also can track your sleep – the Galaxy watch Active analyses sleep stages, giving you a breakdown of time spent in each of the stages.

    The HRM underneath automatically tracks your heart rate and is able to detect irregularities. It can also detect stress levels – you can take the breathing session to help bring you back to balance when you are stressed.
    The Galaxy watch integrates with the Samsung Health app which serves as the personal health companion app for the Galaxy watch active – from the health app you can view summary at a glance and in addition, the Galaxy watch Active also supports third-party sports apps like Strava and MapMyRun. It is a full house of fitness tracking.

    The Galaxy Watch Active is the first Samsung smartwatch to be able to detect blood pressure – it will be able to detect blood pressure through Samsung’s My BP Lab App developed in conjunction with the University of California, San Francesco and will be available for download from 15th of March.

    A few of what the Galaxy watch Active can track includes;

    • Tracks steps, distance and calories.
    • Tracks and analyses complete sleep cycle.
    • The HRM sensor tracks your heart rate.
    • The multi navigational system (GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo) lets you tracks routes, distance and locations accurately even in difficult terrains.
    • Via the My BP Lab App, it can detect blood pressure.
  13. Notifications and Application

The Galaxy watch Active is also a fantastic companion for your phone. It uses Bluetooth v4.2 and Wi-Fi to keep you connected even when not connected to a phone. It is compatible with both Android and iOS devices – when connected to a compatible device, the Galaxy watch Active will update you when there is a notification on your phone so you don’t get to miss important updates.

Samsung is doing so well with the Tizen OS – there are over 500 apps on the platform to choose from, giving you huge number of options to choose your most favorite apps. Samsung have also added some really spectacular and fitness focused watch faces that play well with the Galaxy watch Active and can display stats tracked and other complications in very stylish ways.


  • Stylish, slim and elegant design.
  • Built to last with durable and light materials.
  • Enormous fitness tracking features.
  • It is swim-proof.
  • NFC is available.
  • Loudspeaker and microphone available.
  • Digital rotating bezel.


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