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 name||Samsung Galaxy Watch Active|
|Device type||Classic/Fitness smartwatch|
|Successor||Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2|
|Released date||March, 2018|
|Ideal for||Women (Also a great choice for men)|
|Display type||Super AMOLED
|Display size||1.1 inch|
|Display resolution||360 x 360 pixels|
|Pixel density||463 ppi|
2 physical buttons
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Dimension||39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5 mm|
|Weight||23 grams (without straps)|
|Casing material||Stainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate|
|Strap/band material||Silicone (leather straps also available)|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 20mm|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass 4|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, IP68, 5ATM
|Color(s)||Black, silver, rose-gold and green|
|Memory card slot||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Tizen OS 4.0|
|CPU||Dual core 1.15GHz|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|Battery life||Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
|Charging type||WPC based wireless charging|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||Yes|
|Payment system||Samsung pay|
|Compatibility||Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
|Companion app||Samsung Gear app|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch Active|
|Small and large straps|
|Quick start guide|
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Features
- Design and Display
- Battery Life is Impressive
- Waterproof Rating/Protection
- Activity/Fitness tracking
- Notifications and Application
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
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