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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Rumors: Release Date, Price and Features
The Galaxy Watch Active impressed us when it debuted earlier this year alongside Samsung's Galaxy S10 smartphones. The sports, sleek Active immediately jumped to the head of the class for Android smartwatches. But as much as we liked Samsung's latest effort, Galaxy Watch Active still had ways to challenge Apple Watch as the best smartwatch available
Here's a closer look at what we've heard about the Galaxy Watch
Samsung has already scheduled one of its unpacked events for August 7 in New York City (at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn) , to be specific). It is widely expected that the Galaxy Note 1
0 will be the star of the show, since Samsung's phablet typically makes its debut in August, and rumors about that phone are pointing to an imminent release
But Samsung rarely rolls out just one thing at Unpacked. The Galaxy Watch Active, after all, shared the stage with both the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Fold at the last Unpacked event in February. (The less said about what's happened to Fold since then, the better.) So it makes sense to assume that Samsung has more than just a new Galaxy Note to show off two weeks from now. Rumors point to both the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and the Galaxy Tab S6 tablet joining the Note 10 in the spotlight on August 7.
How much will the Galaxy Watch Active 2 cost
The Galaxy Watch Active costs $ 199, and most rumor sites expect the new version to start at that amount too. One potential wrinkle is that Samsung could come out with different models, with one offering LTE connectivity. (We'll talk about that in a moment.) If so, that's going to drive up the cost. For what it's worth, the Galaxy Watch with LTE connectivity costs $ 50 more than the standard version that pairs with your phone over Bluetooth
What Did The Galaxy Watch Look Like? of the original Galaxy Watch Active? That's good, because you expect the sequel to look very similar, including the non-rotation bezel (a concession Samsung made to keep the size of the Active more compact)
What features does Samsung add to the Galaxy Watch Active 2
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 should retain many of the features from the first version of the watch includes enough water resistance for swim tracking, heart rate tracking, wireless charging and Spotify playlist storage. ECG heart monitoring: Like the Apple Watch Series 4, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will include an electrocardiogram monitor, it's a report in Wareable. But just as that feature did not arrive on the Apple Watch until a few months after its release last year, Samsung's watch is going to ship without ECG monitoring in place, while it waits for FDA approval. LTE connectivity: As mentioned briefly above, multiple rumor sites expect two versions of the Galaxy Watch Active – one that pairs with a Bluetooth phone just like the current model and one that features its own cellular connection. (Wareable also says there will be a UnderArmour-branded version of the Bluetooth-only model.)
This will mean a bigger battery for the LTE version of the Galaxy Watch Active. Sammobile says the model will run on a 340 mAh battery, while the Bluetooth-only watch will feature a 247 mAh power pack. Both batteries will be larger than the 230 mAh battery in the original Galaxy Watch Active
The Bluetooth-only Active will be able to pair with either an Android phone or an iPhone. But Wareable's reports claim that the iPhone will not pair with the LTE version initially.