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PSA: You need to enable the Galaxy Watch Active 2 touch bezel manually

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 was first released in South Korea. It’s gradually making its way to more markets across the globe. Samsung will release the new smartwatch in the United States towards the end of this month.

The touch bezel is one of the top features of this new smartwatch. It will likely be the first thing you try out when you unbox the Galaxy Watch Active 2. However, don’t think your smartwatch is broken if the bezel isn’t responding to your touch. That’s because you will need to enable the Galaxy Watch Active 2 touch bezel manually.

Enable Galaxy Watch Active 2 touch bezel

This seems counterproductive but for some reason, Samsung has decided to keep the Galaxy Watch Active 2’s touch bezel disabled by default. You’ll actually need to go into the Galaxy Wearable app to enable it yourself.

Fortunately, it’s a rather simple process. Once you have the Galaxy Watch Active 2 paired with your device, launch the Galaxy Wearable app and access the menu for your smartwatch. Tap on Advanced and you’ll immediately see that the Touch bezel toggle is disabled. Just tap on the toggle to enable the smartwatch’s touch bezel. That’s all you need to do.

One would imagine that Samsung wouldn’t disable this feature out of the box but the company has made this odd decision for some reason. Once you do enable the Galaxy Watch Active 2 touch bezel, you’ll fall in love with it rather quickly. As we highlighted in our Galaxy Watch Active 2 hands-on, the touch-sensitive bezel works really well. Just slide your finger around it to navigate the UI. The transitions are very smooth and quick with the smartwatch also giving you gentle haptic feedback.

Do stay tuned as we’ll have a full review of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 up for you in no time. Are you looking forward to picking up Samsung’s latest smartwatch? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Maurice262
Maurice262

Has the U.S. release date for the LTE version been confirmed? Only the bluetooth version is available for preorder, which seems odd.

deardevil
deardevil

already have mine,its amazing,i have the galaxy Watch,but this one even if people say that is not the upgrade of galaxy watch,i feel like it is. bluetooth 5. lighter then the galaxy watch, and with a bigger display. take it from the charger on Saturday morning 9 AM, and with AOD always on, only off when i was sleeping from 00h until 7h. at 20h from sunday still have 20% of battery. very very good.

Lulde
Lulde

Do you have LTE or Bluetooth model? 40 or 44mm? 🥰😇

Lulde
Lulde

So hoping you’ll post the full review before the pre-order ends… especially curious about battery life on the LTE version and google apps compability 👏😇🥰

gsanchez
gsanchez

I know it’s off-topic…

My Galaxy Fit e received a small update yesterday. 1.81Mb. I didn’t read the changes, but probably bug fixes and improvements.

ijazali
ijazali

Which on is better, galaxy watch or galaxy watch active 2

bogdan13377
bogdan13377

galaxy watch 😉

deardevil
deardevil

why do you say its better?the galaxy watch active 2,has better sensors in the back, is lighter,a bigger screen and more PPI then a galaxy watch.i have both i know what i’m talking about.and in 2020 will have ECG capabilities.

bogdan13377
bogdan13377

Hello. It is possible to install on galaxy watch the watch faces from galaxy watch active 2?

cardicek
cardicek

Certainly not 🙂