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Exclusive: Galaxy Watch Active 2 has a Touch Bezel, Bluetooth 5.0 support

We exclusively revealed a month ago that Samsung has the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in the pipeline. We later leaked the first live images of the smartwatch as well. Our reliable sources have now provided us with more information about Samsung’s new smartwatch that we can now share with you.

We can confirm quite a few details about the Galaxy Watch Active 2. This includes the display sizes for both the 44mm and 40mm models, the internal specs, battery capacities and more.

Touch Bezel confirmed for the Galaxy Watch Active 2

We have previously reported about Samsung’s trademark filing for the term Touch Bezel. Samsung removed the rotating bezel with the Galaxy Watch Active and it’s kicking things up a notch with the new smartwatch. We can confirm that the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will have a Touch Bezel instead. So instead of using a rotating wheel, you would just swipe your finger on the smooth bezel to navigate the UI. This would allow for an intuitive user experience.

The (Aluminium) 44mm and 40mm Galaxy Watch Active 2 measure 36g and 31g respectively. They will feature a 1.4-inch and 1.2-inch 360×360 Super AMOLED display respectively with Gorilla Glass DX+ in addition to the back glass. The case will be built to MIL-STD-810G durability standards.

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 retains the same Exynos 9110 chip as the Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Watch. The Bluetooth and LTE models will both have 4GB internal storage but 768MB and 1.5GB of RAM respectively. The 44mm and 40mm case sizes will feature a 340mAh and 247mAh battery respectively. We exclusively revealed three weeks ago that the Galaxy Watch Active 2 features include ECG and Fall Detection. Samsung has moved up from a four-point to an eight-point Photoplethysmography sensor for improved accuracy.

It will be Samsung’s first smartwatch with Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth 5.0 should bring a few benefits, most important of which would be increased range. Theoretically, version 5.0 has four times the range of Bluetooth 4.2 (up to 240 meters without any obstacles), which should mean fewer instances of the watch losing its connection with your phone when you move around in your home or office. Bluetooth 5.0 also uses less power and makes features like outputting audio to two Bluetooth devices at once possible, although it remains to be seen just how much of a difference it will make on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 compared to previous Samsung smartwatches.

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be available in Stainless Steel and Aluminium finishes for both sizes. The Black and Silver color options will be available for the entire range. Pink Gold will be offered for the 44mm and 40mm in Aluminium while Gold will be available for both sizes in Stainless Steel. The LTE model will only be available in Stainless Steel.

Samsung has yet to confirm when the Galaxy Watch 2 will be launched. It’s likely that we may see it being unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7.

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nfox25
nfox25

ha-ha like watched in water, here 6 months https://www.sammobile.com/2019/02/05/poll-what-if-samsung-removes-bezel-ring-smartwatches in poll im writed about touch bezel, that was just fantasie but looks i’m guessed right! 🙂

locarno
locarno

“We can confirm that the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will have a Touch Bezel instead.”

What about Intuitive App Tray UI that they introduced with latest update for GWA ?

GG SR+ or DX+ is better ?

What is Photoplethysmography ?

“It will be Samsung’s first smartwatch with Bluetooth 5.0”

Galxy Fite have Bt 5.0.

“outputting audio to two Bluetooth devices at once possible”

It was also possible with 4.2 BT version.

What is the difference between Stainless Steel and Aluminium ?

gadsfan37
gadsfan37

1. The new update will apply to the new watch as well, and even more.
2. DX+ is better because of its durability.
3. Photoplethysmography sensors are the sensors on the bottom that measure heart rate, this one gives you more accurate results.
4. The Galaxy Fite is not a smartwatch, just a band.
5. Bluetooth 4.2 lets you connect with two devices, but not play media at the same time.
6. They are both different metals, but aluminum is lighter while stainless steel is tougher.

locarno
locarno

Thanks for the answer
My friend have a J6+ with bt 4.2 and we can play music to both jbl speakers at the same time thanks to the Dual audio feature. But it have some latency.

raresborcea
raresborcea

Oh, like on Mobvoi’s original TicWatch series.

RKJackSparrow
RKJackSparrow

This is what’s gonna separate them moreover help them ace the game.

locarno
locarno

What ?

originalstarlite
originalstarlite

The bomb was just dropped! A touch bezel is the piece I was hoping to get. The Active 2 will replace my Sport and fit like a more realistic watch under sleeves and coats.

cardicek
cardicek

Nice just do not understand why watch and gear sport no longer have bloototh 5.0: X trapas but what already..Otherwise it will cost 10K?