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

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Last updated: July 23rd, 2019 at 14:33 UTC+02:00

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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