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Galaxy Watch Active 2 lets you watch YouTube videos from your wrist

With the number of leaks and rumors preceding the actual Galaxy Watch Active 2 announcement, it’s surprising to learn of a new feature that managed to fly under the radar up to this point. And without further ado, this new addition to Samsung’s latest wearable is the ability to play YouTube videos.

This feature has so far been confirmed by a couple of websites including The Verge and Engadget. Now, whether or not you would need to watch videos from your wrist on a small circular display is debatable, and to be honest, it might not be the most exciting change to remain unspoiled by all of the leaks and rumors. The feature is there nonetheless, and even if it probably isn’t too practical, I suppose it might give some users a bit of a Bond feeling or a bit of leverage when asking other people “can your smartwatch do this?

But being able to watch YouTube videos on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is not the only new feature added to Samsung’s latest wearable. An ECG sensor is also present, although it will be activated later down the line once it will be approved by the FDA. Other fitness-related sensors have been improved as well.

The Watch Active 2 brings back the bezel functionality, albeit in software/virtual form through the touchscreen itself. Is it a proper replacement of the physical bezel? Some of our readers think it is, others do not. We’ll talk more about the bezel and other changes and additions in our Watch Active 2 hands-on, so stay tuned.

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locarno
locarno

“bit of a Bond feeling”

Why Bond ?

“bit of leverage”

What this mean ?

Hari pokhrel
Hari pokhrel

Samsung not launched my country nepal not available any samsung watch and fit band plz samsung offical launched my country

Gunter2
Gunter2

There are a few YouTube players for Gear S3 and Gear Sport. Not really worthwhile for watching stuff. I suppose it could be used for listening to content, if access to the phone is difficult. But I can’t imagine many people using it.

locarno
locarno

Some kids can use this at school. When I was going to school I used my smartwatch to cheat on tests.

vanillasky
vanillasky

Galaxy Watch 1st edition also, through a web browser, tried many times

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

This will have a dedicated YouTube app, although probably going to be a wrapper for the web version considering Google won’t make an app for Tizen.

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

I can see that being useful on the go, when you really just need to listen to a video.