Galaxy Watch Active 2 has a third model, ECG won’t be approved until 2020
It’s known that the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be offered in LTE and Bluetooth variants in both 40mm and 44mm sizes. We did leak the first live images of the smartwatch. A new report reveals that there’s also going to be a third model. It will be an Under Armour-branded Bluetooth variant which will also be available in the two case sizes.
The report offers some information about the new features that Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch has. We exclusively revealed that the smartwatch will let users take an ECG from their wrist. We also highlighted the possibility that this feature won’t be available at launch since Samsung would require FDA approval. The approval isn’t expected until 2020, it’s said.
Galaxy Watch Active 2 to get an Under Armour-branded model
The Under Armour-branded Galaxy Watch 2 will feature MapMyRun integration with free six-month access to the service. It will also come with an exclusive sporty strap. Custom watch faces could be part of the deal as well. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 will work with both iOS and Android devices. LTE functionality will reportedly work only with Android smartphones at launch. iPhone integration is planned but it’s unclear when that will arrive.
Samsung is reportedly still waiting on FDA approval for the ECG feature and expects to get it by the first half of next year. It will showcase the feature when the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is unveiled next month and clarify that the feature won’t be available until a software update is released in 2020. Some of the other features like Afib notifications and Fall Detection will be available at launch.
The Bluetooth-only models will have an aluminum case with matching straps for the dark blue, silver and rose gold color options. The LTE model will be fashioned from stainless steel and feature a leather strap with its four color options that include black, gold, silver and rose gold. Samsung will only offer the rose gold and pink with the 40mm case size.
Samsung will reportedly unveil the Galaxy Watch 2 on August 7 alongside the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7.