Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Garmin Vivoactive 4 – Which is Better?

Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs Fitbit Versa 3

Since last year when Active 2 and Vivoactive 4 were released these two have since then gone to become some of the most popular smartwatches, you can buy on the market. These two watches spot one thing in common and that’s fitness tracking. Although I haven’t used any of these, I’ve read a lot about these two. So, in this post, I want to compare the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Vivoactive 4 specs, features, and otherwise to perhaps help you decide which is a better smartwatch.

Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the specifications between these two fine smartwatches. Less I forget, these are some of the best rated smartwatches on the market for many good reasons among which are, stylish appearance, long battery life, comprehensive activity tracking, and productivity.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Garmin Vivoactive 4: Specs Comparison

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (bluetooth only)Garmin Vivoactive 4

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (Bluetooth only)Garmin Vivoactive 4
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Watch ActiveGarmin Vivoactive 3
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inches (44mm)1.3 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels260 x 260 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel
Touchscreen plus 2 physical button

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Casing materialAluminumFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap materialFluoroelastomer
(Aluminum)
Silicone
Bezel MaterialGlassStainless steel
Weight30 grams
(aluminum, without straps)
50.5 grams
Color(s)Cloud-silver
Aqua-black
Pink-gold
(aluminum)
Black/black
Dimension44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm
Strap size20mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+Corning Gorilla glass 3
Durability testMIL-STD-810G
Waterproof ratingYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM0.75GB non-LTE--
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesNo
LoudspeakerYesNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v5.0 LEBluetooth smart, ANT+
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingYesNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Blood pressureYesNo
ECG TrackingYesNo
Blood oxygenNoYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemTizen OS 4.0Proprietary OS
CPUDual core 1.15GHz--
GPU----
ChipsetExynos 9110--

SENSORS

GPSGPS/Glonass/Beidou/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoYes
Pulse Ox.NoYes
Altimeter----
ECGYesNo
ThermometerNoYes
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 20mmYes, 22mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesNo
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Payment systemSamsung payGarmin pay
Companion appSamsung Gear appGarmin connect IQ store

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh--
Est. battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Smartwatch mode: Up to 8 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
Charging modeWPC based wireless chargingUSB charging cable
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2Garmin Vivoactive 4
Small and large strapsStraps
Wireless chargerUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Garmin Vivoactive 4: The Difference

Galaxy Active 2

Vivoactive 4

Display

1.4 inches (44mm)
1.2 inches (40mm)

1.3 inches (45mm)
1.1 inches (40mm)

Bezel

Digital rotating

No

Dimension

44 x 44 x 10.9mm

45.1 x 45.1 x 12.8 mm

Weight

42g (stainless steel)

50.5g

Glass

Corning Gorilla Glass DX+

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Microphone

Yes

No

Loudspeaker

Yes

No

Battery life

2 days+

7 days

Blood pressure

Yes

No

ECG tracking

Yes

No

Animated workout

No

Yes

Menstrual cycle

No

Yes

Pulse Ox.

No

Yes

Hydration tracking

No

Yes

Preloaded sports

39+

20+

Editor's Rating

Clearly, as you can see and from many positive reviews, these are two remarkable smartwatches. The design looks cool, the features are awesome, activity tracking is almost accurate and battery life is encouraging.

Design

There are many differences between these two, starting from the design, the Active 2 which is available in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm same as the Vivoactive 4; 45mm and 40mm. But then the Active is slightly compact, slimmer, and weighs a little less than the Vivoavtive 4 which I believe makes it a more comfortable wear. Make no mistake, the Vivoactive 4 is also lightweight when compared with the average weight of smartwatches which falls between 50g and 100g.

I really like the rotating bezel of the Active 2, I’ve seen it in action and it sure is awesome resulting in easy navigation of the tiny display. The Vivoactive 4 supports touchscreen in addition to two physical buttons which also makes it easy to navigate.

As per the display, AMOLED of Active 2 is richer and more colorful, but not so easy to read outdoors. You might need to increase the brightness to make it legible enough which unlike the transflective LCD display of the Vivoactive 4 is very bright and easy to read outdoors. Although not so colorful when compared to the AMOLED.

Media

Going further, looking at the inbuilt features, each of these has music storage with support for streaming. But the Active 2 is equipped with a microphone and loudspeaker that supports its voice assistant features and allows you to play music aloud. Not just that, you can also make calls with this watch by simply connecting it to your phone Bluetooth. Google translate is also available on Active 2 which comes handy on many occasions.

There is also the LTE version of the Active 2 which is a standalone smartwatch that allows you to make and receive calls directly from the watch. Samsung also introduced some fine apps like Twitter and Youtube to the Active 2 allowing you to socialize directly from your watch, features the Vivoactive 4 lacks.

Activity Tracking

A bit further, these two like mentioned earlier are fine activity trackers equipped with many sensors that enable lots of activity tracking features. Sleep tracking is awesome, so also is heart rate tracking, steps, calories, stress, fitness level, and many more features.

Active 2 recently was cleared in South Korea for ECG and blood pressure monitoring which the Vivoactive 4 obviously lacks. But then, the Vivoactive 4 features animated workouts that can substitute for live coaching, thus saving you money on subscriptions. It also features menstrual cycle tracking, a feature that’s expected on the Active 2 and the much expected Galaxy Watch 2. There’s also blood oxygen monitoring, hydration and respiration tracking, and incidental fall detection which the Active 2 lacks. Although, Active 2 allows you to call an emergency number which is also a safety feature.

Which is more accurate in terms of activity tracking between the Active 2 and Vivoactive 4? I can’t really tell, but as claimed by many owners these two are almost as accurate as you’d expect.

44 mm is actually quite small! Heart rate seems a little off but it could be because black skin does not reflect light like white skin does. Battery life is okay. Charging time is excellent

Hear rate seems actually quite accurate on mine, it was the same or very close to measurements I got from Fitbit Charge 3 at the same time“.

You can check out the videos below for accuracy comparison and more.

Battery Life

The battery life of these two is something to write home about as each of these will keep you going over a day. However, Vivoactive 4 has a far longer battery life of almost a week on light usage compared to Active 2 with about 2 days or more. So, as per battery life, the Vivoactive 4 floors the Active, perhaps due to the display and lesser features to power.

Which is Better Between Active 2 vs Vivoactive 4?

In simple words, if you are more concerned about taking your fitness goals to a new level, then I’ll recommend the Vivoactiuve 4 over Active 2. It has more activity tracking features than you can imagine and the battery life is also great.

However, if features like voice assistant, browsing directly from the watch, calling and of course, stylish design intrigues you, then go for Active 2. It has many features that can improve your productivity and is also a comprehensive fitness tracker with a quite impressive battery life to match.

I personally will buy the Active 2 very soon once the Covid-19 allows total movement in my country.

Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fit e – What’s the Difference?

Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fitbit Inspire HR

The Galaxy Fit released alongside the Fit e are two very lightweight smartbands that are well equipped to track your active life. While both smartbands are fitness-focused, the Galaxy Fit has more features than the Fit e. It comes with more sensors and features more fitness tracking capabilities than the lower-priced Fit e. It also has a richer display and NFC that allows you to make a payment from the device. I’ll be taking a look at the specs and features of the Galaxy Fit vs Fit e to find out the differences and of course, you’ll be better informed on which is better for you.

Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fit e: Specs Comparison

 Samsung Galaxy FitSamsung Galaxy Fit e
samsung galaxy fit full specssamsung galaxy fit e specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Fit
(SM-R370)
Samsung Galaxy Fit e
(SM-R375)
Device typeFitness smartbandFitness smartband
PredecessorN/AN/A
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedFebruary, 2019February, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size0.95 inch0.78 inch
Display typeAMOLEDPMOLED
Display resolution120 x 240 pixel128 x 64 pixel
Pixel density__193 ppi
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen
1 single button
Touchscreen

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumAluminum
Weight23 grams
(without straps)
15 grams
Color(s)Black
White
White
Canary yellow, Black
Dimension?44.6 x 18.3? x 11.2 mm?40.2 x 16.0? x 10.9 mm
Strap size20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Durability test
Waterproof ratingYes, 5ATM
(MIL-STD-810G)
Yes, 5ATM
(MIL-STD-810G)

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM2MB128KB
Internal storage32MB4MB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0 LEBluetooth v5.0 LE
NFCYesNo
Wi-FiNoNo
Bluetooth callingNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.Yes__
StressNoNo
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNo
Blood pressureNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemFreeRTOSFreeRTOS
CPU96MHz96MHz
GPU__--
ChipsetMCU Cortex M33FMCU Cortex M0

SENSORS

GPSNoNo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerNoNo
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter----
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightNoNo

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps NoNo
Custom watch faceNoNo
Voice AssistantNoNo
Compatibility Android 5.0+ RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone: iPhone 7+, iOS 10.0+
Android 5.0+ RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone: iPhone 7+, iOS 10.0+
Payment systemSamsung PayNo
Companion appSamsung Gear appSamsung Gear app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-Polymer batteryNon-removable Li-Polymer battery
Battery capacity 120mAh70mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby: 10 days+
Mixed usage: 5 days+
Standby: 12 days+
Mixed usage: 6 days+
Charging modeCharging dockCharging dock
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Fit
(SM-R370)
Samsung Galaxy Fit e
(SM-R375)
StrapsStraps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Samsung Galaxy Fit vs Fit e:Differences

Galaxy Fit

Galaxy Fit e

Display

0.95 inch

0.78 inch

Display type

PMOLED

Dimension

44.6 x 18.3 x 11.2 mm

40.2 x 16.0 x 10.9 mm

Weight

23g

15g

Text response

Yes

No

Payment

Samsung Pay

No

Gyroscope

Yes

No

Activity tracking

More

Fewer

Battery life

5 days

6 days

Editor's Rating

Looking at the design, the Galaxy Fit is slightly bigger than Fit e, this translates to a bigger display and it weighs a little more than the Fit e. No doubt, these two are some of the lightest fitness trackers you can find on the market. Still on the design, the Galaxy Fit has a bigger and richer AMOLED display that’s vivid and lively compared to the Fit e which has a PMOLED monochrome display that’s not so rich in colors, but easily legible outdoors.

The Galaxy Fit also supports touchscreen just like the Fit e but has an extra button by the side that makes navigation a little easier.

The battery capacity also differs with the Fit having a higher battery capacity, but one will expect the Galaxy Fit with a richer AMOLED display to take more power compared to the Fit e with PMOLED. Moreover, the Fit also has more software and hardware that require more power. So it’s pertinent to say that the battery life of these two is about the same just as confirm in the video review below.

The Galaxy Fit is also equipped with an NFC chip that enables Samsung Pay allowing you to make a payment directly from the device which the Fit e lacks. Moreover, you can send preset texts from the Galaxy Fit, but not on the Fit e.

Looking at the fitness tracking features, like I mentioned earlier each of these two is fitness-focused and designed to track your active life. However, the Galaxy Fit is a more comprehensive tracker, it comes with both accelerometer and gyroscope compared to the Fit e with only accelerometer. As a result, it tracks more activities and has more preloaded modes.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I’ll say the Galaxy Fit is clearly a better smartband than the Fit e. It has a better design, more features that enables it to track more activities and the display is awesome. You may also go for the Fit e, it’s cheaper and a decent activity tracker.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Galaxy Watch Active – The Difference

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Galaxy Watch Active

The Galaxy Active wasn’t a successor to the Galaxy Watch, but it came in a very compact design with some very nice features. 6 months later, Samsung released the Galaxy Watch Active 2 which was equipped with a handful of features that its predecessor lacked such as rotating bezel, wider display, more durable, and enhanced activity tracking. Active 2 has of recent been cleared in South Korea for ECG and blood pressure monitoring. Meanwhile, the Active 2 comes in two sizes, 44mm and 40mm, and both are available in LTE and Stainless steel material. In this post, I compare the Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Galaxy Watch Active to identify the differences between these two smartwatches.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Galaxy Watch Active – Specs Comparison

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
samsung galaxy watch active specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Device typeClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Watch ActiveN/A
SuccessorN/ASamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019March, 2018
GenderUnisexWomen (Also a great choice for men)

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inches (44mm)1.1 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Super AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density--463 ppi
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Casing materialStainless steelStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap materialLeatherSilicone (leather straps also available)
Bezel MaterialGlassCeramics
Weight42 grams
(Stainless steel, without straps)
23 grams (without straps)
Color(s)Sliver, black, gold
(stainless steel)
Black, silver, rose-gold and green
Dimension44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5 mm
Strap size20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+Corning Gorilla glass 4
Durability testMIL-STD-810G
Waterproof ratingYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM1.5GB LTE0.75GB
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerYesNo
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v5.0 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingYesYes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyGSM/HSPA/LTENo
SIMYes, e-SIMNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNo
Blood pressureYesNo
ECG TrackingYesNo
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemTizen OS 4.0Tizen OS 4.0
CPUDual core 1.15GHzDual core 1.15GHz
GPU----
ChipsetExynos 9110Exynos 9110

SENSORS

GPSGPS/Glonass/Beidou/GalileoGPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter----
ECGYesNo
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 20mmYes, 20mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment systemSamsung paySamsung pay
Companion appSamsung Gear appSamsung Gear app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh230mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging modeWPC based wireless chargingWPC based wireless charging
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Small and large strapsSmall and large straps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Galaxy Watch Active – Differences

Galaxy Active 2

Galaxy Active

Display

1.4 inches (44mm)
1.2 inches (40mm)

1.1 inches

Bezel

Digital rotating

Digital rotating

Dimension

44 x 44 x 10.9mm

39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5 mm

Weight

42g (stainless steel)

23g

Glass

Corning Gorilla Glass DX+

Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Bluetooth

Version 5.0

Version 4.2

Blood pressure

Yes

No

ECG tracking

Yes

No

Battery life

2 days

2 days

Editor's Rating
From the specs above, Active 2 is clearly a better smartwatch. It has a slightly larger display that allows you to see more at a glance. Moreover, the new MyStle app allows you to easily customize the watch face to what you’re wearing. While not forgetting the digital rotating bezel which was omitted in the Galaxy Watch Active, but now present on the Active 2. Samsung however, updated the Active with the digital rotating bezel. You can watch it in the video below.

Furthermore, while the Active has a case made of aluminum, the Active 2 is available in stainless steel and aluminum with the later representing the non-LTE model and the former is the LTE model. However, the Active is a more compact device than Active 2 which results in it’s lower weight, but in all, each of these two is a very lightweight smartwatch.

Going by the fitness tracking features, both the Active and Active 2 are well equipped to track your active life comprehensively. However, while each of these two is able to track your steps, sleep, distance, floors climbed, routes, heart rate, and calories, the Active 2 is a more holistic fitness tracker than the Active. Active 2 has an enhanced heart rate tracker which contains 8-LED compared to 4-LED on the Active. And like mentioned earlier, the Active 2 has been cleared in South Korea for ECG tracking and blood pressure monitoring joining the likes of Apple Watch 5 which also has the ECG tracking feature. Moreover, Active 2 has a better 32G accelerometer compared to 16G of the Active, this can ensure more accurate tracking and responsiveness to workouts.

The Stainless steel model of the Active 2 has LTE support which makes it a standalone smartwatch that allows you to make and receive calls without needing your phone. This feature might not be so enticing, but for individuals who need it, its a great addition that can help stay connected without having to carry your phone along.

The battery life of these two is about average when compared to all other smartwatches on the market. The Active has been tested to go about 2 days or more with light usage, while Active 2 with its bigger battery life, but bigger display will last about the same time as the Samsung Active watch.

Conclusion

Clearly, Active 2 is a better smartwatch than the Active. It looks more beautiful no doubt, and with the addition of digital rotating bezel, its easier to navigate. Active 2 is also a better activity tracker than the Active with enhanced sensors and more fitness features, and the LTE model is a comprehensive smartwatch.

If you already own the Active, an upgrade isn’t all that necessary. However, if you intend to buy a new smartwatch from Samsung, the Active 2 is your best bet.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Gear S3 Classic – My Pick

samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Gear S3 Classic - the differences

It’s over 6 months since the Galaxy Watch Active 2 was released, and since then its has become very popular while getting a handful of clearances which include the new blood monitoring and ECG tracking features just cleared in South Korea. The Active 2 features Samsung’s most advanced technology as far as wearable is concerned, yet the Gear S3 duo which includes the Frontier and Classic have been here for a while and are still worthy contenders against Active 2. In this comparison, I compare the Galaxy Active 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Gear S3 Classic to find out the differences and of course, which is a better choice for you. You can check out the Galaxy Watch vs Active 2 – a more worthy contender.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Gear S3 Classic – Specifications Compared

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE)Samsung Gear S3 FrontierSamsung Gear S3 Classic
samsung gear s3 frontier specssamsung gear s3 full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE)Samsung Gear S3 FrontierSamsung Gear S3 Classic
Device typeClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatchClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatchClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatch
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Watch ActiveSamsung Gear S2Samsung Gear S2
SuccessorN/ASamsung Galaxy WatchSamsung Galaxy Watch
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019November, 2016November, 2016
GenderUnisexMen (will look good too on women.)Men (will look good too on women.)

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inches (44mm)1.3 inches1.3 inches
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Super AMOLED
Full color
Super AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels360 x 360 pixels360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density--278 ppi278 ppi
Display always-onYesYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons,
rotating bezel
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
rotating bezel

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Casing materialStainless steelStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonateStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap materialLeatherSiliconeSilicone/Leather
Bezel MaterialGlassCeramicsCeramics
Weight42 grams
(Stainless steel, without straps)
63 grams (without straps)59 grams (without straps)
Color(s)Sliver, black, gold
(stainless steel)
BlackBlack, silver
Dimension44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)46 x 49 x 12.9 mm46 x 49 x 12.9 mm
Strap size20mm22mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+Corning Gorilla glass SR+Corning Gorilla glass SR+
Durability testMIL-STD-810G
Waterproof ratingYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, IP68
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, IP68
MIL-STD-810G

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes

MEMORY

RAM1.5GB LTE0.75GB0.75GB
Internal storage4GB4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYesYes
CameraNoNoNo
Music streamingYesYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v5.0 LEBluetooth v4.2Bluetooth v4.2
NFCYesYesYes
Wi-FiYesYesYes
Bluetooth callingYesYesYes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Email alertYesYesYes
ReminderYesYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyGSM/HSPA/LTEGSM/HSPA/LTEGSM/HSPA/LTE
SIMYes, e-SIMYes, e-SIMYes, e-SIM

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNoNo
Blood pressureYesNoNo
ECG TrackingYesNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemTizen OS 4.0Tizen OS 2.3.2Tizen OS 2.3.2
CPUDual core 1.15GHzDual core 1.0GHzDual core 1.0GHz
GPU------
ChipsetExynos 9110Exynos 7270Exynos 7270

SENSORS

GPSGPS/Glonass/Beidou/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/A-GPSGPS/GLONASS/A-GPS
AccelerometerYesYesYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYesYes
BarometerYesYesYes
CompassNoNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNoNo
Altimeter------
ECGYesNoNo
ThermometerNoNoNo
Ambient lightYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 20mmYes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Custom watch faceYesYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYesYes
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android 4.4+
IOS 9.0+
Android 4.4+
IOS 9.0+
Payment systemSamsung paySamsung paySamsung pay
Companion appSamsung Gear appSamsung Gear appSamsung Gear app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh380mAh380mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging modeWPC based wireless chargingWPC based wireless chargingWPC based wireless charging
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2Samsung Gear S3 FrontierSamsung Gear S3 Classic
Small and large strapsStrapsStraps
Wireless chargerWireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Gear S3 Classic: Differences

Galaxy Active 2

Gear S3 Frontier

Gear S3 Classic

Display

1.4 inches (44mm)
1.2 inches (40mm)

1.3 inches

1.3 inches

Bezel

Digital rotating

Physical rotating

Physical rotating

Dimension

44 x 44 x 10.9mm

46 x 49 x 12.9 mm

46 x 49 x 12.9 mm

Weight

42g (stainless steel)

63g

59g

Glass

Corning Gorilla Glass DX+

Corning Gorilla Glass SR+

Corning Gorilla Glass SR+

RAM

1.5GB

768MB

768MB

Bluetooth

Version 5.0

Version 4.2

Version 4.2

Processor

Exynos 9110-1.15GHz

Exynos 7270-1.0GHz

Exynos 7270-1.0GHz

Blood pressure

Yes

No

No

ECG tracking

Yes

No

No

Battery life

2 days

2 days

2 days

Editor's Rating

Going by the design, Active 2 has a more sophisticated design than the Gear S3 series. It looks more stylish and classier than the other two. Although, the Active 2 is available in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm, the 44mm which is more compact than the Gear S3, yet has a slightly larger 1.4inch display that allows you to see more at a glance. The Active 2 also weighs far less than the Gear S3s which are quite heavy, thus making it easier on the wrist especially for individuals that have a thin wrist, it’s also slimmer than the Gear S3.

Moreover, Samsung added more apps to Active 2 such as Youtube, Twitter, and the Mystyle app that makes it extremely easy to customize the watch face of the Active 2 to match what you’re wearing.

Instead of the physical rotating bezel on the Gear S3 and Galaxy Watch, Samsung opted for a digital rotating bezel on the Active 2. It all depends on which you prefer, some users really like the physical rotating bezel than the digital one. For me, I prefer the physical one, I like the boldness that comes with it which is why the Galaxy watch is my best Samsung watch so far.

The Active 2 is also a more durable smartwatch with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ which is more durable and clearer than SR+.

As per battery life, the Gear S3 will keep you going for about 2 days on average with always-on display active, so also is the Active 2 which has about 2 days long battery life with light usage. There’s isn’t much difference in the battery life of these three.

Active 2 is equipped with a faster 1.15GHz processor compared to 1.0GHz of the Gear S3 which translates to improved performance. Moreover, it runs on a higher Tizen 4.0 operating system.

As per fitness tracking, Active 2 is a more comprehensive activity tracker than the Gear S3s, it features blood pressure monitoring and ECG tracking both of which were recently cleared in South Korea. Moreover, Samsung improved the heart rate sensor on the Active 2 with 8-LEDs which results in more sensitive and accurate tracking. On the flipside, you can expect any of these three to track your steps, calories, sleep, heart rate, and outdoor activities via the inbuilt GPS.

Conclusion

In final words, the Active 2 is a better smartwatch than the older Gear S3 smartwatches which are still some of the best on the market. Active 2 comes with improved hardware and software that makes it more advance, it’s slimmer and more compact while also being very lightweight. It also has more fitness tracking features that make it a more comprehensive tracker.

On the flipside, the Gear S3 Frontier and Classic are still some of the best smartwatches you can buy today. These two are very rugged as been confirmed by happy users. I personally don’t think an upgrade is necessary if you already own any of the Gear S3 duos, but if you’re considering getting a new Samsung smartwatch, the Active 2 is a better bargain or you can wait for the new Galaxy Watch expected in some months time.

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Galaxy Active 2 – Find Out The Differences

Samsung galaxy watch vs Active 2

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is not a successor to the Galaxy Watch which is a relatively older smartwatch, and of course, Samsung’s flagship smartwatch. Galaxy Watch Active was released in March 2019, and 6 months later the Active 2 which features Samsung most advanced wearable technology was released. In this post, we will take a look at the differences between the Galaxy Watch vs Galaxy Watch Active 2 to find out which of these two is a better smartwatch. Mind you, these two are priced relatively the same which makes it even harder to make a choice.

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Galaxy Active 2 – Specifications Compared

 Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) (LTE)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE)
Samsung galaxy watch specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE)
Device typeClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatchClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatch
PredecessorSamsung Gear S3Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedAugust, 2018September, 2019
GenderMenUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.3 inch1.4 inches (44mm)
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Super AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density278 ppi--
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
physical rotating bezel
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Casing materialStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonateStainless steel
Strap materialSilicone
(leather straps also available)
Leather
Bezel MaterialCeramicsGlass
Weight63 grams42 grams
(Stainless steel, without straps)
Color(s)Black and silverSliver, black, gold
(stainless steel)
Dimension46 x 49 x 13 mm44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)
Strap size22 mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Durability testMIL-STD-810GMIL-STD-810G
Waterproof ratingYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM1.5GB (LTE)1.5GB LTE
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2Bluetooth smart v5.0 LE
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingYesYes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyGSM/HSPA/LTEGSM/HSPA/LTE
SIMYes, e-SIMYes, e-SIM

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNo
Blood pressureNoYes
ECG TrackingNoYes
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemTizen OS 4.0Tizen OS 4.0
CPUDual core 1.15GHzDual core 1.15GHz
GPU----
ChipsetExynos 9110Exynos 9110

SENSORS

GPSGLONASS/A-GPSGPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter----
ECGNoYes
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 22mmYes, 20mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment systemSamsung paySamsung pay
Companion appSamsung Gear appSamsung Gear app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 472mAh340mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging modeWPC based wireless chargingWPC based wireless charging
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
StrapsSmall and large straps
Charging dockWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Galaxy Active 2 – The Differences

Weight

Case material

Display sizel

Bezel

Strap material

Battery life

Bluetooth version

Blood pressure monitoring

ECG tracking

Samsung Galaxy Watch 

63 grams 

Stainless steel 

1.3 inches (46mm), 1.2 (42mm) 

Physical rotating bezel

Leather  or silicone

3 days+

Version 4.2

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

42grams

Stainless steel or Aluminum

1.4 inches (44mm), 1.2 inches (40mm)

Digital rotating bezel

Leather or silicone

2 days+

Version 5.0

  1. There are a handful of features that sets these two watches apart. First, let’s start with the design. The Galaxy Watch is a bulkier smartwatch than Active 2, as a result, it’s heavier. But surprisingly, the more compact Active 2 has a slightly bigger 1.4 inches display compared to 1.3 inches of the Galaxy Watch. In otherwords, the Active 2 is a very lighweight smartwatch compared to the Galaxy watch which makes it more comfortable to wear.
  2. Secondly, Active 2 has a digital rotating bezel instead of a physical one on the Galaxy Watch. The physical bezel on the Galaxy Watch leaves it with a classic apperance just like a traditional watch. Although the Active 2 stainless steel model also looks classic, and classier.
  3. Another feature that differ between these two is the Bluetooth versions. While the Galaxy Watch is equipped with Bluetooth version 4.2, the Active 2 has Bluetooth version 5.0 which means faster and longer range connection.
  4. The Active 2 is equipped with more fitness tracking features which the Galaxy Watch lacks. The Active 2 features ECG and Blood pressure monitoring which the Galaxy Watch lacks. These two features were recently cleared in South Korea. Although each of these two is a comprehensive fitness tracker that can help you stay fit.
  5. The Galaxy Watch being bulkier has a higher battery capacity than the Active 2. As result, the Galaxy Watch will last up to 3 days or more compared to 2 days of the Active 2.

In conclusion, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a more advanced smartwatch than the Galaxy Watch. However, the Galaxy Watch isn’t lacking in features either, its also a great smartwatch, one of the best you can find on the market. The Galaxy Watch is a more suitable smartwatch for men, its looks bolder and will fit nicely on fat wrists, while the Active 2 is a perfect choice for both men and women.

Note, there is also a smaller model of these two, 42mm for the Galaxy Watch and 40mm for Active 2. Each of these two is a nice fit for women and anyone with a thin wrist.

Video – Galaxy Watch vs Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) LTE vs Bluetooth – The Differences

samsung galaxy watch active 2 44mm LTE vs Bluetooth? which should you buy?

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active comes in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm, each os these two sizes is available in LTE and Bluetooth only. The Bluetooth model has a case made of aluminum, while the LTE model which is a standalone smartwatch has a case made of stainless steel. This post compares the Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) LTE vs Bluetooth to find out the differences between these two, so you know which is a better choice for you.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) LTE vs Bluetooth: Specifications Compared

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (bluetooth only)

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (Bluetooth only)
Device typeClassic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Watch ActiveSamsung Galaxy Watch Active
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inches (44mm)1.4 inches (44mm)
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Super AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Casing materialStainless steelAluminum
Strap materialLeatherFluoroelastomer
(Aluminum)
Bezel MaterialGlassGlass
Weight42 grams
(Stainless steel, without straps)
30 grams
(aluminum, without straps)
Color(s)Sliver, black, gold
(stainless steel)
Cloud-silver
Aqua-black
Pink-gold
(aluminum)
Dimension44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)
Strap size20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Durability testMIL-STD-810GMIL-STD-810G
Waterproof ratingYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM1.5GB LTE0.75GB non-LTE
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v5.0 LEBluetooth smart v5.0 LE
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingYesYes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyGSM/HSPA/LTENo
SIMYes, e-SIMNo

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNo
Blood pressureYesYes
ECG TrackingYesYes
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemTizen OS 4.0Tizen OS 4.0
CPUDual core 1.15GHzDual core 1.15GHz
GPU----
ChipsetExynos 9110Exynos 9110

SENSORS

GPSGPS/Glonass/Beidou/GalileoGPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter----
ECGYesYes
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 20mmYes, 20mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment systemSamsung paySamsung pay
Companion appSamsung Gear appSamsung Gear app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh340mAh
Est. battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging modeWPC based wireless chargingWPC based wireless charging
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Small and large strapsSmall and large straps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Difference Between Galaxy Watch (44mm) LTE vs Bluetooth

Weight

Case material

Strap material

Make Calls

RAM

Standalone

Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) LTE

42grams 

Stainless steel

Leather 

1.5GB

Yes, LTE

Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth

30grams

Aluminum

Silicone

768MB

No

The difference between the Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) LTE and Bluetooth model comes in the case material, strap material, and cellular capabilities. This results in the Bluetooth model being a sporty and lightweight smartwatch that you can comfortably wear all day long, while the LTE model is a classic smartwatch that’s still lightweight.

You can still use the Bluetooth model to make and receive calls, just by simply connecting to your phone Bluetooth. Moreover, its also equipped with WiFi which will allow you access features youtube and Google translate. While the LTE model which is a standalone smartwatch gives you total freedom from your phone which will allow you to leave your phone behind.

These differences also goes for the smaller 40mm model which is also smaller than the 44mm that makes it a more suitable watch for women. It’s also lightweight but has a quite small 1.2-inch display size which leaves the texts tiny.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 44mm/40mm Features

The Active 2 is Samsung’s most advanced wearable right now, and as expected comes with many features that include basics and advanced features. Features of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 includes;

  • The basics, the Active 2 tells the time, date, weather and other complications on the display.
  • You can choose from the many preloaded watch faces or use the MyStyle App to create a watch face that matches your outfit.
  • It comes with 4GB storage capacity that’ll allow you to store your files on the watch which can include music, videos, and other files. You can also stream music directly from the watch through Spotify.
  • You can watch YouTube videos and also access Twitter on the Active 2.
  • It’s equipped with the iconic digital rotating bezel that makes navigating the device very easy.
  • Google translate is available on Active 2 which comes handy when you find yourself in a country with a different language.
  • It’ll keep you notified when there’s a new notification on your phone.
  • You can make calls from the Active 2 Bluetooth only model by connecting to your phone Bluetooth.
  • The LTE version which is a standalone smartwatch will allow you to make and receive calls directly from the watch without connecting to your phone.
  • There is also an NFC chip that enables Samsung Pay which will allow you to make a payment on the go from the watch.
  • The Active 2 will track your basic activities which includes heart rate, distance, sleep and steps.
  • To more advance activity tracking features like stress management, calories, blood pressure and blood oxygen (newly added), as well as outdoor activity tracking enabled by the inbuilt GPS./li>
  • You can choose from the over 69 preloaded sport modes or create custom workouts.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 44mm vs 40mm – Which Should You Buy?

samsung galaxy watch active 2 44mm vs 40mm

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is one of the best smartwatches you can right now if you’re a lover of wearable tech. This watch comes in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm and both are available in LTE and Bluetooth only models. However, in this post, I compare the Bluetooth only models of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 44mm vs 40mm so you know the differences and which you should buy.

There are so many reasons that make the Galaxy Active 2 one of the best on the market. First, it features Samsung’s most advanced wearable technology which includes the newly added blood pleasure monitoring which has just been cleared by South Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. Beyond that, the Active 2 also features Youtube and Twitter as well as onboard storage, microphone, loudspeaker, and more.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 44mm vs 40mm – Specifications Compared

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (bluetooth only)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm) (Bluetooth only)

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (Bluetooth only)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm) (Bluetooth only)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Watch ActiveSamsung Galaxy Watch Active
SuccessorN/AN/A
Date ReleasedSeptember, 2019September, 2019
GenderUnisexUnisex

WHERE TO BUY

DISPLAY

Display size1.4 inches (44mm)1.2 inches (40mm)
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color
Super AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution360 x 360 pixels360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density----
Display always-onYesYes
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Casing materialAluminumAluminum
Strap materialFluoroelastomer
(Aluminum)
Fluoroelastomer
(Aluminum)
Bezel MaterialGlassGlass
Weight30 grams
(aluminum, without straps)
26 grams
(aluminum, without straps)
Color(s)Cloud-silver
Aqua-black
Pink-gold
(aluminum)
Cloud-silver, aqua-black,
pink-gold
(aluminum)
Dimension44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)40 x 40 x 10.9mm (40mm)
Strap size20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass DX+Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Durability testMIL-STD-810GMIL-STD-810G
Waterproof ratingYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
AlarmYesYes
StopwatchYesYes

MEMORY

RAM0.75GB non-LTE0.75GB non-LTE
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
MicrophoneYesYes
LoudspeakerYesYes
CameraNoNo
Music streamingYesYes

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v5.0 LEBluetooth smart v5.0 LE
NFCYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Bluetooth callingYesYes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Email alertYesYes
ReminderYesYes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network TechnologyNoNo
SIMNo__

FITNESS TRACKING

StepsYesYes
DistanceYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
StressYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNo
Blood pressureYesYes
ECG TrackingYesYes
Blood oxygenNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes

PLATFORM

Operating systemTizen OS 4.0Tizen OS 4.0
CPUDual core 1.15GHzDual core 1.15GHz
GPU----
ChipsetExynos 9110Exynos 9110

SENSORS

GPSGPS/Glonass/Beidou/GalileoGPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
AccelerometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Heart rate sensorYesYes
BarometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
Altimeter----
ECGYesYes
ThermometerNoNo
Ambient lightYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 20mmYes, 20mm
Custom watch faceYesYes
Voice AssistantYesYes
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment systemSamsung paySamsung pay
Companion appSamsung Gear appSamsung Gear app

BATTERY

Battery typeNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh247mAh (40mm)
Est. battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging modeWPC based wireless chargingWPC based wireless charging
Charging durationAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm)
Small and large strapsSmall and large straps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Difference Between Galaxy Watch 44mm and 40mm

Display size

Dimension

Strap size

Weight

Battery Capacity

Battery Life

Price

Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm)

1.4 inches

44 x 44 x 10.9 mm

20mm (but longer)

30grams 

340mAh 

Over 2 days

Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm)

1.2 inches

40 x 40 x 10.9 mm

20mm

26grams

247mAh

Over 2 days

The main difference between the Active 44mm and 40mm comes in the different sizes which include the display and case size. This subsequently leads to a difference in weight. The battery capacity is also different, but the battery life is about the same when you take into consideration the larger display of the 44mm model.

Besides these minute differences, the 40mm can do everything the 44mm model can do. Thus, making a choice will depend on your wrist size, the 40mm is recommended for women and those with a small wrist, while the 44mm is recommended for men and those with a fatter wrist.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 44mm/40mm Features

The Active 2 is Samsung’s most advanced wearable right now, and as expected comes with many features that include basics and advanced features. Features of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 includes;

  • The basics, the Active 2 tells the time, date, weather and other complications on the display.
  • You can choose from the many preloaded watch faces or use the MyStyle App to create a watch face that matches your outfit.
  • It comes with 4GB storage capacity that’ll allow you to store your files on the watch which can include music, videos, and other files. You can also stream music directly from the watch through Spotify.
  • You can watch YouTube videos and also access Twitter on the Active 2.
  • It’s equipped with the iconic digital rotating bezel that makes navigating the device very easy.
  • Google translate is available on Active 2 which comes handy when you find yourself in a country with a different language.
  • It’ll keep you notified when there’s a new notification on your phone.
  • You can make calls from the Active 2 Bluetooth only model by connecting to your phone Bluetooth.
  • The LTE version which is a standalone smartwatch will allow you to make and receive calls directly from the watch without connecting to your phone.
  • There is also an NFC chip that enables Samsung Pay which will allow you to make a payment on the go from the watch.
  • The Active 2 will track your basic activities which includes heart rate, distance, sleep and steps.
  • To more advance activity tracking features like stress management, calories, blood pressure and blood oxygen (newly added), as well as outdoor activity tracking enabled by the inbuilt GPS./li>
  • You can choose from the over 69 preloaded sport modes or create custom workouts.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Review – Still The Best Smartwatch for Men 2020

samsung galaxy watch full specs and features

The Galaxy Watch is Samsung’s flagship smartwatch released about two years ago, yet still one of the best smartwatches today, it’s a comprehensive smartwatch equipped with many features. It comes in two sizes; 46mm and 42mm, both have a casing made of stainless steel, while the straps are available in leather as well as silicone materials. You can also change the straps to your preferred choice 22mm or 18mm. While the 42mm is available in rose-gold and midnight black, the 46mm is available in silver color. It’s also available in two models; LTE and Bluetooth only.

Both sizes are equipped with cellular connectivity which makes these two standalone smartwatches that allow you to make and receive calls independent of your phone. The Galaxy Watch features an AMOLED display that’s very vivid and interactive with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ covering the screen. It also has a physical rotating bezel that allows you navigate it effortlessly.

This device also comes with many sensors such as accelerometer, heart rate sensor, and barometer which enables it to track activities such as your heart rate, calories, sleep, distance, steps, and more with many preloaded sport modes to choose from. You can also pay from this watch via the Samsung Pay, while the battery life is about 2 days or more.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm/42mm Features

  • 1.3/1.2 inch always-on AMOLED display allows you take a quick glance anytime.
  • Available in stainless steel case with MIL-STD-810 rating.
  • 4GB ROM and 768MB RAM allows you store your favorite files on the watch and also enables a smooth performance.
  • Rated 5ATM (50 meters) waterproof rating which makes it suitable to wear to the swimming pool or ocean.
  • Physical rotating bezel allows you to navigate the watch effortlessly.
  • Customizable watch face, choose from the many uploaded watch faces or create your own.
  • Customize watch face using the Mystyle app to take a picture of your outlook and the Active 2 turns it to match what you’re wearing.
  • Tracks your activities such as heart rate, sleep, distance, golfing, blood pressure, swim tracking, steps and more.
  • Bluetooth only models allow you make calls by connecting to your phone Bluetooth (Bluetooth calling).
  • A standalone smartwatch that allow you to make and receive calls without your phone giving your phone some breathing space.
  • Keep you connected to all that matters to you by notifying you when there’s a new notification on your phone.
  • Equipped with NFC that allows you to make payment on the go via Samsung Pay.
  • Features apps such as Strava, MapMyRun, Endomondo, Spotify and more.
  • Over two days long battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 44mm/40mm Review – A Classy Smartwatch

samsung galaxy watch active 2 40/44mm

Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the latest smartwatch from Samsung released sometime in September last year, it’s the most sophisticated smartwatch from the brand. It comes in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm, both are available in aluminum and stainless steel, while the stainless steel model is equipped with LTE connectivity.

The Active 2 is slim, compact, and very lightweight with the aluminum version weighing just 30g and 26g for the 44mm and 40mm respectively. Each is equipped with 4GB storage capacity which is not so great but should be enough to store some of your favorite files. It has an AMOLED powered display with a 360 x 360-pixel resolution, its also touchscreen and always-on.

The Active 2 is loaded with many features which includes inbuilt microphone and loudspeaker that supports Bluetooth calling and voice assistants powered by Bixby. It’s also equipped with many sensors that enables activity tracking features which includes heart rate monitoring, sleep, distance, golf, and more.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 44mm/40mm Features

  • 1.4/1.2 inch always-on AMOLED display allows you take a quick glance anytime.
  • Aluminum/stainless steel case are durable with MIL-STD-810 rating.
  • 4GB ROM and 768MB RAM allows you store your favorite files on the watch and also enables a smooth performance.
  • Digital rotating bezel allows you to navigate the watch effortlessly.
  • Customizable watch face, choose from the many uploaded watch faces or create your own.
  • Customize watch face using the Mystyle app to take a picture of your outlook and the Active 2 turns it to match what you’re wearing.
  • Tracks your activities such as heart rate, sleep, distance, golfing, blood pressure, swim tracking, steps and more.
  • About 40000 preloaded golf courses to choose from.
  • Make calls from the non-LTE models by connecting to your phone Bluetooth (Bluetooth calling).
  • LTE models is a standalone smartwatch that allow you to make and receive calls without your phone, allowing you to go out without your phone.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you by notifying you when there’s a new notification on your phone.
  • Features apps such as Strava, MapMyRun, Endomondo, Spotify and more.
  • Over two days long battery life.

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