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

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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 name Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (LTE) Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) (Bluetooth only)
Device type Classic/Fitness/Standalone smartwatch Classic/Fitness smartwatch
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Successor N/A N/A
Date Released September, 2019 September, 2019
Gender Unisex Unisex

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DISPLAY

Display size 1.4 inches (44mm) 1.4 inches (44mm)
Display type Super AMOLED
Full color
Super AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixels 360 x 360 pixels
Pixel density -- --
Display always-on Yes Yes
Input type Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Digital rotating bezel

BODY

Shape Circular Circular
Casing material Stainless steel Aluminum
Strap material Leather Fluoroelastomer
(Aluminum)
Bezel Material Glass Glass
Weight 42 grams
(Stainless steel, without straps)
30 grams
(aluminum, without straps)
Color(s) Sliver, black, gold
(stainless steel)
Cloud-silver
Aqua-black
Pink-gold
(aluminum)
Dimension 44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm) 44 x 44 x 10.9mm (44mm)
Strap size 20mm 20mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla glass DX+
Durability test MIL-STD-810G MIL-STD-810G
Waterproof rating Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/Date Yes Yes
Alarm Yes Yes
Stopwatch Yes Yes

MEMORY

RAM 1.5GB LTE 0.75GB non-LTE
Internal storage 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No

MEDIA

Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Microphone Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Camera No No
Music streaming Yes Yes

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth smart v5.0 LE Bluetooth smart v5.0 LE
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alert Yes Yes
SMS alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Reminder Yes Yes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network Technology GSM/HSPA/LTE No
SIM Yes, e-SIM No

FITNESS TRACKING

Steps Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
VO2 Max. Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Swim tracking Yes Yes
Menstrual cycle tracking No No
Blood pressure Yes Yes
ECG Tracking Yes Yes
Blood oxygen No No
Preloaded sport modes Yes Yes

PLATFORM

Operating system Tizen OS 4.0 Tizen OS 4.0
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz Dual core 1.15GHz
GPU -- --
Chipset Exynos 9110 Exynos 9110

SENSORS

GPS GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Heart rate sensor Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass No No
Pulse Ox. No No
Altimeter -- --
ECG Yes Yes
Thermometer No No
Ambient light Yes Yes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 20mm Yes, 20mm
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Voice Assistant Yes Yes
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 system Samsung pay Samsung pay
Companion app Samsung Gear app Samsung Gear app

BATTERY

Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh 340mAh
Est. battery life Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Charging mode WPC based wireless charging WPC based wireless charging
Charging duration About 1-2 hours About 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
Small and large straps Small and large straps
Wireless charger Wireless charger
Quick start guide Quick 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.

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