Galaxy Watch Active Review

Samsung Launched its First Flagship Galaxy Watch named Galaxy Watch Active globally. Samsung Released This Galaxy Watch Active on 20th February In Major Markets Like Europe, US, China. These Galaxy Watch Active are Made Available in Some Important Markets Like Korea, Singapore Etc. Samsung Priced this watch at $197.99 in US Market and 10,000 Indian Rupees in the Indian Market.

Galaxy Watch Active Specs

  • 1.1” AMOLED Display Protected with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Exynos 9110 Dual Core Processor
  • 768MB Ram & 4GB Internal Storage
  • 230mAH Battery with Wireless Charging Support
  • One UI Operating System Based in Android Wear
  • IP68 Water and Dust Resistance ( 5ATM)
  • MIL-STD 810G Support
  • Wi-Fi / NFC / GPS / Bluetooth 4.2

Review:

Display:

Galaxy Watch Active Sports a 1.1” Excellent Amoled screen with 302 pixels per inch. The Display is Protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The Display is very soft to touch. the color reproduction from LCD Panel is good and Colours are vibrant and enjoyable. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Galaxy Watch Active. It is bright Enough in direct sunlight. For time Samsung Provided the Always on Mode which shows time always. But it consumes a little amount of extra Battery.

This Galaxy Watch active does not have a Rotating Bezel on the top which is a big Issue to play with menus. Now You have to use the touch screen for changing Menus. Galaxy Watch Active Without the Rotating Bezel looks Good. Samsung has Done a Great Job in terms Display.

Tracking Workouts And Features:

Galaxy Watch Active is very useful for Doing Daily workouts like Walking, Cycling, Running, Hiking, Treadmill, Curcuit Training, Weight Machine. It can also track all the Gym Workouts like sit-ups, crunches, Arm Extensions, Back Extensions, Leg Extensions, Pull-Ups, Push-Ups, Squats, Streaching & Yoga. This is why Samsung has named this Watch “Active”. It calculates all the workouts correctly and Accurately.

For persons who like Running the Galaxy Watch has a in-Built GPS to track the run.

The heart rate sensor present on the Galaxy Watch Active is an optical type one and More Accurate and sensitive. It collects all the heart data while walking, Running, sleeping and shows all the data in Galaxy Watch App.

The Blood Pressure Monitoring is an extra Feature in Galaxy Watch Active. The Blood Pressure Monitoring Works with the help of the App named “BP LAB” Developed in conjunction with the university of California, San Francisco. The blood Pressure Monitoring on Galaxy Watch is pretty Good. The workouts data, Blood Pressure and heart rate Monitoring Data are directly stored into the Samsung Health app.

Sleep Tracking:

Galaxy Watch Active is Very light & Comfortable and very suitable to sleep. Galaxy Watch Active Tracks all the sleep data and divides the data in 3 categories of sleep. Here Deep sleep denotes time spent in more active sleep. Rem Sleep denotes characterized by rapid eye movements, more dreaming and bodily movement, and faster pulse and breathing and the light Sleep denotes it is a non rem sleep which occurs total of 7% in total sleep. The sleep tracking on the Galaxy Watch Active is Pretty Good.

The sleep data is directly stored into Samsung Health App.

Build Quality:

Galaxy Watch Active is Build with a Stainless Steel frame on side and Glass on front & back Is Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with Stainless steel and Glass and is too slippery front front and back.

Size And Fit:

The Galaxy Watch Active is available in 1 size with 40mm dail. It is pretty light and easily fits to anyone’s hand.

Connectivity:

This Galaxy Watch Active has Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS Support in terms of Connectivity. there is no Disconnection of Galaxy Watch Active for a long Distance.

Straps:

Samsung is providing 2 silicone straps ( 1 – Large & 1 – Small) which are more comfortable and Soft. Now it is easy to swap the bands of Galaxy Watch active in seconds.

Apps:

Galaxy Watch active Runs on One UI which has a less apps than play store and App Store from Google and Apple. It has limited no:of Apps for basic things like running, cycling, music & Swim. The apps that present on One UI store are Map my Run, My fitness pal, Spotify, swim.com, Strava, Endomondo.

Sweat & Water Resistant:

Galaxy Watch Active has also IP68 Water & Dust Resistance to protect the phone from Water spills.

Battery Life:

My Galaxy Watch Active lasted a 2 Working days with heavy usage ( GPS, Heartrate Tracking, Sleep tracking Enabled) at the end of the days, I had 7% of charge left in the Galaxy Watch Active which is good for a 230mAH Battery. If you disable these options it will last another end of the day. The ideal drain of Galaxy Watch Active is very low. the Wireless charging is the only way to charge the Watch.

In box Samsung provided a Small Wireless charger to charge Galaxy Watch. It takes nearly 127 min to fully charge the watch. We can charge this Galaxy Watch Active by keeping on the back of S10 Series. It also takes almost same time to fully charge.

Haptic Feedback:

In Galaxy Watch Active the Haptic Feedback is not impressive. It gets the job done but, there is no difference of Vibrations in Aleart, notifications from the vibrator when is present in Galaxy Watch Active. Samsung can fix this with a software update.

Pros:

  • Comfortable to wear
  • Small and light
  • Very bright in direct sunlight with always on mode
  • Automatic tracking of workouts
  • precice heart rate tracking
  • works with iPhones and Android Smartphones
  • Flagship hardware at great price

Cons:

  • Worst Haptic Feedback
  • rotating bezel on Display is Removed

Verdict:

If you want a Samsung Smartwatch with great Amoled Display, optical heart rate & Blood Pressure tracking and All workouts tracking at a price of 200 USD then Galaxy Watch Active is the best option.

Alternatives:

Alternatives of Galaxy Watch Active are

  • Fitbit Versa
  • Fitbit Ionic
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Amazfit Stratos
  • Garmin Forerunner 935

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