Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. introduced Galaxy Watch Active2, the newest addition to its Galaxy smartwatch line up, which includes refined features, a new user interface, new health and wellness capabilities, and enhanced connectivity.
With a curved touchscreen and touch bezel at the edge, Galaxy Watch Active2 boasts the upgraded One UI that Samsung says creates a simple, clear, and intuitive user experience, along with new health sensors on the back. It comes in two sizes-44mm and 40mm in diameter-and two styles: lightweight aluminum with a breathable, flexible strap and premium solid stainless steel with a leather strap. The smartwatches can be personalized with a range of additional stylish strap and watch-face options.
New with Galaxy Watch Active2, you can customize your watch face to match your outfit every day with the colour extraction algorithm. Pair with your smartphone and take a photo of your outfit to get a new, customized watch face.
In terms of health and wellness, which are at the core of the smartwatch experience, the device provides actionable insights, can track more than 39 types of workouts with automatic tracking of seven like walking, running, swimming, and rowing machine. An updated Running Trainer allows you to enjoy seven different running programs with interactive coaching. The new built-in running coach gives you real-time feedback on your runs using the advanced accelerometer, monitoring pace and letting you know if you should speed up or slow down. It also offers enhanced sleep analysis algorithms.
Galaxy Watch Active2 can guide you through interactive mediation and breathing exercises, all powered by Calm, the leading sleep and meditation app, now available in 28 countries.
With LTE connectivity, you can make and receive calls from the watch without the need for your smartphone to be nearby, as well as see social media and interact with content on various platforms. You can do things like reply to a Tweet or watch a short video clip or movie trailer right on your wrist. Galaxy Watch Active2 also now supports real-time voice and text translation in over 16 languages.
Through a partnership with Spotify, you can sign into your Samsung account with single sign-on from your phone or Galaxy Watch Active2, and easily browse through your music on Spotify and enjoy a continuous listening experience.
The Bixby intelligent voice assistant works when Galaxy Watch Active2 is connected to your smartphone, while the Camera Controller allows you to take photos remotely, start recording a video, check out the preview on the watch, switch between front and rear lens' and set a timer; perfect for action or group shots. You can also access additional features such as Wireless PowerShare, where you can charge your smartwatch direct from your smartphone.
Galaxy Watch Active2 also seamlessly integrates with other devices, apps, and services for a connected experience with Samsung Health, SmartThings, Samsung Pay, and more, all protected by the defense-grade security platform Samsung Knox.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Bluetooth edition is available for pre-order starting August 21, 2019 at Samsung Experience Stores, online at Samsung.com/ca, and through major retailers across Canada, starting at $370. Pre-order a Galaxy Watch Active2 and receive a bonus Wireless Battery Pack (MSRP $80). Offer valid from August 21 - September 24, 20197. The Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE edition will be available in October 2019.