Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Silver 44mm Aluminum

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Silver 44mm Aluminum

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Key specs

Compatible with operating system
Android, iOS
Shows smartphone messages
Yes
Phone calls via watch possible
Yes
Type of heart rate measurement
ECG heart rate measurement, Optical heart rate measurement
Integrated GPS receiver
Yes

Pros and cons

According to our smartwatch expert
  • Thanks to the ECG heart rate monitor and the blood pressure monitor, you get accurate insight into your health via the Samsung Health Monitor app.
  • You can easily scroll through the menu with the touch edge.
  • With the integrated music player, you can listen to your favorite music while running without bringing your phone.
  • To make a blood pressure measurement with the watch, you must first calibrate the watch with a separate blood pressure monitor.
  • The Samsung Health Monitor app is only compatible with smartphones with Android 7.0 or higher and not with iOS smartphones yet.
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Description

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 stands out thanks to its minimalist and refined design. The watch is primarily an extension of your phone. You can use it for phone calls, as it's connected to your phone via Bluetooth. You can receive messages and answer them from your wrist. With the touch edge, you can easily scroll through all the apps or get more in the Galaxy Store. You can add Uber, Google Maps, or Strava, for example. Thanks to the independent music player, you can store music on the watch. Pair headphones via Bluetooth and listen to music for extra motivation during a workout. With the ECG heart rate monitor and the blood pressure monitor, you also get accurate insight into your health. You can easily check your health data in the Samsung Health Monitor app.

Note: the Active2 doesn't always work well with iPhones. Depending on the model and IOS version, you might not be able to respond to messages or use the Samsung Health app.

Note: a charger adapter isn't included. Do you want to charge the watch via a socket? Use the adapter of your phone charger or order a charger adapter separately.

This watch is suitable for a wrist circumference of 17 to 19cm.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 stands out thanks to its minimalist and refined design. The watch is primarily an extension of your phone. You can use it for phone calls, as it's connected to your phone via Bluetooth. You can receive messages and answer them from your wrist. With the touch edge, you can easily scroll through all the apps or get more in the Galaxy Store. You can add Uber, Google Maps, or Strava, for example. Thanks to the independent music player, you can store music on the watch. Pair headphones via Bluetooth and listen to music for extra motivation during a workout. With the ECG heart rate monitor and the blood pressure monitor, you also get accurate insight into your health. You can easily check your health data in the Samsung Health Monitor app.

Note: the Active2 doesn't always work well with iPhones. Depending on the model and IOS version, you might not be able to respond to messages or use the Samsung Health app.

Note: a charger adapter isn't included. Do you want to charge the watch via a socket? Use the adapter of your phone charger or order a charger adapter separately.

This watch is suitable for a wrist circumference of 17 to 19cm.


Included by default

  • Manual (2.76 MB)
  • USB-A charging cable (excluding adapter)
  • Watch strap (wrist circumference 17 - 19cm)

Included by default

  • Manual (2.76 MB)
  • USB-A charging cable (excluding adapter)
  • Watch strap (wrist circumference 17 - 19cm)

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Key specs

Compatible with operating system
Android, iOS
Shows smartphone messages
Yes
Phone calls via watch possible
Yes
Type of heart rate measurement
ECG heart rate measurement, Optical heart rate measurement
Integrated GPS receiver
Yes


Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • Our expert review
    Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2: I like the design stylish

    Lieze. Horloge specialist. | 5 March 2021 | In the version: Rose Gold | 40 mm | No accessories | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Sharp and colorful screen
    • Touch edge responds quickly
    • Can call any phone number
    • Battery lasts 1.5 to 2 days
    • You make your own watch face
    • Dial always-on screen too simple
    • The 40 mm variant is on the small side

    I think the Active2 is a stylish watch. The clean lines and minimalist design really appeal to me. It may be swearing in church, but the watch reminds me of the round version of the Apple Watch. Although there is also a sporty variant, it is mainly a smartwatch and less a sports watch.

    Touch edge works well, but I use little
    The screen responds quickly to my touch and is bright and colorful. Long before I could test the Active2, I heard about the touch edge that allows you to quickly navigate between apps. Indeed, when I swipe the screen, the watch quickly switches between apps. I even get feedback from the staggered apps with a little vibration. However, I notice that I hardly use the touch edge after a few days. Clicking on the apps works just as fast, if not faster. Of course this is a matter of taste. Someone else might really like this.

    Answer apps like you used to text
    Answering whatsapps goes like you used to text. The first key represents a, b and c. I have to say, it took some getting used to, but after practicing a few times it actually went quite quickly. Still, I grab my phone if I want to send long messages. The messages I get are easy to read. What I do regret is that photos do not show.

    Call whoever you want, but on speaker
    I also like that you can not only call numbers from your phone book, but any number. Not many other watches have this. However, the watch must be connected to Bluetooth to be able to call and you always call on the speaker. That's why I only call at home via the watch. The quality of the music player is fine and better than I expected. At least it's good enough for listening to music during my weekly session at the gym.

    A new watch every day
    You can make the Active2 as personal as you want. There is a lot of choice in dials: from classic to modern. I think it's nonsense that you have to pay for some dials. So I don't either. What's nice is that you can set a photo as background. You can also create watch faces based on a pattern or color combination. What strikes me is that the dial of the always-on display changes to a simple version where you see the time. I regret this.

    The small version fits well on my small wrist
    Now the format. I have narrow wrists, say 6 inches in circumference. The small 40 millimeter version looks nice on me, but I think many of you find it too small. Fortunately, the Active2 also comes in a larger 44 millimeter version. I've included photos of both sizes so you can compare them.

    Lieze. Horloge specialist. | 5 March 2021 | In the version: Rose Gold | 40 mm | No accessories | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,7/10
    Good mix between smartwatch and sports watch

    Nele Custers | 12 October 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Wearing comfort and design
    • You can reply from your watch for both messages and phone calls
    • User friendly
    • Many apps and watch faces available
    • Screen is clear and easy to read
    • Charge battery every 2 days with heavy use

    Subtle, simple but powerful smartwatch with sports functions. Very light around the wrist and not too bulky. That was a requirement for my thinner wrists. There are many holes in the watch strap so you can easily find the right size.

    The screen is very bright, colorful and easy to read. Good quick response time and easy to navigate.

    I think one of the top functions of the watch is that you can answer messages and phone calls on the watch itself without your smartphone. (You must stay connected with your smartphone).
    You can type messages with a mini keyboard like the mobile phones used to have, via speech, predefined quick responses or choose an emoji (very subtle during meetings at work ;))! You can also answer phone calls via your watch (which is less subtle during meetings!). Is especially nice if your smartphone is often in a handbag or is not at hand.

    The watch has built-in speakers where you can even listen to Spotify (quite loudly)! Speaking of music, you can also connect to a headset via the watch so that you don't even need your smartphone to exercise. You can even put numbers on the watch.

    I use sleep tracking and the breathing exercises every day. The reminder to move every hour is subtle, motivating and very welcome at my sedentary job.

    Together with S Health, there are achievable daily goals to set. What bothered me about my previous sports watch was that the daily goal was almost unachievable for me and that was not motivating. Now I get to it almost daily and I know it will build up over time. Goals should remain achievable depending on your situation.

    I easily and quickly keep track of whether I have enough water every day and whether I am staying below my coffee limit (the working person, huh). They are small things but support your daily health quite well. All in all, I find these support functions very useful for people with a desk job. Every hour there will be a subtle notification that you need to get up, if you do, motivational feedback will come back.

    For sports, you can add 4 shortcuts to your favorite sports on the sports widget and quickly record your training via there. Heart rate is nicely and accurately tracked.
    I have little experience with location determination because I mainly work out in the fitness. The watch also automatically registers walks.

    There is also a lot of choice between dials and you can adjust the watch to your own liking. There are features like flashlight, sleep mode, do not disturb, and "find my phone". Timers, stopwatches and alarms, voice memo, weather, calendar, ...

    In terms of battery, you should certainly charge it every 2 days with normal and intensive use. I usually do this when I get back from work because I want to be able to track my sleep at night. Charging usually takes 2 hours. It would have been nicer if the watch could last longer without charging, but it is doable given the functionality you get in return.

    Tldr: Good choice if you are looking for a sports watch with many smartwatch functionalities that support your daily life.

    Nele Custers | 12 October 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,0/10
    Top!

    Charlotte Verschueren | 27 September 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Soft material and tight around the wrist. Doesn't look too big.
    • Many options and apps possible
    • You can send messages and call yourself via clockwork
    • Also possibility to disable smartwatch functions and only use it as a timepiece. Then he himself will last 12 days
    • Easy connection with mobile and apps
    • Charge every day with intensive use

    Easy to set up and use. Nice and sleek look. Look great even when you're not exercising.

    Charlotte Verschueren | 27 September 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,7/10
    Nice and affordable Smartwatch with potential for improvemen
    • Battery consumption (after adjusting settings)
    • Clear easy-to-read screen
    • Touch ring and navigation through screens easy
    • Easy to adjust to your own taste (watchfaces)
    • Outer edge damaged quickly
    • Poor integration of Samsung Health with other sports apps
    • Integration with standard Android Apps minimal
    • Activity detection not always accurate

    Design:
    I chose the 44 mm version with extra Panzerglas protection. The helper for choosing the right format on the Coolblue website is very handy. The 44mm version fits just fine.
    In terms of design, there is nothing wrong with this device, a clearly legible screen, but not a very exciting design unless you opt for the more expensive (perhaps a bit too) versions with colored edge and carrying strap. In terms of wearing comfort, I would go for a leather strap with a next watch. In warmer weather, the plastic strap feels less pleasant. Downside is the durability of the outer edge within a week, a small pit in the edge (bottom left) of which I do not know how this came about.

    Usage:
    Using the touch ring (compared to the physical ring of the Watch) works very well. Navigating through the screens works fine. Also very handy is that you can install software, change Watchfront and adjust settings of your Smartwatch from the Watch App.

    Battery consumption:
    I see quite a lot of negative comments about the battery consumption. My watch can easily last 2 to 3 days. Just like with Smart Phones, it also applies to Smart Watches that manufacturers activate as many options as possible as standard to allow you to get acquainted with the possibilities as much as possible, read more than you need. For those who have problems with battery consumption, search Google or Youtube for "galaxy watch 2 save battery". You will see that many things such as notifications, heart rate registration, etc. are enabled by default that you may not need at all but consume an unnecessary amount of battery.

    Smartphone integration:
    There are few Android Apps that can communicate with the Samsung Active2. Outside of Spotify, weather online, etc., the range in the Galaxy Watch Store is very mediocre. What was very disappointing for a Smartwatch from a manufacturer that also manufactures phones on the Android platform is the integration of standard Android Apps such as Google Maps.

    Sports features:
    The sensors (more than the 2018 Watch) are quite accurate. The activity tracker is somewhat less accurate. He neatly reports when it's time to move, but also regularly reports when I'm working behind a desk (also while writing a review) or when I'm on the couch watching TV that I've been doing great exercise. A big hit and miss is Samsung Health, especially the integration with other Sports Apps. In September 2016, the integration was removed for a large number of Apps, so that you can only sync (by default) with Strava. As an avid Runkeeper user, this ensures that I still use my Garmin Forerunner for running. The sleep tracking seems fairly accurate, but I want to compare this with SleepCycle on my phone that I've been using until now. Another downside is that you can set your water consumption and set a goal, but you don't get any reminders.

    Final conclusion:
    A very nice Smartwatch that is definitely recommended if you want to go for an affordable option. In terms of durability (protection of the outer edge and screen), you should not expect miracles for a watch in this price range. Much can be improved in terms of available software and integration with Android Apps. The sports functions and health registration are great for recreational health and sports but lack accuracy and compatibility with the major sports apps, making the sports functions less attractive for the more serious athletes.

    J.M. Althoff | 3 September 2020 | In the version: Black | 44 mm | No accessories | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,7/10
    Super smartwatch for every android phone.
    • Battery life
    • speaker
    • Compact
    • strap

    The watch will last for at least 2-3 days without recharging. I've had a smartwatch with wearos on it, but tizen from Samsung seems to work much better. The surprisingly useful function it contains is the sleep analysis. I didn't expect this feature to be so useful. Bizarre how accurate the watch works with this function. Most sports I perform are recognized after 10 minutes. And the watch also clearly indicates that this is the case. Heart rate just doesn't always seem accurate. The watch strap that comes with it is starting to get a bit stiff. After owning it for about a month.

    Bart | 5 November 2019 | In the version: Black | 44 mm | No accessories | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,7/10
    Good smartwatch for the active person.
    • Clear & sharp screen
    • Comfortable strap
    • Simple interface
    • Functionality is spacious
    • Extensive personalization possible
    • Battery life
    • Aluminum case fairly scratch-sensitive
    • After swimming or showering, do not forget to eject the water.

    I bought the galaxy watch active2 to start back with a more active lifestyle.

    It takes a while to find the right displays and dials so that everything can be read clearly enough while walking, for example.

    The active2 has many functions that you can use for specific exercises.

    Points of attention are certainly the battery life, this lasts 3 days with light use, with some training sessions the battery life runs towards 2 big days.

    I've been using it for a week or a half now and the edge of the watch case is now showing a scratch, although this is of course normal with such a soft material.

    Another point that I would have liked to have known in advance is that there is a water eject function on it after use in the water, this to clear the pressure-sensitive chamber and also the loudspeaker. That's something you should think about and get used to.

    Besides all this, the watch does everything you expect and this with many possibilities to personalize it to your taste.

    Tom Van Ginneken | 2 December 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,3/10
    Definitely recommend!
    • Very convenient to use
    • Good battery
    • nice design
    • Few apps available yet

    Watch is great! Very nice design and very handy to use after a short getting used to it. Notifications can be very discreet with a small vibrate function, which makes you leave your phone a bit more often. Sport is automatically monitored, in short, a great watch!

    Bianca Hendriks | 7 October 2019 | In the version: Silver | 40 mm | No accessories | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,7/10
    Beautiful, stylish and usable watch
    • Beautiful and stylish design
    • Many possibilities
    • You barely feel you're wearing it
    • Pedometer very accurate
    • Good quality with bubbles
    • 'Schedule' when you charge it so you don't miss out on data you'd like to measure. I have to charge it daily (use AOD, constant heart rate, one hour of training a day)
    • Heart rate not always accurate
    • Dutch stairs are not measured

    Been looking for this watch for a while, but was hesitant to buy it because of the multiple reviews criticizing the accuracy of the heart rate measurement. In practice I also notice that he is regularly (significantly) wrong, but the calorie burn corresponds to my Polar (this is especially important to me).

    The 'normal' Dutch stairs are unfortunately not counted either, but this is generally known and I do not focus on this. The step count, on the other hand, is very accurate! :)

    The battery lasts me about a day with my use. Since I've found a 'schedule' for myself with times when it's most convenient for me to charge it without missing out on data I'd like to measure, I've had no problems with this anymore.

    Despite the negatives, I am very happy with the watch. In the beginning I had to figure out how it worked, but you soon get the hang of it ;)

    Robin | 9 April 2020 | In the version: Rose Gold | 40 mm | No accessories | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    In 1 word super happy with this smart watch

    Very nice smart watch, so happy with it.

    J.A Van der Plas | 26 September 2019 | In the version: Rose Gold | 40 mm | No accessories | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3 / 5 stars
    5,7/10
    Good smartwatch, bad sports watch
    • Very nice design
    • Good smart watch
    • GPS takes a very long time
    • Short battery life

    I've had this watch for 6 months and I can't say I'm happy with it. At various times during this period, I've run into issues that you wouldn't expect with a smartwatch. First of all, the battery life when used without BT and Wi-Fi is only around 30 hours, which means that the watch has to be charged every day. When BT and location were on, the battery life was noticeably shorter, which is of course normal, but still a bit inconvenient. This watch must therefore be charged every night, so that no sleep measurement can be performed. If you then want to exercise during the day, it is useful when running or cycling to turn on the GPS, but it often took up to 5 minutes before the watch could establish this connection. In my opinion, this is an unnecessary loss of time, since a normal sports watch can find its GPS almost instantly.

    On the other hand, this watch is a fantastic smartwatch and that all functions such as receiving and answering messages and emails go very smoothly and are very clear. Answering calls where talking to your watch in true spy style is a real eye-catcher.
    Unfortunately, this is not the purpose of this product as there is a regular Galaxy Watch that also has all these functions. The emphasis for this product should really be on the "Active" parts, but they are very substandard.

    Michiel Rumers | 24 August 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch

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This watch has a watch case of average size. We recommend it if you have a wrist...
This watch has a watch case of average size. We recommend it if you have a wrist circumference between 15cm and 17cm. Measure your wrist circumference 2 fingers above your wrist joint, just above the protruding part. Is your wrist circumference smaller or larger? This watch may not be the best for you. Read which watch case size we do recommend.

Specifications

Product

Product number
836059
Manufacturer code
SM-R820NZSAPHN
Brand
Samsung
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty
Old product returned for free
Yes

Suitable for user

Generation
Adults
Gender adults
Ladies, Men

Screen or watch face

Data display
Digital
Integrated screen
Yes
Screen size
1,4 inches
Screen type
AMOLED
Touchscreen
Yes
Always-on display
Yes
Color screen
Yes

Physical properties

Watch case shape
Round
Width
44 mm
Size watch case
Large
Recommended for wrist circumference
17 - 19 cm
Depth
10,9 mm
Weight
36 g
Watch case material
Aluminum
Type of glass
Gorilla glass
Watch case color
Silver
Water-resistant
Yes
Water resistance
5
Water resistance
Waterproof

Watch strap

Type of watch strap
Standard
Closure type
Buckle
Watch strap connection width
20mm
Watch strap color
Gray
Watch strap material
Plastic
Type of plastic watch strap
Silicone
Interchangeable watch strap
Yes
Compatibility watch strap
Universal

Battery

Soort uurwerk
Battery

Connectivity

Compatible with operating system
Android, iOS
Compatible with Android version
Android 10.0, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 5.1 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android 7.0 Nougat, Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 9.0 Pie
Compatible with iOS version
iOS 10.0, iOS 11.0, iOS 12.0, iOS 13.0, iOS 14.0, iOS 9.0
Required iPhone model
iPhone 5 or later
Operating system
Samsung Tizen
Guaranteed support with updates
Unknown
App installation possible
Yes