It has not been very long that the Samsung Galaxy Watch launched. And now, we have another one, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active! Sure, it is more of a fitness tracker that also acts as a smartwatch. But all of these many products can be confusing and overwhelming. Plus, there are also two Fitness trackers now!
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active comes in a smaller form factor at 40 mm. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, so, it’s definitely meant for the active ones. It has IP68 Water and Dust Resistance and is water-proof up to 5 ATM or 50 meters.
The watch packs a 360 x 360 circular display, weighs only 25 grams and has wireless charging. It only has a 230 mAh of battery, but with S10 supporting reverse wireless charging, you can charge it on your phone as well! However, the rotating bezels we loved so much on the Galaxy Watch is now no longer here. Also, it can’t do all that the Galaxy Watch can do. After all, it costs $200 whereas the Galaxy Watch cost quite a lot more. It runs on Tizen OS 4.0, has 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB storage, very similar to the Galaxy Watch.
The most important feature on this one has to be the new Heart Rate Monitor, which can now, also measure your blood pressure. It also offers Sleep Tracking, Fitness Tracking, various exercises, and overall health tracking. This watch can also detect up to 6 workout activities automatically, which is nice. But users will be able to engage in about 39 activities on it. It will cost $199 when it launches on March 8th.
Samsung Galaxy Fit
This is more of a FitBit from Samsung rather than a smartwatch. It also has rectangular screens like a traditional Fitbit. The Galaxy Fit features a 0.95″ AMOLED touchscreen with 120 x 240 resolution. It runs on the Realtime OS and shares many fitness features with the Samsung Galaxy Active – like the automatic workout detection and heart rate monitor. However, this is built to be tougher – with STD 810G Military Grade durability certification. And this one is also 5 ATM water resistant. In addition, this also supports iOS.
There’s NFC connectivity as well and connects to your watch via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) as this one will have a smaller 120 mAh battery. Availability and pricing are not yet known for this.
Samsung Galaxy Fit E
This is nothing new, but a stripped down version of the Samsung Galaxy Fit. It comes with a smaller 0.74″ PMOLED (Passive Matrix OLED) display. It also packs a smaller 70 mAh battery and connects via BLE. Running on Real-time OS, too, the features in it are more or less the same as the Galaxy Fit too. Pricing on this one is also not known.