Attention all the fitness freaks and smartwatch enthusiasts! Samsung brings good news for you… Though still unannounced, the tech giant will launch a new smartwatch soon – which will be a follow-up to one of the existing Samsung smartwatches.
Rumors are already around about a follow-up to the Galaxy Watch Active. The Galaxy Watch Active came out only about 6 months ago. But it seems we’ll have a successor pretty soon. Currently, in only rumors and speculations, the new smartwatch is aptly named Galaxy Watch Active 2. And this time, the watch will include an ECG Heart Rate tracker just like on the Apple Watch Series 4. However, this feature won’t be available at launch. It will come to you via later updates.
Other than the inclusion of the ECG tracker, the watch is not much different than its predecessor. Heart rate trackers are not new for Samsung smartwatches. The previous versions used less accurate light-based trackers. In contrast, the ECG tracker in this watch will utilize electrical signals which provide much accurate detection of health conditions. Furthermore, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will perform sleep tracking and will record various exercise activities.
Speculation is that the use of ECG tracker is still pending FDA approval. As a result, the feature will not be available upon its release. The feature will likely come out as a post-release update in the first half of 2020. As the Apple Watch series 4 did the same, it isn’t unlikely.
The smartwatch will be available in three variants: one with LTE, one with Bluetooth, and another with an Under Armour special edition featuring an exclusive strap. They will probably make use of Samsung’s One UI software. Also, they will be available in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm.
We can be sure that the device will come out alongside the Galaxy Note 10 next month. But then again, maybe Samsung will actually release a Galaxy Watch 2 instead of the Watch Active 2. We’ll see about that soon enough. However, the release will be in New York. But since the Galaxy Watch Active did not make its way here, we cannot be certain about its release in Nepal.