At $200, nevertheless, a smartwatch is much more tempting. Samsung’s most recent Galaxy Watch Active is a smaller sized variation of last year’s Galaxy Watch, as well as it will not spend a lot.

It doesn’t have the amazing battery life of the Galaxy Watch, and its display isn’t as large, however, you’re obtaining a lot of the same great attributes.

The concessions Samsung made to cut the price from $350 to $200 aren’t deal breakers, and also you’ll discover the Galaxy Watch Active still provides whatever you would certainly require out of a smartwatch.


Right out of the package the very first thing that grabs you regarding the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is the modern, streamlined layout. It’s a complete separation from what Samsung has actually done before.

It really feels a great deal lighter on the wrist than the larger gadget, and also it’s visibly thinner on the wrist without losing the premium look of the Galaxy Watch.

The watch body itself is constructed from metal as well as it looks premium. It’s relatively featureless with the main display focused in the center as well as 2 buttons at both and also four placements on the right-hand man side of the watch.

These buttons aren’t constantly very easy to find when you’re opening the watch, and also we possibly would have preferred these to be a little extra obvious to make them less complicated to press with a finger.

Performance and Software

The Galaxy Watch Active is powered by a dual-core Samsung Exynos 9110 cpu with 750MB of RAM. I had no concern with efficiency. It operates fluidly, and also I never found myself frustrated, unlike my experience with many Use OS smartwatches. Opening and interacting with applications is fast, though I did discover the watch sometimes had concerns signing up touch.

The watch runs Samsung’s Tizen operating system, not Android or Wear OS It works with all smart devices yet does function ideal with Samsung’s phones. On various other Android phones, you’ll require to download and install various plugins to guarantee a smooth experience, yet you get the majority of the promised attributes. On iphone, nevertheless, you’ll discover some functions will not work. For example, you can not react to messages when the watch is paired with an apple iphone. Samsung Pay as well as SOS signals do not operate at all.


As the name suggests, health and wellness is a significant emphasis for the Galaxy Watch Active, and also therefore Samsung Health is now increased with new stress monitoring as well as breathing attributes, in addition to a collection of 21 indoor workouts as well as 39 tracked workouts.

You can quickly change in between the various tracking functions as well as settings by flipping via the brand-new UI.

It’ll track these pretty precisely, although, it’s no competition for a Garmin running watch if you’re educating for a marathon.

In a first for smartwatches, the Samsung Galaxy active is also efficient in High blood pressure Monitoring. All you need to do it download My BP Laboratory, the study app collectively developed with the College of The Golden State, San Francisco (UCSF), straight to Galaxy Watch Active to monitor high blood pressure and also maintain far better track of your physical health every day.

Unfortunately, it seems high blood pressure tracking is currently restricted to US.

In other attribute news, the Galaxy Watch Active features Bixby, Samsung’s AI voice assistant.

We found Bixby was quick to activate and has quite precise voice acknowledgment, but demands took a long period of time, and also typically resulted in an error message.

It’s quite discouraging experience, and also we ‘d a lot like if the Watch Active utilized the excellent Google Aide.


Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active cost $200 as well as is offered for acquisition currently. The business provides a standard restricted 1 year warranty that covers maker issues, and also not much a lot more.


The Samsung Galaxy Watch Energetic is the best smartwatch Samsung has actually ever before made, yes, also far better than the much more expensive, technically advanced Samsung Galaxy Watch.

In my point of view, it even more fashionable than previous incarnations of the smartwatch, as well as comes packing some cool brand-new capacities such as High blood pressure tracking (eventually) and also affordable water resistance, making for a compelling bundle.

Its new watch faces, as well, offer it a contemporary edge, while its smooth, comfy design will help it interest even more individuals.