Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 hands-on: bezel control is back
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 hands-on: bezel control is back

(techno music) – Hey this is Dan from The Verge and this the new Samsung
Galaxy Watch Active 2. It’s the latest smart watch from Samsung and it actually joins
the Galaxy Watch Active that was released earlier this year. Samsung is going to be
selling both of these at the same time so you can kind of choose between them. As you can see, it comes in two sizes there’s a 40 millimeter
and a 44 millimeter. It’s available in both
Bluetooth and LTE versions. The LTE model here that
I’ve got is stainless steel and then this is a Bluetooth
model that’s aluminum. You’ll be able to get it
in a bunch of different colors black, silver, gold, what Samsung’s calling lily gold. And of course there’s a bunch
of different strap options. These are the standard pin strap there, so this was got a leather
one, there’s rubber ones there’s be a whole bunch
of different options there. They’ve kinda made it
a nicer feeling watch then the Galaxy Watch Active. Which was, it’s definitely
a lower end model and it feels it when you use it. Everything is a little
bit nicer especially the stainless steel model here, it’s just a nicer build quality. It’s still really thin. It’s still really lite. It still has a nice bright
LED screen on the wrist there so it’s easy to
read indoors and outdoors. (techno music) The biggest thing that
they’ve done is they’ve brought back the rotating bezel. Now it not an actual
physical rotating thing like on some of the
other Galaxy Watch models that we’ve seen in the past. It’s a touch sensitive stripe that you run your finger across and you can scroll through screens, you
can scroll through text, notifications, apps, whatever. It’s just a lot easier to control then the first Galaxy Watch Active which didn’t have any
system like this at all. You only had the touch screen options. So super happy to see that come back. It’s really slick and smooth and probably the coolest way to interact with the smart watch that I’ve used. On the side you’ve got
a couple of buttons. Pretty simple straight
forward, back and menu buttons And then underneath you got
an upgraded heart rate sensor. You got an upgraded accelerometer. And then Samsung also says that it has the capability to record your ECG. And that features is not
going to be available at launch but it plans to
bring it to it sometime later after the watch
itself has been launched. Otherwise, it’s a Galaxy Watch Active which is going to be really familiar if you’ve used a Galaxy Watch before. Still has the same kind
of ties and interface. Still has the same kind of app menus and things you can obviously get your notifications from your phone. You can swipe up and clear them. You can view your calender
and weather and stuff. All the type of stuff you would expect from a smart watch. Samsung has built in
some new integrations. There is better Bixby support
now so you can activate a workout with Bixby and it can do a paste workout for you, which is new. It can control smart things gadgets. It has a Spotify integration
built into it including offline Spotify playback,
which is super useful. And it has a new ability
to watch YouTube videos. There’s an actual YouTube
app that Samsung built for this so you can watch
YouTube videos on your wrist. Truly do not know why
you’d ever want to do this but it’s there if you want it. (techno music) So in terms of battery life, Samsung says the LTE model,
in 40 millimeter should get a day and a half, 44 millimeter should get you two days of battery life. So these are not super long lasting things like a Fitbit. It is much closer to
a standard smart watch in terms of battery life. Another thing that’s new for this model is the ability to match a watch face to your outfit. You can actually take
a picture with the app on your phone and it will then process what your wearing and create
a watch face out of it. So you can have a constantly
different personalized watch face that nobody else
has right there on your watch every single day if you wanted to which is kind of a neat feature. So there you go that the look at the Samsun Galaxy Watch Active 2. Now it’s going to be available
at the end of September. On September 27th it’s
the Bluetooth models going to be available first. It starts at $279 for the 40 millimeter, $299 for the 44 millimeter. Then the LTE models gonna
follow later and pricing going to be announced
by the carriers on that. Now Samsung is announcing
a lot of things this month. By the time your watching this, Samsung will already announce the Galaxy Tab S6 so be sure to check out for all that. And stay tuned we’re
expecting Samsung to launch a Note 10 and maybe a
Note 10 plus really soon so be sure to check us out on more that. So are you guys into wearables? Are you wearing one right now?
Which one are you wearing? Are you interested in
any of these new ones from Samsung. Let us know.

100 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 hands-on: bezel control is back”

  1. The Verge says:

    Which smartwatch are you wearing and would you buy the new Galaxy Watch Active 2?

  2. JJulaB says:

    but an app for youtube, better bixby app, offline spotify and so on, these are all new software features, right? do they also come for the galaxy watch and the galaxy watch active?

  3. Jessie Ramos says:

    I'll just stick to my regular 46mm Galaxy Watch

  4. Faisal Ali says:

    How does this compare with the regular galaxy watch? I decided to choose the galaxy watch over the active 1. Is the active 2 closer to the galaxy watch or closer to the active 1?

  5. SkateTheSystem says:

    I'd use YouTube for music

  6. Saif Alfalahi says:

    والله خطيره

  7. Saif Alfalahi says:

    Very beautiful💗💗💗

  8. Muzfar Mohamed Haneef says:

    Difference between Galaxy watch vs active 2? Which is better??

  9. Smurphy822 says:

    Does it have a speaker?

  10. hrundr SH says:

    Aug2019. Does it make sense now to buy an active as a gift or wait for active2? What is the point? Just a bezel?

  11. Gautam Srivastav says:

    So is the Galaxy watch series discontinued?

  12. boudas says:

    when will this be available for purchase??

  13. Rickz Zhere says:

    Dan could u compare the available android wearables only watches and help us select the best. Thanks

  14. MJ Nonnan says:

    Can i use with one plus 7 pro ? does it support full option. im just interesting. it's look cool

  15. why unbox says:

    yes i have the gear S3 and i love it. i don't know if i would buy Active 2

  16. Adrian Rice says:

    I'm wearing a galaxy watch🤷🏻‍♂️

  17. A.Y H says:

    Watching Exercise videos through the watch while working out would be easier.

  18. Sumit Desai says:

    What about Samsung Pay on the watch?

  19. kashyapdimpal says:

    In my Samsung gear s3 frontier Samsung pay no payment app installed how to I use Samsung pay

  20. Jeffrey Michael says:

    Did The Verge lose subscribers?

  21. JP Sandoval says:

    I just don't see any reason to replace my Gear s3 yet.

  22. Quitekills says:

    Samsung Watch 46mm ❤❤❤

  23. falxonPSN says:

    There's conflicting info on if they added MST support back to this. Can you confirm if this is actually back? Otherwise, there's a lot of Gear S3 users that have no reason to upgrade.

  24. MrTechGamer2000 says:

    Round Apple Watch

  25. Shahrul Nezam says:

    Can't I used to my huawei p30???

  26. Modek says:

    Can I use this watch with full function on my Pixel 3 xl like no bluetooth problem nothing ? or just with Samsung devices? Thanks

  27. tracie brooks says:

    I have the galaxy watch..this is nice though! Wonder if GW will get a software update.

  28. Dennis Furlan says:

    I'm wearing a Gear S2. Now, the Active 2 probably costs more than what I like to spend on a watch, but the price tends to go down, so maybe at some point. My Gear S2's software no longer gets updated, so I'm not sure if I should be worried about the lack of security updates on a smartwatch.

  29. misternoob says:

    Why doesn't the subtitles have all the text? There are still a considerable amount of phrases not in the subtitles

  30. Va Fo says:

    Not interested on the new one. Still love my Gear Sport with physical rotating bezel.

  31. the max show everything games Electronics anime says:

    My question is is this like the Samsung Gear series

  32. Troy __________ says:

    Can each smart watch connect with an LG

  33. Sai Preetham says:

    Can we take calls by the Bluetooth watch itself.

  34. Peter Schumacher says:

    I would more likely get it if you can text. Can you?

  35. Gerry Paci says:

    Does the bluetooth version have a speaker? So that you can still answer calls when its connected to your phone?

  36. vanessa parent says:

    What is the difference between bluetooth and LTE?

  37. Dannielle Haye says:

    Samsung, back at it again with over selling and advertising their second rate products.

  38. Charles Laari says:

    I'm still using my Gear S2 from 2015😁

  39. IIPixel says:

    Planning to get this around Christmas, and getting an upgrade from my s9+ to the s11 in February/March, so excited!

  40. vishal Bhandwalkar says:

    What's price

  41. Filip Justa says:

    Nice watch but I like much more Galaxy Watch I would rather be for Galaxy Watch gen. 2 🙂

  42. mira moffitt says:

    I can't wait for this watch

  43. Vikas Matt says:

    Can we play music? Does it have inbuilt speaker?

  44. Kiran Vadakkath says:

    Does Galaxy watch active 2 LTE support Dex ? That way we can read messages using a standard display and completely avoid using a smartphone

  45. Jason Newton says:

    I used to love the fact that Samsung put out things quicker with features coming soon. They lost my trust, smartthings on my watch and TV dongle. The EKG will never happen unless it is there already.

  46. Space Ghost Coast To Coast says:

    Bring back MST.. Then I might upgrade.. Being that my gear s3 have the latest tizen software.. Along with MST.. & battery life is still amazing.. Yeeah I'm gonna be holding onto this watch until next Summer

  47. Ryu Tsuchiya says:

    No google pay makes this watch useless! Will wait for google watch this autumn 🤗

  48. ksv says:

    Can you take calls on the active 2 and is it water resistant? So far no one knows this

  49. Oscar Säfström says:

    Can you look at the map while running? And track where you have been running while running?

  50. Nashiruddin Albani says:

    Love it

  51. Sunny 74 says:

    Does it check bp

  52. Mike says:

    I miss more storage space I have 46mm my memory of full. Hope Samsung make one with 8gb or more. Biggest issue on this watches I think…

  53. asionline says:

    I will go for the 44 mm, and it will be my first smart watch bcoz of the touch bezel feature!

  54. Eric D. says:

    Thanks for the video. I broke my Galaxy watch recently (less than 2 years since purchase) and looking for a replacement. The Active 2 looks very promising.

  55. fm an says:

    Samsung galaxy active2 have speaker ?

  56. David Shooks says:

    I just recently got the first one. Hoping there is a trade in option lol

  57. Pc games solution says:

    Should we buy galaxy watch active 2 or galaxy watch 46mm??????????? which one will be better

  58. WarpedTrekker says:

    1:40 Haha…."capability" to record an EKG. Samsung said that for previous watches. They never deliver, and they take features away with their products. In the S Health app, they took away the SpO2 monitor, and made it only available with taking a Stress test, which is ridiculous. They erased all my SpO2 data with the new version of the app. No Mic on this watch to take calls? I'll keep my Gear 2 Neo.

  59. Mahedi Hasan says:

    Does it have the always on display?

  60. Magmo Illustration & Design says:

    Water rating for swim?

  61. sahil vashisth says:

    So should we buy active 2 or galaxy watch 46mm

  62. Caroline Phan says:

    hmm.. $249 for 40mm

  63. Ryan Lambie says:

    And just like that *SNAP*, I no longer want the 46mm Galaxy Watch. This new touch bezel is simply too fly. I also feel like I'm ready for a sleeker, more modernized design than My current Frontier model, which I also love.

    At 44mm, this is it.

  64. Omario Reid says:

    I want one

  65. Azrian Rifqi R. says:

    I just bought the first galaxy watch active last month :((

  66. Mukul Tyagi says:

    when will this be out in market

  67. gotchie15 says:

    a core i7 hexa core CPU, yeah we've got one and it's an eighth-generation chip

  68. Aleksander Krustev says:

    Wearing galaxy fit e

  69. DanielleWasHeree says:

    If you're listening to Spotify on your phone, could you pause, play, skip song, etc through the watch?

  70. alan rodriguez says:

    This more like a presentation of a device than a review.

  71. RightWingKing says:

    When tf will the galaxy watch 2 come out?

  72. Will S says:

    Too expensive. If the WiFi cost around 200-225, I'd consider it.

  73. Tania Phillips-Henderson says:

    Hi there,
    I'm currently wearing the Sport Active. I find it as bit bulky for my wrist. For some reason, the screen keeps getting stuck with super large letters. The only way to stop it is to reset the device. Do u have any suggestions as to why it keeps doing that?

  74. InsaneDark says:

    Everybody who doesn't think how YouTube on watch can be useful. Well maybe Spotify and similar apps aren't available in all countries. Meanwhile YouTube is supported even on Mars. I believe this clarifies your dilemma.

  75. MrGoodDay329 says:


  76. newie says:

    ..but did they fix the atrocious heart rate monitor

  77. Aracely Oregel says:

    Dose this one have speacker ?

  78. Fady Abdulsattar says:

    still, the physical rotating bezel gives the watch its soul but for the digital bezel, I don't like the way the watch looks plain

  79. Matheus Gonçalves says:

    Does anyone know the name of the beat that rings 2:48 ?

  80. Abiymelek Yahudah says:

    I have the Samsung gear 3 and gear 4 I'm happy with the watches that I have

  81. CİDDİ EMRE says:

    How much is it? $$

  82. Onur Karlı says:

    Better than galaxy watch 46 mm

  83. Emilian Bordean says:

    Did the LTE (4g) version have bluetooth too?

  84. Klint Davis says:

    Galaxy Watch looks rugged and tough, Galaxy Watch 2 looks elegant and a dress watch.

  85. Nicole Johnson says:

    Can't wait to get one to go with my Note 10 PLUS

  86. Angela Aviles says:

    My question is can you speak and send messages on it

  87. Smerz says:

    Is it possible to connect an external bluetooth hr sensor?

  88. Pedro Rodrigues says:

    Love my Galaxy watch more for it's real watch look. Not sure this new active 2 had that same appeal

  89. First Take says:

    Why the heck wouldn’t you want YouTube on your wrist 💁🏽‍♂️?

  90. mauricio medina says:

    I just got the active in June… lol why would they release a new generation 6 months after? I guess the 1 kinda counts as the affordable smart watch of all still. Happy but not happy wish mine had some of those new features but for $100 less I think it makes sense.

  91. Terish says:

    They'll stay behind apple for the next decade unless they integrate Google's services into the watch, more apps better assistant better overall performance/expirience

  92. Josee Charland Lescano says:

    I have the galaxy s2 classic with the rotating bezel. My watch is almost 4 years old and I still love! Still looks new! I'd love to get one of the newer ones but what would I do with my old one. It's still in perfect condition. Can't justify tossing it aside just for a newer model.

  93. Damjan Dacilis says:

    Suunto 3 fitness or Samsung galaxy active??? Any suggest?

  94. EljinRIP says:

    It looks nice, but bruh, that heart rate sensor is damn near identical to the apple watch 4, come on samsung, at least try to make it look different.

  95. David Cortez says:

    I'm not too familiar with the features, but I just want a smart watch where I can use without my phone. Not watch vids on it….

  96. Michelle Orsatti says:

    Does it come with a speaker or do we have to use bluetooth earphones to watch the videos and listen to messages?

  97. leocyh123 says:

    My next watch.

  98. Ciara Tales says:

    Hey, can you use it with a Huawei P20 Pro?

  99. TechnoProz says:


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