In terms of how this watch differs from other Samsung smartwatches, one main hardware difference is the rotating bezel. The first Watch Active felt like a wearable with considerable compromises to hit its small size, whereas the Active 2 addresses so many feature requests just a handful of months later.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 also comes in two sizes (40mm and 42mm) as opposed to the Galaxy Watch Active's one-size-fits-all model, two finishes (aluminum and stainless steel), an LTE version, and double the amount of tracking sensors to more quickly provide out readouts. And, you can control the camera on a Galaxy phone through the device, thanks to the Watch Camera Controller software.
You can now choose between 40mm and 44mm watch face screen diameters, and with the digital rotating bezel there's a little more screen to see on the front. That's right, Samsung fans: A Galaxy Note 10 being used in the wild has finally been captured on video. The watch itself can track more than 39 workouts, ranging from running to swimming. 40mm models feature a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display and a 247mAh battery, while 44mm models have a 1.4-inch display and a 340mAh battery.
Otherwise, Samsung claims it has improved the heart rate sensor and accelerometer but didn't say how.
This will allow you to access the internet on the watch, without it having to tether to your smartphone, allowing you to make and receive calls, send messages and stream music all on the watch.
Samsung has even worked on an ECG feature like the Apple Watch, but that won't be enabled at launch.
Both the aluminium and stainless steel models will be available in a 40 mm and 44 mm case and in Bluetooth and LTE variants.