Samsung is introducing 7 new features to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 through a new firmware update.
Check out what those 7 features are, and when they are coming to your Galaxy Watch Active 2!
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 : A Quick Primer
Introduced last year, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is an active lifestyle smartwatch, with a slew of healthcare and activity monitoring features.
It is 5 ATM and IP68-rated and comes in two sizes – 44 mm and 40 mm, and in two styles :
- lightweight aluminium, with a casual Fluoroelastomer (FKM) band
- premium solid stainless steel, with a leather strap
They can be further personalised with a range of stylish straps and watch face options.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 : 7 New Features Added!
Samsung is introducing 7 new features to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 through a new firmware update. Here is a quick look at what’s coming!
Running Analysis + VO2 max
The updated Galaxy Watch Active 2 will feature a new standalone Running Analysis feature that can provide metrics, to help you improve performance and reduce injury :
- vertical oscillation
- ground contact time
You will also be able to measure VO2 max – an indicator of the maximum amount of oxygen you can utilise during intense exercise.
This is a common measurement used to determine your fitness and performance capacity. You can use it to track your training progress, and help improve your endurance.
When you select Running under the exercise feature in Samsung Health, your Galaxy Watch Active 2 will automatically perform both Running Analysis and measure your VO2 max.
For an accurate reading, you should only measure VO2 max while running outdoors at high intensity for at least 20 minutes.
The new Fall Detection feature will help you care for yourself and your loved ones, even when you are apart during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When a potential fall is detected, you are immediately given the option to send an SOS notification to up to four pre-designated contacts. This ensures that help is never too far away!
Here are the steps to activate Fall Detection :
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app
- Select SOS
- Turn on Detect falls
- Add the contacts you want to receive your SOS notifications.
Chat History + Photo View
With the new update, you can now view emoticons and photos directly from your wrist with Photo View.
And with Smart Reply, you will be given a suggested response for both messages and images, based on advanced photo recognition technology, so you can send a reply!
Your Galaxy Watch Active 2 will also now show your chat history, instead of a single message, so you can understand the context of that message. No more switching to your phone to check out the full conversation!
You will also be able to send both AR Emoji Stickers and Bitmoji Stickers from your Galaxy Watch Active 2!
Seamless Music + Scroll Capture
The new firmware update will also give you instant access to your playlist on your phone, giving you a seamless music experience across your devices.
Finally, the updated Galaxy Watch Active2 will support a Scroll Capture feature, which lets you take a scrolling screen capture from your smartwatch that is automatically sent to your smartphone.
This lets you screen capture message threads, workout information and more, from your Galaxy Watch Active 2!
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 : Firmware Upgrade Availability
Samsung will start rolling out this Galaxy Watch Active 2 update starting today. Availability will vary by market and operator.
The update will initially be available for the Bluetooth version, and roll out to LTE versions shortly thereafter.
Please make sure you update your Galaxy Wearable app!
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 : Where To Buy?
Here are the online purchase options :
- MY : R830 40mm | R820 44mm | R820 44mm
- SG : 40mm BT Gold | 40mm BT Silver | 40mm UA Edition | 40mm LTE SS | 44mm LTE SS
- US : 40mm BT Gold | 44mm BT Black | 40mm LTE Gold | 44mm LTE Black
- UK : 40mm BT Gold | 40mm BT Black | 44mm BT Silver | 44mm BT Black
- AU : 44mm BT Gold | 44mm BT Black
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