There are so many wearable devices available, but it could be hard to choose the right one for your wellness needs. If youâ€™re looking for a combination of a smartwatch and fitness tracker, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active might be a good option for you: It comes with a sleek design and features standard fitness tracking features, including heart rate monitoring and digital workout shortcuts.
Our sister site PCMag.com says the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is a great exercise companion, if you would like a smartwatch-fitness tracker hybrid that is suitable for many types of physical activities and keeps you in the loop with smartphone notifications. At $199.97, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active doesnâ€™t come cheap, but it will give you similar features to the Apple Watch, Fitbit Versa, and other wearable devices. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is available to buy on Amazon.
Unlike other wearable devices, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active has a sleek, sporty design that wonâ€™t weigh you down whenever youâ€™re at the gym.Â Itâ€™s super AMOLED touch display is sharp and makes it easy to swipe through if you want to swipe and see your stats during a workout.
If youâ€™re ready to work up a sweat, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is ready to monitor some vitals: Itâ€™s powered by Samsungâ€™s Tizen 4.0 operating system, which is compatible with Android and iOS and has an easy interface to use to access Spotify or receive incoming text notifications. For tracking, you can receive updated stats on your activity, heart rate, sleep, and stress levels. There are 40 different types of physical activities and auto-detection for biking, running, rowing, and more. The watch also offers distance tracking, however, you will have to do it before and after your exercise for accurate results.
A downside of the SamsungÂ Galaxy Watch Active is its battery life: Samsung claims it can last up to 45 hours on a single charge, but with frequent use, it could be up to 27 hours. While itâ€™s slightly less than the standard Galaxy Watch, it still offers more battery life than other Wear OS watches tested by PCMag.
For more specs on the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, head over to PCMag.com for the full review. If you would like to see other wearable device options, read our Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music review,Â our Fossil Sport review, and our Best Fitness Trackers for Tech Lovers roundup.
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