91points

Apple Watch Series 4

100points

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

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Apple Watch Series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
91
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100
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Why is Apple Watch Series 4 better than Samsung Galaxy Watch Active?

  • Has a compass
  • Locates your phone
  • Has call control
  • Tracks elevation
  • Has a cellular module
  • Has a built-in camera remote control function
  • Has an altimeter
  • Has sapphire glass display

Why is Samsung Galaxy Watch Active better than Apple Watch Series 4?

  • Has branded damage resistant glass
  • Is compatible with Android
  • 34.2% higher pixel density
    463ppivs345ppi
  • Screen is always on
  • Has silent alarm
  • Has vibrating alerts
  • Has exercise tagging
  • Syncs to the cloud

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.sweat resistant
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4.has a touch screen
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

5.pixel density

345ppi

463ppi

Best

LG Watch Sport

491ppi

6.resolution

384 x 480px

360 x 360px

Best

LG Watch Sport

480 x 480px

Sensors

1.has GPS
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

3.has a compass
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

4.Has a barometer
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

5.has an accelerometer
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.has a gyroscope
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Measures pace
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

3.Tracks steps taken
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

4.Provides activity reports
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

6.Tracks your sleep
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

5

4.2

Best

ZTE Nubia Alpha

5

2.Syncs wirelessly
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

3.Is compatible with Android
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

4.Has WiFi
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Has Bluetooth
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

6.Automatically syncs
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.wireless charging
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

4.Alerts you to low phone battery
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

When your paired smartphone is running low on battery, the smartwatch will notify you.

For example

ZTE Nubia Alpha

5.has a removable battery
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Fossil Q Harper

6.Has a solar power battery
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.

For example

Huawei Honor Watch Magic

Features

1.Has notifications
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

2.Has silent alarm
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

3.Has call control
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.

4.Has a stopwatch
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Can be used to answer calls
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.

6.Locates your phone
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

Miscellaneous

1.Syncs to the cloud
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.

2.Has exercise diary
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.

3.Ad-free
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

4.Free app
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

5.Compatible with heart rate monitors
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.

6.Compatible with smart scales
Apple Watch Series 4
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

It is compatible with smart scales such as the Fitbit Aria and Withings range. These scales transmit information such as weight and BMI to connected services over WiFi.

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