77points
79points

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

74points
79points

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

Comparison winner
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Samsung Gear S2 Classic

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic

Why is Samsung Galaxy Watch Active better than Samsung Gear S2 Classic?

  • Monitors blood oxygenation levels
    ?
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    4.2vs4.1
  • Detects activities automatically
    ?
  • 0.9mm thinner
    ?

    10.5mmvs11.4mm
  • 0.24GB more RAM memory
    ?

    0.75GBvs0.512GB
  • 1.53x higher pixel density
    ?

    463ppivs302ppi
  • Has a gyroscope
    ?
  • Has multi-sport mode
    ?

Why is Samsung Gear S2 Classic better than Samsung Galaxy Watch Active?

  • 1 days longer battery life
    ?

    3 daysvs2 days
  • Can be used to answer calls
    ?
  • 8.7% more battery power
    ?

    250mAhvs230mAh
  • Automatically syncs
    ?
  • 9.09% bigger screen size
    ?

    1.2"vs1.1"
  • Has a route tracker
    ?
  • Has weight tracking
    ?
  • Tracks water intake
    ?

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch Active - 40mm, IP68...Samsung Galaxy Watch Active - 40mm, IP68 Water Resistant, Wireless Charging, SM-R500N International Version (Silver)
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$179.99
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressBracelet Strap watch two-color 20MM perf...Bracelet Strap watch two-color 20MM perforated clasp Silicone Huawei 42MM strap Suitable for Samsung Galaxy Active
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$6.59
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpress3D Full Edge Fibre Glass Protective Film...3D Full Edge Fibre Glass Protective Film Cover For Samsung 40mm Protector Screen 44mm For Galaxy Active2 2 Active Watch U8E8
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$1.92
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpress5 Pcs High Definition Anti-shock Film Fo...5 Pcs High Definition Anti-shock Film For Samsung Galaxy Watch Active SM-R500 Smart Watch Explosion-proof Screen Protector
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$1.70
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressHIPERDEAL Samsung Samsung Galaxy Watch A...HIPERDEAL Samsung Samsung Galaxy Watch Active bright stitching color plating TPU watch case protective cover
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$6.11
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$5.75

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

Buy used:

$25.00

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Gear S2 Classic AmazonSamsung Gear S2 Classic Smartwatch - Bla...Samsung Gear S2 Classic Smartwatch - Black - SM-R7320ZKAXAR (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$172.97
Samsung Gear S2 Classic AmazonSamsung Gear S2 Classic SmartWatch - Bla...Samsung Gear S2 Classic SmartWatch - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$149.00
Samsung Gear S2 Classic AmazonSamsung Gear S2 Smartwatch - Classic Ros...Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch - Classic Rose Gold (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$114.99
Samsung Gear S2 Classic AmazonSamsung Gear S2 R730A Smartwatch (AT&T) ...Samsung Gear S2 R730A Smartwatch (AT&T) - Black / Dark Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$199.00
Samsung Gear S2 Classic aliexpress3Pack for Samsung Gear S2 S3 Classic Fro...3Pack for Samsung Gear S2 S3 Classic Frontier 9H Tempered Glass Screen Protectors Anti Scrach Explosion Proof Glass Film
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$0.01
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$11.68
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$3.80
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$2.71
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$5.26

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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.has branded damage-resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
3.sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.has a touch screen
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
5.Watch band is replaceable
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.
6.Has a display
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
7.resolution

360 x 360px

360 x 360px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
9.Always-On Display
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
2.has GPS
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
3.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
4.has an accelerometer
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
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.
5.has a compass
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
6.Has a barometer
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
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.
7.has a gyroscope
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
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.
8.Has a temperature sensor
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
9.Has a cadence sensor
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
It tracks how far you travel.
2.Tracks your sleep
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
3.Tracks steps taken
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
4.Measures pace
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Samsung S Health)
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.
5.Counts how many calories you've burned
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
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.Provides activity reports
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
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.
7.Provides sleep reports
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.
8.Detects activities automatically
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
9.Tracks elevation
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.Syncs wirelessly
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.has NFC
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.Automatically syncs
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
8.has a cellular module
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
Devices that use cellular technology can connect to mobile networks. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than Wi-Fi.
9.Is compatible with iOS
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.battery life

2 days

3 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
2.battery power

230mAh

250mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
3.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.battery life with GPS on

2h

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There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
7.charge time

2h

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
8.battery life in power save mode

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Samsung Gear S2 Classic)

In power save mode you can still check what time it is and other basic functions. A long battery life is good if you wear the device day to day.
9.battery life in training mode

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With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.

Features

1.Can be used to answer calls
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.
2.Locates your phone
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
3.Has call control
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.
4.Has notifications
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
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.
5.Has silent alarm
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
6.Has a stopwatch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
7.Has vibrating alerts
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
8.RAM

0.75GB

0.51GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
9.Integrates with social networks
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

Miscellaneous

1.Has music playback
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Samsung S Health)
You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.
2.Free app
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Samsung S Health)
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Has exercise diary
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Samsung S Health)
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
4.Syncs to the cloud
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Samsung S Health)
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.
5.Ad-free
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Samsung S Health)
Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
6.Supports widgets
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Samsung S Health)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
7.Has food diary
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Samsung S Health)
A food diary allows you to easily keep track of the food you have consumed, an important part of staying healthy and losing weight.
8.Has period notifications
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Samsung S Health)
You get a notification when you are due to get your period.
9.Tracks BMI
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Samsung S Health)
BMI (body mass index) is a measurement of body shape determined by the person’s height and weight. Being able to track your BMI is useful as you can track your progress in achieving the ideal weight for your height.

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch Active - 40mm, IP68...Samsung Galaxy Watch Active - 40mm, IP68 Water Resistant, Wireless Charging, SM-R500N International Version (Silver)
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$179.99
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$5.75

Samsung Gear S2 Classic

Buy used:

$25.00

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$172.97
Samsung Gear S2 Classic AmazonSamsung Gear S2 Classic SmartWatch - Bla...Samsung Gear S2 Classic SmartWatch - Black (Renewed)
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$149.00
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$114.99
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$199.00
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