88points
83points

Samsung Galaxy Watch

78points
77points

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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136 facts in comparison

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Why is Samsung Galaxy Watch better than Samsung Galaxy Watch Active?

  • 1 days longer battery life
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    3 daysvs2 days
  • 2.05x more battery power
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    472mAhvs230mAh
  • Can be used to answer calls
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  • Automatically syncs
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  • 18.18% bigger screen size
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    1.3"vs1.1"
  • 0.4GB more RAM memory
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    1.15GBvs0.75GB
  • Has a route tracker
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  • Has a cellular module
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Why is Samsung Galaxy Watch Active better than Samsung Galaxy Watch?

  • 2.5mm thinner
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    10.5mmvs13mm
  • 18.41% higher pixel density
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    463ppivs391ppi
  • 38g lighter
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    25gvs63g
  • 6.5mm shorter
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    39.5mmvs46mm
  • 9.5mm narrower
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    39.5mmvs49mm
  • Supports Galileo
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  • 44.09% less body volume
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    16.38cm³vs29.302cm³

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Buy used:

$109.97

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Watch AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm, GPS, Bluetoo...Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm, GPS, Bluetooth) – Silver/Black (US Version)
Amazon logo
$204.99
Samsung Galaxy Watch AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Silver (Blue...Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Silver (Bluetooth), SM-R800 – International Version -No Warranty
Amazon logo
$219.00
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressMagnetic Stainless Steel Watch Band Stra...Magnetic Stainless Steel Watch Band Strap for Samsung Galaxy Fit2 SM-R220
aliexpress logo
$4.80
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressamzish 20D Curved Edge Screen protector ...amzish 20D Curved Edge Screen protector Glass For Samsung galaxy Watch Active 2 40mm 44mm Protective Tempered Glass
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$4.48
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressUSB Charging Cable fast Charger Dock Pow...USB Charging Cable fast Charger Dock Power Adapter for Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 40mm 44mm smart watch accessory for Watch 3
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$2.70
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressBezel Ring Styling for Samsung Gear S3 F...Bezel Ring Styling for Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Galaxy Watch 46mm/42mm/Gear S2 Classic Smart Bracelet Ring Case Protection Cover
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$2.49
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressUltra Thin Electroplate TPU Protective W...Ultra Thin Electroplate TPU Protective Watch Case Full Cover Screen Protector For Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 40 44mm
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$0.60

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Buy used:

$179.50

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpress3D Full Edge Fibre Glass Protective Film...3D Full Edge Fibre Glass Protective Film Cover For Samsung Galaxy 40mm Active 2 Active2 44mm Watch Screen Protector I9L9
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$0.78
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpress20mm Silicone Steel Band for Samsung Gal...20mm Silicone Steel Band for Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm Active 2 40 44mm Gear S2 Sport Watchband Strap Bracelet for Huami Amazfit
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$3.27
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressHealth Care Sport Smart Watch Men Women ...Health Care Sport Smart Watch Men Women IP67 Waterproof Wristwatch For IOS Xiaomi Samsung Galaxy Phone PK Smart Watch active 2
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$50.61
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressSmart Watch Android Smart Watch Men Wome...Smart Watch Android Smart Watch Men Women Smartwatch Reloj Inteligente Smartwatch Android for Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 SG2
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$34.77
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressVwar Galaxy Fitness Watch Bluetooth Call...Vwar Galaxy Fitness Watch Bluetooth Call Music Play Heart Rate Monitor Active 2 Women Smart Watch for Samsung Xiaomi IOS Phone
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$46.19

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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
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
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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.
3.sweat resistance
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
4.has a touch screen
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
5.Has a display
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
6.Watch band is replaceable
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
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.

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
2.has GPS
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
3.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
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
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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.
5.has a compass
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
6.Has a barometer
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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.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
It tracks how far you travel.
2.Tracks your sleep
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
3.Tracks steps taken
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It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
4.Measures pace
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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
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
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
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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.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.Syncs wirelessly
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
3.supports Wi-Fi
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.Automatically syncs
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
5.has NFC
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
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.

Battery

1.battery life

3 days

2 days

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

472mAh

230mAh

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
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
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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.
6.battery life with GPS on

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

Features

1.Can be used to answer calls
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The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.
2.Locates your phone
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The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
3.Has call control
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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 notifications
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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.
5.Has silent alarm
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
6.Has a stopwatch
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

Miscellaneous

1.Has music playback
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (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
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Has exercise diary
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
4.Syncs to the cloud
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (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
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (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
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (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.

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Buy used:

$109.97

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Watch AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm, GPS, Bluetoo...Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm, GPS, Bluetooth) – Silver/Black (US Version)
Amazon logo
$204.99
Samsung Galaxy Watch AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Silver (Blue...Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Silver (Bluetooth), SM-R800 – International Version -No Warranty
Amazon logo
$219.00
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressMagnetic Stainless Steel Watch Band Stra...Magnetic Stainless Steel Watch Band Strap for Samsung Galaxy Fit2 SM-R220
aliexpress logo
$4.80
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressamzish 20D Curved Edge Screen protector ...amzish 20D Curved Edge Screen protector Glass For Samsung galaxy Watch Active 2 40mm 44mm Protective Tempered Glass
aliexpress logo
$4.48
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressUSB Charging Cable fast Charger Dock Pow...USB Charging Cable fast Charger Dock Power Adapter for Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 40mm 44mm smart watch accessory for Watch 3
aliexpress logo
$2.70
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressBezel Ring Styling for Samsung Gear S3 F...Bezel Ring Styling for Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Galaxy Watch 46mm/42mm/Gear S2 Classic Smart Bracelet Ring Case Protection Cover
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$2.49
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressUltra Thin Electroplate TPU Protective W...Ultra Thin Electroplate TPU Protective Watch Case Full Cover Screen Protector For Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 40 44mm
aliexpress logo
$0.60

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Buy used:

$179.50

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpress3D Full Edge Fibre Glass Protective Film...3D Full Edge Fibre Glass Protective Film Cover For Samsung Galaxy 40mm Active 2 Active2 44mm Watch Screen Protector I9L9
aliexpress logo
$0.78
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpress20mm Silicone Steel Band for Samsung Gal...20mm Silicone Steel Band for Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm Active 2 40 44mm Gear S2 Sport Watchband Strap Bracelet for Huami Amazfit
aliexpress logo
$3.27
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressHealth Care Sport Smart Watch Men Women ...Health Care Sport Smart Watch Men Women IP67 Waterproof Wristwatch For IOS Xiaomi Samsung Galaxy Phone PK Smart Watch active 2
aliexpress logo
$50.61
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressSmart Watch Android Smart Watch Men Wome...Smart Watch Android Smart Watch Men Women Smartwatch Reloj Inteligente Smartwatch Android for Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 SG2
aliexpress logo
$34.77
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressVwar Galaxy Fitness Watch Bluetooth Call...Vwar Galaxy Fitness Watch Bluetooth Call Music Play Heart Rate Monitor Active 2 Women Smart Watch for Samsung Xiaomi IOS Phone
aliexpress logo
$46.19

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