87points

Samsung Galaxy Watch

85points

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Samsung Galaxy Watch
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108 facts in comparison

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
87
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85
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

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

  • 1 days longer battery life
    ?

    3 daysvs2 days
  • 2.05x more battery power
    472mAhvs230mAh
  • 18.18% bigger screen size
    ?

    1.3"vs1.1"
  • Can be used to answer calls
    ?
  • 0.4GB more RAM memory
    1.15GBvs0.75GB
  • Has a cellular module
    ?
  • Has a stroke counter for swimming
    ?
  • Has stroke recognition
    ?

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

  • Has a compass
    ?
  • 2.5mm thinner
    10.5mmvs13mm
  • 38g lighter
    25gvs63g
  • 6.5mm shorter
    39.5mmvs46mm
  • 9.5mm narrower
    39.5mmvs49mm
  • Tracks calorie intake
    ?
  • 44.09% less body volume
    16.38cm³vs29.302cm³

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Watch

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Watch AmazonSamsung Galaxy Smartwatch (46mm) Bluetoo...Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch (46mm) Bluetooth - Silver/Black
Amazon logo
$299.00
Samsung Galaxy Watch AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Silver (Blue...Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Silver (Bluetooth), SM-R800 – International Version -No Warranty
Amazon logo
$244.00
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressBlack ceramic Watchband + Metal Clip for...Black ceramic Watchband + Metal Clip for Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm SM-R800 Gear S3 Replacement Band Wrist Strap Wristband curved
aliexpress logo
$40.50

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)
Amazon logo
$179.99
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch Active SM-R500 (40m...Samsung Galaxy Watch Active SM-R500 (40mm) 2019 (Silver/Silver) Parallel import product
Amazon logo
$510.48
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active walmartSAMSUNG Galaxy Watch Active - Bluetooth ...SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch Active - Bluetooth Smart Watch (40mm) Black - SM-R500NZKAXAR
walmart logo
$179.00
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressUEBN Black Butterfly clasp Leather strap...UEBN Black Butterfly clasp Leather strap for Samsung Active 2 40mm 44mm SM-R820 R830 R500 R600 R810 Galaxy Watch 42mm Watchband
aliexpress logo
$35.99

Design

1.Is dustproof and water-resistant
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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. Show more

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
2.has branded damage-resistant glass
?

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

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
3.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
4.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
5.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
6.Watch band is replaceable
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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.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Sensors

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

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
2.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
3.has an accelerometer
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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.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
4.has a compass
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A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software. Show more

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
5.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
?

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.

For example

Noise Colorfit Pro

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
6.has a gyroscope
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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. Show more

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
?

It tracks how far you travel.

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
2.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.

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
3.Provides activity reports
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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.

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
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.

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
5.Tracks your sleep
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It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality. Show more

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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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.

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)

Connectivity

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

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
2.Bluetooth version
?

Best

Huawei Honor Magic Watch 2 42mm

5.1

4.2

4.2

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

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
4.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
5.Automatically syncs
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The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

For example

Fossil Carlie

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
6.has NFC
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NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions. Show more

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Battery

1.battery life
?

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

Best

Fossil Nate

365 days

3 days

2 days

2.battery power
?

Best

Neptune Pine

900mAh

472mAh

230mAh

3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
5.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base. Show more

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
6.Has a solar power battery
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A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.

For example

MyKronoz ZeRound3

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Features

1.Has notifications
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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.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
2.RAM
?

Best

Blu Vivo X Link

4GB

1.15GB

0.75GB

3.Has vibrating alerts
?

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
4.Locates your phone
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The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
5.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
6.internal storage
?

Best

Zeblaze Thor 5 Pro

32GB

4GB

4GB

Miscellaneous

1.Ad-free
?

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

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
2.Syncs to the cloud
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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.

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
3.Has exercise diary
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It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
4.Free app
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
5.Has music playback
?

You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)
6.Compatible with smart scales
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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 Wi-Fi.

Samsung Galaxy Watch (Samsung S Health)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (Samsung S Health)

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Watch

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Watch AmazonSamsung Galaxy Smartwatch (46mm) Bluetoo...Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch (46mm) Bluetooth - Silver/Black
Amazon logo
$299.00
Samsung Galaxy Watch AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Silver (Blue...Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Silver (Bluetooth), SM-R800 – International Version -No Warranty
Amazon logo
$244.00
Samsung Galaxy Watch aliexpressBlack ceramic Watchband + Metal Clip for...Black ceramic Watchband + Metal Clip for Samsung Galaxy Watch 46mm SM-R800 Gear S3 Replacement Band Wrist Strap Wristband curved
aliexpress logo
$40.50

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)
Amazon logo
$179.99
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active AmazonSamsung Galaxy Watch Active SM-R500 (40m...Samsung Galaxy Watch Active SM-R500 (40mm) 2019 (Silver/Silver) Parallel import product
Amazon logo
$510.48
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active walmartSAMSUNG Galaxy Watch Active - Bluetooth ...SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch Active - Bluetooth Smart Watch (40mm) Black - SM-R500NZKAXAR
walmart logo
$179.00
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active aliexpressUEBN Black Butterfly clasp Leather strap...UEBN Black Butterfly clasp Leather strap for Samsung Active 2 40mm 44mm SM-R820 R830 R500 R600 R810 Galaxy Watch 42mm Watchband
aliexpress logo
$35.99

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