Samsung Galaxy Watch Active SM-R500 Smartwatch 40mm Aluminum - Silver, for Android & iOS [International Version]
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In the Galaxy Watch Active, the charge mechanism is the same Qi wireless charge standard used for phones, meaning you can use the included wireless dongle for the wearable, but also other Qi wireless chargers. That also includes phones with wireless reverse charging such as the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10+, and the Huawei P30 Pro, meaning it can be charged from a phone. Handy. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active includes a 1.1-inch display with a resolution of 360 by 360 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 was introduced in September 2019 with a slightly larger display (either 1.4-inches or 1.2-inches with model numbers SM-R820 (44mm), SM-R825 (44mm/Cellular), SM-R830 (40mm), and SM-R835 (40mm/Cellular). The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active runs on a Tizen 4.0 operating system and an Exynos 9110 dual-core 1.15 GHz processor. The watch includes a 230 mAh battery that is advertised to last up to three days without recharging. It features an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, electro-optical sensor (for heart-rate monitoring), and a photodetector (for ambient light). That is to say it won’t survive a full 48 hours and needs a charge on the second night at the latest, at least in our tests.
To use Samsung Health app with Galaxy Watch Active, requires signup and pairing with your compatible smartphone. device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.That’s good to know, as is the 5ATM rating, which means it’s water resistance down to 50 metres for up to ten minutes, and very shower friendly.
At least Samsung has fixed one of the major aspects that affects every wearable: how you charge it. On the one hand, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is a friendly and relatively well-priced wearable that looks and feels like a real watch. Galaxy Watch Active has a water resistance rating of 50 meters under the ISO standard 22810:2010. It is not suitable for diving or high-pressure water activities. If the device or your hands are wet, they must be dried thoroughly prior to handling.
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Account log-in and data network connection (Wi-Fi or data network) required. User interface may change and differ by device. Compatible with select Bluetooth-capable smartphones. Galaxy Watch-supported features may vary by carrier and compatible device. For a list of compatible smartphones and features, please visit https://www.samsung.com/galaxywatch/device-compatibility. For best results, connect with compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphones.