vicki550, 06 Dec 2019This watch (Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 40mm) has be a NIGHTMARE! I spent 3 1/2 hrs at the ... moreI have a Galaxy watch and it MUST be connected to Bluetooth, Wifi and mobile data in order to make and receive calls. I initially had problems but I went into my settings on the watch and made sure that all connections were switched on. Now it works beautifully. Also ensure connection through the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
This watch (Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 40mm) has be a NIGHTMARE! I spent 3 1/2 hrs at the Sprint store with them trying to active the LTE portion of the watch. (I took it to the store because I thought I wasn't syncing it correctly) I asked specifically, if this watch could make and receive calls without being hooked up to wifi or Bluetooth. I was assured YES. Well, evidently, that is not the case. The watch synced great and smoothly with my Samsung Galaxy S7 phone …. contacts and calendar. I ordered it directly from Sprint and am waiting for return shipping label!
Why does no one talk about the ECG feature? I am waiting to buy this watch only if it has ECG feature. I have atrial fibrillation, and would like to keep an eye on my heart rate always. And why did samsung remove blood oxygen saturation from all their products ? My galaxy note 5 from 2015 used to measure SpO2 and heart rate accurately. Samsung is going backwards !
Khani, 04 Dec 2019Is this watch compatible with huwaei honor 8x device? It should be compatible with any android device. You will need to download the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone and connect to your watch. Very simple.
Is this watch compatible with huwaei honor 8x device?
Krypton114, 22 Nov 2019I bought this in november 2019. I regret it now. I mean its a good watch but for the price it ... moreI bought the Samsung Galaxy watch 42mm LTE version. It's a great watch and I can make and receive phone calls on it and also notifications and other info. It has interchangeable watch faces from digital to analogue and also colour changes. My only criticism is battery life with wifi and Bluetooth always on and mobile data. I can only just squeeze a day out of it which means that I charge it every night as I sleep. Otherwise its a great device.
I bought this in november 2019. I regret it now. I mean its a good watch but for the price it could be better. The apple watch is £500 more or something stupid like that but its alooott better. Samsung couldve added more storage for only a bit extra. 4gb is not great and i feel as if they couldve made this alot better. Battery is alright. It lasts 2 to 3 days easily. Its not worth buying the 400 pound active 2 as you have to pay extra monthly and theres no point. Only buy the 44mm as the 40mm is wayyy too small.
Does anyone know if the straps from active 2 stainless steel match the aluminum and vice versa? has anyone tried this?
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2019I bought this watch mainly for these 3 things : 1: OLED Screen 2: BT Calls w/ Speaker 3: ... moreI have just bought the Samsung Galaxy watch LTE small face version. At first I could not receive phone calls out of Bluetooth range but after I fiddled around with the settings it's now all good. My only gripe is the battery which needs charging every day. I notice that you disabled the My Health rubbish. I'd like to do the same but I want to retain the steps counter. Am I able to do this? Can I also disable all the other rubbish such as weather reports etc. without upsetting anything else on the watch? I'm sure that it all chews into battery life. Incidentally do you use 'always on' or is it turned off. I have mine turned off to save battery.
I bought this watch mainly for these 3 things :
1: OLED Screen
2: BT Calls w/ Speaker
3: Music w/ Speaker (just to have it regardless)
I really don't give a toss about fitness tracking and have disabled all Samsung Health
Am I happy with this watch? - Dam right !!! :)
Does anyone know the battery life time of the lte version?
Got one and handed it back continuous heart rate was way off by 25 beats and in 100% charge had only a 1day 18 hour battery life on the app and that's after taking off the always on display brightness down to 5 and disabling various apps..
chet, 27 Oct 2019go for active, it has incoming and oitgoing callsI am wearing an Active 2 (non-LTE version) as I type and I can confirm that it also can take incoming/outcoming calls through its speaker, as long as it is connected to the phone.
Best overall Android smartwatch so far, however people tend to miss some HUGE fails of this product:
1. Virtually no storage space for user content. Considering that the OS takes more than half of it's 4GB storage really it not much left, except maybe for a dozen lowQ mp3s. Series 5 has 32GB.
2. Form factor. Round might be sleek, but is it smart? For mecanical watches is natural, but for smartwatches is it? All digital content is square, and surprisigly a quare form factor fits about 30% more screen. Again Series 5 44mm model is 1.78'' while Active 2 44mm is 1.4''.
3. Not having a compass. I suppose when driving one uses it's phone, and driving speed is high enough to detect direction from positioning, but when walking or hiking you'll want to use your watch, and if it gas GPS, with a map. At walking speed without a compass you won't see where you are headed. Fail. Again, learn from Series 5.
Tim_B, 04 Oct 2019For men with medium size wrist which one is better, 44mm or 40 mm ?go for 44
boI Y33t, 24 Aug 2019Apple watch has 10.7mm thickness, this one has 10.9mm, you couldn't even notice something as s... moreI think he/she refers to the on-screen bezels, which admittedly are thick compared to similar watches like Ticwatch, and not the thickness of the case.
For men with medium size wrist which one is better, 44mm or 40 mm ?