Analysis and handling of the galaxy watch active from Samsung.

To start

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution. There is always a new version of a watch a few weeks or months apart, and faced with the number of possible choices, it is complicated to find your way around.

So what we have to remember is this one big strength :
Screen size
Several weak points on this watch :
Its weight/size
Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
Its daily use
Not enough sport-oriented features
The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

The galaxy watch active, the right one for healthy use?

For several years now, Samsung has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Our tests have shown that the galaxy watch active is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this galaxy watch active is no exception.This choice induces a greater difficulty to handle the different buttons and icons present.We would have preferred something more conventional.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
This galaxy watch active gives you a deep insight into your sleep habits.It even sends notifications and alerts to a connected device.You will know if you are resting properly during the night, and if the quality of your sleep is regular.
There is no accelerometer on this model of watch connected.A device that is very useful when you want to track your movements, such as detecting a fall.
The watch does not have a PPG type heart rate sensor.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

The right choice every day?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.For the galaxy watch active, this is what you can expect.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
It is a correct watch in terms of battery, with 230 mAh.
This model comes standard with GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
At destination, this watch is not waterproof.
The manufacturer has chosen a round screen on this new version.You can also, if you wish, choose from a large selection of multicoloured bracelets.It can also be adapted to your tastes thanks to the different colours.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.You’ll soon forget you’re wearing that watch.Indeed, it is only 100 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, we would have appreciated the Samsungrtunity to listen to music on this model.That wasn’t planned here.

The smartwatch designed for sports

A connected watch is for everyone, which means you don’t have to be an extreme runner or jogger to use it.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.We explain what galaxy watch active can do for you.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 100 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
The battery is in the average range with a power of 230 mAh.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.No need to have a smartphone paired with the watch.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

The Samsung watch: a good choice to be connected?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.More or less complex applications that facilitate measurement or analysis.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.Only those installed by default are available.
Its 1.5-inch screen size will also make it easy for you to read the information.It is one of the lightest watches – 100 grams.
For the battery, with its 230 mAh, this watch is powerful enough.Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

What about the galaxy watch active?

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.Its low price may make you want to buy it.
In the end, here’s a strong point about this model:
– Screen size
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications