Exclusive: Galaxy Watch Active One UI images, features, and specs

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Thanks to an anonymous tip, we have obtained new information on the Galaxy Watch Active, Samsung’s upcoming Gear Sport sequel, along with a few images of the watch’s interface. The most important thing we have learned is that the Galaxy Watch Active will see Samsung One UI make its way to the company’s smartwatch lineup, although the images suggest the One UI enhancements won’t look as drastic on the watch as they do on Samsung’s smartphones.

For those who are still in denial, the images also offer further evidence that there will be no bezel ring on the Galaxy Watch Active. It will get a number of new watch faces that can display just the time and date or offer faster access to workouts and information on your fitness goals. Since the Gear Sport was all about fitness, it’s not surprising that Samsung has doubled down on fitness-related functionality and improvements with the successor.



For example, the Watch Active will get a centralized activity tracker that uses color codes for displaying things like steps taken over a day, whether the user has moved around in the last hour, and how many minutes they have worked out over the course of the day. Improved animations and rewards for completing targets such as steps taken in a day will be present to motivate the wearer to be more active (hence the name of the watch).



The Galaxy Watch Active will also make improvements to existing fitness features, such as heart rate tracking. With automatic continuous heart rate tracking enabled, the watch will alert the user if their heart rate goes above a certain threshold when they’re inactive for more than 10 minutes. The watch should also be able to automatically detect more types of exercises.



When it comes to specs, we haven’t heard anything more than what we exclusively revealed yesterday. The Galaxy Watch Active will have a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360×360 pixels, dual-core Exynos 9110 processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and NFC connectivity, and a 230/236 mAh battery. It will run Tizen 4.0.0.3 and will be water resistant up to a depth of 50 meters, just like the Gear Sport.

The Galaxy Watch Active is most likely going to be unveiled on February 20 alongside the Galaxy S10, so it won’t be long before we get the lowdown on all of the watch’s features and capabilities. And, well, perhaps a reason for why Samsung has decided to do away with the bezel ring and whether it will be missing on all future smartwatches from the company.



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