Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch Active alongside its Galaxy S10 devices back in February 2019. The smartwatch joined the larger, more rugged Galaxy Watch in the company's portfolio, bringing more fitness-focused features and a simpler design.
Rumours suggest the Galaxy Watch Active's successor is on the cards though, despite the original only being a few months old. Here's everything we know so far about the Galaxy Watch Active 2.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 release date
- August 2019?
If it wasn't for the increased leaks, we would have said the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 wouldn't arrive until next year. As there have been several leaks though, it's possible the Galaxy Active 2 might appear alongside the Galaxy Note 10 in August, which is what Wareable's sources have said.
Samsung's Unpacked event is confirmed for 7 August but the invite only hints at a new Note rather than a wearable too so nothing is certain in terms of the Active 2's release date for now.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 specs: What's reported so far
- Slight redesign
- No rotating bezel
- Two sizes: 40mm/44mm
- LTE, Wi-Fi only and UA models
- LTE model: 340mAh battery
- Wi-Fi model: 237mAh
- One UI 1.5 software
- Fall Detection
- ECG monitor
- Afib notifications
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 rumours: What's happened so far?
16 July 2019: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 to come in three models, but ECG feature won't be live at launch
Wareable published a report sharing some key details about the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. The site said the smartwatch would come in three models - an LTE model, Bluetooth only model and an Under Armour-branded model - and that it would arrive at the Unpacked event on 7 August.
The site also claimed the ECG feature would be present on the device but that it wouldn't be available to use until 2020.
11 July 2019: Samsung already made a Galaxy Watch Active 2, leaked render reveals
Android Headlines shared what it described as an "official render" for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch.
You can see the device itself, with a red circle around the power button - something we have seen in previous leaks - as well as the branding that Samsung will use, subsequently confirming the name.
9 July 2019: Leaked Samsung roadmap reveals Galaxy Watch and Tab S5 will arrive in Q3
Samsung's product roadmap for 2019 leaked, revealing what other devices the company plans to release this year and on the roadmap is the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active.
The release for the Galaxy Watch Active isn't specified, but a Galaxy Watch in two sizes is set for Q3 according to the leaked roadmap.
4 July 2019: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 could copy these Apple Watch features
SamMobile reported on a number of features expected to arrive on the Galaxy Watch Active 2.
According to the site, the second-generation smartwatch will offer Fall Detection, an ECG monitor and Afib notifications, just like the Apple Watch Series 4. It's not currently clear if all will arrive at launch as some - like the Afib notifications - will likely need FDA accreditation.
28 June 2019: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 leaks in photos
Following a report that the Galaxy Watch Active 2 was in development, SamMobile followed up with some images of what the smartwatch would look like.
The site said the smartwatch would come in two size options of 40mm and 44mm, and it would be available Wi-Fi only and LTE variants. A red circle is present on the power/home button in the images, like the Apple Watch Series 4, possibly indicating the LTE model and no rotating bezel is present again.
SamMobile said the LTE model would have a 340mAh battery, while the Wi-Fi model would have a 237mAh battery. Both are expected to run on One UI 1.5, which is an updated build to the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active.
27 June 2019: Galaxy Watch Active 2 in development
SamMobile reported at the end of June that the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 was in development.