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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
alaScore 95

98 reviews

Jul, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review: Basic doesn't mean bad


The Galaxy Watch Active is basically the flagship Galaxy Watch boiled down into a basic, sport-friendlier body. It loses the rotating bezel, has a much smaller face and shorter battery life, but otherwise offers everything you'd expect from Samsung's...

Light comfortable fit ; Bright colorful screen

Bland design ; Hard to navigate on such a small screen without rotating bezel

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Brenda Stolyar (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active


The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active offers a wealth of smartwatch and fitness tracker features in a versatile and attractive design.

Lightweight, stylish design. Lots of functionality for the price.

Thick, stationary bezel. Shorter battery life than Galaxy Watch.

While the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active doesn't have any breakthrough features that set it apart from the Apple Watch or the Fitbit Versa, it costs significantly less than the Apple Watch and is arguably more attractive than the Versa. That said, the...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Welch (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review: less fun but still a good time


The rotating bezel is missed, but this is still a very good smartwatch.

Comfortable, lightweight design ; Reliable battery life ; Good fitness-tracking features

Bixby is a poor voice assistant ; Clumsy to use with non-Samsung phones ; Fewer third-party apps than other smartwatches

Samsung’s latest smartwatch drops the rotating bezel, but it gets most basics right

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Spencer Hart (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review (early verdict): finally a true Apple Watch rival?


Can the sequel to the Galaxy Watch, break the Apple Watch's dominance?

Design ; Lightweight ; Screen ; Software

Questions over small battery

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review: Slim, sporty, lightweight


The original Active has been succeeded by the Galaxy Watch Active 2, but is the older model still worth considering? Here's our review.

Lovely design ; Great build quality ; Good price ; Easy to use interface ; Good fitness tracking options

Bixby isn't strong ; No rotating bezel ; No LTE model ; Tizen OS still lacks apps ; Active 2 has more features

Think of this as a smaller, sportier version of the Galaxy Watch. Thanks to a fabulous display, good battery life for its size, easy-to-use interface, and premium finish, it's up there with some of the best-looking smartwatches on the market. But with...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : James Peckham (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review


Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active is smaller than the company's previous premium watches, and it's beautiful too.

High-end design Competitive price Lots of features

Lacks rotating bezel No LTE variant Limited storage

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active takes a lot of what was great about the company’s standard smartwatch, pushes it all into a smaller package and trims some of the top-end features we’ve come to love. Given that the Galaxy Watch Active is a lot cheaper,...

Nov, 2019

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Galaxy Watch Active review: One step forward, two steps back


The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active does more with less but, at the end of the day, you're still left with less.

Great aesthetics ; Cheaper price-point

Battery life ; No rotating bezel

Jun, 2019

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review: A good smartwatch but a limited fitness tracker


As a smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch Active ticks every box, but as a fitness tracker, plenty are left blank

Good looking ; Excellent smartwatch functionality

No ANT+ ; Exercise screens can’t be customised ; Samsung Health isn’t a great app

All of which leaves me in two minds about recommending the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. For serious runners and cyclists, it doesn’t feel like the right choice: you’re better served by the superior battery life and data field customisation options of...

Dec, 2019

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active


The Galaxy Watch Active is a cheaper, slimmer smartwatch with GPS and full waterproofing. It's still best when used with a Samsung phone though. Here's our full review

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Vanessa Hand Orellana, (

Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Fit: A hands-on look at Samsung's new health features


Samsung's new Galaxy Watch Active will soon be able to measure blood pressure and costs $100 less than the previous Galaxy Watch.

Feb, 2019

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