Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Features: What You Need To Know

By Dan Anderson ● February 21, 2019

At Samsung’s recent Unpacked 2019 event, it unveiled the Galaxy Watch Active device. The Galaxy Watch Active is like the Galaxy Watch, but it features a new design that is thin and light. And it has a minimalist design.

The Galaxy Watch Active monitors exercise, sleep, stress levels, and health tracking features. The Galaxy Watch Active brings smarter blood pressure tracking to the wrist. And starting March 15th, users can download a research app jointly developed with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) called My BP Lab directly to the Galaxy Watch Active for monitoring blood pressure and keep better track of physical health.

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And there are easy fitness tracking features by simply choosing an activity. The Galaxy Watch Active automatically detects when you run, bike, and row. And it can also detect elliptical trainers. There are more than 39 activities that you can select and you can set daily goals and monitor your progress.

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To manage stress, the Galaxy Watch Active offers breathing exercises to help you stay balanced and guided towards long-term health.

The Galaxy Watch Active is compatible with Android and iOS and it also features popular third-party apps including Under Armour, Spotify and Strava. And you can use your voice to control Galaxy Watch Active with Bixby’s voice capabilities.

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To get started buying one, you simply have to select a stylish watch face and a sporty strap in a range of different colors that matches your style. The price is $199.99 at Samsung.com and major retailers. And consumers who pre-order Galaxy Watch Active starting February 21 through March 7, 2019 will receive a free Wireless Charging Pad.

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