Samsung has released a couple of Galaxy Watch 2 models in South Korea, the Watch Active 2 Gold Edition and Watch Active 2 LTE Aluminum. Both are niche products that are targeted at certain customers. The Watch Active 2 Golf Edition is intended for people who enjoy playing gold regularly. It comes with various golf-oriented features, like the Smart Caddie app and a tracking tool to measure distance of golf shots. The former is an excellent app to get information of many thousands golf courses worldwide. The Watch Active 2 Golf Edition is available at two color options, Aqua Black at 44mm ($295) and Pink Gold is at smaller at 40mm ($325).
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 LTE Aluminum is intended for young customers and it has the same pricing as the Gold Edition for its 44mm and 40mm models. This smartwatch model supports 4G LTE data connection. Users can also send text messages and make voice calls. Available color options are Pink Gold, Cloud Silver and Aqua Black. Both Watch 2 models are currently available in South Korea, but Samsung promised that the Watch 2 Golf Edition will be released in the UK and US as well. The LTE Aluminum should be introduced in select Asian countries and Europe. No definite release dates have been provided though.
The primary display is 1.35-inch with 360 x 360 resolution, Gorilla Glass DX+ protection and Super AMOLED panel. The operating system is Tizen OS 4.0 with OneUI Watch ver. 1.5 interface on top. The 1.5GB of RAM is ideal for multitasking and the internal storage is 4GB. Connectivity options include LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and GPS/Glonass. Embedded sensors are ambient light, heart rate monitor, gyro, barometer and accelerometer. For adequate durability, the smartwatch is MIL-STD-810G rated and is certified with IP68 water resistance. Its 340mAh battery is adequate for one entire day of usage.
The Tizen OS and OneUI Watch interface are fully optimized for smartwatch operations. Users can use digital rotating bezels, taps, swipes and buttons to navigate through the interface. The Watch 2 is ideal for people who are interested in fitness. They can find details like hydration level, steps, stress level, heart rate, sleep characteristics and others.