Introducing the Galaxy Active 2 – stay in shape, stay connected, and go farther than ever. The new Active 2 comes packed with a whole new suite of smart features that help you keep up with your fitness schedule, monitor your heart rate, and connect to all of your devices via Bluetooth. It even has an amazing new battery life that lasts days and a crystal clear AMOLED touchscreen display.
But what really makes this smartwatch stand out is how well it pairs with other devices. With the right app, you can take your Galaxy Active 2 to a whole new level. So if you’re ready to find out what apps are compatible with your new smartwatch, keep reading!
Best Apps For Galaxy Active 2
Price: Free / Premium Spotify account required for some features
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 on a desk showing how to download Spotify music to Wear OS.
If you have a Spotify Premium subscription, it’s a no-brainer to install the Wear OS app on your wrist. You can download tracks and podcasts to the Galaxy Watch 4 and beam them to your wireless earbuds if you pay for the service. The Spotify Wear OS app offers easy access to your “heavy rotation” artists, playlists, and podcasts, and also lets you broadcast the playing tracks to other speakers or devices.
smartthings wear os 3 galaxy watch 4
SmartThings is an essential download if you use your Galaxy Watch 4 paired to a Samsung smartphone or own other Samsung smart devices. The app allows users to control various devices directly from the Wear OS app, from air conditioners to TVs, smart lights to washing machines. You can also build routines or “scenes” that’ll initiate a setlist of commands with one tap of a button.
There are plenty of Wear OS watch faces available on the Play Store, but what if you want to build your own? Facer is a popular Wear OS app that does just that, giving users access to a healthy list of pre-made watch faces or tools to build their own.
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Why wouldn’t you want to browse the web from your wrist? It might seem odd to include a full-blown browser on this list, but Samsung Internet Browser does have its benefits. The home page consists of a list of bookmarks, which you can populate with your favorite websites. Browsing is an odd but decent experience on the small screen, but you can also send the page to your phone for a better look.
google keep wear os 3 galaxy watch 4
Gaining access to your notes from your wrist is incredibly useful. Google Keep streamlines this process on Wear OS, syncing with your phone and web scribbles. You can also add notes directly from the Galaxy Watch 4 using the wearable’s keyboard, handwriting recognition, or your voice. The latter is especially useful if you’re unable to type on your watch while on the go.
simplewear wear os 3 galaxy watch 4
Smartwatches often display phone notifications, but what if you wanted to change or view your phone’s settings? SimpleWear is an innocuous little app that you probably didn’t know you needed. It effectively acts as an information and settings relay for your phone, mirroring the battery life status of your phone on your watch. It also enables access to quick settings toggles, including sound profile, Wi-Fi, location, phone lock, and more. It can also be set as a tile, adding to its utility.
Wear Gesture Launcher
Although it’s no longer under active development, this app still has plenty to offer Galaxy Watch 4 users. Wear Gesture Launcher lets Galaxy Watch 4 owners map different apps to letters or shapes drawn on the watch face. Essentially, this lets you bypass the crowded app drawer on Wear OS 3 and go directly to an app you’ve set a shortcut to. Operation is swift, but the learning curve isn’t completely flat. You’ll need to remember where on the display you’ve placed the launcher’s hot zone to activate it, too.
Price: Free / In-app purchases
c25k wear os 3 galaxy watch 4
C25K’s claim to fame is its two-month program which aims to help couch potatoes morph into regular runners. Like the Fitbit app, the Wear OS layout is simple. The app will display the workout day you’re currently on. You can also select another day’s program using the menu. While there are plenty of other fitness apps out there, we enjoy C25K’s no-fuss layout, especially on Wear OS.
Price: Free / $7.99 per month / $59.99 per year
Strava is one of the best-known fitness apps out there and a must-have if you’re into multisport. The app records many activities, from runs to bike rides to swims, and a host of additional statistics, metrics, and real-time data. Don’t like training alone? Strava has a host of social features baked in, too. If you’re not too serious about working up a swear, Samsung’s native Health app and your imagination should do just fine, but Strava does help when it comes to keeping up a routine.
See also: The best fitness apps to get into shape
Price: Free / ~$2.88 per month / ~€5.76 per month
outdooractive wear os 3 galaxy watch 4
An essential Wear OS app if you regularly find yourself yearning for a hike. Outdooractive lets you search for nearby trails using your Galaxy Watch 4’s GPS and enables you to download any trail routes you may want to keep. When you are out hiking, you can call up one of those saved trails. The app also provides turn-by-turn navigation, current elevation, and GPS coordinates.
Samsung galaxy watch active 2
ALL VERSIONS 44MM (LTE)40MM (LTE)
Versions: SM-R825F, SM-R835F (Global, Canada); SM-R825U, SM-R835U (USA)
44mm model: 1.4-inch display; 340 mAh battery; Wi-Fi/LTE
40mm model: 1.2-inch display; 247 mAh battery; Wi-Fi/LTE
Android 5.0; RAM 1.5 GB or higher
iOS 9.0; iPhone 5 or above
GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2019, August
Status Available. Released 2019, September
BODY Dimensions 44 x 44 x 10.9 mm (1.73 x 1.73 x 0.43 in)
Weight 42 g (1.48 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass DX+), stainless steel frame 316L
50m water resistant (IP68)
Compatible with standard 20mm straps
*does not guarantee ruggedness or use in extreme conditions
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED
Size 1.4 inches
Resolution 360 x 360 pixels (~364 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
PLATFORM OS Tizen OS 5.5
Chipset Exynos 9110 (10 nm)
CPU Dual-core 1.15 GHz Cortex-A53
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 4GB 768MB RAM, 4GB 1.5GB RAM
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer, VO2max
Natural language commands and dictation
BATTERY Type Li-Ion 340 mAh, non-removable
Charging Qi wireless charging
MISC Colors Black, Silver, Gold
Models SM-R825F, SM-R835F, SM-R825U, SM-R835U
Price $ 168.71 / € 182.83
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SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH ACTIVE2 – USER OPINIONS AND REVIEWS
scorpio PPS06 Apr 2022
Very strange. I have a Samsung watch bought September 2019 and have nothing but praise for it although I do not use it as a fitness tool. I also try not to use it to answer phone calls as I have found that that chews up the battery even though it is …
scottleigh211 bH905 Apr 2022
Active 2 watch is anything but . If you are active it will not keep up . I am on my 3rd I would never buy another one . I have had them serviced again and a again. I spent good money for this . I liked it because it would hook up with a phone number …
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