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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and portability. The comfort and design also get good comments. Comments are divided on the battery. Many are critical about the reliability and software.

usability, design, comfort, portability, price

software, reliability

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 93/100 = 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 : Vanessa Hand Orellana (

Galaxy Watch Active review: Great and half the price of the Apple Watch


Samsung's latest smartwatch loses the rotating bezel we loved on the original Galaxy Watch, but it has just as many features and at a fraction of the price.

The Galaxy Watch Active's lightweight and simple design make it better for working out and wearing to bed than previous models. It packs in health and fitness features at a lower price than its competitors and works on both Android and iOS.

It's missing the rotating bezel we loved on previous Samsung watches and comes in only one size with no LTE option. The blood-pressure monitoring is half baked at best. Samsung's Health app doesn’t make it easy to locate all your data.

The Galaxy Watch Active is a great smartwatch and fitness tracker at a reasonable price, but don’t count on actual blood-pressure monitoring any time soon.

Mar, 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 : Victor Hristov (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Review


Half the price of an Apple Watch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is a small and very light-weight smartwatch that can track your workouts and your sleep…

Small and lightweight, comfortable to wear; Quick Release for easy band replacement; Spot-on automatic workout tracking; Bright screen with always-on option; Accurate heart-rate measurements; Great price; Works with Android and iPhones

Haptic feedback could be better; Rotating bezel is missed

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Pierre Vitré (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Review: a serious Apple Watch rival | AndroidPIT


The Galaxy Watch Active works well and has many practical features. It is not only for athletes!

The Galaxy Watch Active works well and has many practical features. The watch is not only intended for sportsmen and women, but it is above all designed for this type of audience. Those who prefer to wear smaller watches, as most sports watches are...

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active – Sport & Fitness In-Depth Review


A huge slate of new sports tech deals just kicked off, including $150 off the Fenix 6 Series, discounts on the new GoPro Hero 9, 20% off some power meters, and a pile of other sports tech watches, indoor training gear and more. Hit up the full list of...

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Williams Andrew Williams (

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Review | Trusted Reviews


We wrap the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active around our wrists to test out its new design and smart new fitness features at launch.

Good data-rich exercise tracking ; Looks petite and expensive ; Good smartwatch feature breadth (if not depth) ; Very bright screen

Few useful apps ; Battery life is only passable ; Misses out on Samsung's control bezel

A worthy successor to the Samsung Gear Sport that boasts an attractive design and worthwhile new features for the price.

Jul, 2019

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review: finally a true Apple Watch rival


The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is small, stylish, and affordable

Attractive design ; Affordable ; Number of features ; Comfortable

Small icons can be fiddly ; Bixby instead of Google Assistant

May, 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

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