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3.5 | 185 Reviews

Galaxy Watch Active (40mm), Black (Bluetooth)

Samsung SMR500NZKAXAR

Available in 4 Color(s)

 
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Compatible with Android & iOS

Pairs with your phone and other Android devices. The Galaxy Active Watch is also compatible with select iOS devices.

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Pay with a tap

With Samsung Pay NFC compatibility, you can make a payment from your wrist with just a tap.

Compatible with Android & iOS Pairs with your phone and other Android devices. The Galaxy Active Watch is also compatible with select iOS devices.

Pay with a tap With Samsung Pay NFC compatibility, you can make a payment from your wrist with just a tap.

Category
Type Galaxy Watch
Connectivity
Type Bluetooth
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth ® Profiles A2DP,AVRCP,HID
Location Technology GPS,Glonass,Beidou,Galileo
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
NFC Yes
Case
Case Dimension (H x W) 39.5 x 39.5mm
Case Depth 10.5mm
Case Material Aluminium
Case Crystal Gorilla Glass
Bezel
Color Black
Strap
Material Fluoroelastomer
Width 20mm
Weight
Product Weight 25g
Display
Main Display Resolution 360 x 360
Main Display Size 1.1" (28.1mm)
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen Yes
Color Depth 16M
OS
OS Tizen 4.0
Processor
Processor Speed, Type 1.15GHz
Pre-installed Apps Spotify
Compatible Devices
Compatible Devices Samsung Smartphone, Non-Samsung Android Smartphone(Android OS 5.0 and above RAM 1.5GB and above), iOS 9.0 and above iPhone 5 and above
Memory
Internal Memory 4GB Internal Storage / RAM 0.75GB
Available Memory 1.5
User Interface
Features Tizen 4.0
Key Features
GPS Navigation Yes
Dust and Water-resistant 5ATM, IP68, MIL-STD-810G
Bixby Yes
Advanced Auto Workout Yes
Sleep and Stress Mgmt Yes
Proactive Health Monitoring Yes
Galaxy Ecosystem Yes
Versatile Design Yes
Android/iOS Compatible Yes
Services and Applications
Galaxy Wearable app (iOS: Galaxy Watch) Yes
S-Voice Yes
Battery
Battery, Usage 45 hours
Battery Type and Size 230mAh
Typical Usage 3~4
Low Usage Up to 90 hours
Charging Method Wireless Charging
Audio
Audio Playing Format MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB
Health and Fitness
Features Samsung Health
Drying Options
Features Schedule, Weather
Image
Type A-GIF,BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG,WBMP
Sensor Type
Type Accelerometer,Barometer,Gyro Sensor,HR Sensor,Light Sensor
Package Contents
Included in Box Galaxy Watch Active Additional Strap(Large and Small included) Wireless Charging Pad Quick Start Guide

User Manual

Warranty

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3.5 out of 5

60% of reviewers recommend this product.

4 Stars

Nice connectivity, terrible battery life

David L 10/17/2020

coming from a fitbit, the active is much more "watch" looking and has more connectivity features to access my phone with. from controlling my music playback to the customized text replies, the ability to dismiss alarms from the device and the "do not disturb" syncing, i'm finding i really enjoy using the active. i did replace the silicone band with a metal link band and added a bumper guard cover, but it's still a good size for my wrist. unfortunately, the battery life is dismal. being used to 6-7 days on my fitbit charge 3, i'm lucky if i get two full days per charge on the active. i also wish i could access some of the data (like sleep data) through the galaxy wearables ap on my phone. it'd be nice to see my trends on a larger screen.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

No one at Samsung ever reads these reviews!

SpringJim 10/13/2020

i have the same issues as many others. very poor batter life (12 hrs. max) steps, stairs not even close in accuracy. sleep tracking works sometime, sometime not. pulse, stress are about theonly things that work. batter is now completely dead and will no longer charge. costs $70 to replace it. absolutely not worth it! i'm tired of samsung products and have been a loyal customer for many years, no more. i might as well buy cheap crap for less money that will last just as long.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Battery shortage

Kate Lee 10/6/2020

i recently ordered the galaxy watch to help monitor my heart rate but was unable to do so because the battery would not even last four hours. i ordered the watch brand new and had the battery die on me several times with minimal usage time of the watch throughout the week that i had it. battery life was not good at all, quite horrible!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Products are littered with software problems

Jason 9/30/2020

my wife and i use to love samsung products. we have their smartwatches, laptops, phones, and galaxy buds. both our watches have constantly been disconnecting which rapidly drains the battery. this often happens at night, so you wake up to a dead watch. this means the sleep apps are worthless since you have to now leave it on the charger to avoid it disconnecting. it also disconnects during the day. these software problems are annoying considering how much these products costs. do better samsung! these software problems will not go away anytime soon, simply search online for "samsung smartwatch disconnect battery drain" and you will see this problem has persisted for a long time.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Battery does not last

chris 9/29/2020

have had it one day, had to charge it with my phone to full power and after a 8 work shift it had 20% power left
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

No standalone gps

joyhg 9/28/2020

i bought the watch so i can leave my phone home and only bring the watch to track when i go for a run. on the website it looked like loads of people going for a run while wearing the watch, and it also says that the watch has gps, perfect! however everytime i used it, the run was not tracked and my location could not be found. so i checked the website and everywhere it says that it has gps on the watch, which i found weird. so i went to the support store, where everyone was super helpful, and they told me everything worked on the watch. so i called the samsung care, and they told me that the watch does not have a stand alone gps, but you need to bring your phone for a run when you want your run tracked.. so my question, is then the watch not totally unnecessary?
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Battery Did Not Last At All

D C D C 9/24/2020

the battery did not even last 8 months will not hold a charge for less than 1 hour...................................................................................................................................................................................
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

terrible

Bad watch 9/3/2020

i bought this watch in 12/19 when i was 4 months pregnant. i always used the "swim" setting when showering. one day after my shower it stopped working. i saw there was a very small wire hanging out. sent it in for repair. i was told water resistance is not the same as waterproof and that i shouldn't have worn it in the shower. i asked why there was a swim setting if it couldn't handle a shower. the next person told me that high altitudes and sudden temperature changes can damage the watch. i pointed out my high risk pregnancy and c section. i haven't done any recent mountain climbing or sky diving activities, but in the end, samsung refused to honor their warranty and wants to charge me more than the cost of a new watch just to fix the one that should be covered under warranty!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Great watch, terrible warranty service

Disappointed 8/30/2020

watch was great for the 3 months it lasted. started having battery and screen issues, so back to samsung it went. will not fix it because they claim liquid damage. imagine a watch marketed to wear swimming that can't get wet. done with samsung after this
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Battery life is very disappointing

AmiVill 8/24/2020

i switched to samsung from fitbit hoping that a watch specifically designed to work with my samsung phone would be an advantage. unfortunately, the watch itself starts at 100% at 545 am every morning. by 8pm it is between 10 to 20%. it vibrates randomly with no notifications. it loses heart rate frequently during various exercise sessions.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Terrible watch and terrible customer service

KARIN OHMAN 7/23/2020

bought this watch because it is the best looking one on the market. it broke after two weeks of receiving it. it is advertised as water resistant but stopped working when i got caught in a light rain while wearing it. sent it in to be fixed under warranty but the warranty doesn't cover liquid damage so they tried to charge me $155 to repair. i can't wear my watch in the rain?? insane. customer service said there was nothing else they could do. terrible product. do not recommend.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Battery shortage

ToomR8r 7/12/2020

i recently ordered the galaxy watch to help monitor my heart rate but was unable to do so because the battery would not even last four hours. i ordered the watch brand new and had the battery die on me several times with minimal usage time of the watch throughout the week that i had it. battery life was not good at all, quite horrible!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Inaccurate for a running watch

Boss 7/11/2020

the watch has had several glitches. im using it primarily as a running watch. it does not provide an accurate pace/minute in real time. its all over the board which makes it tough to use as a training device. its a comfotable watch and it looks nice. probably ok if youre looking for a fitness tracker.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Inaccurate for a running watch

Dustin 7/11/2020

the watch has had several glitches. im using it primarily as a running watch. it does not provide an accurate pace/minute in real time. its all over the board which makes it tough to use as a training device. its a comfotable watch and it looks nice. probably ok if youre looking for a fitness tracker.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Faulty product

DAVID S 7/10/2020

i bought my samsung watch active on may 18 (delivered on may 26). i used it for two purposes: sleep tracking and workout tracking. i never wore it in the shower, for swimming (which it is advertised as being great for), or even dropped it in a puddle (or dropped it at all). a month after receiving the watch, it stopped working. the techs found liquid damage on the motherboard and lcd, voiding my warranty. the only water it has contacted is my sweat. any damage to the motherboard had to be a defect in the watch's construction/casing. this watch is rated water resistant up to 50 meters, so sweet should not be a problem. given that i got defective merchandise, i'll never trust samsung or their products again.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Blood Pressure Readings difficult

CECILIA VAN CAMPENHOUT 7/9/2020

i purchased this watch in order to be able to take my blood pressure when i wanted to. in order to do so you have to have the mybplab app and log into it each time. this app is used to enter you in a study of the effects on bp when stressed. i don't want to be part of a study. additionally, when taking my bp, it takes several, 4 minimum, to actually get a reading. since this does not do what i purchased it to do i am returning it.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Slick tech

JoshF 7/3/2020

this watch is a slick piece of technology on my wrist thats also paired to my phone. its usefulness is amplified since i can work out with it and track my progress as well as control the camera on my phone and take calls.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Sorely Disappointed

BRUCE MCGEE 7/2/2020

terribly inconsistent readings, particularly regarding mileage walked, steps taken, bpm and stress monitors. does not recognize stairs at all (this is a huge problem for me). too often shuts off during workouts when it thinks i'm finished. i have ensured it is fitting properly, so that's not the issue. not sure if my watch is a fluke or if they're all like this, but i'm very displeased.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

love this watch

Jackson 6/25/2020

this watch is amazing. plain and simple, when i bought it i had no clue samsung had added touch bezel and that was a great surprise. this watch is amazing and worth the 150$ i paid
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Nice Watch

TIM ZACOVIC 6/23/2020

by far the best smartwatch i've used. samsung pay is by itself the best thing about this. long lasting battery as well.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Horrible Service

SHELLEY 6/22/2020

i have been a loyal samsung customer for well over 10 years despite my husband and other family members trying to get me to switch to apple. i received this for mothers day (may 10). on june 13th it quit working while i was rinsing dishes and loading the dishwasher. sent it to samsung for repairs and they want me to pay for the repairs because of liquid damage. the repairs cost more than the watch itself. this is supposed to be water resistant. i was on the phone with them for hours and transferred multiple times and no one could/would waive the fees. if i cannot wear this while loading a dishwasher, how is it supposed to be worn while swimming?
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Offline Music

Michael 6/10/2020

this watch is amazing for the price. it has built in gps. notifications from different apps like messages, messenger and whatsapp. but to me the best feature is offline music. if you have a spotify account it lets you download a playlist for offline listening through bluetooth headphones. that means you dont have to carry your phone around to the gym or when running.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Huge Samsung fan - so disappointed by this watch

SamsungFan 5/31/2020

I bought this watch a couple of weeks ago and am so disappointed by it. I have called twice due to issues with it, and it is still not tracking the mileage that I am cycling. I will be returning this. This feature worked initially. I called with a concern about the calorie tracker. The rep had me do a hard reset (which is something I could have done on my own). After that, the mileage never worked again. I called and they had me check a few settings and make sure location settings are on. But, cycled today and nothing. This is not the quality that I expect from Samsung. By the way Samsung - I would be happy to receive free samples for reviews. I bought this one.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

AWESOME, LOVE it

Nice bill 5/25/2020

I brought it a month ago and I LOVE it , it's beautiful , fast, the screen is fantastic
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Best Smartwatch 1 Year Later

DC23 5/24/2020

I bought the Galaxy Watch Active 2 days ago and I got it yesterday and I must say, it's a great watch. The watch may not have a speaker, but you can pair it with Galaxy Buds and it's a great companion in the Galaxy ecosystem. Samsung did an amazing job on this watch even 1 year later.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Water Damage from my sweat????

Dissapointed user 5/21/2020

I purchased this watch for myself and my wife for Christmas and I really liked the watch. I had no issues with my watch until just recently when one morning it completely shut off. My battery was around 55% when it just shut off. I tried turning it back on but was unable to get it to power on. I tried charging it thinking that maybe somehow the battery drained completely but nothing worked. I was still well under warranty and so I didn't think much of it, I contacted customer service and within a day they had received the watch at their repair facility. This is where things went wrong. I expected Samsung to send me an email, stating they had found the issue and repaired the watch and would be sending it back to me. The email I got was quite a bit different. I was told in the email that my watch wouldn't be covered under warranty and to call 1 800 SAMSUNG to pay the amount they determined was owed. The amount they wanted for repair was more than the cost of the watch brand new. I decided to call the number provided to discuss what was going on. The lady that answered and helped me was nice and understanding but wasn't able to get me much information. All she said was that the "repair technician" had reported that water damage had ruined the watch. First off this watch has never been in any water at all, in fact the most moisture it had ever been exposed to was the sweat on my wrist during my workouts. Also Samsung advertises this watch as water resistant???? How does a water resistant watch get water damage from the sweat off my skin???? I own only Samsung products and have never had any issues with a single one, however, I've never had to submit a warranty claim on any of my Samsung products. If this is how Samsung treats warranty claims I will be rethinking my loyalty to this company. I've always recommended Samsung to friends and families but will no longer be doing so if they are unwilling to honor their warranties.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Returned it for the Fitbit versa 2

Unhappy 5/14/2020

This was bought as a gift from my children. It was terrible. Difficult to use, wouldn't hold charge for more than 3 hours and my phone acted up once I downloaded the app needed. I returned the watch and bought the Fitbit versa 2. Removed the app for Samsung watch and my phone went back to perfect function and the versa2 is easy to use with great features. I always buy the Samsung phone but I'll never buy another watch!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

NO CHARGER...!

Torooyedeji 5/12/2020

Was excited to receive my watch gift only to find out it does not have charger and had to order charger separately. I did try to use powershare but it kept cutting off after few minutes even with my phone at a 100% charged and connected to power source. this is just way too stressful for a watch. I am really not excited anymore. I have not used it so cannot give review on all the tabs below.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Top !

Linda 4/13/2020

Hard find better device... I'm very happy. Compact, power, easy to use... The battery is not so good but ok, i recarge any w days.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Bad watch

Rico 3/19/2020

I bought a watch three months ago and it is stop working
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Couldn't imagine being without it

Breezy 3/11/2020

Couldnt be more happier with this watch does way more then I expected
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

If you have an iPhone, don't buy this

JimS 3/11/2020

I recently reset my device, now it's impossible to connect it to my phone. So it's just an expensive bracelet. If you have an iPhone, don't buy this watch.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Smartwatch

Lakshmi 2/19/2020

I bought this few months back and love the way it looks
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

It's just okay for me!

VickieF 1/24/2020

I asked for and was given this watch for Christmas. I love Samsung products. Si while the watch is nice enough, I was VERY disappointed that it does not retain my data to day history! There no way to look back at a full week and see my progress. I thought it would link with my Samsung health app, but it doesn't do that either. So it's okay for right now results, but you'd better record them on.paper yourself! Thx
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Sadly disappointed, I really wanted this watch

Belle11 1/23/2020

I was so excited to get this watch. Was. I don't receive any kind of notification on my watch. If check my watch I can see if there is notifications but my Garmin would vibrate when a text came in, where there was a call, or for my security camera. Nothing on this watch. I don't get any prompts to move/breathe or anything unless I manually go to that. I get that i know when but part of the features is it is supposed to do this. When it says days for the battery life that is very misleading. Day. And mind you this is without me actually using any of the functions on the watch because I don't get notified of anything. The battery takes HOURS to charge. It is on the charger more than my wrist. The charger makes my watch really HOT after it's been on there charging.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Look somewhere else

Sloppy Samsung 1/5/2020

Bought this with high expectations. Did all the research, read all the reviews, checked all the sites, and was sure this was the perfect watch for someone like me with an active lifestyle. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Just get the Apple Watch. First off and the main problem, it doesn't perform it's primary function - accurately tracking my steps and movement. There is a lot of variability tracking steps. I bought this thing to track my runs, so the fact that it sometimes under reports my steps/distance means it's not super useful to me. If I run the same route, I expect to have the same distance shown each time, so I can know how I'm doing. This watch often reports a different distance for the same route. The watch is slow and not very responsive. You often have to exaggerate your moments to get it to respond. Bixby, the assistant, sleeps on the job, so you end up doing the work. I don't even bother trying to use it anymore. The S Health app is sick (not in a good way). Not useful at all and needs significant improvement. Speaking of apps, this watch doesn't pair well with another popular fitness tracker app that I use on my phone. Sometimes I end up using the app on my phone, in addition to this watch. (So why even bother with the watch?) The only plus is the battery life. Also it looks kinda cool. If you're considering this watch, run the other way! (Hopefully you're wearing another smartwatch or phone that can accurately record that movement.)
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

is there water protection?

Ferhad 12/21/2019

This is a good product I think.Bought it for swimming in the pool.But in the reviews, people say that there is no protection from water ...I don't want to risk it. I also think that the price is high.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Glossy coating on the band starts peeling!

Penguin 12/19/2019

I bought this 1 month ago and the glossy coating on the original Samsung silicone band started peeling. I raised my concern to Samsung, and their response was its normal "wear and tear". It's extremely ugly to look at. Huge design flaw on the strap. Should not have the glossy coating on silicone, now it just looks bad.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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3 Stars

Commodity

Romans6 12/17/2019

This is a commodity item that will need to be replaced. The only thing I purchased this for was for heart monitoring. It's been less than a year and I am already replacing the device due to an inaccuracy of the monitor. Now I need to ship it in to get a referb replacement. There aren't a lot of apps. They need to make an EKG app like the apple watch.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Not As Waterproof As You Think

JBarbot 11/26/2019

My girlfreind bought this for me for my birthday in July, 2019, and I absolutely loved it. I hardly ever took it off. It adveritizes that there is a swimming feature, so I assumed it was waterproof. I took it with me in the shower, whenever I would swim in the lake, and when I would go to the pool. One day, after swimming, the LCD screen just wouldn't turn on, even though the watch would still connect to my phone. After many hours of trying to explain my problem to Samsung representatives, I finally got it sent back for repair. I figured it was still under warrenty because it was purchased three months ago. But today I found out that the warrenty does not cover WATER DAMAGE which is apparently what happened to the watch. Even though the watch is supposed to be waterproof, water damage is not covered in the warrenty. Now I got a nice $145 repair bill, and the total of the watch is $200?? I might as well buy a whole new watch. Don't get me wrong, its a good watch, but be careful.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Disappointed

Jdstreet 11/20/2019

Just purchased this watch. Love the looks and the size of the watch. However, I wanted a smart watch that would sync activity with my phone. This watch requires that I manually enter my sleep activity in the Samsung Health app on my phone. Does not seem to accurately record sleep activity. And this is a very important activity for me because I suffer from REM Sleep Behavior disorder. Don't like the rolling ads in the Samsung Health app. I'm going to try this watch for a few more days, but for now, not impressed.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great features!!!

Starrelight42 11/9/2019

Bought a replacement watch and found my missing watch. Great product and a deal at its price. Works well.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love it for steps, water aerobics, text message

tlizzie 11/5/2019

I have had this watch for about a month and I am really enjoying it and still learning how to use all the features - it's pretty easy to use - I just want to see what helps me the most. I have had no problems using it in water aerobics. I love being able to change the watch face and look forward to using 2 time zones when I travel. It's great to glance at texts instead of pulling your phone out. Also, the sleep tracker has been very interesting. Battery life is about a day for me. Sometimes I charge overnight and don't do the sleep tracking as that is more for fun than function. I recommend this watch!
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Very Good Smart Watch

Kennyb 10/26/2019

I am very pleased with this watch with only a couple of exceptions. The battery does not last as long as I had hoped it would. I have to charge it daily, but I leave my GPS on and I do work 12 hour days though, so my days are pretty long days (up at 3:30 am to bed at 9:30 pm on work days). I also do not like that I cannot view multimedia messages on it.
Originally posted on Samsung.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Stopped working after 1 day...

DBeDe 10/20/2019

Just bought the watch, charged it to full, and wore it one day. It died about halfway through the day and has not turned on since. Trying to replace this broken watch is a nightmare. Samsung...your return system really sucks.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Good Performance, Poor Durability

EmSwim17 10/16/2019

I wanted a watch to track my heart rate, but more importantly my swimming. After much internal debate, I decided on the Samsung Galaxy Active Watch which was a little bit more expensive than the other options I was looking at. I really like the watch itself, except the swim feature is not as precise as it should be. However, one of the main reasons I bought this watch was because of its "durability" in the description it says,"Plus, occasional bumps are no big deal, thanks to built-in military-grade durability and a Gorilla Glass coating, which prevents scratching." Within the first week I had scratched the corner of my watch on the edge of a lane line in the pool. I was immediatley upset and bought a screen protector to prevent any more scratches, however from my frequent time in the pool it soon fell off. Now more recently, I was leaving the pool and the corner of the watch hit the edge of the pool and there is now a smal crack in my screen. I now am questioning whether or not the watch is still waterproof, which then would defeat the whole purpose of why I bought the watch in the first place. Both incidents I did not hit the watch past a "military grade" So if your looking for a durable watch with a scratch resistant screen, the Galaxy Active Watch is not the watch for you.
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5 Stars

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Panda 10/14/2019

This is the most versatile phone I have ever had. It eliminates the need to carry lots of different tools and notebooks around. It's all my notebooks and work notes. It's also my most portable sketchbook and pencil box. With all the drawing and painting apps available i can dabble in all kinds of projects. No complaints so far.
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1 Stars

Not water resistant under normal use (splashing)

VancouverGreg 10/6/2019

This watch was purchased less than one year ago. Within 7 months of normal use (splashing at most) there was a water ingress problem. Samsung Watch warranty does not cover water ingress, which is understandable from the standpoint of unknown submersion conditions, etc. However, in the case of normal use as stated by a customer (me), Samsung should trust the customer's explanation, and assist the customer with a discount on watch replacement price. Instead, Samsung has no interest in customer retention or preventing damage to their brand reputation. The Galaxy Watch failed under normal use, in under 7 months. Samsung did nothing to help with replacement. Samsung has lost a customer over a small problem that could have easily been resolved.
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4 Stars

Good features for the price, and great for newbies

Madame Savage 9/27/2019

This is my first smartwatch, though my husband has had another samsung watch for 2 years. It was easy to navigate and figure out how to work. The app on the phone works wonderfully, something I wasn't expecting. Pros- The battery life is great so far, I haven't tried the always on feature for fear of it dying while I'm at work but its held its charge so well I may try it soon. The watch is very comfortable, even placed above wrist bone as suggested and is tight enough yet not too tight to monitor my sleep, which was my priority when deciding which one I would get. I no longer feel it. There are many screen faces to choose from, free and paid for, I have one that cost $1, but I can change the color to almost anything, allowing me to use Tue same face with a color that reflects either clothes or seasons. The screen is very easy to navigate and I love that you can place what you want in order and get rid of what you don't use. The notifications took a bit of playing around to figure out how to choose what apps to get notifications for and which not to. I really love the alarm feature. When your alarm goes off and you sleep with the watch on as I do, your alarm rings on the watch with the ability to snooze or dismiss on your wrist without having to fumble for your phone. And whichever you choose to respond to, phone or watch, the synced response is almost instant so you're not waiting for one device to figure out that the alarm was turned off. I am happy with this watch though like all things there are some cons. Cons- Screen response when checking the time is lacking if you do not make an exaggerated effort to check the time. This is annoying when your other hand is full and you have to drop and raise and shake your arm repeatedly to check the time. Which is why I will have to see if the always on display can last me the day. No left handed adjustments. This isn't a huge issue. As you just get used to it over time, like the com.puter mouse or spiral notebooks and scissors,,,, lefties are always forgotten. but it is a bit awkward at first, having to wrap your other hand around to press the buttons on the side. No water reminder without buying an app for $5. I was hoping and under the assumption that all smart watches had a reminder feature for either working out or drinking water. I've been trying to drink more but my job is busy works constantly moving and hours go by without realizing it and so I wanted something that tells me to drink water every XX mins. Another thing that is more of a personal issue and not a device flaw. The biggest let down though was the blood pressure monitoring. As advertised and in many articles this watch was supposed to take blood pressure which I guess after failures they took away that feature. I found an app that does it but to even use it I have to spend 3 weeks checking blood pressure with a separate machine at least 3 times a day. Also an issue if you work the hours I do and don't own a machine. Heart rate graphs not provided. I've tried several apps and only one has provided an actual bpm graph showing the heart beats and not just listing the bpm numbers. And that app uses constant monitoring so it drains the battery in 5 hours. I have arrhythmias and I wanted to have that history of how many times a day it happens and I need a graph to actually show the skipping. A bpm is simply not enough. Even as something you just choose by manual measurements, I wish there was a graph to go with that on the app. Because the sessions usually last long enough to press the button and measure it. It shows it clearly on the watch face but the graph does not save or transfer to the apps. Just the bpm. I am aware of my issues with this being personal and not reflective of device error for the most part. Which is why I still love this watch and give it 4 stars. I don't think its 5 stars because it does not have some features mentioned that other sport watches in the price range have. I hope the 2nd gen reflects those shortcomings. I believe more time needs to be spent to develop new devices. Every year is not enough time to fix mistakes and try new things before release. That goes with phones tablets computers and TVs too. People get tech thirsty and electronic waste is rampant while devices are falling short because of the rushed timeline. I believe that's what happened with this one.
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5 Stars

Awesome Features

BFOZ 9/13/2019

I bought this a few weeks ago and im hooked, i dont use this watch to its fullest by any means but i use the texting and calling portion 90% of the time with abluetooth headset. i work outside and leave my note 10+ safely in its case all day so it saves the phones battery. watch will last two days, 3 if you set it to black background.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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