Earlier last week, a leak revealed the existence of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. Today, we have more information coming in with regards to the hardware features it is expected to pack on board. Prominent among them is an ECG sensor, apparently. This will be enabled with a dedicated app, it is said.
Since Apple already offers ECG functionality on its most recent smartwatch, it’s no surprise that Samsung wants to follow suit. This could prove to be one of the biggest features that manufacturers target, and we’ll likely see more wearables in the future with ECG on board. As several previous cases have illustrated, having a feature like this on your wearable can be lifesaving as it can detect irregular heartbeat patterns and alert you immediately to take necessary action.
So this appears to be one of the biggest changes on board the Galaxy Watch Active 2 as compared to its predecessor which was launched only a few months ago. Taking yet another cue from Apple, Samsung is also believed to be working on a Fall Detection feature which allows you to access single-tap options when you’ve taken a fall. This works pretty well on the Apple Watch Series 4, though we’re unsure about Samsung’s implementation at this point.
Going by the reports we’ve encountered so far, it seems like the Galaxy Watch Active 2 could turn out to be a showstopper when it breaks cover. There’s no clear word on when that will be, although it is hoped that Samsung won’t wait too long.