The latest software updates bring users favorite health, communication and connectivity features
Samsung Electronics announced a software update, introducing new health, communications and connectivity features to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 starting today.1
Here’s a look at the new features that will soon be available on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
Improve your athletic performance
Become a better runner, improve your form, and prevent injury with running analysis2 Facility. The Galaxy Watch Active2 now provides a standalone running analysis and can provide various metrics such as asymmetry, regularity, stiffness, vertical oscillation, ground contact time to help you improve performance and reduce injury.
On top of that, you can also measure V.O.2 Maximum, an indicator of the maximum amount of oxygen a person can use during intense exercise. It is a common measurement used to determine an athlete’s fitness and performance ability, which can track progress in your training routine and help improve your endurance.
Watch out for your loved ones, even from Afar
Fall detection facility3 When you are apart, you still help take care of yourself and your loved ones. When a potential drop is detected, you’ll be given the option to immediately send an SOS notification to up to four pre-specified contacts, ensuring that help is never too far away.
More convenient communication from your wrist
Instead of turning on your phone after receiving information on your smartwatch, you can easily view emoticons and photos directly from your wrist. Also, with Smart Reply you are given a suggested response4 With advanced photo recognition technology for both messages and pictures, so you can send replies even when you are in a hurry.
Also, when you receive a message, your watch will also automatically show your chat history, instead of just one message, so that you can quickly pick up your conversations. No more continuous switching between devices – you can do more directly with your wrist.
Along with the latest updates, you also get the latest fun answers. Now you can choose to send both AR emoji stickers5 And bitmo live stickers6 Right from your watch so that you can express yourself in the true sense of your messages.
Control your mobile experience effortlessly
You can control your mobile experience more easily with the Galaxy Watch Active2, including giving you instant access to your playlist on your phone. With this latest update, you have an even more seamless music experience across your devices – from your smartphone to the Galaxy Buds device to your smartwatch.
Additionally, your Galaxy Watch Active2 will now support the scroll capture feature, so when you take a screenshot from your smartwatch, it is automatically sent as an image to your smartphone. In this way, you can capture message threads, workout information and more and quickly save them for future reference.
For more information about the Galaxy Watch Active 2, please visit https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-watch-active2.
1 Availability may vary by market or operator. The update will initially be available on the Bluetooth versions of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 and will be available in LTE versions shortly thereafter. The latest version of the Galaxy Wearable app and Galaxy Watch Active 2 plugin is required.
2 When you select “Running” under the exercise feature at Samsung Health, your Galaxy Watch Active2 will automatically perform a running analysis and measure your VO2 Maximum. To get an accurate reading, you should only measure VO2 Maximum while running outward at high intensity for at least 20 minutes.
3 To activate on mobile: Open the Galaxy Wearable app> select ‘SOS’> turn on ‘Detect Falls’ and add the contact you want to receive your SOS notification. Fall detection falls when the user is in dynamic motion, even if it does not. To notify an emergency contact, a network connection is required. GPS signals can be affected by satellite signals such as blockages in buildings.
4 Available in 9 languages including English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.
5 Compatible with Galaxy smartphones with a UI 2.5 or above and an AR emoji camera; Supports a total of 45 stickers: three AR emoji avatars, with a maximum of 15 stickers.
6 Compatible with Galaxy smartphones with the Bitmo G app; Supports a maximum of 30 stickers. This feature is available to users who have installed the latest version of the Bitmoji app on their smartphone.