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Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active2 gets even better with new fitness and UX updates

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active2 has had several helpful features added over the past months. Oftentimes these features launch first in Korea, but not today — Samsung has introduced a host of new health, fitness, and convenience features for the Galaxy Watch Active2, available right here in the US of A.

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Blood pressure monitoring now live on Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

It was a only a few months ago that the South Korean government authorized Samsung's Health Monitor app. It's a tool that allows Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 users to measure and diagnose their blood pressure wherever, whenever. Today the app has officially launched, exclusive to Watch Active2 users in South Korea.

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Galaxy Watch Active2 can now monitor heart rhythms, but only in Korea

Samsung released the Galaxy Watch Active2 late last year, but not all of the wearable's hardware features have been activated yet. The Watch Active2 includes an electrocardiography (ECG) sensor for measuring the rhythm of the heart, and now the feature has been approved to go live — though only in South Korea, for now.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active drops to just $120 ($80 off), Active2 is $230 ($50 off)

Samsung makes some of the best Android-compatible smartwatches around. Last year the company released the Watch Active, a smaller sports-focused watch, and followed it up a few months later with the Active2. Both watches are still excellent, and now they're heavily discounted at multiple retailers.

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Samsung Galaxy Watches will soon be able to read your blood pressure

Samsung has been working on adding blood pressure measurements to its wearables for a while. It launched a limited test of that feature for the original Watch Active back in 2019, and now, about a year later, the company has announced that the South Korean government has authorized its brand-new Health Monitor app. It's capable of taking blood pressure with nothing but the Watch Active2 (plus some calibration help from a traditional cuff) and will be available in the country in the third quarter of 2020.

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Get Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 in either size for $30 off

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has a ridiculously long name, but it's still the best smartwatch money can buy. Since switching to it from Wear OS last year, I haven't looked back. The smooth and bug-free software, combined with excellent hardware and battery life make it well worth the higher price tag. If you're quick, though, you can grab it from Microsoft and get $30 off, bringing prices for each size option down to $250 and $270, respectively.

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Snag an open-box 44m Galaxy Watch Active2 on eBay for $190 ($110 off)

The Galaxy Watch Active2 has enjoyed rave reviews and the general consensus is that it's the best Android-compatible watches right now. If you've been looking for an excuse to dip in, it's a good day for it: the 44mm variant of the Active2 is just $190 on eBay, a full $110 off the standard price.

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Galaxy Watch and Watch Active pick up assortment of new features (Update: AT&T, Sprint)

Samsung smartwatches are popularly associated with their rotating bezels, but the Galaxy Watch Active came out with an inert glass bezel, embracing a monumental design shift to some users’ dismay. Its unanticipated follow-up met halfway with a new touch bezel that emulates its mechanical peer using haptic vibrations. Turns out, you can get this interactive bezel on the original Watch Active, and an update is already underway to enable it.

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Get Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 for as little as $185 open-box on eBay

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 may have a ridiculously long name, but it's one of the best smartwatches you can buy right now. Fast, fluid, and reliable software is backed up by top-notch hardware to provide a solid user experience. I've had mine since launch, and it is easily the best smartwatch I've ever owned. At $300, this is an experience you usually have to pay through the nose for, but if you act fast you can save some cash on eBay.

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[Update: Tab S6 and Watch Active2 at T-Mobile] Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 available starting today, pre-orders open for US Unlocked A50 and Watch Active2

It's been a bit of a wait, but Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6, announced all the way back at the end of July, is now available in stores and online for purchase, no pre-order necessary. The unlocked version of the Galaxy A50 and new Galaxy Watch Active2 can also be pre-ordered starting today — and you get a few promotional perks if you do.

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