Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active2 is a fantastic smartwatch that earned our Most Wanted accolade back in October. Its MSRP is steep, though, starting at $280. But thanks to an open-box deal on eBay, you can pick one off at a tasty discount — $170 for the 40 mm model or $180 for the 44 mm.
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.
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.
When we reviewed the Galaxy Watch Active2, we called it the absolute best smartwatch if you're on Android. Unlike many of the watches that run Google's Wear OS, we've never noticed any slowdowns or hiccups in the Tizen software on this smartwatch. The battery life is also exceptional, easily lasting over two days. At the time, we didn't like the price tag that was heftier than its predecessor, but with this open-box discount of $80 off sticker price, this watch is certainly worth picking up.
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.
It's only been a few months since Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch Active, but it's time for a new and improved version of that wearable. The predictably named Galaxy Watch Active2 is now official, but you won't be able to pre-order for another month. It's got the compact form factor of the Watch Active, but there's a new rotating touch bezel and a few different body style options.
The Galaxy Watch Active only hit the market around three months ago, but Samsung has clearly already been hard at work on the second iteration. SamMobile managed to get its hands on photos and some specs on the Galaxy Watch Active2, giving us an early look at what's to come.