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. Read More
As Google continues to iterate on Wear OS, Samsung has steadily blazed a trail with its own wearable platform. In the last decade, the South Korean OEM has become the top choice for Android users that want a powerful, reliable smartwatch experience. Right now, you can pick up a manufacturer refurbished Galaxy Watch with LTE for just $179.99 ($120 off) on eBay.
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. Read More
Not everyone needs or wants a screen on their wrist, but for those of us who like tracking workouts and responding to notifications without reaching for a phone, smartwatches and fitness trackers can be fantastic tools. They can give us enhanced insight into our health, or simply give us easier access to tools and controls without pulling a phone out. Read More
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. Read More
When it comes to smartwatches you can use with Android phones, there are two primary options: models running Google's Wear OS platform (formerly Android Wear), and Samsung's Galaxy/Gear watches that run Tizen OS. Just like with iOS and Android, each platform has its own advantages and disadvantages that have to be considered. Read More
Christmas is approaching, and if you've managed to ignore that fact by putting off buying presents to this day, you might be interested in a renewed black or rose gold 42mm Samsung Galaxy Watch. It's a refurbished product that works and looks like it's new, but it's considerably cheaper. At the moment, the wearable is going for the new low of $160 ($170 off the MSRP) on Amazon and should arrive before Christmas if you order today. Read More
Like most everybody else, Samsung is kicking off the holiday sales a little early with numerous deals on its popular phones, wearables, and other electronic gadgets. The trade-in promotion on the Galaxy S10 and Note10 are especially nice as long as the phone you're trading is relatively new. More Samsung deals are available from Walmart, Costco, and Best Buy. Read More
For those integrated in the Samsung ecosystem, a Tizen-powered smartwatch is a decent option. At its launch price of $330+, the Galaxy Watch wasn't the easiest sell, but one year later, open-box versions of the 42mm and 46mm sizes are available for $179.99 and $189.99, respectively, with an extra charging dock thrown in.
FCC clearance is a hurdle every product bound for American soils needs to clear. Since the filing is public, it can give us an early look at specs or images of upcoming gadgets — like the Galaxy Watch Active 2 by Samsung, which recently stopped by the FCC showing us the front of the smartwatch, along with case options. Read More