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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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Should you buy a Wear OS watch or a Galaxy Watch?

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.

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Get a renewed 42mm Samsung Galaxy Watch for an all-time low of $160 ($170 off)

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.

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The best smartwatches, fitness trackers, and wearables for Android (Winter 2019)

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.

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Samsung's Black Friday sales are live for phones, tablets, and 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.

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Galaxy Watch and Watch Active pick up assortment of new features

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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Open-box Galaxy Watch available in 42mm flavor for $180, 46mm for $190

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.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 images published in FCC filing

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.

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[Update: Touch bezels and specs] Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 leaks in two sizes, still no rotating bezel in sight

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.

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Get Google Assistant on your Samsung Galaxy smartwatch with GAssist

It can easily be argued that Samsung's Tizen smartwatches are better than Wear OS competitors in a number of ways, but the voice assistant is not one of them. Bixby will never be able to compete with Google Assistant in this space, so it's always been a bit of a blow for Samsung watch owners. Until now, that is, as a new app is bringing the Assistant to the Galaxy Watch and others Tizen running 4.0 and above.

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