Samsung's next smartwatch might be called the Galaxy Watch Active

Samsung's next smartwatch might be called the Galaxy Watch Active
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active CAD-based renders

Multiple leaks have recently suggested that Samsung is working on a fitness-focused smartwatch. Until now, it has been referred to as the Galaxy Sport. But according to the sources of one reliable tipster, the smartwatch will actually be released as the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.

Externally, it seems this new device could represent a big change in direction for Samsung’s wearables. Leaked renders suggest that the popular rotating bezel (which helped navigate through Tizen’s UI) has been scrapped entirely in favor of a smooth, non-toothed alternative. Similarly, the pill-shaped buttons featured on previous wearables such as the Galaxy Watch have seemingly been replaced by new circular ones which look much sleeker.

The internal characteristics of this particular wearable remain a mystery at the moment, although Tizen 4.0 is to be expected straight out of the box. Speaking of which, this software should bring support for a number of health-related features. At least if the device’s codename 'Pulse' is anything to go by, anyway.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is expected to make its debut alongside the Galaxy S10 series and Galaxy Fold on February 20th at Samsung’s Unpacked event. Pricing and availability remain a complete mystery at the moment, but a previous report did point towards black, silver, gold, and green options.

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5 Comments

1. cozze02

Posts: 119; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I'm betting on the ring being touch controlled, I can't see Samsung getting rid of the one feature that is the most useful without an alternative

3. alaw.14

Posts: 411; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Could be. To me in this picture, it looks like it still has the ring. Ring in display?

2. alaw.14

Posts: 411; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Galaxy s10 active confirmed?

4. Cat97

Posts: 1677; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Samsung smartwatches actually have huge bezels and small screens. There are decent smartwatches on the market with 1.4 inch OLED screens, this means around 30% more screen area than the biggest Galaxy Watch.

5. det_bradlee

Posts: 154; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

No MST, no care.

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