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Samsung's first-gen Galaxy Watch Active is on sale at a cool $40 discount with a 1-year warranty

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Samsung's first-gen Galaxy Watch Active is on sale at a cool $40 discount with a 1-year warranty
Up for pre-order starting just a few days ago, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 doesn't exactly come cheap, at $280 and up. Fortunately for those interested in an Apple Watch-rivaling bargain, the first-gen model is still around, typically fetching $199.99 in a single 40mm size.

Of course, the Galaxy Watch Active is nowhere near as eye-catching or as feature-packed as the $399 and up Apple Watch Series 4, but at an even lower price of $159.99, you'll probably be inclined to excuse its not-so-premium appearance and lack of (dormant) life-saving sensors. Unfortunately, the units available on eBay at that cool $40 discount are not entirely new, unopened, and undamaged.

On the bright side, they should look and work practically the same as all-new devices, shipping nationwide (for free) in so-called "open box" condition, with their packaging "slightly distressed", factory settings restored, and original accessories included. QuickShipElectronics, a veteran eBay seller with a stunning 99.9 percent positive feedback score average based on over 25,000 buyer ratings from the last 12 months alone, also throws in a full 1-year warranty for your peace of mind.

Tipping the scales at only 25 grams (silicone band not considered), the Galaxy Watch Active is by no means a pushover when compared to similarly sporty, fitness-first smartwatches, tracking everything from your heart rate to your routine workout, sleep patterns, and yes, even monitoring your position at all times with a built-in GPS chip. Of course, if you want to get the most out of a battery technically capable of keeping the lights on for several days in a row on a single charge, you'll have to significantly limit the use of the GPS functionality.

The Android and iOS-compatible smartwatch also comes with a decent 1.1-inch Super AMOLED display sporting a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels, a powerful Exynos 9110 processor, and a swim-proof design.

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