Samsung Galaxy Watch Active running One UI shown off in new official images

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active running One UI shown off in new official images
Recently leaked official renders of the Samsung Galaxy Active—the successor to the Gear Sport series—revealed an interesting decision on Samsung's part – the omission of the popular (and very convenient) rotating bezel, which has been a defining feature of all Samsung smartwatches in the last couple of years. There's no telling yet what new control method Samsung may employ, but it could be a touch-sensitive bezel, in the vein of the Misfit Vapor watch.

A batch of freshly-leaked Galaxy Active images seems to confirm the lack of a rotating bezel on the upcoming timepiece, but also offer a glimpse at the revamped user interface of the watch. Samsung is pushing out its new One UI Android skin on the smartphone front with the Galaxy S10, but the redesign is also going to affect the company's Tizen-powered wearable devices.



Based on the images, the revamped user interface will again rely on predominantly dark color schemes with the occasional splash of color, which makes sense, as the Galaxy Active will have an OLED display. However, the visuals and iconography have been simplified and given a fresh coat of paint and polish in a distinctly Google-like style.

As far as functionality is concerned, from what we can glean from these renders, the biggest change seems to be the continuous heart rate tracking feature, which will monitor and notify you of any abnormalities in your heart rate.



The Galaxy Watch Active may be smaller than its predecessors and it may also have a smaller battery, unfortunately (236 instead of 300 mAh). Under the hood, it will be powered by the same processor that's in the Galaxy Watch – a dual-core Exynos 9110. As far as connectivity goes, Samsung’s next smartwatch reportedly aims to tick all the standard boxes, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and Wi-Fi included, while lacking a 3G or 4G LTE-enabled option.

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7 Comments

1. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

That's too much of black

2. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Agreed. They easily could have put the rotated bezel in that space.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1897; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Now that Fossil is on a roll, I can't see the point of a Samsung smartwatch that doesn't feature something innovative. This is a John Doe smartwatch.

4. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

No LTE models? Next....

5. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

All I see on here is folks bitching about one thing or another. You dont like dont by, but just sthu already!! Y'all start sounding like scratch records.

6. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Ugly as hell! Another failure from Samsung who been trying very hard to get be apple. Round smartwatch is stupid joke just like their curved displays.

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