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  1. BMWBig6's Avatar
    Are you happy with your Active 2 or do you miss any aspect of the 1 year old (much larger) Galaxy Watch? Do you consider the Active 2 to be an upgrade, or are performance/features roughly the same? (Please note that I'm not comparing the original Active with Active 2, I'm talking about comparing the brand new Active 2 with the older and much larger 46mm Galaxy Watch with the mechanical rotating bezel.)

    Any impressions or regrets from former Galaxy Watch users?-81zknybwyll._sl1500_.jpg

    Trying to decide if I want to pull the trigger on a discounted price for last year's Galaxy Watch or pay more for the latest and greatest Active 2.
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    10-10-2019 11:39 AM
  2. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    To me, those are two different kinds of watches.
    I use my Active for sleep tracking and my Gear S3 (comparable to the GW) for non work day use.
    I use my Gear Sport for work day use.
    10-10-2019 11:35 PM
  3. kbboykin2's Avatar
    Are you happy with your Active 2 or do you miss any aspect of the 1 year old (much larger) Galaxy Watch? Do you consider the Active 2 to be an upgrade, or are performance/features roughly the same? (Please note that I'm not comparing the original Active with Active 2, I'm talking about comparing the brand new Active 2 with the older and much larger 46mm Galaxy Watch with the mechanical rotating bezel.)

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    Trying to decide if I want to pull the trigger on a discounted price for last year's Galaxy Watch or pay more for the latest and greatest Active 2.
    I have the S3, GW and now the GWA2. The S3 and GW are LTE, but my GWA2 is BT. I have small wrist s for a man, so the size of the GWA2 is appealing. I'm on Sprint so the LTE is wasted ont he GW. I still have the S3 on T-Mobile. I like the style overall of the GWA2, but neither the S3 nor the GWA2 can touch the GW's battery life. Otherwise they are all similar for what I do. I simply rotate between the GWA2 and GW while one of them is charging.
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    10-11-2019 11:40 AM
  4. solotristan88's Avatar
    No...this to me is the best watch I have owned. I wish it was a bit larger...but so far
    ..other than that ..it's perfect. Beautiful watch
    10-15-2019 12:45 AM
  5. BMWBig6's Avatar
    No...this to me is the best watch I have owned. I wish it was a bit larger...but so far
    ..other than that ..it's perfect. Beautiful watch
    Just curious, what makes this the best watch you have owned? (Or rather, what was the GW missing?)
    10-15-2019 03:42 PM
  6. 11B1P's Avatar
    ...the older and much larger 46mm Galaxy Watch with the mechanical rotating bezel.)
    It's the Gear S3, which is not a part of the Galaxy Watch line.

    For me, nothing compares to the S3. The rotating bezel is the bees knees and inclusion of MST means I can use Samsung Pay everywhere. I like the rugged design of the S3. I don't worry about battery life. I charge it about every other evening.
    10-15-2019 06:00 PM
  7. solotristan88's Avatar
    Just curious, what makes this the best watch you have owned? (Or rather, what was the GW missing?)
    I am just not really into the diver style watch if you will that the GW is styled after. Like the S3..its a large watch...but the bezel takes up alot of that space. Not huge into the rotating bezel...and I prefer a more clean look. I loved the old Moto 360 because it was all screen....but wasn't executed well. Had no speaker...Google assistant worked ok...not great. Just not up to date. Bixby seems to work great on this...syncs well with my Note 10 plus...just again...would be great if it was like a 48mm size. All screen
    10-16-2019 02:19 AM
  8. mr neutron's Avatar
    Very happy with switching from Galaxy Watch 46mm to Active 2 44mm. A2 is a cleaner, much lighter style. I have med-lg wrist and always considered GW to be a bit clunky. Although not much of a bezel enthusiast, the A2 touch bezel is really nice. Also UI 1.5 is cleaner looking. Custom watch faces look fantastic on A2 as there is no distraction from bezel/oversized body.
    Battery not as good on A2 but I can easily get 2 days without charging. GW was -1% to -1.5/hr, A2 -1.5% to -2%/hr.
    Highly recommend the upgrade.
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    10-19-2019 07:28 AM
  9. Gdwheel's Avatar
    Very happy with switching from Galaxy Watch 46mm to Active 2 44mm. A2 is a cleaner, much lighter style. I have med-lg wrist and always considered GW to be a bit clunky. Although not much of a bezel enthusiast, the A2 touch bezel is really nice. Also UI 1.5 is cleaner looking. Custom watch faces look fantastic on A2 as there is no distraction from bezel/oversized body.
    Battery not as good on A2 but I can easily get 2 days without charging. GW was -1% to -1.5/hr, A2 -1.5% to -2%/hr.
    Highly recommend the upgrade.
    I agree. Same change for me. Very happy.
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    10-19-2019 08:14 PM
  10. EMGSM's Avatar
    Very happy with switching from Galaxy Watch 46mm to Active 2 44mm. A2 is a cleaner, much lighter style. I have med-lg wrist and always considered GW to be a bit clunky. Although not much of a bezel enthusiast, the A2 touch bezel is really nice. Also UI 1.5 is cleaner looking. Custom watch faces look fantastic on A2 as there is no distraction from bezel/oversized body.
    Battery not as good on A2 but I can easily get 2 days without charging. GW was -1% to -1.5/hr, A2 -1.5% to -2%/hr.
    Highly recommend the upgrade.
    Do you know if the floor counter is more accurate on the A2?
    10-20-2019 06:28 PM
  11. mr neutron's Avatar
    Do you know if the floor counter is more accurate on the A2?
    I do not know. Never paid attention to floor counter.
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    10-21-2019 09:56 PM
  12. EMGSM's Avatar
    I do not know. Never paid attention to floor counter.
    Okay thanks.
    10-21-2019 10:14 PM
  13. EMGSM's Avatar
    So I broke down and bought the Active 2 and so far I like it. I wish the battery life could be better though. It feels light compared to the GW. With no movable bezels, I like the flat watch face look.
    10-22-2019 04:17 PM
  14. EMGSM's Avatar
    Here is the Active 2 next to the GW.
    Any impressions or regrets from former Galaxy Watch users?-compare.jpg
    10-22-2019 04:18 PM
  15. amyf27's Avatar
    Honestly I dont miss it. It was a great watch but for me this active 2 is ideal.
    10-22-2019 06:19 PM
  16. malachijd's Avatar
    I got the 44mm LTE version for Verizon and even though I can't connect to the network yet for it. Right now Verizon engineers are tying to fix that problem. I really love the active2. The new software touches are really nice. I noticed a new Night mode, the workout app is a little different, and just little things here and there that really round out the watch. I miss all my bands that I got for the gear s3 and galaxy watch that no longer fit my new watch. But oh well.
    10-23-2019 09:10 AM
  17. ClintRo's Avatar
    I got the 44mm LTE version for Verizon and even though I can't connect to the network yet for it. Right now Verizon engineers are tying to fix that problem. I really love the active2. The new software touches are really nice. I noticed a new Night mode, the workout app is a little different, and just little things here and there that really round out the watch. I miss all my bands that I got for the gear s3 and galaxy watch that no longer fit my new watch. But oh well.
    It is still 22 mm bands... they should all fit?
    10-24-2019 10:46 AM
  18. malachijd's Avatar
    Active2 is 20mm
    10-24-2019 12:45 PM
  19. EMGSM's Avatar
    It's my 5th day with the Active 2 and I love this thing. I still like the GW especially because it has great battery life.
    10-25-2019 06:32 PM
  20. malachijd's Avatar
    Yeah I'm not getting nearly the same battery life as the GW. But the GWA2 is just a little bit better in a lot of ways that really make it special.
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    10-25-2019 11:06 PM
  21. EMGSM's Avatar
    Yeah I'm not getting nearly the same battery life as the GW. But the GWA2 is just a little bit better in a lot of ways that really make it special.
    I like how the flat face gives it a sleek look and I like how much lighter it is than the GW. I didn't think I would really notice a difference but I do.
    10-26-2019 11:36 AM
  22. EMGSM's Avatar
    Yeah I'm not getting nearly the same battery life as the GW. But the GWA2 is just a little bit better in a lot of ways that really make it special.
    I like how the flat face gives it a sleek look and I like how much lighter it is than the GW. I didn't think I would really notice a difference but I do.
    10-26-2019 11:36 AM
  23. malachijd's Avatar
    I like how the flat face gives it a sleek look and I like how much lighter it is than the GW. I didn't think I would really notice a difference but I do.
    Yeah it is a lot lighter. And the colors seem to pop out more.
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    10-26-2019 03:39 PM
  24. EMGSM's Avatar
    Yeah it is a lot lighter. And the colors seem to pop out more.
    Absolutely! I love how it seems to pop.
    10-26-2019 04:07 PM
  25. jlangner's Avatar
    None here. Glad I made the switch. I like the less bulky, lighter watch..love it.
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    10-30-2019 03:53 PM
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