Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm) LTE vs Bluetooth Compared

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth vs LTE Compared

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I wasn’t going to do this comparison, perhaps because I thought it was inconsequential, but apparently, it is. The Galaxy Active 2 as you may have heard succeeds the Active, it’s more stylish, more equipped than its predecessor, and it comes in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm. Both sizes are available in LTE and Bluetooth only models. However, in this comparison, we’re comparing the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth vs LTE specs and features, so you know the differences and which is right for you.

For the record, both the Bluetooth and LTE version of the Active 2 have same appearance. Both also have same fitness tracking features and share a lot more features in common. The main difference between these two is highlighted below.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth vs LTE Specs Compared

 Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2(Bluetooth)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2(LTE)
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Price:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (Bluetooth)Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (LTE)
Device typeClassic/Fitness/
Standalone smartwatch
Classic/Fitness/
Standalone smartwatch
PredessesorSamsung Galaxy Watch ActiveSamsung Galaxy Watch Active
Successor----
Released dateSeptember, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Full color, Always-on-display.
Super AMOLED
Full color, Always-on-display.
Display size1.3 inches

1.3 inches

Screen resolution360 x 360 pixel360 x 360 pixel
Density----
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension44 x 44 x 10.9 mm
44 x 44 x 10.9 mm
Weight30 grams
(without straps)
42 grams
(without strap)
Casing materialAluminumStainless steel
Strap/band materialFluoroelastomerLeather
Bezel Material Ceramics Ceramics
Strap size20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 4Corning Gorilla glass 4
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Yes, IP68, 5ATM
MIL-STD-810G
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Cloud-silver, aqua-black,
pink-gold
Sliver, black, gold

MEMORY

RAM0.75GB (non-LTE)1.5GB (LTE)
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v5.0 LEBluetooth smart v5.0 LE
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSGPS/GLONASS/A-GPSGPS/GLONASS/A-GPS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo2G/3G/4G
SIM slotNoYes, e-SIM
Band--GSM 850/900/1800
WCDMA B1/2/5

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbedYesYes
CaloriesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes
MicrophoneYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYes
Magnetometer --
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
BarometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensorsECGECG

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 4.0Tizen OS 4.0
ChipsetExynos 9110Exynos 9110
CPUDual core 1.15GHzDual core 1.15GHz
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 340mAh (44mm)
340mAh (44mm)
Battery lifeStandby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
Standby :5 days+,
Mixed usage: 2 days+
ChargingWPC based wireless chargingWPC based wireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemSamsung paySamsung pay
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+
iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appSamsung Gear appSamsung Gear app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 20mm
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
(Bluetooth)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (LTE)
Small and large strapsSmall and large straps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

PRICE COMPARED

Estimated Price(Bluetooth only)
About $250
(LTE)
About $330

What’s the Difference?

The main difference between the Active 2 Bluetooth and LTE model is that the later ships with e-SIM that enables cellular connectivity which the former lacks. the LTE model is built with stainless steel and weighs a little more than the Bluetooth model built with aluminum.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth vs LTE Features Compared

  1. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth vs LTE: Design

  2. Both the LTE and Bluetooth model spot same design, it same sophisticated design, very slim, sleek and classy appearance with the introduction of digital rotating bezel that eases navigation significantly on this device. While not forgetting that with the Active 2, you can customize your watch face simply by taking a picture of what you wearing.

    However, while the Bluetooth model has an aluminum case, the LTE model has stainless steel case. And as a result the LTE model weighs slightly more than the Bluetooth model. Although, these two are still lightweight when compared to other high-end smartwatches, but no doubt, the Bluetooth model is a more comfortable wear all day long.

    There’s also difference in the available colors, while the Bluetooth model is available in cloud-silver, aqua-black and pink-gold, the LTE model is available in sliver, black and gold. Moreover, while the LTE model ships with leather straps, the Bluetooth model ships with fluoroelastomer straps. Although, you can still change the straps to your preferred choice anytime with a 20mm compatible one.

  3. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth vs LTE: Memory

  4. There’s a difference in the allocated RAM sizes, while the Bluetooth model houses 0.768GB RAM size, the LTE model houses 1.5GB RAM. Although, this would not mean a difference in performance when you consider the cellular connectivity feature of the LTE model.

  5. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth vs LTE: Cellular Connectivity

  6. The main difference between the LTE and Bluetooth model is the standalone features of the LTE model which the Bluetooth model lacks. The LTE model with e-SIM enables cellular connectivity features that allow you make and receive calls directly from this device which off course makes it a standalone and a more comprehensive smartwatch.

    Although, the Bluetooth model with microphone and loudspeaker will allow you make and receive calls directly from the watch via Bluetooth calling (watch must be connected to phone Bluetooth).

  7. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth vs LTE: Fitness Tracking

  8. There’s no difference in the fitness tracking capabilities of these two, each is equipped to track your active life comprehensively.

    Both houses multiple sensors, upgraded 8-photodiode heart rate sensor for improved and more accurate heart rate tracking, complete sleep cycle tracking, running coach with swimming added to make it 7 auto tracked sport modes out of 39 preloaded sport modes. ECG tracking has also been added, joining the likes of Apple Watch Series 5 with same feature.

  9. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth vs LTE: Battery Life

Battery capacity is same on both models. Although with cellular connectivity features active on the LTE model, it’s expected to have a shorter battery life compared to the Bluetooth model. Otherwise, it’s same battery life for both models.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm) Bluetooth vs LTE: Which is Better?

Both the Bluetooth and LTE models are outstanding smartwatches, sophisticated design, lots of features and quite impressive long battery life. However, the LTE model being a standalone smartwatch is a more comprehensive smartwatch and clearly a better choice.

Although, the Bluetooth model weighing slightly less is a more comfortable wear all day long and a better wear for sport activities.

Our Pick

I’ll go with the Bluetooth model, its more cheaper and I can make and receive calls directly from this device when connected to phone Bluetooth which makes it a great bargain.

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