Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active takes a lot of what was great about the company’s standard smartwatch, pushes it all into a smaller package and trims some of the top-end features we’ve come to love. Given that the Galaxy Watch Active is a lot cheaper, and the design is suitable for both working out and wearing in your daily life, it’s difficult to find anyone the Galaxy Watch Active isn’t suited to.


  • High-end design
  • Competitive price
  • Lots of features


  • Lacks rotating bezel
  • No LTE variant
  • Limited storage

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It has been a turbulent time for Samsung watches. The company’s first attempts weren’t the best devices at the time, but its latest Galaxy Watch duo prove to be some of the best wearables you can buy.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a premium piece of kit that we have ranked as our best smartwatch you can buy right now.

Launching a little over six months after the launch of the Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Watch Active landed alongside the Galaxy S10 in March 2019.

It’s undeniably a pared down version of the Galaxy Watch as it’s lacking a few features, but it sports a smaller design and a more affordable price tag that will definitely make it a more attractive option for some.