Samsung Electronics announced a software update, bringing new health, communication, and connectivity features to the Galaxy Watch Active2, available from Friday.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 now offers a standalone running analysis and can provide a variety of detailed metrics, such as asymmetry, regularity, stiffness, vertical oscillation, ground contact time, to help you improve performance and reduce injury.
One can also measure VO2 max, an indicator of the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilize during intense exercise. It is a common measurement used to determine an athlete’s fitness and performance capacity, which can track the progress in your training routine and help you improve endurance. The Fall Detection feature3 helps you care for yourself and your loved ones, even when you are apart. When a potential fall is detected, you will immediately be given the option to send an SOS notification to up to four pre-designated contacts, ensuring that help is never too far away.
You can easily view emoticons and photos directly from your wrist. Plus, with Smart Reply, you are provided a suggested response4 for both messages and images, with advanced photo recognition technology, so you can send a reply, even when you are in a hurry, according to a company release.
When you get a message, your watch will also automatically show your chat history, instead of just a single message, so you can quickly pick up your conversation. No more constant switching between devices – you can do more directly from your wrist.
With the latest update, you also get the latest fun replies. You can now select to send both AR Emoji Stickers5 and Bitmoji Stickers6 straight from your watch, so you can truly express yourself in your messages while on-the-go.