Samsung Watch Active 2 Vs Apple Watch Series 5

December 5, 2019

Apple always tops the list in the technology aspect. And, one of its biggest rivals featuring nearly similar experience is Samsung. Despite being the top in the wearables market, not all the smartwatches are worth to wear. While some prefer to use the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, few look forward to the Apple Watch series. Every wearable is good and bad is in its own way. Apple Watch Series 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 are the most recent releases from these companies. These two devices differ in numerous aspects thus making it difficult enough to decide. Let us check out how Apple and Samsung smartwatch differs thus can help you pick the best according to your needs.

Samsung Watch Active 2 Vs Apple Watch Series 5: Design

Talking of the design, you won’t face any trouble keeping these devices apart. As for the Apple Watch Series 5 in Dubai, it looks identical to its predecessor with the rectangular design, digital crown and a button on the right end. It comes in two sizes- 40mm and 44mm. While the smaller one features 324 x 394 pixel resolution, the 44mm model offers 368 x 448 resolution. Also, there is a Retina display with a bezel-less design. Though the design aspect is the same as the Apple Watch Series 4, the Cupertino-based company included new materials with Series 5. It is launched in GPS-only and GPS+Cellular versions in four different case materials including stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, and ceramic. Yes! The Apple Watch Series 5 in Dubai is available in ceramic but with a higher price point.

Galaxy Watch Active 2

Unlike the Apple smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Dubai sports round design and comes in the same two sizes- 40mm and 44mm. Of these two, the 40mm version offers a 1.2-inches Super AMOLED display with a 360 X 360 resolution. Whereas, the 44mm model features a slightly larger display of 1.4-inches with similar resolution. There exists two side button on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in UAE for navigation. One of the notable and coolest features of the Samsung smartwatch is the digital bezel around the screen. Both Apple Watch and Galaxy Watch Active are water-resistant for up to 50m depth. It is available in Bluetooth-only and LTE model. While the Bluetooth model gets an aluminum body, the LTE variant is given a stainless steel body.

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Samsung Watch Active 2 Vs Apple Watch Series 5: Specs & Features

When talking about health and fitness tracking, both Galaxy and Apple smartwatches go hand in hand. They cover up all those necessary basic features including heart rate monitoring, track sports activities and more. So, what makes the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 in Dubai and Apple Watch Series 5 differ?

One feature in which the Apple Watch 5 in UAE lags behind is the sleep tracking feature. This is the important aspect that has become quite popular especially for those suffering from abnormal sleep patterns. While the Apple series 5 can’t perform sleep track directly out of the box, the affordable Galaxy Watch Active 2 can do the same with its dedicated app. Of course! With the third-party app like SleepWatch, Apple renders the sleep tracking features.

Apple Watch Series 5

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Keeping the sleep tracking feature aside, the Apple Watch steals the show from the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. Firstly, the ECG monitoring returns back with Watch Series 5 in UAE. Even the Galaxy Watch Active 2 can perform ECG readings, but it is yet to be enabled. Furthermore, the Apple watch comes in with a built-in compass along with the international emergency calling that works in the cellular mode.

With the WatchOS 6, it brings in some innovative features and is promising enough to find on the Apple watch. The Cycle Tracking app on the device allows you to log in details regarding the menstrual cycles. Also, look for the predicted timing concerning the next cycle using the Apple Watch. There is a Noise app that helps users understand ambient sound levels in high noise environments.

Galaxy Watch Active 2

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Samsung Watch Active 2 Vs Apple Watch Series 5 Price in UAE

Firstly! none of the smartwatches come cheap. Of both the devices, the Samsung wearable is an affordable option. Grab the Non-LTE variant of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 in Dubai for just AED 1270 while the LTE model costs AED 1885. On the other end, the Apple Watch 5 price in UAE for the non-LTE variants is AED 1885 and the base variant of LTE Apple smartwatch costs heavier at AED 2357.

It is true that Apple Watch 5 Dubai offers diverse features than Galaxy Watch. But, it is the price factor that lags the Apple smartwatch back. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a cheaper option especially for those looking for a better fitness tracking watch.

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