The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has been doing the rounds in the rumorsphere lately, with mumblings talking about it matching the latest Apple Watch in offering ECG and fall detection, and maybe even one-upping its competitor by packing in body composition measurement.
And now we get to glance at what surely looks like the first leaked official press render:
As you can see, it confirms the name, as well as an overall design that’s very similar to the first Watch Active – unsurprisingly, of course, as this is bound to be that device’s successor. That’s a little odd, though, given that the Watch Active has only been on the market for a few short months.
To add to the confusion, a few days ago a purported leaked Samsung wearable roadmap talked about there being a Galaxy Watch 2 launching in the third quarter of this year, but no new Watch Active.
Anyway, if the Watch Active 2 is indeed coming, it’s likely to be announced on August 7 alongside the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ smartphones. Or perhaps two days before, as the date in this render is August 5, and maybe Samsung doesn’t want to take any of the spotlight away from the new Notes at its grand event.
In contrast to its predecessor, the new smartwatch comes with a leather band (those were a post-purchase option for the original Watch Active that went with a more sporty look and silicone straps in the box).
The power button has a red ring around it, and it’s not entirely clear why. Previous rumors talked about the Watch Active 2 (or is that the Watch 2?) coming in two sizes – 40 and 44mm, in three colors, and with Wi-Fi-only and LTE models. The unit pictured here might in fact be the LTE variant.