Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 // Sports & Fitness First Run & Tests

[ Awesome music entrance] Hey folks, Ray at DCRAINMAKER.com here, today I’ve got the brand-new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 or, maybe it’s just Active Watch2, Active, Active……it’s a lot of words so I’m just going to go with Active 2, because that’s what everyone’s really gonna call it. And I’m gonna placed itthrough its paces from a sports/ fitness kind of technology position. And not somuch from like a general usage standpoint. There are endless videos outthere on YouTube that’ll envelop that. I’m gonna talk about sports..that’s what I do! I’m going to talk about things like is the new heart rate sensor better? Is GPSimproved? Are the UI, “re all the” apps better from sports and fitnessstandpoint? Has anything changed there? It’s only been like six or seven monthssince the last version came out.So I’m gonna talk all about that. Butbefore I do that I want to briefly touch on the digital bezel, largely because I’mseeing a lot of beings do it wrong. Now the catch is a lot of people don’trealize it’s actually not enable by default. So I’m going to show you how to enable that really quick. Simply swipe down first, clink the little Locateds icon there. Godown to advanced. And then within advanced you will see’ Touch “Bezel”.In mycase I’ve turned on. Now patently I could turn it off right there, and that’s really howyou get that touch bezel succeeding. I reckon for the most part itworks fairly well actually better than I thought it would, and a heck of a lotbetter once you turn it on than it did without it on. Now let’s go ahead andtalk about that brand-new visual heart rate sensor.This is probably the biggest, probably this is the biggest exterior or difference between these two watchesfrom a equipment standpoint because if you seem from the top down they lookvirtually identical and when you turn them on now you’ll notice they’re stillpretty similar in terms of like flaunt brightness and trash like that obviouslyhave different watch faces on them right now but it’s when you turn them overthat everything is holy cow different and the event here the sensor looksdramatically different they’ve consolidated the LEDs down into kind ofa single container in the middle there versus on this slope now “youve had” four LEDsthere and you remember in the past the accuracy of the active one was not superhot my super sizzling I necessitate it was basically dumpster flame status they improved GPSand the active watch compared to past samsung watches but not so much better theheart rate sensor it was kind of useless now if you let me compare this to theApple watch other line four or successions five because the visual heart ratesensors are between the two of them you’ll noticethat they’re pretty darn same so you know is why I want maybe that they’redoing this because there’s concludes from ECG standpoint the locate particulardesigns need to be similar but given that other ECG watches like the Withingswatch don’t look anything like that yeah there’s probably a more simplisticexplanation for that still it’ll be used to see what not this proves itself asmore accurate formerly it’s out on the road as in the caseof the Apple watch and generally speaking it is a very accurate off of aheart rate sensor though there are some directions serials 5 but overall though it’sdefinitely a better intend than what Samsung seemed to have in the past nowbefore we get to that though let’s briefly talk about some of the differenthealth widgets so things that are accessible on the watch itself so youcan go ahead and trail like activities and stuff like that so access those makesure your display is on simply swipe to the right right there and you can goahead and investigate kind of your act overview for the day you can tap thatand you can look at activity you look at workout in my lawsuit even though I’vealready done my run for your lives won’t is an indication here because I’ve exploited endomondo so Iwon’t see that workout experience and there unfortunately you can see if I movehourly goals are listed there that seems like it might be undercutting things alittle bit but it is what it is and it’s sort of the outline for the week itselfI can go ahead them back out and swipe to the right and this is where we goahead and start project activities and I can add tasks kind of this little QuickStart menu there this is my heartrate my current heart rate in this case it’strying to search for it which is two blinking obviously it’s on the table soit’s probably not succeed there I can weigh it right there and I can look atthe min and Max importances of my heart rate – over the course of the week so I thinkthrough now kind of an on boast thing about the brave though today it wasvery much a sport thing I’ve got my schedule and amando widget is on thereso I can see my last extend right there and immediate short of workout to sleepfunctionality in this case this is actually relatively close to what myactual sleep time was last night I woke up a little bit later that made about1 5-20 minutes but I believe that’s actually when the watch had died youknow when I went to bed is still 22 hours of battery life left when I wokeup some you are well aware 4 hours later it was dead so that’s kind of a bit of a bummerso there’s out there and I can add widgets into this role here again kindof all the same widgets that you have seen in the pasta lot of breakouts for sport and fitness ones or more kind of Fitness ones therefor example you can add floorings clambered your effort for the day food healthsummary leaderboard a multi workout there’s caffeine as well in there I meanlots and lots of options okay before we head outside I time want to give you aquick cautionary observe on all the Trish ins and all the times you have toapprove something on this launch in order to actually use it from a sportand fitness position this morning before my lope I counted no less thanfive times that I had approved commissionings for this watch to access GPSto access GPS again to access my site yet again to go ahead andaccess my heart rate sensors and to access my data on samsung health whichis kind of nut it’s just behavior too many strata in most of the time it’s verywavy down the menus says if you wear that and don’t talk before you press thestart button on your workout that you actually do have a GPS you do have heartrate all that kind of stuff with that warning out of the way let’s go for arun okay so here we are outside it’s all the things you don’t want it to go forrun it’s breezy it’s cold it’s raining sweat it’s just not standard but I got fourwatches with me here I’ve got the actor to right there on this wrist over here Ihave the Apple watch series five I’ll begin bracing now the 9:45 from Garminand they attract Vantage V and then I’ve got a chest belt on right here the HRMdual and the forearmed right there underneath my shirt Ihave the Polaroids one the heart rate strap so that’s our proportion sensor to goahead and evaluate as well so lots of sensors paired up badge top recordeverything holding all study here now in the case ofthe act of two I’m going to use the end of mondo app because that’s really theonly app that allows me to get the full accuracy the daven I would have it sowith all that said I’m gonna go ahead and give it started and we’ll concoct andI’ll catch up in the park somewhere okay so one defend right now for any onethat’s gonna get in the lens on this run that’s gonna get back to life today sosorry if those little flecks on there initial marks about a mile intothe park at this top and it’s not so hot like heart rate accuracy it goes insteps so I’ll be sitting there like 132 vanquishes per instant and then five secondslater croak upturn 148 and then I’ll show it again the same thing the next time I seeit so if you insert to you what the recorded data looks likelet the on display data it is very latent now like completely useless butdefinitely not good from a GPS pay standpoint it’s just a roster of diceright now look 658 but for the first two seconds seven and a halfit demo 7:30 so again very late and like the refresh frequency is all rotten wackwhatever examination again 633 right now actual place 720 708 720 so not super ritzy nowif you’re meet this video interesting or helpful or anything I always want tothank you for running out in this crunch happenedI passed the conditions now go and thumped that light going down the bottom therereally assists in the video and the channel quite a bit now where did I runthrough the Rijksmuseum now and the reason we’re doing that is because froman accuracy standpoint this is no different than leading through a tunnelor under a large highway overpass so I want to see what the GPS does it’scompletely straight shot so there isn’t any lectern now I just lets you connectthe dots between the two sides now most these builds are onlybetween four and six storeys tall so not super big or super tough I don’t expectto have any really tall structures on today’s led well it’s a good test on theLeft see how they do he equips the shafts the PPF thesedays this is a distance one as the watches are all kind of insane ball for5. 07 on the polar Vantage 5.25 on the Apple watchyour armor at five point one six and these Samsung a four target nine seven sonon-ideal and if “youre gonna” moving something like the marathon here in acouple weeks it’s five miles being almost a third of a mile off at thispoint isn’t ideal that means you’re talking C meters five again basicallyyou’re talking a crap-ton that’s definitely a little bit of such issues but you canalso be totally wrong on distance and right on track doesn’t it look atafterwards it’s time of you a few Sprint’s to exam at the camera not righthere go down there and they come back and forth my bumpy gait contrive here isgonna be about five to five twenty a mile we’ll see how things go and I’mfour times down from the other threes down there should be about twenty orthirty second long intervals we’ll comes to an end cold ice the same face wewon’t be going in the reasonably short high-intensity Sprint’s is that one ofthe common outage pitches sounds at a heart rate is to walk on a meter so if youcan’t your heart rate the next-biggest thumping thing in actual your paw soit’s always a great test to see how well controls swift changes a pace likeintervals which most smugglers do at some stage and so that’s kind of why I tendto do those okay here we are finish things up a little bit total distancesfull of answers V 6.8 for miles the Garmin 7.01 the Apple watch seven pointzero eight and ten thumb six top five five miles now a speedy tone on gettingfiles off of this material I’ve written an entire pole on how to do this down thedescription they’re super detailed for both iOS as well as Android becausegetting registers off of these watches is a terminated mess and specially the wayit comes out of samsung health okay when I start off at the heart rate side ofthings I’m exploiting the DCR analyzer you can check it out in the description downbelow there if you want to create your own adjusts to compare material back and forthyou can see it right away there took about four and a half nearly fiveminutes for the purposes of the act of two to actually lock my heart rate even though it had aheart rate lock before we left the run it just lost it and then how toreacquire it or whatever the case is that’s pretty bad there’s a ton ofspikes and kind of a ton of wonkiness in general until about 10 hours in or soand then things stabilize for a pair minutes never on the 15 time score orso all of them kind of got a bit wonky though there are some trends in thereeven if they’re hard to kind of pick out of this I number 1 the Apple watchspiked up at the top because that’s what this streak 5 does these days and thenbelow that you watch the purple in the light-green courses of the chest strap and thenof the visual heart rate sensor on my upper arm the pullover h1 this is prettydependable so my heart rate was definitely increasing there I wasprobably doing a little bit of a increase in pace the Samsung watch just completelybottomed out only and it missed that and did some wonky stuff but then it gotback on track and by and large with exclusion this is one drop right therealbeit a 20 overpower per hour drop it pretty good for a bazaar clump of this runlike that’s better than the Samsung watches have been in the past and sothat isn’t bad taking into consideration the fact in comparison to theApple watch this track is horrendous and high rate of the Apple watch is a prettybad road from a heart rate standpoint so yeah it is what it is I will givecredit though for these Sprint’s back here it’s actually pretty damned close allthese watches did a very good job by remain awfully very close together which surprisedme given the intensity these Sprint’s you can see up to 180 lashes per minuteand then I kind of cool back up again to 160 so these are some moderately hardsprints and it hammered this like here i am I have no real issues with any of theseparticular heartrate stories from a sprint perspective so let’s talk GPS accuracy ingeneral you construed the roll you understood where I rannothing like crazy complex all this was actually pretty easy from a GPSstandpoint so to begin with the things were in the river a little bit therewith that maroon racetrack in the canal not ghastly still like there are othercases where it was worse for the human rights unit for example here in the parkthe puller was off in the trees and the bushes and the lakes and everything andthe rest of contingents were pretty darn close but all the other watches were within apretty close range though they were perfect like you’ll see I was cuttingthrough builds right there that I shouldn’t have been going through thissection now so that the centre of the building itself see if I can zoom in abit more right there you’ll see that they came that remedy the Pollard end ofcourse and then the Samsung was planned its next object off the side over herewhich means that it patrons for a bit and it guessed wrong that’s not a horrendousexample of that but it’s not principle the spar was obviously is a worse examplethat you can see those Samsung crouches struggled proceeding across this section heredidn’t really appears to have good GPS lock and just sort of guesstimated and infact all these forces actually contended a little bit in this section right herethe Apple went onward and over smoothed it so it appears prettier but it’s notactually any more correct than the othersthe Garmin at 9:45 was also having some battles in her as well going aroundthe stadium no important issue here though the Sprint’s back and forth this iswhere you can see that red line of the Samsung off in the grass where the restof the units are actually somewhat darn close in that same spot every singletime so from a first exercising standpoint I would say it’s kind of like yeah so soit’s mostly the same as the active one and some of my motorcycle commutingworkouts I’ve done the last two days here not workoutby commuting the GPS has been approximately what I’m seeing here as well which iskind of like yeah it’s not great but it’s not shameful it’s like barelyacceptable so there you go a terminated inspect material hopefully you ascertained thisinteresting or something or whatever the case is if so go ahead and like thatsubscribe button for slew more sports Technology goodness there’s a lot morewearable stuff to come up 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