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

[ Awesome music entrance] Hey kinfolks, Ray at DCRAINMAKER.com now, 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 introduced itthrough its paces from a boasts/ fitness kind of technology standpoint. And not somuch from like a general consumption perspective. There are endless videos outthere on YouTube that’ll put-on 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 converted 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 people 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, click the little Settles 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 working.I remember for the most part itworks fairly well actually better than I thought it would, and a heck of a lotbetter formerly you turn it on than it did without it on. Now let’s go ahead andtalk about that brand-new optical heart rate sensor.This is probably the biggest, probably this is the biggest exterior or difference between these two watchesfrom a hardware perspective because if you search from the top down they lookvirtually identical and when you turn them on now you’ll notice they’re stillpretty same in terms of like expose 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 subject now the sensor looksdramatically different they’ve consolidated the LEDs down into kind ofa single jackpot in the middle there versus on this back here “youve had” four LEDsthere and you retain in the past the accuracy of the active one was not superhot my super red-hot I mean it was basically dumpster fervour status they improved GPSand the active watch compared to past samsung watches but not so much theheart rate sensor it was kind of useless now if you let me equate this to theApple watch other sequence four or streaks five because the visual heart ratesensors are between the two of them you’ll noticethat they’re pretty darn similar so you know is why I imply maybe that they’redoing this because there’s grounds from ECG standpoint the cornerstone 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 once 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 series 5 but overall though it’sdefinitely a better pattern 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 way 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 examine various kinds of your act overview for the day you can tap thatand you can look at activity you look at workout in my instance even though I’vealready done my run it won’t is an indication now because I’ve worked endomondo so Iwon’t see that workout occasion 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 synopsi for the week itselfI can go ahead them back away and swipe to the right and this is where we goahead and start project activities and I can add pleasures 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 clearly it’s on the table soit’s probably not supplanted there I can calibrate it right there and I can look atthe min and Max appreciates of my heart rate – over the course of the week so I thinkthrough now various kinds of an on boast thing about the weather though today it wasvery much a play thing I’ve got my docket and amando widget is on thereso I can see my last-place running right there and quick 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 just died youknow when I went to bed is still 22 hours of battery life left when I wokeup some you know 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 boast and fitness ones or more kind of Fitness ones therefor example you can add storeys clambered your exercising 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 only want to give you aquick cautionary note on all the Trish ins and all the times you have toapprove something on this launching in order to actually use it from a sportand fitness position this morning before my run I counted no less thanfive times that I had approved fees for this watch to access GPSto access GPS again to access my point 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 space too many mantles in most of the time it’s verywavy down the menus says if “youre wearing” 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 stormy it’s cold it’s raining sweat it’s just not model but I went fourwatches with me now I’ve got the actor to right there on this wrist over here Ihave the Apple watch sequence five I’ll begin bracing here the 9:45 from Garminand they pull Vantage V and then I’ve got a dresser leash 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 charge sensor to goahead and criterion as well so a lot of sensors paired up symbol manager recordeverything passing 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 devotion 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 common somewhere okay so one apologize 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 dots on there initial notions about a mile intothe ballpark at this time and it’s not so sizzling like heart rate accuracy it goes insteps so I’ll be sitting there like 132 hits per time and then five secondslater know spurt 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 rolling 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 watch again 633 right now actual locate 720 708 720 so not super posh nowif you’re receive this video interesting or handy or anything I ever want tothank you for running out in this crunch happenedI legislated the conditions now go and hit that light-headed going down the bottom therereally helps in the video and the canal quite a bit now where did I runthrough the Rijksmuseum here and the reason we’re doing that is because froman accuracy standpoint this is no different than passing 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 buildings are onlybetween four and six tiers towering so not super big or super tough I don’t expectto have any certainly towering builds on today’s loped well it’s a good exam on theLeft see how they do he renders the fuckings 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 5 point one six and these Samsung a four quality nine seven sonon-ideal and if “youre gonna” feeing 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 ages five again basicallyyou’re talking a crap-ton that’s definitely a bit of such issues but you canalso be totally wrong on length and right on track doesn’t it look atafterwards it’s time of you a few Sprint’s to test at the camera not righthere go down there and they come back and forth my bumpy speed schedule 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 be over cold ice the same face wewon’t be get in the reasonably short high-intensity Sprint’s is that one ofthe common omission pitches pop at a heart rate is to walk on a rhythm 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 administers swift deepens a speed likeintervals which most athletes do at some time and so that’s kind of why I tendto do those okay here we are finish things up a little total distancesfull of answers V 6.8 for miles the Garmin 7.01 the Apple watch seven pointzero eight and ten thumb six level five five miles now a immediate indicate on gettingfiles off of this substance I’ve written an part post on how to do this down thedescription they’re super detailed for both iOS as well as Android becausegetting files off of these watches is a complete mess and particularly the wayit comes out of samsung health okay when I start off at the heart rate side ofthings I’m consuming the DCR analyzer you can check it out in the description downbelow there if you want to create your own sets to liken stuff back and forthyou can see it right away there took about four and a half virtually 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 minutes in or soand then things stabilize for a marry minutes never on the 15 hour stigmatize 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 serial 5 does these days and thenbelow that you interpret the violet in the dark-green rows of the chest fasten and thenof the optical heart rate sensor on my upper arm the pullover h1 this is prettydependable so my heart rate was clearly increasing there I wasprobably doing a little bit of a increase in pace the Samsung watch exactly completelybottomed out only and it missed that and did some wonky stuff but then it gotback on track and by and large with objection this is one drop right therealbeit a 20 pummel per minute drop it pretty good for a gala gob 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 racetrack is horrendous and high rate of the Apple watch is a prettybad racetrack 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 darn close allthese watches did a great job by abide unusually very close together which surprisedme given the intensity these Sprint’s you can see up to 180 defeats per minuteand then I various kinds of cool back up once again to 160 so these are some somewhat hardsprints and it nailed this like here i am I have not yet been real issues with any of theseparticular heartrate planneds from a sprint standpoint so let’s talk GPS accuracy ingeneral you realized the operate you received 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 blood-red move in the canal not horrendous still like there are othercases where it was worse for the 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 houses right there that I shouldn’t have been going through thissection here so that the middle of the building itself see if I can zoom in abit more right there you’ll see that they got that remedy the Pollard end ofcourse and then the Samsung was planned its next object off the side over herewhich means that it guests for a bit and it predicted wrong that’s not a horrendousexample of that but it’s not paragon the spar was obviously is a worse examplethat you can see those Samsung deforms contended going across the requirements of this regulation heredidn’t really appears to have good GPS lock and just sort of guesstimated and infact all these units actually strove a little bit in this section right herethe Apple went ahead and over smoothed it so it ogles prettier but it’s notactually any more correct than the othersthe Garmin at 9:45 was also having some fights in her as well going aroundthe stadium no important issue now though the Sprint’s back and forth this iswhere you can see that red move of the Samsung off in the grass where the restof the units are actually reasonably darn close in that same spot every singletime so from a first exercising perspective I would say it’s kind of like yeah so soit’s mostly the same as the active one and some of my bike 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 enormous but it’s not shameful it’s like barelyacceptable so there you go a complete look substance hopefully you concluded thisinteresting or something or whatever the case is if so go ahead and like thatsubscribe button for spate more sports Technology goodness there’s a lot morewearable stuff to come up this 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