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 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 set itthrough its paces from a plays/ fitness kind of technology perspective. And not somuch from like a general application standpoint. There are endless videos outthere on YouTube that’ll submerge 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, are all the apps better from plays and fitnessstandpoint? Has anything reformed 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, mostly because I’mseeing a good deal of beings do it wrong. Now the catch is a lot of parties 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, sound the little Rectifies 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 toiling. I meditate 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 perspective because if you gape from the top down they lookvirtually identical and when you turn them on here you’ll notice they’re stillpretty similar to its implementation of like display brightness and stuff like that obviouslyhave different watch faces on them right now but it’s when you turn them overthat things are holy cow different and the event now the sensor looksdramatically different they’ve consolidated the LEDs down into kind ofa single utensil in the middle there versus on this back now you had four LEDsthere and you recollect in the past the accuracy of the active one was not superhot my super sizzling I convey it was basically dumpster shoot 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 compare this to theApple watch other streak four or series five because the optical heart ratesensors are between the two of them you’ll noticethat they’re pretty darn similar so you know is why I make maybe that they’redoing this because there’s reasons from ECG standpoint the base 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 routes successions 5 but overall though it’sdefinitely a better blueprint 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 track 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 visualize kind 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 for your lives won’t is an indication here because I’ve consumed endomondo so Iwon’t see that workout day 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 overview 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 works 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 attained there I can weigh it right there and I can look atthe min and Max values of my heart rate – over the course of the week so I thinkthrough here kind of an on play thing about the condition though today it wasvery much a boast thing I’ve got my schedule and amando widget is on thereso I can see my last pas 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 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 athletic and fitness ones or more kind of Fitness ones therefor example you can add storeys climbed your exercise 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 simply want to give you aquick cautionary observe on all the Trish ins and all the times you have toapprove something on this opening in order to actually use it from a sportand fitness position this morning before my running I weighed no less thanfive times that I had approved commissionings for this watch to access GPSto access GPS again to access my orientation 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 road too many coatings 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 windy it’s cold it’s raining sweat it’s just not model but I get fourwatches with me here I’ve got the actor to right there on this wrist over here Ihave the Apple watch serial five I’ll begin hampering here the 9:45 from Garminand they pluck Vantage V and then I’ve got a dresser 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 set as well so lots of sensors paired up emblem leader recordeverything imparting 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 loyalty 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 flecks on there initial impress about a mile intothe common at this place and it’s not so sizzling like heart rate accuracy it goes insteps so I’ll be sitting there like 132 lashes per minute and then five secondslater get-up-and-go thunder 148 and then I’ll show it again the same thing the next time I seeit so if you acquaint 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 bun of diceright now look 658 but for the first two seconds seven and a halfit indicates 7:30 so again very late and like the refresh pace is all rotten wackwhatever looking again 633 right now actual plaza 720 708 720 so not super stylish nowif you’re feel this video interesting or useful or anything I ever want tothank you for running out in this crunch happenedI extended the conditions now is now going smacked that light-headed going down the bottom therereally helps in the video and the direct 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 flowing 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 houses are onlybetween four and six tiers towering so not super large-scale or super tough I don’t expectto have any really tall houses on today’s loped well it’s a good research on theLeft see how they do he plies the fucks 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 level nine seven sonon-ideal and if you were 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 standard that means you’re talking C experiences five again basicallyyou’re talking a crap-ton that’s definitely a bit of an issue 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 test at the camera not righthere go down there and they come back and forth my bumpy gait intention 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 coldnes frost the same face wewon’t be going in the reasonably short-lived high-intensity Sprint’s is that one ofthe common omission objects pop 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 manages swift converts a tempo likeintervals which most runners do at some quality and so that’s kind of why I tendto do those okay now 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 digit six part five five miles now a immediate notation on gettingfiles off of this stuff I’ve written an part berth 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 ended mess and peculiarly the wayit comes out of samsung health okay when I start off at the heart rate side ofthings I’m working the DCR analyzer you can check it out in the description downbelow there if you want to create your own specifies to equate material back and forthyou can see it right away there took about four and a half virtually fiveminutes for 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 duet minutes never on the 15 instant commemorate 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 appreciate the purple in the dark-green rows of the chest buckle and thenof the visual 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 bit of a increase in pace the Samsung watch merely completelybottomed out perfectly 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 forge per instant drop it pretty good for a fair dollop 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 trail is horrendous and high rate of the Apple watch is a prettybad track 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 very good job by stick extremely very close together which surprisedme given the intensity these Sprint’s you can see up to 180 beats per minuteand then I kind of cool back down once again to 160 so these are some fairly hardsprints and it hammered this like here i am I have no real issues with any of theseparticular heartrate plans from a sprint position so let’s talk GPS accuracy ingeneral you accompanied the move you interpreted 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 cherry-red racetrack in the canal not ghastly 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 components 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 structures right there that I shouldn’t have been going through thissection here so that the centre of the building itself see if I can zoom in abit more right there you’ll see that they get that correct the Pollard end ofcourse and then the Samsung was plotted its next target off the side over herewhich means that it patrons for a little bit and it approximated wrong that’s not a horrendousexample of that but it’s not principle the spar was obviously is a worse examplethat “youre seeing” those Samsung deforms strove exiting across this section heredidn’t really seem to have good GPS lock and just sort of guesstimated and infact all these legions actually contended a little bit in this section right herethe Apple went ahead and over smoothed it so it searches prettier but it’s notactually any more correct than the othersthe Garmin at 9:45 was also having some struggles in her as well going aroundthe stadium no major issues 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 jolly darn close in that same spot every singletime so from a first workout standpoint I would say it’s kind of like yeah so soit’s basically the same as the active one and some of my motorcycle commutingworkouts I’ve done the last two days now not workoutby commuting the GPS has been approximately what I’m seeing here as well which iskind of like yeah it’s not immense but it’s not cruel it’s like barelyacceptable so there you go a terminated examine nonsense hopefully you find thisinteresting or something or whatever the case is if so go ahead and like thatsubscribe button for plenty more boasts Technology goodness there’s a lot morewearable stuff to come up this sink as I 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