It's not easy to be an Android smartwatch user these days, what with the Apple Watch maniacally laughing at every lackluster feature and price point.
But not so if you're a Galaxy Watch Active 2 user. This is my favorite Android smartwatch — heck, it even works with iPhones, too — and it's one heck of a deal at $229 for Black Friday.
Run to this deal
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 does so many things right, from its beautiful screen to its intuitive navigation to its extremely comfortable band, always-on heart rate monitoring, and multi-day battery life. And it's $51 off this Black Friday.
279.99 $51 off
Samsung's done a lot to improve its wearables game in the past few years, and 2019 saw two major releases, culminating in the Galaxy Watch Active 2. Available in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is one of the most comfortable and easy-to-use smartwatches out there.
While it works best with Samsung phones, synchronizing data seamlessly between the watch and Samsung Health, it works perfectly with all Android phones, sending notifications and other important alerts straight to your wrist. And if you prefer the look of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 to the Apple Watch, it also works with iPhones.
The Watch Active 2 improves upon the original Watch Active by adding an ECG sensor, which can monitor for Atrial fibrillation, a potentially dangerous heart condition.
I've been using the Watch Active 2 for the past few weeks, and it's one of the best smartwatch experiences I've used with an Android phone. There's just nothing else like it — and Wear OS doesn't come close.
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