While the new Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 is a smartwatch, it is also clear as day that it is sports focused. But if you really want one that is really, really all about fitness, then you will want to look to the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition. It is the Galaxy Watch Active2 you have learned so far, but with added features like cadence-based real-time form coaching, as well as Under Armour’s MapMyRun app.
That said, with the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition, you will receive 6 months of free MapMyRun Premium Membership access. It is not free for life which is kind of a bummer. It is even a bigger bummer when you know that, as of 2019, all of Under Armour’s HOVR high-performance running footwear connects seamlessly to MapMyRun and that it is exclusive to this edition of the watch.
With supported Samsung devices, you can choose to connect the footwear directly to the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition, and receive the same level of coaching and feedback straight from the watch display. Here’s the gist straight from the horse’s mouth:
“Exclusively on the Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition, pairing the smartwatch with the UA HOVR Connected running shoes offers users up-to-the-minute stats on stride length and real-time form coaching. By providing detailed data and concrete tips for improvement, your shoes and your watch turn every run into a personal training session. You’ll learn more, improve your technique, and reach your goals faster—just as if you were running alongside a real coach.”
And then there’s the always-on running coach. Pulling data from the watch or from Under Armour Connected Footwear, you will be able to see visual feedback and hear audio cues during workouts which supposed to aid in improving your side, maintain your pace and you know, just keep you going until you hit your fitness goals.
As far as aesthetic goes, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition is supposedly more premium with a lightweight, sporty, aluminum body, and comes with exclusively developed watch face. It is offered in two sizes: 44 mm with black Fluoroelastomer (FKM) strap and 40 mm with Mod gray Fluoroelastomer (FKM) strap. Beyond the software, it is still the same Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 you read about yesterday.