Samsung’s sportier Galaxy Watch Active wants to be your fitness pal

And it's much cheaper than an Apple Watch
21 February 2019 / 11:11GMT

If you thought about buying yourself a Galaxy Watch but figured it looked a bit too straight-laced for your gruelling fitness regime, Samsung has just the thing for you. With its sportier design and strap the new Tizen-powered Galaxy Watch Active not only looks more the part, there are improvements underneath too. It can now measure your blood pressure, help you to destress when things get a bit much, plus there’s auto-detection of the most common activities, including running, cycling and rowing. This seems to have come at the expense of the standard Galaxy Watch’s rotating bezel, which is a real shame, but with a price of £229 it’s significantly more affordable than an Apple Watch.