Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Review: Fitness Still Needs Work

The Samsung Galaxy watch looks great thanks lớn the modern, minimalist styling, và with enough practice, becomes very easy & simple lớn use. It also has a lot of features too, chief among which are the multiple hole viewing modes. Admittedly the setting up process can take time, but once it has been done once, it is done and definitely worth it when you are up & running.

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Slick kiến thiết with unique navigation tools

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Bright, crystal clear screen

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Multiple hole viewing modes


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The product of a joint enterprise with GolfBuddy, the Galaxy Active2 Golf Edition GPS Watch comes in three strap designs. We tested the 44mm version, which is the middle of the three in terms of form size but is still one of the thinnest and most compact GPS watches on the market.

In all honesty, the setting up process was frustratingly laborious, involving different apps and a few passwords khổng lồ pair the watch with the phone to lớn get the courses downloaded and the watch set up. You start a round of golf by tapping on the top of the home screen to access the free Smart Caddie app, which comes preloaded with a lifetime subscription usually worth £76.


The home screen in golf mode displays the front, middle & back distances in a surprisingly clear và bright fashion given the modest size of the screen along with the hole, its par và your score. Lớn switch holes manually, you use the unique rotating cảm biến bezel via a circular motion with your finger around the edge of the display, something I"ve not experienced before when testing the best golf watches.


From the trang chủ screen, you can also access the hole maps with which you can choose either a graphical representation or a satellite image depending on which works best for you visually.


There’s a moveable pointer for the fairway & green, which is easy khổng lồ operate, as well as the option of arcs or lay up circles lớn optimise strategy & club selection when laying up. On a small number of courses worldwide (mostly in Korea we understand), the flag will switch to lớn a rainbow colour scheme to signify that Green Undulation giải pháp công nghệ is available, showing all the slopes on the green in great detail.

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You can also keep track of your score & to minimize distractions, the kết thúc of the strap secures underneath the rest of the strap, meaning you haven’t got lớn worry about it coming loose during a swing.

Much of the navigation và functionality on this watch is chất lượng to the market, which makes it an appealing prospect khổng lồ the gadget lover. It also doubles as a versatile fitness watch off the course with its timeless, simple design and you can also view incoming emails if you want to lớn stay connected lớn the outside world.

What really sweetens the hàng hóa here is how this model is regularly on offer at retailers. We have seen the watch, in both black và pink, heavily discounted with as much as 60% off (opens in new tab) on occasion. This therefore is a mã sản phẩm that provides outstanding value given how much you can find it for.


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Joel Tadman
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Technical Editor
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction & more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented & passionate writers và presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and giao dịch to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for.So whether it"s the latest driver, irons, putter or laze rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to lớn date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons & golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can"t-buy experiences, lượt thích interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one và covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. Lớn date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.

Joel"s current What"s In The Bag?

Driver: Titleist TSi3, 9°

Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge