Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Under Armour edition is now on sale

This is the Samsung watch that will pair with UA's smart running shoes
Samsung's Under Armour edition Watch on sale
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Samsung has made the Under Armour edition of its Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch available to buy.

After rolling out the standard version of its smartwatch, the Under Armour edition is essentially a riposte to the Apple Watch Nike edition, and signals the first time Samsung has buddied up with another company for a branded smartwatch.

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The Under Armour Watch Active 2 features the same circular design with touch sensitive bezel in tow. It comes in black with a special silicon band, six months of premium membership for MapMyRun, and the ability to connect to Under Armour's Hovr running shoes. If you do connect your shoes to the watch, you'll get real-time indications of your performance on the display as you exercise.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Under Armour edition is available now

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 Under Armour edition works with UA's Hovr Infinite running shoes

This edition of the Active 2 features all of the same features touted for the standard version: a water resistant design, built-in GPS, an Apple Watch-rivalling electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor (though that's not yet active) and runs on Samsung's Tizen OS operating system.

Under Armour has worked with Samsung on previous smartwatches, pre-loading its suite of fitness apps (like MapMyRun and Endomondo) onto the company's devices. Under Armour also briefly dabbled in the wearable space, as well, when it launched its UA Band fitness tracker as part of its short-lived HealthBox platform.

We've had a quick play with the Under Armour edition and it doesn't look or feel all that different to the standard model. We'll be interested to know how well that integration with Under Armour's smart running shoes works and how it takes advantage of Samsung's new running coach features.

We have lived with the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 and can say it's one of the best smartwatches you can buy right now. It might not feel like a massive upgrade on the first Active, but it's still the one we'd go for over most Wear OS watches.

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The Under Armour edition of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 starts at $309.99 for the 40mm version, while the 44mm size costs $329.99, making the smaller model $30 more expensive than the Bluetooth-only model. We don't have UK pricing just yet. It's available now through Under Armour's website if you want in on this version of the Active 2.