Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets another big update

And Black Friday deals make it a seriously tempting investment
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The Galaxy Watch Active 2 has received another sizeable firmware update, as Samsung continues to improve its last-gen smartwatch.

A new update to improve GPS accuracy is rolling out, which joins an October update that added some of the Galaxy Watch 3’s best features.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 now boasts fall detection, VO2 max, running coach and running dynamics – all of which have been ported over from the company’s flagship device.

What’s more, add to that ECG and blood pressure that are also on board – and what we have is an extremely powerful smartwatch.

And Amazon is selling the Galaxy Watch Active 2 for , making it one of the star deals of Black Friday 2020.

In the face of deals on the best fitness trackers and smartwatches, including the Galaxy Watch 3, Fitbit Sense and Apple Watch SE (now expired), the Galaxy Watch Active 2 looks like great value.

The Black Friday focus has been on the Galaxy Watch 3 deal, which is retailing for in Black Friday has somewhat taken the limelight off the Active 2.

But with these software updates, that have rolled out without fanfare throughout October and November, the Active 2 looks like a top buy.

We’re keeping tabs on all the best deals on fitness trackers and smartwatches – so keep tabs on our deals hub for more.

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He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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