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Three years after its release, this Samsung watch benefits from a small novelty – Frandroid

Samsung has updated its Galaxy Watch Active 2 to take advantage of the new watch faces previously only available on the latest watches.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 // Source: Frandroid

In recent years, Samsung has moved into the Wear OS era for its connected watches. Since the Galaxy Watch 4, the Korean manufacturer has partnered with Google to offer a more comprehensive and customizable operating system. However, this does not mean that the company is abandoning its previous system, Tizen. On the contrary, as the site Sam Mobile reports, Samsung recently updated its Galaxy Watch Active 2 under Tizen with some new features.

Released at the end of 2019, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is Samsung's second connected watch in the Tizen era. It appeared a year later than the first Galaxy Watch of that name and was also the company's first watch without a rotating crown. A design choice now found on standard Galaxy watches, without the “Classic” suffix.

New watch faces like Wear OS models

Specifically, this update aims to bring the Galaxy Watch Active 2 running Wear OS closer to newer models. This means you can benefit from two watch faces that were previously only available on connected Samsung watches running Wear OS: Perpetual and Stretched Hour. With the first you can read not only the time but also the date, day of the week and moon phase directly on the dial. The second is more classic and features an analog dial with the hours stretched out to be clearly visible on the screen. As Sam Mobile points out, the two dials are also customizable, both in terms of hand format and accent color or complications.

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The Galaxy Watch Active 2 update is currently rolling out. It will gradually be available to all users in the coming weeks, under version number R820XXU1FWK2 for the WLAN version and R825FXXU1EWK2 for the 4G version of the watch. To install the update, simply go to the Galaxy Watch Active 2 software update options and check if a new version of the operating system is offered. Note that this is the only new feature included in this Galaxy Watch Active 2 update.