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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 44mm User manual
USER MANUAL
SM-R820
SM-R825F
SM-R830
SM-R835F
English (EU). 09/2019. Rev.1.0
www.samsung.com
Table of Contents
Getting Started
5
About the Galaxy Watch Active2
5
Read me first
27 Using the Galaxy Watch Active2
without a mobile device
28 Controlling the screen
28
30
33
34
34
36
10 Device layout
10
11
13
Package contents
Galaxy Watch Active2
Wireless charger
14 Battery
14
16
17
19
36 Watch
Charging the battery
Wireless charging
Charging the battery using Wireless
PowerShare
Power saving mode
36
37
38
38
19 Wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2
19
20
21
39
40
41
Notification panel
Viewing incoming notifications
Selecting apps for receiving
notifications
41 Quick panel
48 Entering text
24 Connecting the Galaxy Watch
Active2 to a mobile device
26
Watch screen
Changing the watch face
Activating the watch always on
feature
Watch only mode
39 Notifications
Putting on the Galaxy Watch
Active2
Band tips and precautions
Connecting or replacing the band
23 Turning the Galaxy Watch Active2
on and off
24
24
Bezel
Touchscreen
Screen composition
Turning the screen on and off
Switching the screen
Lock screen
48
49
50
50
Installing the Galaxy Wearable app
Connecting the Galaxy Watch
Active2 to a mobile device via
Bluetooth
Remote connection
51
2
Introduction
Using the voice input
Using emoticons
Using handwriting input mode or
the keyboard
Changing the input mode
Table of Contents
Apps and features
88
Playing music without connecting
to a mobile device
52 Messages
89 Reminder
54 Phone
90 Calendar
54
54
56
56
Introduction
Receiving calls
Making calls
Options during calls
91 Bixby
91
91
92
57 Contacts
93 Weather
59 Samsung Pay
93 Alarm
60 Samsung Health
60
63
64
66
67
74
74
76
78
80
81
82
83
84
85
85
94 World clock
Introduction
Daily activity
Steps
Floors
Exercise
Calories
Sleep
Heart rate
Stress
Food
Weight management
Water
Caffeine
Together
Settings
Additional information
95 Timer
95 Stopwatch
96 Gallery
96
97
97
98 Find My Watch
99 SOS messages
101 Email
101 Galaxy Store
102 Settings
102
102
103
104
104
106
111
112
113
87 Music
88
Importing and exporting images
Viewing images
Deleting images
98 Find My Phone
86 GPS
87
87
87
88
Introduction
Starting Bixby
Using Bixby
Introduction
Playing music
Importing music
Playing music with your Galaxy
Watch Active2
Playing music with your mobile
device
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Introduction
Watch faces
Sound and vibration
Display
Advanced
Connections
Apps
Security
Account (Account and backup)
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114
116
116
117
117
Using the Galaxy Watch
Active2
Accessibility
General
Battery
About watch
Connect to new phone
Connect to phone
134 Introduction
134 Using as a personal coach for your
health
134 Achieving your daily activity target
135 Managing stress and sleep quality
135 Experiencing enhanced exercises
Galaxy Wearable app
136 Using as an intelligent planner
118 Introduction
136 Checking out today’s information
136 Managing my daily life
138 Using dual clock when you are
abroad
138 Using a convenient reminder
120 Home
120
120
120
121
122
122
123
124
125
125
126
126
127
127
127
127
128
130
130
130
131
Introduction
Payment
Notifications
Apps
Widgets
Sound and vibration
Display
Advanced
Add content to your watch
Send SOS requests
Find My Watch
Mobile networks
General
Accessibility
Samsung Pay
Bixby
Account and backup
Sync phone settings
Watch software update
Tips and user manual
About watch
Appendix
139 Troubleshooting
143 Removing the battery
132 Watch faces
133 Discover
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About the Galaxy Watch Active2
The Galaxy Watch Active2 is a smartwatch that can analyse your exercise pattern, manage
your health and allows you to use a variety of convenient apps for making phone calls and
playing music. You can easily browse the various features by swiping the bezel or launch a
feature by simply tapping the screen and also change the watch face to match your taste.
Connect your Galaxy Watch Active2 to your mobile device to expand your mobile device
experience, or use the Galaxy Watch Active2 by itself, without connecting to a mobile device.
Read me first
Please read this manual before using this device to ensure safe and proper use.
• Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.
• Some content may differ from your device depending on the region, service provider,
model specifications, or device’s software.
• Content (high quality content) that requires high CPU and RAM usage will affect the
overall performance of the device. Apps related to the content may not work properly
depending on the device’s specifications and the environment that it is used in.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues caused by apps supplied by providers other
than Samsung.
• Samsung is not liable for performance issues or incompatibilities caused by edited
registry settings or modified operating system software. Attempting to customise the
operating system may cause the Galaxy Watch Active2 or apps to work improperly.
• Software, sound sources, wallpapers, images, and other media provided with this Galaxy
Watch Active2 are licensed for limited use. Extracting and using these materials for
commercial or other purposes is an infringement of copyright laws. Users are entirely
responsible for illegal use of media.
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• You may incur additional charges for data services, such as messaging, uploading and
downloading, auto-syncing, or using location services depending on your data plan. For
large data transfers, it is recommended to use the Wi-Fi feature.
• Default apps that come with the Galaxy Watch Active2 are subject to updates and may no
longer be supported without prior notice. If you have questions about an app provided
with the Galaxy Watch Active2, contact a Samsung Service Centre. For user-installed apps,
contact service providers.
• Modifying the Galaxy Watch Active2’s operating system or installing softwares from
unofficial sources may result in Galaxy Watch Active2 malfunctions and data corruption
or loss. These actions are violations of your Samsung licence agreement and will void
your warranty.
• Some functions may not work as described in this manual depending on the maker and
model of the mobile device you connect to the Galaxy Watch Active2.
• You can see the touchscreen clearly even in strong outdoor sunlight by automatically
adjusting the contrast range based on the surrounding environment. Due to the nature
of the Galaxy Watch Active2, displaying fixed graphics for extended periods may result in
afterimages (screen burn-in) or ghosting.
– – It is recommended not to use fixed graphics on part or all of the touchscreen for
extended periods and turn off the touchscreen when not using the Galaxy Watch
Active2.
– – You can set the touchscreen to turn off automatically when you are not using it. Tap
(Settings) on the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Apps screen, tap Display → Screen
timeout, and then select the length of time you want the device to wait before
turning off the touchscreen.
– – To set the touchscreen to automatically adjust its brightness based on the
(Settings) on the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Apps
surrounding environment, tap
screen, tap Display → Auto low brightness, and then tap the switch to activate it.
• Depending on the region or model, some devices are required to receive approval from
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
If your device is approved by the FCC, you can view the FCC ID of the Galaxy Watch
(Settings) on the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Apps screen,
Active2. To view the FCC ID, tap
tap About watch → Device. If your device does not have an FCC ID, it means that the
device has not been authorized for sale in the U.S. or its territories and may only be
brought to the U.S. for the owner’s personal use.
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• Depending on the region, you can view the regulatory information on the Galaxy Watch
(Settings) on the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Apps
Active2. To view the information, tap
screen and tap About watch → Regulatory info.
Maintaining water and dust resistance
Your device supports water- and dust-resistance. Follow these tips carefully to maintain the
water- and dust-resistance of your device. Failure to do so may result in damage to your
device.
• Do not expose the device to water moving with force. Do not suddenly apply water
pressure to the device, such as when diving.
• Do not use your device while diving into the water, playing water sports, or moving in
fast-flowing water. It is designed for regular use in normal swimming conditions, such as
for swimming pools or beaches.
• If the device or your hands are wet, dry them thoroughly before handling the device.
• If the device is exposed to fresh water, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. If the
device is exposed to other liquids, such as salt water, swimming pool water, soapy water,
oil, perfume, sunscreen, hand cleaner, or chemical products such as cosmetics, rinse it
with fresh water and dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. If you do not follow these
instructions, the device’s performance and appearance may be affected.
• Do not disassemble your device. The water- and dust-resistant features of the device can
be damaged.
• Do not expose your device to a dramatic change in air temperature or water temperature.
• Do not dry your device with a heating machine like a hair drier.
• The water-resistant feature of the device can be damaged in the sauna.
• If the device has been immersed in water or the microphone or speaker is wet, sound
may not be heard clearly during a call.
• Some features such as the touchscreen may not work properly if the device is used in
water.
• Your device has been tested in a controlled environment and certified to be waterand dust-resistant in specific situations and conditions. (Meets the requirements of
the water-resistance in a 50 m deep water as described by the international standard
ISO 22810:2010 and your device can be used in shallow water. Meets the requirements
of the dust-resistance as described by classification IEC 60529 IP6X.)
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Precautions for overheating
If you feel discomfort due to overheating while using the device, stop using it immediately
and remove it from your wrist.
To avoid problems, such as device malfunction, skin discomfort or damage, and battery
draining, a warning will appear on the device if it reaches a specific temperature. When the
initial warning appears, device functions will be disabled until the device cools down to a
specific temperature. However, the emergency call feature will be available on the LTE model.
If the device temperature continues to increase, a second warning will appear. At this time,
the device will shut down. Do not use the device until it cools down to a specific temperature.
However, when using the LTE model, the emergency call feature that has been previously
connected will remain active until you are finished, even though the second warning will
appear.
Cleaning and managing the Galaxy Watch Active2
Follow the points below to ensure your Galaxy Watch Active2 functions correctly and
maintains its appearance. Failure to do so may damage the Galaxy Watch Active2 and cause
the skin irritation.
The supplied band may vary depending on the region or model. Be sure to properly
clean and maintain your band accordingly.
• Turn off the Galaxy Watch Active2 and remove the band before cleaning it.
• Prevent the device from being exposed to dust, sweat, ink, oil, and chemical products
such as cosmetics, antibacterial spray, hand cleaner, detergent, and insecticides. The
Galaxy Watch Active2’s exterior and interior parts may be damaged or it could result
in poor performance. If your Galaxy Watch Active2 is exposed to any of the previously
mentioned substances, use a lint-free, soft cloth to clean it.
• Do not use soap, cleaning agents, abrasive materials and compressed air when cleaning
your Galaxy Watch Active2 and do not clean it with the ultrasonic waves or the external
heat sources. Doing so may damage the Galaxy Watch Active2. Skin irritation may be
caused by soap, detergents hand sanitizers, or cleaning agents left on the Galaxy Watch
Active2.
• When you remove sun block, lotion, or oil, use a soap-free detergent, then rinse and dry
your Galaxy Watch Active2 thoroughly.
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• Clean your wrist and band after exercising or sweating. Clean the rubber band with
freshwater, wipe it with a little rubbing alcohol and dry it thoroughly.
• If the rubber band gets stained or contains any materials, wipe it with a moistened soft
bristle toothbrush.
• The leather band is not water-resistant. Do not swim or take a shower while using the
leather band.
• The leather band can get stained by oil and cosmetics due to leather’s natural
characteristics. Be careful to not expose the leather band to those materials.
• Avoid exposing the Galaxy Watch Active2’s leather band to direct sunlight, hot or humid
environments, or water. The leather band’s colour and form may change if you do so. If
the leather band gets wet, wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth immediately and dry it in a
well-ventilated and shaded place.
• When your leather band get stained, wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth. If necessary,
slightly dampen a cloth with fresh water.
Use caution if you are allergic to any materials on the Galaxy Watch
Active2
• Samsung has tested the noxious materials found on the Galaxy Watch Active2 through
the internal and external certificate authorities, including the test for all materials which
contact with skin, skin toxicity test, and the Galaxy Watch Active2-wearing test.
• The Galaxy Watch Active2 includes nickel. Take the necessary precautions if your skin
is hypersensitive or you have an allergy to any materials found on the Galaxy Watch
Active2.
– – Nickel: The Galaxy Watch Active2 contains a small amount of nickel, which is below its
reference point limited by the Europe REACH regulation. You will not be exposed to
the nickel inside the Galaxy Watch Active2 and the Galaxy Watch Active2 has passed
the international certificated test. However, if you are sensitive to nickel, be careful to
use the Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Only the materials observed the standards of the U.S Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), the regulations of the European countries, and other international
standards are used to make a Galaxy Watch Active2.
• For more information about how Samsung manages chemicals, refer to the Samsung
website (https://www.samsung.com/uk/aboutsamsung/sustainability/environment/).
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Instructional icons
Warning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or others
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your device or other equipment
Notice: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Device layout
Package contents
Refer to the quick start guide for package contents.
• The items supplied with the Galaxy Watch Active2 and any available accessories
may vary depending on the region or service provider.
• The supplied items are designed only for this Galaxy Watch Active2 and may not be
compatible with other devices.
• Appearances and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
• You can purchase additional accessories from your local Samsung retailer. Make
sure they are compatible with the Galaxy Watch Active2 before purchase.
• Except the Galaxy Watch Active2 and some accessories may not have the same
water- and dust-resistance certification.
• Use only Samsung-approved accessories. Using unapproved accessories may cause
the performance problems and malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty.
• Availability of all accessories is subject to change depending entirely on
manufacturing companies. For more information about available accessories, refer
to the Samsung website.
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Galaxy Watch Active2
Atmospheric
pressure sensor
NFC antenna
SM-R820,
SM-R830:
GPS antenna
SM-R825F,
SM-R835F:
LTE/GPS
antenna
Back key
Microphone
Light sensor
Home key (Power
key)
Touchscreen
Pressure vent
Speaker
Heart rate sensor
Band
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• Your device contains magnets, which may affect medical devices, such as
pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators. If you are using any of these
medical devices, keep your device a safe distance from them and consult with your
physician before you use the device.
• Keep a safe distance between your device and objects that are affected by
magnets. Objects such as credit cards, passbooks, access cards, boarding passes, or
parking passes may be damaged or disabled by the magnets in the device.
• When using the speakers, such as when playing media files or during calls, do not
place the Galaxy Watch Active2 close to your ears.
• Ensure that the band is kept clean. Contact with contaminants, such as dust and
dye, can cause stains on the band that may not be fully removed.
• Do not insert sharp objects into the atmospheric pressure sensor, the pressure
vent, speaker, or the microphone. Inner components of the Galaxy Watch Active2
may be damaged along with the water-resistance feature.
• If you use the device with its glass or acrylic body broken, there may be a risk of
injury. Use the device only after it has been repaired at a Samsung Service Centre.
• Connectivity problems and battery drain may occur in the following situations:
– – If you attach metallic stickers on the antenna area of the Galaxy Watch Active2
– – If you cover the Galaxy Watch Active2’s antenna area with your hands or
other objects while using certain features, such as calls or the mobile data
connection
• Do not cover the light sensor area with screen accessories, such as a screen
protector or stickers. Doing so may cause the sensor to malfunction.
• Make sure the Galaxy Watch Active2’s microphone is not obstructed when you are
speaking into it.
• The pressure vent ensures that Galaxy Watch Active2’s inner parts and sensors
work correctly when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 in environment where the
atmospheric pressure changes.
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Keys
Key
Function
• Press and hold to turn the Galaxy Watch Active2 on or off.
• Press to turn on the screen.
Home/Power
• Press and hold for more than 7 seconds to restart the
Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Press to open the Apps screen when you are on the Watch
screen.
• Press to open the Watch screen when you are on any
other screen.
Back
• Press to return to the previous screen.
Wireless charger
Wireless charging
surface
Do not expose the wireless charger to water because the wireless charger does not
have same water- resistance certification as your Galaxy Watch Active2.
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Battery
Charging the battery
Charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended
periods.
Use only Samsung-approved battery, charger, and cable. Incompatible battery,
charger, and cable can cause serious injuries or damage to your Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any
damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
• Use only wireless charger supplied with the device. The Galaxy Watch Active2
cannot be charged properly with a third-party wireless charger.
To save energy, unplug the charger when not in use. The charger does not have a
power switch, so you must unplug the charger from the electric socket when not in
use to avoid wasting power. The charger should remain close to the electric socket
and be easily accessible while charging.
1
2
Connect the wireless charger to the charger and plug the charger into an electric socket.
Place the Galaxy Watch Active2 on the wireless charger aligning the centre of your Galaxy
Watch Active2’s back side with the centre of the wireless charger.
Wireless charger
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3
After fully charging, disconnect the Galaxy Watch Active2 from the wireless charger. First,
disconnect the wireless charger from the charger and then unplug the charger from the
electric socket.
Checking the charging status
Press any of the Galaxy Watch Active2’s keys to turn on the screen while it is on the wireless
charger.
While charging the battery when the Galaxy Watch Active2 is turned off, press any key to
check the charging status on the screen.
Battery charging tips and precautions
• If there are obstructions between the Galaxy Watch Active2 and the wireless charger, the
Galaxy Watch Active2 may not charge properly. Prevent the Galaxy Watch Active2 and
the wireless charger from coming into contact with sweat, liquids, or dust.
• When the battery power is low, the battery icon appears empty.
• If the battery is completely discharged, the Galaxy Watch Active2 cannot be turned on
immediately when the wireless charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge
for a few minutes before turning on the Galaxy Watch Active2.
• If you use multiple apps at once, the battery will drain quickly. To avoid losing power
during a data transfer, always use these apps after fully charging the battery.
• Using a power source other than the charger, such as a computer, may result in a slower
charging speed due to a lower electric current.
• If the Galaxy Watch Active2 is being charged with other devices via a multi charger,
charging may take longer.
• The Galaxy Watch Active2 can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully
charge the battery.
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• If the Galaxy Watch Active2 receives an unstable power supply while charging, the
touchscreen may not function. If this happens, disconnect the Galaxy Watch Active2 from
the wireless charger.
• While charging, the Galaxy Watch Active2 may heat up. This is normal and should not
affect the Galaxy Watch Active2’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than
usual, the charger may stop charging for your safety. If this happens, continue charging
the Galaxy Watch Active2 after allowing it to cool down by removing it from the wireless
charger.
• If you charge the Galaxy Watch Active2 while the multipurpose jack is wet, the Galaxy
Watch Active2 may be damaged. Thoroughly dry the multipurpose jack before charging
the Galaxy Watch Active2.
• If the Galaxy Watch Active2 is not charging properly, take the Galaxy Watch Active2 to a
Samsung Service Centre.
• Avoid using a bent or damaged USB cable. If the USB cable is damaged, stop using it.
Wireless charging
The Galaxy Watch Active2 has a built-in wireless charging coil. You can charge the battery by
using a wireless charging pad or another device that functions as a wireless charging pad.
The wireless charging pad and other devices that function as wireless charging pads are sold
separately.
Charging the battery with a wireless charging pad
1
Place the centre of the Galaxy Watch Active2’s back on the centre of the wireless charging
pad.
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2
After fully charging, disconnect the Galaxy Watch Active2 from the wireless charging pad.
Precautions for wireless charging
Do not place the Galaxy Watch Active2 on the wireless charging pad when
conductive materials, such as metal objects and magnets, are placed between the
Galaxy Watch Active2 and the wireless charging pad.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 may not charge properly or may overheat, or the Galaxy
Watch Active2 may be damaged.
• If you use the wireless charging pad in areas with weak network signals, you may
lose network reception.
• Use Samsung-approved wireless charging pad. If you use other wireless charging
pads, the battery may not charge properly.
• For more information about available wireless charging pads, refer to the Samsung
website.
Charging the battery using Wireless PowerShare
You can charge your Galaxy Watch Active2 with the battery of the device that functions as a
wireless charging pad. You can still charge your Galaxy Watch Active2 even while charging
the device that functions as a wireless charging pad. Depending on the type of cover being
used, the Wireless PowerShare feature may not work properly. It is recommended to remove
any cover being used from the device that functions as a wireless charging pad before using
this feature.
Do not use the Bluetooth headset while sharing power. Doing so may affect nearby
devices.
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1
Place the centre of the Galaxy Watch Active2’s back on the device that functions as a
wireless charging pad.
• The location of the wireless charging coil may vary by device model. Adjust the
device or Galaxy Watch Active2 to connect with each other properly.
• Some features that work while wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2 are not available
while sharing power.
The device that functions
as a wireless charging pad
2
After fully charging, disconnect the Galaxy Watch Active2 from the device.
• To charge properly, do not move or use the device or Galaxy Watch Active2 while
charging.
• The power charged to your Galaxy Watch Active2 may be less than the amount
shared to it by the device that is functioning as a wireless charging pad.
• If you charge the Galaxy Watch Active2 while charging the device that functions
as a wireless charging pad, the charging speed may decrease or the Galaxy Watch
Active2 may not charge properly, depending on the charger type.
• The charging speed or efficiency may vary depending on the condition of the
device that functions as a wireless charging pad or the surrounding environment.
• If the remaining battery power of the device that functions as a wireless charging
pad drops below a certain level, power sharing will stop.
• For more information about available devices that functions as wireless charging
pads, refer to the Samsung website.
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Power saving mode
Activate power saving mode to extend the battery’s usage time.
• Displays colours on the screen as grey tones.
• Deactivates the mobile network and Wi-Fi feature.
• Limits all functions except for call, message, and notification features.
• Limits the performance of the Galaxy Watch Active2’s CPU.
(Settings) → Battery → Power saving → . Alternatively, tap
On the Apps screen, tap
→
on the quick panel to activate power saving mode. Refer to Quick panel for more
information about how to open the quick panel.
To deactivate this mode, tap Turn off at the bottom of the power saving mode screen and tap
. Alternatively, tap
on the quick panel to deactivate power saving mode.
Wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2
Putting on the Galaxy Watch Active2
Open the buckle and place the band around your wrist. Fit the band to your wrist, insert the
pin into an adjustment hole, and then secure the buckle to close it. If the band is too tight on
your wrist, use the hole one further out.
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Do not bend the band excessively. Doing so may damage the Galaxy Watch Active2.
• To measure your heart rate more accurately with the Galaxy Watch Active2, wear
the Galaxy Watch Active2 firmly around your lower arm just above the wrist. Refer
to Wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2 correctly for more information.
• When certain materials come into contact with the back of the Galaxy Watch
Active2, your Galaxy Watch Active2 may recognise that you are wearing it on your
wrist.
• If your Galaxy Watch Active2 does not register that a motion has occurred for
more than 10 minutes, your Galaxy Watch Active2 may recognise that you are not
wearing it on your wrist.
Band tips and precautions
• When you wear the Galaxy Watch Active2 for a long time or do a high-intensity exercise
while wearing it, skin irritation may occur due to friction and pressure. If you wearing your
Galaxy Watch Active2 for a long time, remove the Galaxy Watch Active2 from your wrist
and do not wear your Galaxy Watch Active2 for several hours.
• Skin irritation may occur due to an allergy, environment factors, other factors, or when
your skin is exposed to soap or sweat for long periods. In this case, stop using your Galaxy
Watch Active2 and wait 2 or 3 days for the symptoms to ease. If the symptoms persist or
worsen, immediately call your doctor.
• Make sure your skin is dry before wearing your Galaxy Watch Active2. If you wear a wet
Galaxy Watch Active2 for a long time, your skin may be affected.
• If you use your Galaxy Watch Active2 in the water, remove foreign materials from your
skin and Galaxy Watch Active2 and dry them thoroughly to prevent the skin irritation.
• Do not use any accessories except the Galaxy Watch Active2 in the water.
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Connecting or replacing the band
Connect the band before using your Galaxy Watch Active2. You can detach the band from the
Galaxy Watch Active2 and replace it with a new one.
• The supplied band may vary depending on the region or model.
• The supplied band’s size may vary depending on the model. Use the proper band
which fits your model’s size.
Connecting the band
1
Insert one end of the band’s spring bar into the Galaxy Watch Active2’s lug.
2
Slide the spring bar inwards and connect the band.
1
2
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Replacing the band
1
Slide the band’s spring bar inwards.
2
Pull the band away from the Galaxy Watch Active2’s body.
3
Connect the new band to your Galaxy Watch Active2.
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Turning the Galaxy Watch Active2 on and off
Press and hold the Home key (Power key) for a few seconds to turn on the Galaxy Watch
Active2.
When you turn on the Galaxy Watch Active2 for the first time or reset it, on-screen instructions
will appear to download and install the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device. Refer to
Connecting the Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile device for more information.
To turn off the Galaxy Watch Active2, press and hold the Home key (Power key), and then tap
Power off.
Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where
the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.
Restarting the Galaxy Watch Active2
If your Galaxy Watch Active2 is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Home key (Power
key) for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
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Connecting the Galaxy Watch Active2 to a
mobile device
Installing the Galaxy Wearable app
You can use other various features after connecting your Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile
device. To connect your Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile device, install the Galaxy Wearable
app on the mobile device.
Depending on your mobile device, you can download the Galaxy Wearable app from the
following places:
• Samsung Android devices: Galaxy Store, Play Store
• Other Android devices: Play Store
You cannot install the Galaxy Wearable app on the mobile devices that do not
support Galaxy Watch Active2 syncing. Ensure that your mobile device is compatible
with a Galaxy Watch Active2.
Connecting the Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile device via
Bluetooth
Galaxy Watch Active2
1
Turn on the Galaxy Watch Active2 and swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen.
2
Tap
A screen will appear about downloading and installing the Galaxy Wearable app.
to select a language to use and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you want to use your Galaxy Watch Active2 without connecting it to a mobile
device, refer to Using the Galaxy Watch Active2 without a mobile device.
Mobile device
3
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app.
If necessary, update the Galaxy Wearable app to the latest version.
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4
5
6
Tap Get started.
Select your device on the screen.
If you cannot find your device, tap Mine’s not here.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection.
When completing the connection, an on-screen tutorial will appear on both the Galaxy
Watch Active2’s screen and the mobile device. Follow the on-screen instructions to learn
the Galaxy Watch Active2’s basic controls.
• Connection methods and screen may vary depending on your mobile device and
software version.
• The Galaxy Watch Active2 is smaller than normal mobile devices so the network
quality may be lower, especially in areas with weak signals or poor reception. When
using your Galaxy Watch Active2 without connecting to a mobile device or when a
Bluetooth connection is unavailable, your cellular network or Internet connection
may be poor or become disconnected.
• When you connect your Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile device for the first time
after resetting it, the Galaxy Watch Active2’s battery may drain more quickly while
syncing data, such as contacts.
• Supported mobile devices and features may vary depending on your region,
service provider, or device manufacturer.
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Connecting the Galaxy Watch Active2 to a new mobile device
When you connect the Galaxy Watch Active2 to a new mobile device, the Galaxy Watch
Active2 will be reset. When the prompt appears before connecting your Galaxy Watch Active2
to a new mobile device, tap Back up data to securely back up the stored data. Refer to
Managing the data in the Galaxy Watch Active2 for more information about backing up your
Galaxy Watch Active2.
1
2
On the Apps screen, tap
(Settings) → Connect to new phone →
.
The connection between your Galaxy Watch Active2 and your mobile device will end.
After a light reset, it will automatically enter Bluetooth pairing mode.
On your new mobile device, launch the Galaxy Wearable app to connect to your Galaxy
Watch Active2.
If the mobile device you want to connect to is already connected to another device,
→ Add new
launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap
device to connect with a new device.
Remote connection
Your Galaxy Watch Active2 and mobile device are connected via Bluetooth. When a Bluetooth
connection is not available, you can remotely connect the Galaxy Watch Active2 to your
mobile device by using your Samsung account via the mobile network or the Wi-Fi network.
This allows you to continue receiving notifications from your mobile device.
If this feature is not turned on, launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device, tap
Home → Account and backup, and then tap the Remote connection switch to activate it.
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Using the Galaxy Watch Active2 without a
mobile device
You can use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without connecting it to a mobile device. Use your
Galaxy Watch Active2 conveniently without connecting to a mobile device while doing
outdoor activities such as climbing a mountain or exercise. You can set to use the Galaxy
Watch Active2 without a mobile device when you turn on the Galaxy Watch Active2 for the
first time or you reset it.
• Some features are not available when you using your Galaxy Watch Active2
without connecting to a mobile device.
• Visit www.samsung.com to view legal notices provided when setting Without
phone connection mode for the first time.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Turn on the Galaxy Watch Active2 and swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen.
Tap
and select a language to use.
Tap
, scroll down the screen, and tap here.
Check the notice and tap Continue.
Read the compulsory terms and conditions and tap Agree.
Read the additional terms and conditions, select the terms and conditions that you agree
to, and then tap Next.
Login with your Samsung account.
If you need to restore data, restore another Galaxy Watch Active2’s data stored in your
Samsung account.
Connect to your mobile network.
This step does not appear when you use the Bluetooth model.
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10 Set a time zone, date, and time.
This step does not appear when you use the LTE model.
11 Set a PIN for restoring or backing up data.
On the Apps screen, tap
(Settings) → Connect to phone →
and enter the PIN
to connect the Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile device while using the Galaxy Watch
Active2 without a mobile device.
Controlling the screen
Bezel
Your Galaxy Watch Active2’s screen includes the bezel, located on the edge of the screen.
Swipe the bezel clockwise or anticlockwise to easily control the Galaxy Watch Active2’s
various functions.
On the Apps screen, tap
activate it.
(Settings) → Advanced → Touch bezel, and tap the switch to
Do not use the bezel near magnetic fields as they may interfere with the bezel’s
internal magnets and cause it to malfunction.
If the bezel does not work, take it to a Samsung Service Centre without disassembling
the Galaxy Watch Active2.
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Scrolling through screens
Swipe the bezel to view other screens. On the Watch screen, swipe the bezel anticlockwise to
view notifications.
Selecting an item
Swipe the bezel to move from item to item. When you swipe the bezel, the highlight indicator
will move in same direction and an item will be highlighted.
Adjusting the input value
Swipe the bezel to adjust the volume or brightness. When adjusting the brightness, swipe the
bezel clockwise to make the screen brighter.
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Touchscreen
• Do not allow the touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices.
Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction.
• To avoid damaging the touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply
excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
• It is recommended not to use fixed graphics on part or all of the touchscreen for
extended periods. Doing so may result in afterimages (screen burn-in) or ghosting.
• The Galaxy Watch Active2 may not recognise touch inputs close to the edges of the
screen, which are outside of the touch input area.
• It is recommended to use fingers when you use the touchscreen.
• The touchscreen may not be available when water lock mode is activated.
Tapping
To open an app, to select a menu item, or to press an on-screen button, tap it with your finger.
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Tapping and holding
Tap and hold the screen for two or more seconds to access the edit mode or to view available
options.
Dragging
To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.
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Double-tapping
Double-tap on an image to zoom in or out.
Spreading and pinching
Spread two fingers apart or pinch on an image to zoom in or out.
Swiping
Swipe to the left or right to view other panels.
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Screen composition
The Watch screen is the starting point for accessing all of the Galaxy Watch Active2’s many
screens.
You can view widgets or open the notification panel by swiping on the screen or bezel.
Watch
Notifications
Widgets
Add widgets.
Available widgets, notifications, and their arrangement may vary depending on the
software version.
Adding widgets
You can add more widgets on the Home screen.
Scroll left on the screen, tap
panel.
, and select a widget. The selected widget will appear in a new
Moving widgets
Tap and hold a widget and then drag it to the desired location.
Removing widgets
Tap and hold a widget and then tap
.
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Turning the screen on and off
To turn on the screen, press the Home key or the Back key.
You can also turn on the screen by tapping it. If the screen does not turn on after you tap the
screen, tap
(Settings) on the Apps screen, tap Advanced → Touch wake-up, and then
tap the switch to activate the it.
To turn off the screen, cover it with your palm. Also, the screen will automatically turn off if the
Galaxy Watch Active2 is not used for a specified period.
You can also turn on the screen using the wake-up gesture feature. On the Apps screen, tap
(Settings) → Advanced → Wake-up gesture and tap the switch to activate it.
Switching the screen
Switching between the Watch and Apps screen
To open the Apps screen, press the Home key on the Watch screen.
To return to the Watch screen, press the Home key.
View recent apps.
An app
Watch screen
Apps screen
Apps screen
The Apps screen displays icons for all apps installed on the Galaxy Watch Active2.
To move to the next or previous app, swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the
screen.
The available apps may vary depending on the software version.
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Opening apps
On the Apps screen, tap an app icon to launch the app.
To launch an app from the list of recently used apps, tap
screen.
(Recent apps) on the Apps
Alternatively, swipe the bezel clockwise or swipe on the screen to the left on the Watch screen
and select the recently launched app or frequently used app from the App shortcuts widget
to launch the app.
To add an app you want to the App shortcuts widget, tap
and add the app. If
there is no space to add the frequently used app, tap and hold the screen, tap Edit,
on the previously added app to add another app.
and then tap
Closing apps
1
2
3
On the Apps screen, tap
(Recent apps).
Swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the screen to move to the app to close.
Tap
.
To close all running apps, tap Close all.
Returning to the previous screen
To return to the previous screen, press the Back key.
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Lock screen
Use the screen lock feature to protect your personal information by preventing others from
accessing your Galaxy Watch Active2. After activating the screen lock feature, the Galaxy
Watch Active2 will require an unlock code whenever unlocking it.
Setting the screen lock
On the Apps screen, tap
method.
(Settings) → Security → Lock → Type and select the lock
• Pattern: Draw a pattern with four or more dots to unlock the screen.
• PIN: Enter a PIN with numbers to unlock the screen.
Watch
Watch screen
You can check the current time or view other information. When you are not on the Watch
screen, press the Home key to return to the Watch screen.
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Changing the watch face
Tap and hold the Watch screen and swipe the bezel or swipe on the screen to the left or right,
and then select a watch face.
To customise the watch face, tap Customise, swipe the bezel or swipe the screen to the left or
right to move to desired option, and then customise it.
To view and select the available watch faces, tap and hold the Watch screen and rapidly swipe
the bezel. However, the Customise feature will be unavailable.
To download more watch faces from the Galaxy Store app, tap Galaxy Store.
You can also change the watch face. On the Apps screen, tap
faces → Select watch face.
(Settings) → Watch
You can also change the Galaxy Watch Active2’s watch face from your mobile device. Launch
the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Watch faces or Discover.
To download more watch faces from the Galaxy Store app, tap Discover → View more on
Top watch faces.
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Customise a watch face with a photo
Apply a photo as your watch face after importing a photo from your mobile device. Refer to
Importing images from your mobile device for more information about importing photos
from a mobile device.
1
2
3
Tap and hold the Watch screen and swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the
screen, and then tap Customise of the My Photo+ watch face.
Tap the screen and tap Add photo.
Select a photo to apply as a watch face and tap OK → OK.
You can zoom in or out of the photo by swiping the bezel. Alternatively, double-tap the
image, spread two fingers apart, or pinch an image. When the photo is zoomed in, swipe
the screen to make a part of the photo appear on the screen.
To add extra photos, swipe the bezel clockwise or swipe to the left on the screen and
select Add photo. Up to twenty photos can be added as the watch face. The photos
you add will rotate in a row.
4
Swipe the screen to change the colour or font and tap OK.
Activating the watch always on feature
You can set the screen to always display the time when the screen is turned off while you are
wearing your Galaxy Watch Active2.
On the quick panel, tap . Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap
faces → Watch always on, and then tap the switch to activate it.
(Settings) → Watch
Watch only mode
You can use your Galaxy Watch Active2 in watch only mode. In watch only mode, only the
time will display and all other functions cannot be used.
On the quick panel, tap . Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap
(Settings) and tap
Battery to open the battery management menu. Then select Watch only and tap .
To deactivate watch only mode, press and hold the Home key for more than three seconds.
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Notifications
Notification panel
Check a notification such as a new message or a missed call on the notification panel. On the
Watch screen, swipe the bezel anticlockwise or swipe to the right on the screen to open the
notification panel. When there are unchecked notifications, an orange dot will be visible on
the Watch screen.
Notification
indicator
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Viewing incoming notifications
When you receive a notification, information about the notification, such as its type or the
time you received it, will appear on the screen. If more than two notifications are received,
swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the screen to view more notifications.
Tap the notification to view details.
Access additional
options.
Deleting notifications
Delete a notification by swiping upwards on the screen while viewing a notification.
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Selecting apps for receiving notifications
Select an app from your mobile device to receive notifications on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
1
2
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Notifications,
and tap the switch.
Tap Apps to get notifications from and tap the switch next to apps to receive
notifications from them on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
Quick panel
This panel allows you to view the Galaxy Watch Active2’s current status and configure
settings.
Swipe downwards from the top edge of the screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the screen to move to the next or previous
quick panel.
Battery power
level icon
Indicator icons
Quick setting
icons
Galaxy Watch
Active2's
connection status
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Checking the indicator icons
Indicator icons appear at the top of the quick panel and let you know the Galaxy Watch
Active2’s current status. The icons listed in the table below are most common.
The indicator icons may appear differently depending on the region, service provider,
or model.
Icon
Meaning
Bluetooth connected
Bluetooth disconnected
Signal strength
Bluetooth headset connected
3G network connected
LTE network connected
Wi-Fi connected
Battery power level
Checking quick setting icons
Quick setting icons appear on the quick panel. Tap the icon to change the basic settings or
launch the function conveniently.
Refer to Editing the quick setting icons for more information about adding the new icons on
the quick panel.
Icon
Meaning
Activate goodnight mode
Adjust the brightness
Open the volume menu
Activate do not disturb mode
Activate the watch always on feature
Launch the Settings app
Activate theatre mode
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Icon
Meaning
Activate the flash feature
Activate power saving mode
Activate flight mode
Activate water lock mode
Connect the Wi-Fi network or connect the Wi-Fi network automatically
/
Connect the Bluetooth headset
Activate the location information feature
Open the battery management menu
Launch the Find My Phone app
/
/
Activate sound, vibrate, or silent mode
Connect the mobile network (only for LTE models)
Activate the NFC feature
/
Play or pause music
Activate the touch sensitivity feature
Editing the quick setting icons
You can edit the icons on the quick panel.
Adding a quick setting icon
Tap and hold a quick setting icon on the quick panel and tap
want to add on the quick panel.
, then select a feature you
The icon for the feature you select will be added on the quick panel.
Removing a quick setting icon
Tap and hold a quick setting icon you want to delete on the quick panel and tap
The quick setting icon will be removed.
You can also edit the quick panel. On the Apps screen, tap
Advanced → Edit quick settings.
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Activating goodnight mode
Activate goodnight mode for sleeping.
On the quick panel, tap
.
Incoming calls will be muted and the screen will not turn on when receiving incoming calls.
Also, all notifications will be muted, except for alarms, and the screen will not turn on when
notifications are received. Also, the wake-up gesture feature and watch always on feature will
be deactivated automatically.
Adjusting the brightness
You can adjust the Galaxy Watch Active2’s brightness as desired.
On the quick panel, tap
.
and adjust the brightness by swiping the bezel or tapping
or
Opening the volume menu
Adjust the volume level of the Galaxy Watch Active2.
On the quick panel, tap , swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the screen to move
to desired volume option, and then adjust the volume by swiping the bezel or tapping or
.
When the Voice Assistant feature is activated, you can also adjust the accessibility
volume.
Activating do not disturb mode
Incoming calls will be muted and the screen will not turn on when receiving incoming calls.
Also, all notifications will be muted, except for alarms, and the screen will not turn on when
notifications are received.
On the quick panel, tap
The
and select the do not disturb option you want.
icon will appear at the top of the Watch screen.
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Activating the watch always on feature
Set the screen to always display the time when the screen is turned off while you are wearing
your Galaxy Watch Active2.
On the quick panel, tap
.
If you activate this feature, the battery will drain more quickly than normal.
Launching the Settings app
Launch the Settings app to configure the Galaxy Watch Active2’s various features.
On the quick panel, tap
.
The Settings app will launch.
Activating theatre mode
Activate theatre mode for watching movies.
On the quick panel, tap
and select the theatre mode option you want.
The
icon will appear at the top of the Watch screen. Incoming calls will be muted and the
screen will not turn on when receiving incoming calls. Also, all notifications will be muted,
including alarms, and the screen will not turn on when notifications are received or when
there is an alarm. Also, the wake-up gesture feature and watch always on feature will be
deactivated automatically.
Activating the flash feature
You can use the Galaxy Watch Active2’s screen as a flash.
On the quick panel, tap
.
Tap the screen to adjust the flash brightness.
Activating power saving mode
Activate power saving mode to restrict some Galaxy Watch Active2 features and reduce the
battery usage.
On the quick panel, tap
.
Displays colours on the screen as grey tones. Refer to Power saving mode for more
information.
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Activating the flight mode
Activate the flight mode when you board an aeroplane. Activating this feature will restrict
apps that require an network connection, but allow you to use other features as normal.
On the quick panel, tap
The
.
icon will appear at the top of the Watch screen.
Activating water lock mode
Activate water lock mode when you exercise in water.
On the quick panel, tap
.
The touchscreen, the wake-up gesture feature, and the watch always on feature will be
deactivated automatically.
Press and hold the Home key until the circle disappears to turn off water lock mode.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
Connect to a Wi-Fi network manually or set the Wi-Fi network to connect automatically.
On the quick panel, tap
or
.
The Wi-Fi network will be connected or disconnected. The Wi-Fi network will be connected
automatically when
appears.
does not appear and the Wi-Fi network does not connect automatically when you
use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without connecting to a mobile device.
Connecting the Bluetooth headset
Connect the Bluetooth headset and you can listen music and have a phone conversations
through it.
On the quick panel, tap
.
The Bluetooth feature is activated and the available Bluetooth headsets list will be searched. If
the previously used Bluetooth is available, it will be connected automatically.
Activating the location information feature
Activate the location information to use GPS data and location data with certain apps.
On the quick panel, tap
.
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Opening the battery management menu
Open the battery management menu to manage the battery consumption easily.
On the quick panel, tap
.
The battery management menu will be appear.
Launching the Find My Phone app
Launch the Find My Phone app and find your mobile device when you misplace it.
On the quick panel, tap
.
The mobile device will emit sound and turn on the screen. Refer to Find My Phone for more
information.
This feature is not displayed when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without
connecting to a mobile device.
Activating sound, vibrate, or silent mode
Activate sound, vibrate, or silent mode.
On the quick panel, tap
,
or
.
Connecting to a mobile network
You can connect to a mobile network.
On the quick panel, tap
.
Your Galaxy Watch Active2 will be connected to the mobile network.
This feature is not displayed on the Bluetooth model.
Activating the NFC feature
Activate the NFC feature.
On the quick panel, tap
.
The NFC feature can be used conveniently with the NFC antenna. Refer to NFC for more
information.
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Playing or pausing music
Play or pause music.
On the quick panel, tap
or
.
Music is played or paused on the Galaxy Watch Active2 or the connected mobile device. You
can also listen to music after connecting the Bluetooth headset.
Activating the touch sensitivity feature
Activate the touch sensitivity feature to use the touchscreen while wearing gloves.
On the quick panel, tap
.
Depending on the type of gloves, the touchscreen might not recognise your touch
and the feature may not activate.
Entering text
Introduction
A text input screen will appear when you are able to enter text, such as when sending a
message.
• The text input screen may be different depending on the app you launch.
• When the Galaxy Watch Active2 is connected to a mobile device via Bluetooth, the
language settings applied on the mobile device are applied to the Galaxy Watch
Active2.
Insert emoticons.
Open handwriting input mode
or the keyboard.
Use the voice input.
Insert a text template.
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Using the voice input
Tap
and speak to enter your message.
To change the language recognised, tap → Input languages.
Access additional options.
Recognising voice input.
• This feature is not supported in some languages.
• Tips for better voice recognition
– – Speak clearly.
– – Speak in quiet places.
– – Do not use offensive or slang words.
– – Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 may not recognise your spoken message depending on
your surroundings or how you speak.
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Using emoticons
Tap
and select the category. The emoticon list of the selected category will appear.
To draw a picture, tap Doodle at the top of the screen, and draw your message.
Swipe the bezel anticlockwise bezel, or tap
while the touch bezel feature is deactivated to
delete your input stroke by stroke. To recover a stroke, swipe the bezel clockwise, or tap
while the touch bezel feature is deactivated.
Using handwriting input mode or the keyboard
Using handwriting input mode
Tap
to open handwriting mode and write on the screen.
This feature may not be available depending on the region.
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Using the keyboard
Tap
to open the keyboard. If handwriting input mode appears, swipe on the screen to the
right from the left edge of the text input screen and select .
The keyboard will appear.
• Text entry is not supported in some languages. To enter text, you must change the
input language to one of the supported languages.
• The keyboard layout may differ depending on the region.
Delete a preceding character.
Enter uppercase. For all caps, tap
it twice.
Enter a space.
Changing the input language
Drag the space key to the left or right while tapping and holding it to change the input
language in text mode.
To add more languages, swipe the screen to the right from the left edge of the text input
screen. Then, tap → Input languages → → Languages and select a language to add.
You can use up to two languages.
Changing the input mode
Swipe the screen to the right from the left edge of the text input screen and select an input
mode you want. You can switch between text mode, emoticon mode, number mode, voice
input mode, handwriting mode, and punctuation mode.
Handwriting input mode may not be available depending on the region.
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Messages
View messages and reply to using the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Viewing messages
You may incur additional charges for receiving messages while you are roaming.
1
2
Tap
(Messages) on the Apps screen.
Or, swipe the bezel anticlockwise or swipe the screen to the right on the Watch screen to
open the notification panel and view a new message.
Scroll through the message list, and then select a contact to view your conversations.
To view a message on your mobile device, tap , swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the screen, and then tap Show on phone.
To reply a message, select an input mode and enter your message.
Sending messages
You may incur additional charges for sending messages while you are roaming.
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1
Tap
(Messages) on the Apps screen.
Create a new message.
Contacts
Messages list
2
3
4
Tap
.
Or, you can choose a message recipient by tapping
on the contacts list.
Add a recipient and tap Next.
Select an input mode, and enter your message, and then tap Send.
When you select a text template, tap
.
When you select an emoticon, the message will automatically be sent to the recipients.
When you enter text by voice, you can select between text and audio for the message
format. If the message format selection screen does not appear, on the Apps screen, tap
(Settings) → Apps → Messages, and then tap the Send as audio switch to activate
it.
Deleting messages
1
2
3
Tap
(Messages) on the Apps screen.
Scroll through the message list, and then select a contact to view your conversations.
Tap , swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen, and then tap
Delete.
The message will be deleted both from the Galaxy Watch Active2 and the connected
mobile device.
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Phone
Introduction
You can make calls and check incoming calls and receive them. You can have phone
conversations via the internal microphone, speaker, or connected Bluetooth headset.
The sound may not be heard clearly during a call and only brief calls are available in
areas with weak signals.
Receiving calls
Answering a call
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle.
You can have phone conversations via the internal microphone, speaker, or a connected
Bluetooth headset.
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Rejecting a call
You can reject incoming calls and send a rejection message to the caller.
When a call comes in, drag
outside the large circle.
To send a message when rejecting an incoming call, swipe upwards from the bottom edge of
the screen and select the message you want.
Missed calls
If a call is missed, a missed call notification is displayed on the notification panel. Swipe
the bezel anticlockwise or swipe the screen to the right on the Watch screen to open the
(Phone) on the
notification panel and view missed call notifications. Alternatively, tap
Apps screen to view missed calls.
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Making calls
Tap
(Phone) on the Apps screen.
Keypad
Contacts
Log list
Use one of the followings methods:
• Tap
, enter a number using the keypad, and then tap
• Tap
.
, swipe the bezel or scroll through the contact list, select a contact, and then tap
.
• Swipe the bezel or scroll through the log list, select a log entry, and then tap
.
Options during calls
Using the call screen
The following actions are available:
Adjust the volume.
Access additional options.
Transfer calls to the mobile
device
Turn off the microphone so that
the other party cannot hear you.
End the current call.
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Making a phone call with a Bluetooth headset
When a Bluetooth headset is connected to the Galaxy Watch Active2, you can make phone
calls with a Bluetooth headset.
If a Bluetooth headset is not connected to the Galaxy Watch Active2, on the Apps screen,
(Settings) → Connections → Bluetooth → Bluetooth audio. When the available
tap
Bluetooth headsets list appears, select a Bluetooth headset you want to use.
To have phone conversations via the internal microphone or speaker, tap
screen.
on the call
This feature is available when you use the LTE model without connecting to a mobile
device.
Opening the keypad
Tap → Keypad.
Contacts
You can make a call or send a message to a contact. The contacts saved on your mobile
device will be also saved to your Galaxy Watch Active2 after you connect them.
Tap
(Contacts) on the Apps screen.
The favourites list contacts on the mobile device will display on the top of the
contacts list.
Use one of the following search methods:
• Tap
and enter the search criteria on the top of the contacts list.
• Scroll through the contacts list.
• Swipe the right scroll bar while the touch bezel feature is deactivated. The list scrolls
quickly.
• Swipe the bezel. When you swipe the bezel quickly, the list scrolls by the alphabet of the
first letter.
Once a contact is selected, take one of the following actions:
•
: Make a voice call.
•
: Compose a message.
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Adding contacts
1
2
3
Tap
(Contacts) on the Apps screen.
Tap
on the top of the contacts list and enter the contact information.
Tap Save.
Selecting the frequently used contacts on the widget
Swipe the bezel clockwise or swipe the screen to the left on the Watch screen and add
the frequently used contacts from the Contacts widget to contact them directly via a text
message or phone call. Tap Add, select contact, and then tap Done.
• To use the Contacts widget, you must first add it. Refer to Adding widgets for more
information.
• Up to four contacts can be added on the widget.
Adding medical information to my profile
Add medical information to my profile for the rescuer to quickly see it in an emergency
situation.
On your mobile device, launch the Contacts app, select your profile, and then enter your
medical information. To view your medical information on your Galaxy Watch Active2, on
(Contacts) and select your profile, and then swipe upwards from the
the Apps screen tap
bottom edge of the screen.
In an emergency situation, press and hold the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Home key (Power key)
and tap Emergency medical info.
You may not use this feature depending on the mobile device that you connect to the
Galaxy Watch Active2.
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Samsung Pay
Register frequently used cards to Samsung Pay, a mobile payment service, to make payments
quickly and securely. Samsung Pay supports near field communication (NFC) to allow
payment through standard credit card readers.
You can view more information, such as cards that support this feature at
www.samsung.com/samsung-pay.
• This app’s availability and supported features may vary depending on the region or
service provider.
• The procedures for the initial setup and card registration may vary depending on
the region or service provider.
Setting up Samsung Pay
1
2
On your mobile device, launch the Galaxy Wearable app.
Tap Samsung Pay and follow the on-screen instruction to complete your card
registration.
Making payments
1
2
3
To make a payment on your Galaxy Watch Active2, press and hold the Back key.
Enter the PIN.
Scroll through the cards list, select a card and tap PAY.
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4
Place your Galaxy Watch Active2 close to the card reader.
When the card reader recognises the card information, the payment will be processed.
• Payments may not be processed depending on your network connection.
• The verification method for payments may vary depending on the card readers.
Samsung Health
Introduction
Samsung Health records and manages your 24-hour activity and sleep pattern to cultivate a
healthy habit. When connecting your Galaxy Watch Active2 to your mobile devices, you can
save and manage the health-related data on the Samsung Health app.
With the activated automatic exercise recognition feature, after you exercise for more than
10 minutes while wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2, it will notify you and show you some
stretching motions to follow or it will show you a screen encouraging you to take a light stroll
when the Galaxy Watch Active2 recognises inactivity for more than one hour. When your
Galaxy Watch Active2 recognises you are driving, it may not display an encouraging message
or stretches.
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
• Samsung Health features are intended only for leisure, well-being, and fitness
purposes. They are not intended for medical use. Before using these features, read
the instructions carefully.
• Any information that is obtained from use of the Galaxy Watch Active2 or the
Fit Software or any application preloaded within may not be suitable, accurate,
complete or reliable.
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Wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2 correctly
• When you activate the auto heart rate tracking feature, or when you start to use the
exercise features, the Galaxy Watch Active2 will automatically track your heart rate. When
measuring your heart rate, wear the Galaxy Watch Active2 snugly on your arm above
your wrist as shown in the figure below.
• If you fasten the Galaxy Watch Active2 too tightly, the skin irritation may occur and if you
fasten it too loosely, friction may occur.
<Rear>
Heart rate sensor
• Do not look directly at the heart rate sensor’s lights. Doing so may impair your
vision. Make sure children do not look directly at the lights.
• If your Galaxy Watch Active2 becomes hot to the touch, please remove it until it
cools. Exposing skin to a hot surface of the Galaxy Watch Active2 for a long time
may cause skin burn.
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• The accuracy of the heart rate sensor may be diminished depending on
measurement conditions and surroundings.
• Use the HR feature only for measuring your heart rate.
• Cold ambient temperatures may affect your measurement; during winter or cold
weather, keep yourself warm when checking your heart rate.
• Smoking or consuming alcohol before taking measurements may cause your heart
rate to be different from your normal heart rate.
• Do not talk, yawn, or breathe deeply while taking heart rate measurements. Doing
so may cause your heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.
• Because the heart rate sensor uses light to approximate heart rate, its accuracy
may vary due to physical factors that affect light absorption and reflection, such as
blood circulation/blood pressure, skin condition and location and concentration of
blood vessels. In addition, if your heart rate is extremely high or low, measurements
may be inaccurate.
• Users with thin wrists may receive inaccurate heart rate measurements when
the device is loose, causing the light to be reflected unevenly. If heart rate
measurement is not working properly, adjust the position of the device’s heart rate
sensor to the right, left, up, or down on your wrist, or wear the device on your inner
arm so that the sensor is in contact with your skin.
• If the heart rate sensor is dirty, wipe the sensor and try again. Obstructions
between the device’s band and your wrist, such as body hair, dirt, or other objects
may prevent the light from reflecting evenly. Please make sure you remove such
obstructions before use.
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Daily activity
Check your daily activity goal based on your target, such as the calories burned, exercise time,
or activity time at a glance.
Checking the daily activity
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the screen, and then open the daily activity tracker screen. Alternatively, swipe
the bezel clockwise or swipe the screen to the left on the Watch screen and select the Daily
activity widget to launch it.
• Activity: Check your daily calories burned through activities you did throughout your
day. As you approach your calorie goal, the graph will increase.
• Work out: Check your total workout times for activities you did throughout your day.
Times for various exercises will be recognised automatically and the times for manually
started exercises will be included. As you approach your workout goal, the graph will
increase.
• Move hourly: Check how long you were active by hour throughout the day. As you
approach your time goal by doing light activities, such as stretching and walking, the
graph will increase.
To view weekly records with a graph, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen.
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Setting the daily activity target
1
2
3
4
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the daily activity tracker screen and
tap Settings.
Tap Daily target and select an activity option.
Tap the target input field and swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen to set the target.
Tap DONE.
Setting up notifications
To receive a notification when reaching a target you set, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the screen, tap Settings, and then tap the Notifications switch to activate it.
Steps
The Galaxy Watch Active2 counts the number of steps you have taken and measures the
distance travelled.
Measuring your step count and distance you walk
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the screen, and then open the steps tracker screen.
Current step total
Target
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To view weekly records with a graph, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen.
• When you start to measure your step, the step tracker monitors your steps and
displays your step account after a brief delay because your Galaxy Watch Active2
accurately recognises your movement after you walk for a while. Also, for an
accurate step count, you may experience a brief delay before the pop-up window
indicates that a certain goal has been reached.
• If you use the steps tracker while travelling by car or train, vibration may affect your
step count.
Setting the step target
1
2
3
4
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the step tracker screen and tap
Settings.
Tap Step target.
Tap the target input field and swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen to set the target.
Tap Done.
Setting up notifications
To receive a notification when reaching a target you set, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the screen, tap Settings, and then tap the Notifications switch to activate it.
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Floors
Record and track how many floors you climb.
Measuring the floors you climb
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the screen, and then open the floors tracker screen.
Current floors total
Target
To view weekly records with a graph, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen.
• One floor is calculated as approximately 3 metres. The floors measured may not
match the actual floors you climb.
• The floors measured may not be accurate depending on the environment, the
user’s movements, and the conditions of buildings.
• The floors measured may not be accurate if water (shower and water activity) or
foreign materials enter the atmospheric pressure sensor. If there is any detergent,
sweat, or raindrops on the Galaxy Watch Active2, rinse it with clean water and dry
the atmospheric pressure sensor thoroughly before use.
Setting the target for climbing floors
1
2
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the floors tracker screen and tap
Settings.
Tap Floor target.
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3
4
Tap the target input field and swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen to set the target.
Tap DONE.
Setting up notifications
To receive a notification when reaching a target you set, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the screen, tap Settings, and then tap the Notifications switch to activate it.
Exercise
Record your exercise information and check the results, such as burned calories, with the
exercise feature.
• Before using this feature, pregnant women, the elderly, and young children, users
suffering from conditions, such as chronic heart disease or high blood pressure, are
recommended to seek the advice of a licensed medical professional.
• If you feel dizzy, experience pain, or have difficulty breathing during exercise, stop
using this feature and seek the advice of a licensed medical professional.
• If you have just purchased or have reset the Galaxy Watch Active2, create your
profile.
Be aware of following conditions before exercising in cold weather conditions:
• Avoid using the device in cold weather. If possible, use the device indoors.
• If you use the device outside in cold weather, cover the Galaxy Watch Active2 with your
sleeves before using it.
Starting the exercises
1
2
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen, open the exercise tracker
screen, and then tap Work out.
Swipe the bezel clockwise or swipe the screen to the left on the Watch screen and
start exercising directly from the Multi-workouts widget. Tap Add to add up to four
different types of exercises.
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3
Tap
on the exercise type you want from the exercise type list.
The screen where you can set the details of the exercise, such as the target, will appear.
When you want to start exercising immediately, tap the exercise type.
When there is no exercise type you want, tap More workouts and select an exercise type
you want.
4
Tap Target, select a target type, and then set the details of the target.
If you select Basic workout as the target, you can work out as much as you want
without a limit on time or distance.
5
Tap Workout screen to customise the workout screen.
• Refer to Customising the workout screen for more information.
• You cannot change the workout screen during a workout.
6
Set the various options for each exercise type.
• Location: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2’s GPS antenna to track your current location
when you work out outside.
• High location accuracy: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to calculate your location more
precisely by using various processes.
• Auto pause: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2’s exercise feature to pause automatically
when you stop working out.
• Lap: Set to record the lap time manually by pressing the Back key twice or
automatically at regular distances or time interval while working out.
• Guide frequency: Set to receive the guide whenever you reach the distance or time
you set.
• Coaching msgs: Set to receive coaching messages for proper pacing while working
out.
• Screen always on: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2’s screen to remain on during
workouts so you can view the workout screen.
• Pool length: Set the pool length.
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7
Tap
to start exercising.
• Set whether to use your location information when you use your Galaxy Watch
Active2 for the first time after purchasing or resetting it. Enabling the location
information is set as the default.
• Your heart rate is measured in seconds when you start exercising. To measure your
heart rate more accurately with the Galaxy Watch Active2, wear the Galaxy Watch
Active2 firmly around your lower arm just above your wrist.
• Do not move until your heart rate displays on the screen so it can be measured
more accurately.
• Your heart rate may not be visible temporarily due to various conditions such as
the environment, your physical state, or how the Galaxy Watch Active2 is worn.
• When you select Swimming (pool) or Swimming (outdoor), water lock mode will
be activated automatically.
8
Swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the screen to view exercise information,
such as your heart rate, distance, or time, on the workout screen.
When you are swimming, you can check additional exercise information, such as the
length information.
To listen to music, swipe the bezel anticlockwise or swipe to the right on the screen.
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• When you select Swimming (pool) or Swimming (outdoor), water lock mode will
be automatically activated and the touchscreen will be disabled. The screen will
change automatically and you can check your exercise information.
• When you select Swimming (pool) or Swimming (outdoor), the recorded value
may not be accurate in following cases:
– – If you stop swimming before reaching the completion point
– – If you change your swimming stroke midstream
– – If you stop moving your arms before reaching the completion point
– – If you kick with your legs on a kickboard or swim without moving your arms
– – If you swim with only one arm
– – If you swim under water
– – If you do not pause or restart the exercise by pressing the Back key, but finish
the exercise by pressing the Back key and tapping Finish
9
Press the Back key to pause the exercise.
To restart the exercise, tap the Back key again after pausing the exercise.
To finish exercising, tap Finish →
after pausing the exercise.
To finish swimming, tap and hold the Home key to deactivate water lock mode first,
shake your Galaxy Watch Active2 to remove water completely from it in order to ensure
that the atmospheric pressure sensor will work properly, and then tap OK → Finish →
.
• Music will continue to play even if you finish exercising. To stop playing music, stop
(Music) to stop playing music.
music before finishing exercising or launch
• If your Galaxy Watch Active2 does not emit sound well, you can remove the water
(Settings) →
inside of the speaker with a loud sound. On the Apps screen, tap
Advanced → Water lock mode → Eject water → Play sound.
10 Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen after finishing the
exercise and view your exercise information.
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Doing multiple exercises
You can log various exercises and go straight through an entire routine by starting another
exercise right after finishing the current exercise.
1
2
3
Press the Back key to pause the current exercise.
Tap Finish → NEW WORKOUT >.
Select the exercise type and start the next exercise.
Starting repetitive exercises
You can perform repetitive exercises such as the squat or dead lift. Your Galaxy Watch Active2
will count how many times you repeat the motion with vibrations and beeps.
1
2
3
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen, open the exercise tracker
screen, and then tap Work out.
Tap
on the repetitive exercise type you want from the exercise type list.
The screen where you can set the details of the exercise, such as the target, will appear.
When you want to start exercising immediately, tap the exercise type.
When there is no repetitive exercise type you want, tap More workouts and select an
exercise type you want.
4
Tap Target, select a target type, and then set the details of the target.
If you select Basic workout as the target, you can work out as much as you want
without a limit on time or repetitions.
5
Tap Workout screen to customise the workout screen.
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6
Set the various options for each exercise type.
• Rep counter: Count the number of repetitions with beeps.
• Wrist worn on: Select the wrist that you wear your Galaxy Watch Active2 to improve
the counting accuracy.
• Screen always on: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2’s screen to remain on during
workouts so you can view the workout screen.
7
Tap
to start exercising.
Tap OK after you get into the proper position to start it by following the pose on the
screen.
For some repetitive exercises, the exercise will begin right after you get into the
proper position by imitating the pose on the screen.
8
9
Counting will begin with vibrations and beeps.
Take a rest after completing a set. Or, tap Skip if you want to skip to the next set. The
exercise will begin after you get into the proper position to start it by following the pose
on the screen.
Press the Back key to pause the exercise.
To finish exercising, tap Finish →
after pausing the exercise.
10 Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen after finishing the
exercise and view your exercise information.
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Customising the workout screen
Customise the workout screen that appears while exercising with the information that you
want to preview.
You cannot change the workout screen during a workout.
1
2
3
4
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen, open the exercise tracker
screen, and then tap Work out.
Tap
on the exercise type you want from the exercise type list.
The screen where you can set the details of the exercise, such as the target, will appear.
Tap Workout screen, select the type of workout screen, set whether to use it, and then
select the information to display on the screen.
Automatic exercise recognition
Once you have engaged in an activity for more than ten minutes while wearing the Galaxy
Watch Active2, it automatically recognises that you are exercising and records exercise
information such as the exercise type, duration and calories burned.
When you stop doing some exercises for more than one minute, the Galaxy Watch Active2
automatically recognises that you have stopped exercising and this feature is deactivated.
• You can check the list of exercises which are supported by the automatic exercise
(Samsung Health) and tap
recognition feature. On the Apps screen, tap
Settings → Workout detection → Activities to detect.
• The automatic exercise recognition feature measures the distance travelled and
calories burnt using the acceleration sensor. The measurements may not be
accurate depending on your manner of walking, exercise routines, and lifestyle.
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Calories
You can check your calories burned by day or week.
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the screen, and then open the calories screen.
• The total calories you burn includes your basal metabolism calculated based on
the profile you registered. When you launch the Samsung Health app for the first
time, the basal metabolism you expend until the time you launch the app will be
displayed as the calories you burn.
• The calories burned during the activity are the result of the exercise or other
activities you do.
Sleep
Analyse your sleep and record it by measuring your heart rate while you are sleeping.
• The sleep pattern will have its four states (Awake, REM, Light, Deep) analysed by
using your movement and changes in your heart rate. A graph will be provided
with recommended ranges for each measured sleep state.
• If your heart rate is irregular, your Galaxy Watch Active2 cannot recognise your
heart rate properly, or when you turn off the record REM sleep feature, the sleep
pattern will be analysed into three states (Restless, Light, Motionless).
• Sleep patterns are analysed and recorded with your heart rate. To measure your
sleep patterns with your body movements, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the sleep tracker screen, tap Settings, and then tap the Record
REM sleep switch to deactivate it.
• To measure your heart rate more accurately with the Galaxy Watch Active2, wear
the Galaxy Watch Active2 firmly around your lower arm just above the wrist. Refer
to Wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2 correctly for more information.
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Measuring your sleep
1
2
3
4
Sleep while wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 will start to measure your sleep.
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen after you wake up.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen and open the sleep
tracker screen.
View all information related to your measured sleep.
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Heart rate
Measure and record your heart rate.
• The Galaxy Watch Active2’s heart rate tracker is intended for fitness and
informational purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease
or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.
• To measure your heart rate more accurately with the Galaxy Watch Active2, wear
the Galaxy Watch Active2 firmly around your lower arm just above the wrist. Refer
to Wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2 correctly for more information.
Be aware of following conditions before measuring your heart rate:
• Rest for 5 minutes before taking measurements.
• If the measurement is very different from the expected heart rate, rest for 30 minutes and
then measure it again.
• During winter or in cold weather, keep yourself warm when measuring your heart rate.
• Smoking or consuming alcohol before taking measurements may cause your heart rate
to be different from your normal heart rate.
• Do not talk, yawn, or breathe deeply while taking heart rate measurements. Doing so
may cause your heart rate to be recorded inaccurately.
• Heart rate measurements may vary depending on the measurement method and the
environment they are taken in.
• If the heart rate sensor is not working, check the Galaxy Watch Active2’s position on your
wrist and make sure nothing is obstructing the sensor. If the heart rate sensor continues
to have the same problem, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
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Measuring your heart rate
1
2
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen and open the heart rate
tracker screen.
Your heart rate is measured every 10 minutes while resting. Check your measured heart
rate on the screen.
To measure your heart rate manually, tap Measure to begin measuring your heart rate.
Swipe the bezel clockwise or swipe the screen to the left on the Watch screen and
check the measured heart rate directly from the Heart rate widget.
To view weekly records with a graph, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen.
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Measuring your heart rate continuously
You can set your Galaxy Watch Active2 to automatically measure your heart rate continuously.
On the heart rate tracker screen, tap HR and stress measurement and select Measure
continuously.
Your heart rate will be measured continuously and you can check your heart rate, heart rate
changes by day in a graph, maximum heart rate, and the time information for each activity
section divided by intensity.
Stress
Calculate and record your stress level by using changes in your heart rate and reduce your
stress by following the breathing instructions that Galaxy Watch Active2 provides.
• You can get more accurate stress level results when your stress level data
accumulates by measuring your stress levels automatically.
• Your measured stress level is not necessarily related to your emotional state.
• Your stress level may not be measured while you are sleeping, working out, moving
a lot, or immediately after you finish a workout.
• To measure your heart rate more accurately with the Galaxy Watch Active2, wear
the Galaxy Watch Active2 firmly around your lower arm just above the wrist. Refer
to Wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2 correctly for more information.
• This feature may not be available depending on the region.
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Measuring your stress level
1
2
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen and open the stress
tracker screen.
Your stress level is measured. Check your current stress level on the screen.
To measure your stress level manually, tap Measure to begin measuring your stress level.
To view weekly records with a graph, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen.
Alleviating stress
You can reduce stress with a deep and slow breathing by following the Galaxy Watch Active2.
1
2
Tap BREATHE > on the stress tracker screen.
Tap Start and start breathing.
To stop to breathe, tap on the screen and tap Stop.
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Food
Record the calories you eat in a day and compare with your target or the daily recommended
calories to get help to manage your weight.
If you have just purchased or have reset the Galaxy Watch Active2, create your profile.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 will let you know your daily recommended calories based
on the age, gender, and the physical conditions you entered in your profile.
Recording the calories
1
2
3
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen, open the food tracker
screen, and then tap Add.
Tap the input field, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen to set
the calories you have consumed, and then tap Done.
To change the meal type, tap the meal type on the top of the screen and select an
option.
To view weekly records with a graph, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen.
Deleting logs
1
2
Tap on the food tracker screen, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen, and then tap Delete today’s log.
Select data to delete and tap DELETE.
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Setting your target calories
1
2
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the food tracker screen and tap Set
target.
Tap the input field, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen to set
the daily target calories, and then tap DONE.
Weight management
Check the calories you intake and the calories burned through exercise or other activities you
do throughout your day and helps you to reach the goal weight you set. You can also check
the weight you entered in the Samsung Health app on your connected mobile device.
• Set your goal weight in the Samsung Health app on your mobile device to check
information on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
• This feature is not available when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without
connecting to a mobile device.
1
2
3
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen and open the weight
management tracker screen.
View the information on the screen and adjust your exercise program and food intake
accordingly.
To view weekly records with a graph, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen.
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Water
Record and track how many glasses of water you drink.
Recording water consumption
1
2
3
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen and open the water
tracker screen.
Tap
when you drink a glass of water.
If you accidentally added an incorrect value, you can fix it by tapping
.
To view weekly records with a graph, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen.
Setting your target consumption
1
2
3
4
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the water tracker screen and tap Set
target.
Tap the switch to activate it.
Tap Daily target.
Tap the input field, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen to set
the daily target, and then tap DONE.
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Caffeine
Record and track how many cups of coffee you drink.
Recording your coffee consumption
1
2
3
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen and open the caffeine
tracker screen.
Tap
when you drink a cup of coffee.
If you accidentally added an incorrect value, you can fix it by tapping
.
To view weekly records with a graph, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the
screen.
Setting your caffeine consumption limit
1
2
3
4
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the caffeine tracker screen and tap
Set target.
Tap the switch to activate it.
Tap Daily target.
Tap the input field, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen to set
the daily target, and then tap DONE.
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Together
Compare your step count records with other Samsung Health users. You can set a goal,
compete with your friends, and view the challenge status on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Activate the together feature in the Samsung Health app on your mobile device to
check information on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
• This feature is not available when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without
connecting to a mobile device.
1
2
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen and open the together
screen.
Tap the screen to view detailed information such as your or your friends’ challenges status or
your or your friends’ weekly step count ranking.
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Settings
You can set the various setting options related to the exercise.
Tap
(Samsung Health) on the Apps screen, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the screen, and then tap Settings.
• Profile: Enter your profile information, such as your gender, height, and weight.
• Units: Set the unit to use in the Samsung Health app of your Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Workout detection: Set your Galaxy Watch Active2 to recognise your workout
automatically.
• Inactive time alerts: Alerts you of your inactive time when you are not moving for a
period of time while wearing your Galaxy Watch Active2.
• HR and stress measurement: Change the measurement options for your heart rate and
stress.
• Data permissions: Set the apps’ permissions for accessing the data saved on the
Samsung Health app of the Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Help: View information about the Samsung Health app.
Additional information
• The purpose for such data collection is limited to providing the service that you have
requested, including providing additional information to enhance your wellness, back
up/sync data, data analysis and statistics or to develop and provide better services. (But
if you sign in to your Samsung account from Samsung Health, your data may be saved
on the server for data backup purposes.) Personal information may be stored until the
completion of such purposes. To delete any data you have shared with social networks or
transferred to storage devices, you must delete them separately.
• You assume full responsibility for the inappropriate use of data shared on social networks
or transmitted to others. Use caution when sharing your personal data with others.
• If the Galaxy Watch Active2 is connected to a mobile device, verify the communication
protocol to confirm proper operation. If you use a wireless connection, such as Bluetooth,
the Galaxy Watch Active2 may be affected by electronic interference from other devices.
Avoid using the Galaxy Watch Active2 near other devices that transmit radio waves.
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• The content used in the Samsung Health app may vary depending on the software
version of the app. The services provided with the app are subject to change or the
cancellation of support without prior notice.
• Available Samsung Health functions and services may vary depending on the local laws
and regulations in your region.
• Some functions of Samsung Health may not be provided depending on your region.
• Samsung Health functions are intended for fitness and informational purposes only and
is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure,
mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.
• Measured distance may differ from the actual distance due to uneven strides,
walking in place, and pacing around.
• Only records from the past 28 days are saved. You can view previous data on the
mobile device where the Samsung Health app is installed.
GPS
The Galaxy Watch Active2 has a GPS antenna so that you can check your real-time location
information without connecting to a mobile device. When you are using your Galaxy Watch
Active2 without connecting to a mobile device, the GPS antenna in your Galaxy Watch
Active2 will be used.
On the Apps screen, tap
activate it.
(Settings) → Connections → Location and tap the switch to
To select a method to use for locating, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on
the screen and select an option.
• When your Galaxy Watch Active2 and mobile device are connected, this feature
uses your mobile device’s GPS. Activate the mobile device’s location feature to use
the GPS sensor.
• The GPS antenna in your Galaxy Watch Active2 will be used when using the
Samsung Health feature, even though your Galaxy Watch Active2 is connected to
your mobile device.
• GPS signal strength may decrease in locations where the signal is obstructed, such
as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions.
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Music
Introduction
Listen to music saved in the Galaxy Watch Active2 and in the mobile device.
Playing music
Tap
(Music) on the Apps screen.
When listening to music saved in the Galaxy Watch Active2, swipe upwards from the bottom
edge of the screen to open the library screen. On the library screen, you can view the
currently playing song and playlist, and arrange music by tracks, albums, and artists.
Pause and resume playback.
Adjust the volume.
Change the device used to play
music.
Restart the currently playing file
or skip to the previous file. Tap
and hold to move backwards
quickly.
Skip to the next file. Tap and
hold to move forwards quickly.
Importing music
Import music saved in your mobile device to your Galaxy Watch Active2.
1
2
3
4
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device.
Tap Home → Add content to your watch.
Tap Add tracks.
Select a category at the bottom of the screen, select files, and then tap Done.
To sync music in your mobile device with your Galaxy Watch Active2, tap the Auto sync
switch under Music. The music in your mobile device will be synced automatically with your
Galaxy Watch Active2 when it has more than 15 % of remaining battery power.
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Playing music with your Galaxy Watch Active2
Play music saved on your Galaxy Watch Active2 via the internal speaker. You can also play
music via a connected Bluetooth headset.
1
2
3
Tap
(Music).
Tap
to play the music saved in your Galaxy Watch Active2.
The
icon appears.
Tap .
Playing music with your mobile device
Play music saved on your mobile device and control it with your Galaxy Watch Active2.
Mobile device
1
Launch the music player app.
Galaxy Watch Active2
2
3
4
Tap
(Music).
Tap
to play the music saved in your mobile device.
The
icon appears.
Tap .
To change the music player app used from your Galaxy Watch Active2, tap → Music player
and select the app among the music player app installed on the mobile device.
Playing music without connecting to a mobile device
Listen to music or radio using the Galaxy Watch Active2 by itself. You must download music or
a radio streaming app on the Galaxy Watch Active2.
On the Apps screen, tap
(Galaxy Store). Browse and download music or a radio streaming
app in Galaxy Store and launch the app.
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Reminder
Add reminders for events such as buying tickets, going to the laundromat, or taking
medicine, without using your calendar app. You can set up notifications to receive reminders
at specified times.
Creating a reminder
1
2
On the Apps screen, tap
(Reminder) → Add.
If you have a saved reminder, tap Create on the top of the reminders list.
If your Galaxy Watch Active2 supports voice input, speak a schedule to create a reminder.
When you are finished, tap Done.
Or, tap Write memo, enter text, and then tap Done.
3
4
5
6
Tap Set time to set a notification.
Tap the input field, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen to set
the time, and tap Next.
Set other notification options, such as selecting the date on which the notification will
repeat, and tap Done.
Tap Save.
The saved reminder is added to the reminders list.
Viewing the reminder alarm
When an alarm appears, check the reminder details. Or, swipe the bezel anticlockwise or
swipe the screen to the right on the Watch screen to open the notification panel and view a
reminder.
• All reminders on your Galaxy Watch Active2 will be synced with the connected
mobile device automatically so that you can receive alarms and check them from
the mobile device.
• Select a reminder and tap Edit time to set a reminder again.
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Completing or deleting the reminder
When you have finished your task, you can set the reminder as completed or delete it.
To complete the reminder, tap Complete after viewing the reminder’s details. Alternatively,
select a completed reminder from the reminder list to complete it.
To delete the reminder, tap , swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen,
and then tap Delete.
Calendar
You can check the schedules of events that you saved on your mobile device or Galaxy Watch
Active2 on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
All events scheduled on your Galaxy Watch Active2 will be synced with the connected
mobile device automatically to check them, and receive alarms from the mobile
device.
1
Tap
(Calendar) on the Apps screen. Alternatively, swipe the bezel clockwise or swipe
the screen to the left on the Watch screen and select the Calendar widget to launch it.
2
Tap anywhere on the monthly calendar.
3
Tap Add to add the schedule.
4
Select an input mode you want, enter event details, and then tap Save.
The current day’s events list will be shown.
If you have a saved schedule, tap Create on the top of the list.
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Bixby
Introduction
Bixby is a voice service that helps you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 more conveniently. You
can talk to Bixby to launch a function or provide you with information.
• Bixby may not be available depending on the region.
• Bixby may not be available when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without
connecting to a mobile device.
• Make sure the Galaxy Watch Active2’s microphone is not obstructed when you are
speaking into it.
• To use Bixby, your mobile device must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
Starting Bixby
When you launch Bixby for the first time, the Bixby intro page will appear. You must select the
language to use with Bixby, check your Samsung account, and then agree to the terms and
conditions.
1
2
3
Tap
(Bixby) on the Apps screen.
Select the language to use with Bixby and tap
Check your registered Samsung account and tap
.
.
If your Samsung account is not registered on your mobile device, you cannot use
Bixby. Before using Bixby, register your Samsung account on your mobile device first.
4
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
The Bixby screen will appear.
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Using Bixby
When you say what you want to Bixby, Bixby will launch corresponding functions or show the
information you requested.
From any screen press the Home key twice quickly and say what you want. If you cannot
(Settings) → Advanced →
launch Bixby with the Home key, on the Apps screen, tap
Double press Home key and select Bixby.
Alternatively, turn on the screen, say “Hi, Bixby”, and then say what you want.
For example, say “How’s the weather today?” The weather information will appear on the
screen with voice feedback.
"How's the
weather today?"
Starting a conversation
Listening
Corresponding function
launched
If you want to see additional information, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on
the screen. Tap the command if you have any follow-up questions.
Bixby will show you additional information that matches the selected command.
Tips for better voice recognition
• Speak clearly.
• Speak in quiet places.
• Do not use offensive or slang words.
• Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 may not recognise your commands or may perform
unwanted commands depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
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Weather
View weather information on the Galaxy Watch Active2 for locations set on the Galaxy Watch
Active2 or the connected mobile device.
Tap
(Weather) on the Apps screen. Alternatively, swipe the bezel clockwise or swipe the
screen to the left on the Watch screen and select the Weather widget to launch it.
To view the current day’s weather information, tap the screen and swipe the bezel or swipe
upwards or downwards on the screen.
To add another city’s weather information, swipe the bezel clockwise or swipe the screen to
the left, tap Add, and then add the city from the connected mobile device.
You cannot add a city when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without connecting to
a mobile device.
Alarm
Set alarms and manage them.
Setting alarms
1
2
3
4
Tap
(Alarm) on the Apps screen.
Tap Add.
If you have a saved alarm, tap Add on the top of the alarms list.
Tap the input field, swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen to set
the alarm time, and tap Next.
Select the days for the alarm to repeat and tap Save.
The saved alarm is added to the alarms list.
To activate or deactivate alarms, tap the switch next to the alarm in the alarms list.
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Stopping alarms
Drag
outside the large circle to stop an alarm.
If you want to use the snooze function, drag
outside the large circle.
Deleting alarms
In the alarms list, tap and hold and alarm, and then tap Delete.
World clock
Creating world clocks
1
2
3
Tap
(World clock) on the Apps screen.
Tap Add.
If you have a saved world clock, tap Add on the clocks list.
Swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the screen and select a time zone on the
map.
You can also tap All cities and tap Search to search for a city or select a city from the list.
4
Tap the city name representing the selected time zone.
Deleting world clocks
On the world clocks list, tap and hold a world clock, and then tap Delete.
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Timer
1
2
3
4
Tap
(Timer) on the Apps screen.
Tap Custom.
Tap the input field to set the duration and tap Start.
Or, select a frequently used timer.
Drag
outside the large circle when timer goes off.
Stopwatch
1
2
3
Tap
(Stopwatch) on the Apps screen.
Tap Start to time an event.
To record lap times while timing and event, tap Lap.
Tap Stop to stop timing.
• To restart the timing, tap Resume.
• To clear lap times, tap Reset.
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Gallery
Importing and exporting images
Importing images from your mobile device
1
2
3
4
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device.
Tap Home → Add content to your watch.
Tap Send images.
Select a category at the bottom of the screen, select files, and then tap Done.
To sync images on your mobile device with your Galaxy Watch Active2, tap the Auto sync
switch under Images, tap Albums to sync, select albums to import to your Galaxy Watch
Active2, and then tap Done. The selected albums will be automatically synced with your
Galaxy Watch Active2 when it has more than 15 % of remaining battery power.
Exporting images to your mobile device
1
2
3
Tap
(Gallery) on the Apps screen.
Tap an image and then tap and hold the image again to export it.
Swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the screen and select any images to export
more.
To select all images, tap
4
→ Select all.
Tap → Send to phone.
You can view the exported images in apps like Gallery on your mobile device.
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Viewing images
View and manage the images saved on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
1
2
Tap
(Gallery) on the Apps screen.
Swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the screen to scroll through the image list
and select an image.
Zooming in or out
You can zoom in on or out from an image. While viewing an image, double-tap the image
quickly, spread your two fingers apart, or pinch on an image to zoom in or out.
When an image is magnified, you can view the rest of the image by scrolling around the
screen.
Deleting images
1
2
3
Tap
(Gallery) on the Apps screen.
Tap an image and then tap and hold the image again to delete it.
Swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the screen and select any images to delete
more.
To select all images, tap
4
Tap Delete →
→ Select all.
.
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Find My Phone
If you misplace the mobile device, the Galaxy Watch Active2 can help you find it.
This feature is not available when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without
connecting to a mobile device.
1
2
(Find My Phone) on the Apps screen.
Tap
Tap
.
The mobile device emits sounds and turns on the screen. Tap Dismiss and drag it on the
on the Galaxy Watch Active2.
mobile device, or tap
Viewing the location of your mobile device
Tap → Locate phone.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 will display your mobile device’s location.
Find My Watch
If you misplace your Galaxy Watch Active2, the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device
can help you find it.
This feature is not available when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without
connecting to a mobile device.
1
2
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Find My
Watch.
Tap
.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 make a sound and vibrate, and the screen will turn on.
outside the large circle on the Galaxy
To stop making sound and vibrating, drag
on the mobile device.
Watch Active2, or tap
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Controlling the Galaxy Watch Active2 remotely
If you cannot find your Galaxy Watch Active2, launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your
mobile device and tap Home → Find My Watch → Get location to check the current
location of the Galaxy Watch Active2.
When your Galaxy Watch Active2 is lost or stolen, you can control it remotely. Launch the
Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device, tap Home → Find My Watch → Set security,
and then select a feature.
This feature is available after registering the Samsung account on both your Galaxy
Watch Active2 and mobile device.
SOS messages
In an emergency situation, you can send an SOS message to the previously registered
emergency contact by quickly pressing the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Home key three times. You
can also set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to automatically call your emergency contacts.
Setting up SOS messages
1
2
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Send SOS
requests, and tap the switch to activate it.
Follow the on-screen instructions to add emergency contacts if you have not already
done so.
Adding emergency contacts
1
2
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Send SOS
requests → Send SOS messages to → Add.
Tap Create contact and enter the contact information or tap Select from Contacts to
add an existing contact as an emergency contact.
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Activating SOS calls
Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to automatically call your emergency contact after sending an
SOS message. You can only call one of your emergency contacts.
Launch Galaxy Wearable on your mobile device, tap Home → Send SOS requests, tap the
Make SOS calls to switch, and then select an emergency contact.
Setting the SOS message delay
Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to send an SOS messages after a while to cancel the request
when you quickly press the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Home key three times.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device, tap Home → Send SOS requests,
and then tap the Count down before sending switch to activate it.
Sending SOS messages
In an emergency situation, quickly press the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Home key three times.
If the Make SOS calls to feature is activated, the Galaxy Watch Active2 will automatically call
the selected emergency contact.
If you send an SOS message, the
icon will display on the Watch screen while sending the
message and you can view the result of your SOS request on the notification panel after the
message has been sent.
If the GPS feature is not activated on your Galaxy Watch Active2 or mobile device
when sending an SOS message, the GPS feature will be activated automatically to
send the location information.
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Email
View emails received on the mobile device and reply to them.
This app may not be available when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without
connecting to a mobile device.
Reading emails
1
2
Tap
(Email) on the Apps screen.
Select an email to open the email screen.
To view an email on the mobile device, tap , swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or
downwards on the screen, and then select Show on phone.
To reply an email, select an input mode and enter your email.
You may not be able to reply to emails depending on the mobile device that you
connect to the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Galaxy Store
Download specialised apps and watch faces on your Galaxy Watch Active2, not through the
connected mobile device.
On the Apps screen, tap
(Galaxy Store). Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards
on the screen to scroll through the list and select an app to download or watch face or tap
to search for apps by keyword.
Swipe the bezel or swipe upwards or downwards on the screen, and then select Show on
phone. The Galaxy Store app will be launched on your mobile device. Then, browse and
select an app or watch face to download.
Before you use this app, register your Samsung account on your mobile device first.
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Settings
Introduction
Customise settings for functions and apps. Set your Galaxy Watch Active2 depending on your
usage pattern by configuring the various settings.
Tap
(Settings) on the Apps screen.
Watch faces
Customise the watch face.
On the Settings screen, tap Watch faces.
• Select watch face: Select a watch type. You can also select items to display on the watch
face and download more watch faces from Galaxy Store.
• Watch always on: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to display a watch when the screen is
turned off.
The Watch always on feature only works while you are wearing the Galaxy Watch
Active2.
• Watch face order: Select how to arrange the watch faces.
• Hourly chime: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to notify you every hour with a sound and
vibration.
• Notification indicator: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to display an orange dot on the
Watch screen to alert you to notifications that you have not checked.
• Show status: Set the status indicators to display on the Watch screen.
• Ongoing icons: Set the icons that show the currently used feature to display on the
Watch screen when using a feature, such as working out or calling.
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Sound and vibration
Change the Galaxy Watch Active2’s sound and vibration settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Sound and vibration.
Some options are not displayed or available when you use the Bluetooth model
without connecting to a mobile device.
• Sound mode: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to use sound mode, silent mode, or vibrate
mode.
• Vibrate with sound: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to vibrate and play a ringtone for
incoming calls and notifications.
• Volume: Adjust the volume level of the Galaxy Watch Active2.
When the Voice Assistant feature is activated, you can also adjust the accessibility
volume.
• Vibration intensity: Adjust the intensity of the vibration notification.
• Long vibration: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to vibrate longer for incoming calls and
notifications.
• Ringtone: Change the ringtone.
• Ringtone vibration: Select a vibration pattern for incoming calls.
• Notification sound: Change the notification sound.
• Notification vibration: Select a vibration pattern for notifications.
• Touch sounds: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to make a sound when apps or options are
selected on the touchscreen.
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Display
Change the Galaxy Watch Active2’s display settings and the Apps screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Display.
• Brightness: Adjust the brightness for the display.
• Auto low brightness: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to automatically adjust the
brightness depending on the ambient light conditions.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the Galaxy Watch Active2 waits before turning off
the display’s backlight.
• Show last app: Select the length of time to display a recently used app when the screen
is back on after it turned off.
• Background style: Change the wallpaper.
• Font: Change the font style and size.
Advanced
Activate the Galaxy Watch Active2’s advanced features and change the control settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Advanced.
• Double press Home key: Select an app or feature to launch when you press the Galaxy
Watch Active2’s Home key twice.
• Touch bezel: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2’s screen to be controlled by swiping the bezel.
• Wake-up gesture: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to turn on the screen when you raise
your wrist that is wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2.
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• Touch wake-up: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to turn on the screen when you tap the
screen.
• Water lock mode: Activate water lock mode before entering the water. The touchscreen,
the wake-up gesture feature, and the watch always on feature will be deactivated.
• Touch sensitivity: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to allow use of the touchscreen with
gloves on.
• Do not disturb: Activate do not disturb mode. Incoming calls will be muted and the
screen will not turn on when receiving incoming calls. Also, all notifications will be muted,
except for alarms, and the screen will not turn on when notifications are received.
• Theatre mode: Activate theatre mode for watching movies. Incoming calls will be muted
and the screen will not turn on when receiving incoming calls. Also, all notifications
will be muted, including alarms, and the screen will not turn on when notifications are
received or when there is an alarm. Also, the wake-up gesture feature and watch always
on feature will be deactivated automatically.
• Goodnight mode: Activate goodnight mode for sleeping. Incoming calls will be muted
and the screen will not turn on when receiving incoming calls. Also, all notifications
will be muted, except for alarms, and the screen will not turn on when notifications
are received. Also, the wake-up gesture feature and watch always on feature will be
deactivated automatically.
• Daily briefing: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to send the daily information after you wake
up and before you sleep, or twice when you want during the day.
• Edit quick settings: Edit the Galaxy Watch Active2’s quick panel.
• Screen capture: Swipe right on the screen while pressing the Home key to capture the
screen.
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Connections
Bluetooth
Connect to a mobile device via Bluetooth. You can also connect a Bluetooth headset to your
Galaxy Watch Active2 and listen to music or have a phone conversation.
• Samsung is not responsible for the loss, interception, or misuse of data sent or
received via Bluetooth.
• Always ensure that you share and receive data with devices that are trusted
and properly secured. If there are obstacles between the devices, the operating
distance may be reduced.
• Some devices, especially those that are not tested or approved by the Bluetooth
SIG, may be incompatible with your device.
• Do not use the Bluetooth feature for illegal purposes (for example, pirating copies
of files or illegally tapping communications for commercial purposes).
Samsung is not responsible for the repercussion of illegal use of the Bluetooth
feature.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Bluetooth.
• Bluetooth: Turn the Bluetooth feature on or off.
• Bluetooth audio: Search for Bluetooth headsets and connect them to the Galaxy Watch
Active2.
Mobile networks
Customise settings to control networks.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Mobile networks.
Mobile networks will not be displayed on the Bluetooth model.
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• Mobile networks:
– – Auto on/off: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to automatically connect to or disconnect
from the mobile network depending on the Galaxy Watch Active2’s connection to the
mobile device via Bluetooth.
• When the Galaxy Watch Active2 is connected to the mobile device via
Bluetooth, the Galaxy Watch Active2’s mobile network is turned off to save
battery power. Then, the Galaxy Watch Active2 will not receive messages and
calls made to the Galaxy Watch Active2’s phone number.
• The Galaxy Watch Active2’s mobile network is automatically turned on after
a moment when no Bluetooth connection is detected. Then, you can receive
messages and calls made to the Galaxy Watch Active2’s phone number.
• Auto on/off will not be displayed when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2
without connecting to a mobile device.
– – Always on: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to connect to the mobile network.
When this option enabled, you can receive incoming calls and messages to the Galaxy
Watch Active2 and mobile devices’ phone numbers.
When you enable the Always on option, the Galaxy Watch Active2’s battery
consumption may increase.
– – Always off: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 not to connect to the mobile network.
When this option is enabled, you cannot receive incoming calls and messages to the
Galaxy Watch Active2’s phone number. If the Galaxy Watch Active2 is connected to the
mobile device via Bluetooth, you can receive incoming calls or notifications from your
mobile device’s phone number.
• Mobile data: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to use data connections on any mobile
network.
• Data roaming: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to use data connections when you are
roaming.
• Network mode: Select a network type to connect to between LTE and 3G.
• Network operators: Search for available networks and manually register a network.
• Access Point Names: Set up access point names (APNs).
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Wi-Fi
Activate the Wi-Fi feature to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
This feature is available when the Galaxy Watch Active2 is not connected to the mobile device
via Bluetooth.
1
2
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Wi-Fi.
Tap Wi-Fi and select Auto or Always on to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
If you select Auto, the Wi-Fi network will be disconnected automatically when your
Galaxy Watch Active2 is connected to your mobile device via Bluetooth. If you select
Always off, you can use your Galaxy Watch Active2 after connecting it to your mobile
device via Bluetooth instead of using a Wi-Fi network.
• When you select the Always on option, the battery will drain more quickly than
normal.
• Auto will not be displayed and you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network
automatically when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without connecting to a
mobile device.
3
Tap Wi-Fi networks and select a network from the Wi-Fi networks list.
4
Tap Connect.
Networks that require a password appear with a lock icon.
• Once the Galaxy Watch Active2 connects to a Wi-Fi network, the Galaxy Watch
Active2 will reconnect to that network each time it is available without requiring
a password. To prevent the Galaxy Watch Active2 connecting to the network
automatically, select it from the list of networks and tap Forget.
• If you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network properly, restart your device’s Wi-Fi feature
or the wireless router.
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NFC
You can use the NFC feature.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → NFC.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 contains a built-in NFC antenna. Handle the Galaxy Watch
Active2 carefully to avoid damaging the NFC antenna.
This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
Making payments with the NFC feature
Before you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you must register for the mobile
payment service. To register or get more information about the service, contact your service
provider.
1
2
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → NFC and tap the switch to activate it.
Touch the NFC antenna area of the Galaxy Watch Active2 to the NFC card reader.
To set the default app, open the Settings screen and tap Connections → NFC → Tap and
pay, and then select an app.
The payment services list may not include all available payment apps.
NFC antenna
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Alerts
Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to vibrate when it is disconnected from your mobile device.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections and tap the Alerts switch to activate it.
Alerts will not be displayed when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without
connecting to a mobile device.
Flight mode
This disables all wireless functions on your device. You can use only non-network services.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Flight mode and tap the switch to activate it.
Follow the regulations provided by the airline and the instructions of aircraft
personnel. In cases where it is allowed to use the device, always use it in flight mode.
Data usage
Keep track of your data usage amount and customise the settings for the limitation.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Data usage.
Data usage will not be displayed on the Bluetooth model.
• Mobile data: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to use data connections on any mobile
network.
• Data limit: Set a limit for mobile data usage.
• Data usage cycle: Set a data reset cycle to monitor data usage between usage periods.
• Start date: Set the start date of the data usage cycle.
• Usage details: View your total data usage for the current cycle.
Location
Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to allow apps to use your current location information.
On the Settings screen, tap Connections → Location.
Tap the switch to activate it and select a method to collect your location data.
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Apps
Layout
Select the Apps screen’s layout.
On the Settings screen, tap Apps → Layout.
• Rotary view: Arrange the apps in a circular formation.
• List view: Arrange the apps as a list.
App order
Select how to arrange the apps on the Apps screen.
On the Settings screen, tap Apps → App order.
• Most recent first: Set the recently used apps to appear first.
• Custom: Arrange the apps to your preference.
Auto open apps
Set an app to launch automatically by bringing it into focus without tapping the app.
On the Settings screen, tap Apps → Auto open apps and tap the switch to activate it.
Permissions
For some apps to operate properly, they may need permission to access or use information
on your Galaxy Watch Active2. View your app permission settings for each app and change
the settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Apps → Permissions.
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Messages
Change the message feature settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Apps → Messages.
• Messages will not be displayed when you use the Bluetooth model without
connecting to a mobile device.
• Some options are not displayed on the Bluetooth model.
• Send as audio: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to send a voice message as an audio file.
• Blocked numbers and messages: View the blocked numbers and messages from the
blocked number.
Security
Lock
Change the settings for securing the Galaxy Watch Active2. When you use this feature, the
Galaxy Watch Active2 may be locked automatically when it does not move for a period of
time.
On the Settings screen, tap Security → Lock.
• Type: Select the Galaxy Watch Active2 lock method.
• Use for: Select when to use the lock feature.
This option is not displayed depending on your region or service provider.
• Help: View information about locking your Galaxy Watch Active2.
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Account (Account and backup)
You can use various features of the Galaxy Watch Active2 after registering your Samsung
account on your connected mobile device. Check the Samsung account registered on your
connected mobile device and set the customisation service feature. You can also back up
the data in your Galaxy Watch Active2 on the Samsung Cloud or restore the Galaxy Watch
Active2’s data saved on your Samsung Cloud on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
On the Settings screen, tap Account or Account and backup.
• Samsung account: Enter your Samsung account to sign in or check the Samsung
account registered on your connected mobile device.
When using your Galaxy Watch Active2 without connecting it to a mobile device,
you can enter your Samsung account.
• Backup and restore: Back up the data saved in your Galaxy Watch Active2 on the
Samsung Cloud or restore data on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Backup and restore will be displayed when using your Galaxy Watch Active2
without connecting it to a mobile device.
• If you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 while connected to a mobile device,
back up and restore the data on your mobile device with the same Samsung
account as your mobile device. For more information, refer to Managing the
data in the Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Customisation Service: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to provide the proper feature
depending on the location and situation after analysing your lifestyle pattern.
• Customisation Service will not be displayed when you use the Galaxy Watch
Active2 without connecting to a mobile device.
• This feature is available after connecting the Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile
device that supports the customisation service platform 2.2 or later. After
making an agreement to use the customisation service, launch the Settings
app on your mobile device, tap Accounts and backup → Accounts →
Samsung account → Privacy → Customization Service, and then tap the
Customisation Service switch to activate it.
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Accessibility
Configure various settings to improve accessibility to the Galaxy Watch Active2.
On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility.
• Screen reader: Activate Voice Assistant, which provides voice feedback. To view help
information to learn how to use this feature, tap Tutorial.
• Visibility enhancements: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for visually
impaired users.
• Hearing enhancements: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users with
hearing impairment.
• Advanced settings: Configure settings for Direct access and notification features.
General
Input
Change the text input settings.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Input.
• Default keyboard: Check the default keyboard for entering the characters.
• Keyboard settings: Configure the Samsung keyboard’s settings.
Text-to-speech
Change the settings for text-to-speech features, such as languages, speed, and more.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Text-to-speech.
• Language: Select a language to use.
• Speech rate: Set the reading speed.
• Read notifications aloud: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to read out the received
notification on your Galaxy Watch Active2. However, you can listen to the audio only
through the connected Bluetooth headset.
• Check for updates: Update the supported audio languages.
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Date and time
You can set the date and time manually.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Date and time.
Date and time will be available only when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without
connecting to a mobile device.
• Automatic: Set the time zone provided by network or GPS to be applied when travelling
to a different time zone.
• Set date: Set the date manually.
• Set time: Set the time manually.
• Select time zone: Select the time zone manually.
• Use 24-hour format: Display time in 24-hour format.
Language
Select a language to use on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Language.
Language will be displayed only when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2 without
connecting to a mobile device.
Reset
Delete all data on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Reset.
Update watch software
Update Galaxy Watch Active2 to the latest software.
On the Settings screen, tap General → Update watch software.
Update watch software will be displayed only when you use the Galaxy Watch
Active2 without connecting to a mobile device.
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Battery
Select the Galaxy Watch Active2’s battery mode. Using certain battery modes allows you to
reduce battery consumption and use your Galaxy Watch Active2 much longer.
On the Settings screen, tap Battery.
• Standard: Select when using your Galaxy Watch Active2 normally. You can use all
features of the Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Power saving: Select when activating power saving mode. Displays colours on the screen
as grey tones and some feature are restricted to reduce the battery consumption. Refer to
Power saving mode for more information.
• Watch only: Only the watch displays on the screen and all other features will be
deactivated to reduce the battery consumption. Press the Home key to view the watch.
Press and hold the Home key for three seconds to deactivate Watch only mode.
Optimise battery
Close apps running in the background and change settings that have a large effect on battery
consumption to extend the battery usage time.
On the Settings screen, tap Battery → Optimise battery.
About watch
View the Galaxy Watch Active2’s additional information.
On the Settings screen, tap About watch.
• Device: View the Galaxy Watch Active2’s information, such as the Wi-Fi MAC address,
Bluetooth address, and serial number.
• Legal info: View legal information related to the device, such as the open source licence.
You can also set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to automatically send the device’s diagnostic
and usage information to Samsung.
• Software: View your Galaxy Watch Active2’s software and security status.
• Battery: View the Galaxy Watch Active2’s battery information.
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Connect to new phone
Connect your Galaxy Watch Active2 to a new mobile device. The Galaxy Watch Active2 can
connect to another mobile device after performing a light reset to delete data except media
files and personal data.
On the Settings screen, tap Connect to new phone.
Connect to new phone will be displayed only when the Galaxy Watch Active2 is
connected to a mobile device.
Connect to phone
Connect to a mobile device while you are using the Galaxy Watch Active2 by itself. You can
select whether to restore the Galaxy Watch Active2’s data that is saved on the mobile device.
On the Settings screen, tap Connect to phone.
•
: Connect your Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile device and sync your health
information, setting values, and contacts information saved in the Galaxy Watch Active2.
•
: Connect your Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile device after resetting all the data
saved in the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Connect to phone will be displayed only when you use the Galaxy Watch Active2
without connecting to a mobile device.
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Introduction
To connect your Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile device, you must install the Galaxy
Wearable app on your mobile device. You can check the Galaxy Watch Active2’s status and
download recommended watch faces and apps. You can also customise your Galaxy Watch
Active2’s various settings, such as your notification settings.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device.
Some features may not be available depending on the type of connected mobile
device.
Change or customise
the watch face.
Access
additional
options.
Recommended watch
faces and apps
Galaxy Watch
Active2's status
Customise your
Galaxy Watch
Active2
settings and
launch features
that can be
used by
connecting the
Galaxy Watch
Active2.
Home
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Tap
to use the following options:
• Add new device: Disconnect your device from the currently connected mobile device
and connect a new device. Select your device on the screen or tap Mine’s not here if you
cannot find your device, and then follow the on-screen instructions to connect to the
new device.
• Disconnect: Disconnect your Galaxy Watch Active2 from the currently connected mobile
device.
• Auto switch: The Galaxy Watch Active2 will still automatically connect to your mobile
device if you wear it on your wrist.
Auto switch will be displayed only when more than two devices that support the
auto switch feature are paired to your mobile device.
• Manage devices: Manage the devices connected to your mobile device. To disconnect a
device from your mobile device, select a device and tap Remove.
Manage devices will be displayed only when more than two devices are paired
to your mobile device.
• App notifications: Change the various Galaxy Wearable app notification settings on the
mobile device.
• Contact us: Samsung Members offers support services to customers, such as device
problem diagnosis, and lets users submit questions and error reports. You can also share
information with others in the Galaxy users’ community or view the latest Galaxy news
and tips. Samsung Members can help you solve any problems you might encounter
while using your device.
Contact us may not be available depending on the region, service provider or
model that does not support the Samsung Members app.
• About Galaxy Wearable: View version information of the Galaxy Wearable app.
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Home
Introduction
View your Galaxy Watch Active2’s status and customise your Galaxy Watch Active2 settings.
You can also launch usable apps by connecting the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home.
Payment
You can conveniently make payments with the Samsung Pay app by using a mobile payment
service.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Open Samsung
Pay.
This option may not be available depending on your region or service provider.
Notifications
Change settings for the notification feature. Stay up to date with a variety of events, such as
new messages received on the mobile device.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device, tap Home → Notifications, tap the
switch to activate it, and then activate items.
• Apps to get notifications from: Select apps on the mobile device to send notifications to
the Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Show only while wearing: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to show notifications only while
you are wearing it.
• Show while using phone: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to show notifications while using
your mobile device.
• Advanced notification settings: Set the various additional features related to
notifications.
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Apps
Customise the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Apps screen. You can also change the settings for
launching apps automatically.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Apps.
Arranging apps
1
2
3
Tap App order → Custom.
Tap Reorder and swipe the screen left or right to move to the editing screen.
Tap and hold an app, drag it to the desired position, and then tap Save.
If you tap App order → Most recent first, the Apps screen of the Galaxy Watch Active2 will
be automatically arranged in the order of recently used apps.
Launching app automatically
Set an app to launch automatically on your Galaxy Watch Active2 by bringing it into focus
without tapping the app.
Tap the Auto open apps switch to activate it.
Uninstalling apps
Tap Manage apps, tap , select the app you want to remove from the Galaxy Watch Active2,
and then tap Uninstall.
Hiding apps
Hide an app to not have it displayed on the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Apps screen.
Tap Manage apps, tap
next to the apps you want to hide, and then tap Save.
The app will appear under Hidden apps and will not appear on the Galaxy Watch Active2’s
Apps screen.
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Unhiding apps
Tap Manage apps, tap
next to the apps you want to unhide, and then tap Save.
The app will disappear under Hidden apps and will appear on the Galaxy Watch Active2’s last
Apps screen.
Customising apps
Tap
on the app to customise the basic settings related to the app.
Widgets
Customise the widgets on the Galaxy Watch Active2. You can also rearrange widgets.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Widgets.
Adding or removing widgets
Tap
on the widget to remove it or tap
on the widget to add it and tap SAVE.
The widget will be added or removed from the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Reordering widgets
Tap
next to a widget, drag it to desired position, and then tap SAVE.
The widget’s order will be changed on the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Sound and vibration
Change the Galaxy Watch Active2’s sound and vibration settings.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Sound and
vibration.
• Sound mode: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to use sound mode, silent mode, or vibrate
mode.
• Vibrate with sound: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to vibrate and play a ringtone for
incoming calls and notifications.
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• Volume: Adjust the volume level of the Galaxy Watch Active2.
When the Voice Assistant feature is activated, you can also adjust the accessibility
volume.
• Vibration intensity: Adjust the intensity of the vibration notification.
• Long vibration: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to vibrate longer for incoming calls and
notifications.
• Ringtone: Change the ringtone.
• Ringtone vibration: Select a vibration pattern for incoming calls.
• Notification sound: Change the notification sound.
• Notification vibration: Select a vibration pattern for notifications.
• Touch sounds: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to make a sound when apps or options are
selected on the touchscreen.
Display
Change the Galaxy Watch Active2’s display settings and the Apps screen.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Display.
• Brightness: Adjust the brightness for the display.
• Auto low brightness: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to automatically adjust the
brightness depending on the ambient light conditions.
• Screen timeout: Set the length of time the Galaxy Watch Active2 waits before turning off
the display’s backlight.
• Show last app: Select the length of time to display a recently used app when the screen
is back on after it turned off.
• Background style: Change the wallpaper.
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Advanced
Activate the Galaxy Watch Active2’s advanced features and change the control settings.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Advanced.
• Double press Home key: Select an app or feature to launch when you press the Galaxy
Watch Active2’s Home key twice.
• Touch bezel: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2’s screen to be controlled by swiping the bezel.
• Wake-up gesture: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to turn on the screen when you raise
your wrist that is wearing the Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Touch wake-up: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to turn on the screen when you tap the
screen.
• Water lock mode: Activate water lock mode before entering the water. The touchscreen,
the wake-up gesture feature, and the watch always on feature will be deactivated.
• Touch sensitivity: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to allow use of the touchscreen with
gloves on.
• Do not disturb: Activate do not disturb mode. Incoming calls will be muted and the
screen will not turn on when receiving incoming calls. Also, all notifications will be muted,
except for alarms, and the screen will not turn on when notifications are received.
• Theatre mode: Activate theatre mode for watching movies. Incoming calls will be muted
and the screen will not turn on when receiving incoming calls. Also, all notifications
will be muted, including alarms, and the screen will not turn on when notifications are
received or when there is an alarm. Also, the wake-up gesture feature and watch always
on feature will be deactivated automatically.
• Good night mode: Activate goodnight mode for sleeping. Incoming calls will be muted
and the screen will not turn on when receiving incoming calls. Also, all notifications
will be muted, except for alarms, and the screen will not turn on when notifications
are received. Also, the wake-up gesture feature and watch always on feature will be
deactivated automatically.
• Edit quick settings: Edit the Galaxy Watch Active2’s quick panel.
• Screen capture: Swipe right on the screen while pressing the Home key to capture the
screen.
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Add content to your watch
Transfer saved audio or image files from your mobile device to your Galaxy Watch Active2
manually or automatically.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Add content to
your watch.
• Music
– – Add tracks: Select audio files and manually send them from the mobile device to the
Galaxy Watch Active2.
– – Auto sync: Set the device to sync recently added audio files with the Galaxy Watch
Active2 when it has more than 15 % of remaining battery power.
If the music files saved on the Galaxy Watch Active2 take up more than 1 GB, it
deletes files that you have not set as your favourites in order from the music files
you first added.
– – Playlists to sync: Select a playlist to sync with the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Playlists to sync is available only when the Samsung Music app is installed on
your mobile device and it is activated when you turn on the Auto sync feature.
• Images
– – Send images: Select images and manually send them from the mobile device to the
Galaxy Watch Active2.
– – Auto sync: Set the device to sync images with the Galaxy Watch Active2 when it has
more than 15 % of remaining battery power.
– – Image limit: Select the number of images to send to your Galaxy Watch Active2 from
a mobile device.
– – Albums to sync: Select an image album to sync with the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Send SOS requests
Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to send an SOS message to the previously registered
emergency contact by quickly pressing the Galaxy Watch Active2’s Home key three times. You
can also set it to automatically call your emergency contacts.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device, tap Home → Send SOS requests,
and then tap the switch to activate it. Refer to SOS messages for more information.
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Find My Watch
Remotely control your Galaxy Watch Active2 when it is lost or misplaced.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Find My Watch.
Register your Samsung account on the connected mobile device first to use this
feature.
• Get location: Check where the Galaxy Watch Active2 is placed.
• Set security:
– – Remote lock: Remotely lock the Galaxy Watch Active2 to prevent unauthorised
access. This feature can be used when your mobile device is connected to your Galaxy
Watch Active2 via Bluetooth or a remote connection. When your Galaxy Watch Active2
is locked, connect your mobile device to the Galaxy Watch Active2 via Bluetooth. The
lock will be deactivated automatically.
– – Reset watch: Remotely delete all personal information stored in the Galaxy Watch
Active2. After the Galaxy Watch Active2 is reset, you cannot restore the information or
use the Find My Watch feature.
– – Reactivation lock: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to require your Samsung account
information after the device has been reset. This prevents others from using your
Galaxy Watch Active2 to access the personal information saved on your Galaxy Watch
Active2 if it is lost or stolen.
Mobile networks
Use various other services through the mobile network after activating it on the Galaxy Watch
Active2.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Mobile networks.
Mobile networks will not be displayed on the Bluetooth model.
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General
Customise the Galaxy Watch Active2’s text-to-speech language settings or reset the Galaxy
Watch Active2.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → General.
• Languages: Select Galaxy Watch Active2’s text-to-speech language and download the
available one.
• Speech rate: Adjust the speech rate.
• Reset: Perform a factory data reset of the connected Galaxy Watch Active2.
Accessibility
Configure various settings to improve accessibility to the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Accessibility.
• Screen reader: Activate Voice Assistant, which provides voice feedback. To view help
information to learn how to use this feature, tap Tutorial.
• Visibility enhancements: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for visually
impaired users.
• Hearing enhancements: Customise the settings to improve accessibility for users with
hearing impairment.
• Advanced settings: Configure settings for Direct access and notification features.
Samsung Pay
Make payments conveniently and securely by using a mobile payment service.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Samsung Pay.
This option may not be available depending on your region or service provider.
Bixby
Launch Bixby on your mobile device and find out what you can do with Bixby.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Bixby.
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Account and backup
Register your Samsung account and sign in to back up, or restore your Galaxy Watch Active2’s
data using Samsung Cloud. You can also remotely connect to your Galaxy Watch Active2 with
your Samsung account.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Account and
backup.
• Samsung account: Add your Samsung account to use with your Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Back up and restore: Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on
your Galaxy Watch Active2. You can back up your sensitive information and access it later.
You must sign in to your Samsung account to back up or restore data. Refer to Managing
the data in the Galaxy Watch Active2 for more information.
• Remote connection: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to remotely connect with the mobile
network or a Wi-Fi network when a Bluetooth connection between devices is not
available. To use this feature, sign in to your Samsung account.
Regularly back up your data to a safe location, such as Samsung Cloud or a computer,
so that you can restore it if the data is corrupted or lost due to an unintended factory
data reset.
Managing the data in the Galaxy Watch Active2
Keep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
You can back up your sensitive information and access it later, as well as back up your Galaxy
Watch Active2’s data automatically to access it from other devices whenever you want.
• Music and images saved on the Galaxy Watch Active2 will not be backed up.
• For the Samsung Health app, only records from the previous 28 days are saved
in your Galaxy Watch Active2. To view saved record older than 28 days, install
the Samsung Health app on the connected mobile device and back up data
automatically.
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Backing up data
1
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Account and
backup.
2
3
Tap Back up and restore → Back up data.
Tick items you want to back up and tap Backup.
The Galaxy Watch Active2’s data will be backed up to Samsung Cloud.
Restoring data
1
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Account and
backup.
2
3
4
Tap Back up and restore → Restore data.
Tap
to select a device to restore the data.
Tick items you want to restore and tap Restore.
Backed up data will be restored to your Galaxy Watch Active2.
Backing up data automatically
1
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Account and
backup.
2
3
Tap Back up and restore → Back up data.
Tap the Auto back up switch to activate it.
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Sync phone settings
Change the sync settings of your Galaxy Watch Active2 and the connected mobile device.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device, tap Home → Sync phone settings.
Some mobile devices may not support the Sync phone settings feature or some
options of this feature.
• Sync Do not disturb: Set to sync the do not disturb settings of your Galaxy Watch Active2
and connected mobile device.
• Sync Wi-Fi networks: Set to automatically sync the Wi-Fi list saved on the mobile device
with your Galaxy Watch Active2.
Watch software update
The Galaxy Watch Active2 can be directly updated to the latest software by the firmware overthe-air (FOTA) service. You can also change the update settings.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Watch software
update.
• Download and install: Check for and install updates manually.
• Auto download over Wi-Fi: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to download updates
automatically when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Tips and user manual
View basic operations or tips for using the Galaxy Watch Active2 and its user manual. You can
also use various other services through the mobile network after activating it on the Galaxy
Watch Active2.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → Tips and user
manual.
• Get more from your watch: View your Galaxy Watch Active2’s usage tips.
• User manual: View details about using your Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Setting up a mobile network: Activate the mobile network on your Galaxy Watch
Active2.
Setting up a mobile network will not be displayed on the Bluetooth model.
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About watch
View your Galaxy Watch Active2’s status and other information.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → About watch.
• Battery: Check the remaining battery and usage time, and also activate the power saving
mode.
The expected usage time left shows the time remaining before the battery
power runs out. Usage time left may vary depending on your device settings and
operating conditions.
• Storage: Check the status of the used and available memory. To delete unnecessary files,
tap Clean now.
The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified
capacity because the operating system and default apps occupy part of the
memory. The available capacity may change when you update the device.
• RAM: Check the status of the used and available RAM. To speed up your Galaxy Watch
Active2 by reducing the amount of RAM you are using, tick apps from the apps list, and
tap Clean now.
• Device: View various Galaxy Watch Active2’s information, such as the Wi-Fi MAC address,
Bluetooth address, and serial number.
• Legal information: View legal information related to the device, such as the open source
licence. You can also set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to automatically send the device’s
diagnostic and usage information to Samsung.
• Software information: View the Galaxy Watch Active2’s software and security status.
• Battery information: View the Galaxy Watch Active2’s battery information.
• Install unknown apps: Set the Galaxy Watch Active2 to allow the installation of apps
from unknown sources.
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Watch faces
You can change the type of watch to be displayed on the Watch screen.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Watch faces. Then, select a
category and select a desired watch face. The watch face you selected will be downloaded or
applied on the Watch screen.
Tap Customise to change the background and set items to display on the watch face.
Making My style watch faces
Change your Galaxy Watch Active2’s watch face into a pattern image that uses a colour
combination abstracted from the photo you took. You can match your Galaxy Watch Active2’s
watch face with any fashion you want.
This feature is only available on Samsung or Android devices.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Watch faces.
Tap My watch faces and select My style.
Tap Customise → Camera.
To select a photo saved on your mobile device, tap Gallery.
Tap
to take a photo and then tap OK.
Drag the circular frame over the photo to the collection of colours you wish to use.
To resize the circular frame, drag a corner of the frame.
Select a pattern type and tap Done.
Tap Save.
The watch face of your Galaxy Watch Active2 will be changed into the My style one.
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Discover
You can download recommended watch faces and apps from the Galaxy Store app.
Launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Discover.
Download the watch faces and apps you want. Tap View more to view more watch faces and
apps.
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Introduction
Use the helpful features of the Galaxy Watch Active2 to add convenience to your daily life and
manage your health. Also, the customisation service of the Galaxy Watch Active2 analyses
your usage patterns and status to provide services and information according to your
location and place.
Enjoy the many features of the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Using as a personal coach for your health
Take care of your health with the Galaxy Watch Active2. The heart rate sensor measures
your heart rate and analyses your stress level and sleep pattern. You can also manage your
personal health based on the profile data you entered.
You can use various other exercises and health managing features when you use the
Galaxy Watch Active2 while connected to a mobile device.
Achieving your daily activity target
Check your daily activity goal based on your target, such as the calories burned, exercise time,
or activity time, and also with the entered profile at a glance.
You can check your daily target at a glance with the daily activity graph from the Daily
activity widget or Samsung Health app. You can use this information to track your health
and do more activities to create a well-balanced daily routine and become healthier.
Refer to Daily activity for more information.
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Managing stress and sleep quality
A more accurate heart rate sensor measures your stress levels and sleep patterns.
Managing stress
When the stress level measurement is completed, you can relax by following the breathing
directions that the Galaxy Watch Active2 provides. After you measure your stress level, tap
BREATHE > to breath and relieve stress.
Checking your sleeping patterns
Your sleeping pattern will be measured and divided into four states. After waking up in the
morning, you can check your sleep pattern on the sleep tracker screen or through the Sleep
widget. Find out your sleep pattern through constant observation.
Refer to Sleep for more information.
The sleep pattern will have its four states (Awake, REM, Light, Deep) analysed by
using your movement and changes in your heart rate. A graph will be provided with
recommended values for each measured sleep state based on results for people in
your same age group.
Experiencing enhanced exercises
Using the various exercise features
The Galaxy Watch Active2 supports about 40 indoor and outdoor exercises and activities.
Exercise efficiently with the Galaxy Watch Active2 at home, outside, or at a fitness centre. The
Galaxy Watch Active2 helps you achieve your set target by carefully checking your workout
time, distance, speed, heart rate, and calorie consumption during exercising.
Refer to Exercise for more information about starting various exercise.
Doing multiple exercises in one session
You can effectively continue through several exercises in one session. After finishing one
exercise, start the next exercise immediately.
Refer to Doing multiple exercises for more information.
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Using as an intelligent planner
Checking out today’s information
Use the Galaxy Watch Active2 on an important day. You can view information such as
schedules, reminders, and the alarm time on the Watch screen even if you do not run any
applications.
Tap and hold the Watch screen and swipe the bezel or swipe to the left or right on the screen
to select the My day watch face. You can view your daily schedule and manage it on the My
day watch face.
You can view the following information on the watch face:
• Today’s schedule you have set on the calendar
• Items you have saved as reminders
• Alarm times
Refer to Calendar, Reminder, or Alarm for more information about registering a schedule or
reminder, or setting up an alarm.
You can only check schedule and alarm information that has been set within 10 hours
of the current time.
Managing my daily life
The Galaxy Watch Active2 helps you enjoy your life comfortably. The customisation service of
the Galaxy Watch Active2 identifies your lifestyle and taste and provides appropriate features
according to your location or situation. Start and end your day with the Galaxy Watch Active2.
The Galaxy Watch Active2 will provide you with what you need the most anytime, anywhere.
• This feature is available after connecting the Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile
device that supports the customisation service platform 2.2 or later. After making
an agreement to use the customisation service, launch the Settings app on your
mobile device, tap Accounts and backup → Accounts → Samsung account
→ Privacy → Customization Service, and then tap the Customisation Service
switch to activate it.
• If the previously analysed lifestyle pattern changes, the Galaxy Watch Active2 will
provide the service and feature based on the changed pattern.
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Being briefed twice a day
You can be briefed after waking up and before going to bed on useful information you need
for the day.
On the Apps screen, tap
(Settings) → Advanced → Daily briefing → Get briefings
automatically and tap the switch to activate it.
After waking up, the Galaxy Watch Active2 notifies you of today’s important events or
weather. Before you go to bed, the Galaxy Watch Active2 notifies you of your exercise status,
tomorrow’s weather, and reminds you of any unfinished reminders items.
Refer to Calendar or Reminder for more information about registering a schedule or a
reminder for a briefing.
You can also be briefed twice a day when you want. On the Apps screen, tap
(Settings) → Advanced → Daily briefing → Set briefing times, tap the switch
to activate it, and then tap Briefing times to set the time to be briefed. However,
this feature is available only when you deactivate the Get briefings automatically
features first.
Launching recommended apps by location and time
Launch your favourite apps conveniently with widgets. The Galaxy Watch Active2 analyses
your usage patterns by time and place to automatically add your favourite apps that you have
used at specific times or places to the App shortcuts widget.
For example, when you arrive at a bus stop during rush hour, your frequently used maps or
transit-related apps and your music app are automatically added to the widget.
Swipe the bezel clockwise or swipe the screen to the left on the Watch screen and launch
automatically added apps from the App shortcuts widget.
Activating goodnight mode to sleep more comfortably
Before bedtime, the Galaxy Watch Active2 notifies you to go to sleep. Activate goodnight
mode optimised for sleep.
On the Apps screen, tap
(Settings) → Advanced → Goodnight mode and tap the Turn
on now switch to activate it. When you receive the notification for activating goodnight
mode, follow the screen to activate it.
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The following features are disabled:
• Ringtones and screen waking during incoming calls
• All notifications, except for alarms
• Screen waking when a notification is received
• The watch always on feature
• The wake-up gesture feature
Goodnight mode is automatically disabled after you wake up.
Using dual clock when you are abroad
If you are travelling abroad or travelling on a business trip, the Galaxy Watch Active2
automatically detects the changed time zone and suggests that you switch to the dual clock
screen to see both the local time and your country’s time. Use the dual clock feature by
changing the watch face according to the notifications.
This feature is available after connecting the Galaxy Watch Active2 to a mobile
device that supports the customisation service platform 2.2 or later. After making an
agreement to use the customisation service, launch the Settings app on your mobile
device, tap Accounts and backup → Accounts → Samsung account → Privacy →
Customization Service, and then tap the Customisation Service switch to activate it.
Using a convenient reminder
Register a reminder quickly with your voice and get briefed on today’s reminders.
Registering reminders with your voice
You can easily save what you need to remember with your voice.
For example, say ‘Call my mom at 3 o’clock’ and make a reminder. At 3 o’clock, you will be
notified that it is time to call mom.
Refer to Creating a reminder for more information about registering for reminders.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some
situations may not apply to your Galaxy Watch Active2.
The quick panel displays network or service error messages
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. Move
to another area and try again. While moving, error messages may appear repeatedly.
• You cannot access some options without a subscription. For more information, contact
your service provider.
Your Galaxy Watch Active2 does not turn on
When the battery is completely discharged, your Galaxy Watch Active2 will not turn on. Fully
charge the battery before turning on the Galaxy Watch Active2.
The touchscreen responds slowly or improperly
• If you attach a screen protector or optional accessories to the touchscreen, the
touchscreen may not function properly.
• If you are wearing gloves, if your hands are not clean while touching the touchscreen,
or if you tap the screen with sharp objects or your fingertips, the touchscreen may
malfunction.
• The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
• Restart your Galaxy Watch Active2 to clear any temporary software bugs.
• Ensure that your Galaxy Watch Active2 software is updated to the latest version.
• If the touchscreen is scratched or damaged, visit a Samsung Service Centre.
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Your Galaxy Watch Active2 freezes or has errors
Try the following solutions. If the problem is still not resolved, contact a Samsung Service
Centre.
Restarting the Galaxy Watch Active2
If your Galaxy Watch Active2 freezes or hangs, you may need to close apps or turn off the
Galaxy Watch Active2 and turn it on again.
Forcing restart
If your Galaxy Watch Active2 is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Home key (Power
key) for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
Resetting the Galaxy Watch Active2
If the methods above do not solve your problem, perform a factory data reset.
On the Apps screen, tap
(Settings) → General → Reset. Alternatively, launch the Galaxy
Wearable app on your mobile device and tap Home → General → Reset → Reset. Before
performing the factory data reset, remember to make backup copies of all important data
stored in the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Another Bluetooth device cannot locate your Galaxy Watch Active2
• Ensure that the Bluetooth wireless feature is activated on your Galaxy Watch Active2.
• Reset your Galaxy Watch Active2 and try again.
• Ensure that your Galaxy Watch Active2 and the other Bluetooth device are within
the Bluetooth connection range (10 m). The distance may vary depending on the
environment the devices are used in.
If the tips above do not solve the problem, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
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A Bluetooth connection is not established or your Galaxy Watch
Active2 and the mobile device are disconnected
• Ensure that the Bluetooth feature on both devices is activated.
• Ensure there are no obstacles, such as walls or electrical equipment, between the devices.
• Ensure that the latest version of the Galaxy Wearable app is installed on the mobile
device. If necessary, update the Galaxy Wearable app to the latest version.
• Ensure that your Galaxy Watch Active2 and the other Bluetooth device are within
the Bluetooth connection range (10 m). The distance may vary depending on the
environment the devices are used in.
• Restart both devices and launch the Galaxy Wearable app on the mobile device again.
Calls are not connected
• Ensure that your Galaxy Watch Active2 is connected to a mobile device via Bluetooth.
If your Galaxy Watch Active2 is connected to your mobile device remotely, you cannot
receive incoming calls.
• Ensure that your mobile device and Galaxy Watch Active2 have accessed the right cellular
network.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the phone number you are dialling on the
mobile device.
• Ensure that you have not set call barring for the incoming phone number on the mobile
device.
• Check if do not disturb mode, theatre mode, or goodnight mode is activated. If one of
these modes has been activated, the touchscreen does not turn on during incoming calls.
Press the Home key or Back key to turn on the screen and check the incoming call.
Others cannot hear you speaking on a call
• Ensure that you are not covering the built-in microphone.
• Ensure that the microphone is close to your mouth.
• If using a Bluetooth headset, ensure that it is properly connected.
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Sound echoes during a call
Adjust the volume or move to another area.
A cellular network or the Internet is often disconnected or audio
quality is poor
• Ensure that you are not blocking the Galaxy Watch Active2’s internal antenna.
• When you are in areas with weak signals or poor reception, you may lose reception. You
may have connectivity problems due to issues with the service provider’s base station.
Move to another area and try again.
• When using the device while moving, wireless network services may be disabled due to
issues with the service provider’s network.
The battery does not charge properly (For Samsung-approved
chargers)
• Ensure that you connect the Galaxy Watch Active2 to the wireless charger properly.
• Visit a Samsung Service Centre and have the battery replaced.
The battery depletes faster than when first purchased
• When you expose the Galaxy Watch Active2 or the battery to very cold or very hot
temperatures, the useful charge may be reduced.
• Battery consumption increases when you use some apps.
• The battery is consumable and the useful charge will get shorter over time.
Your Galaxy Watch Active2 is hot to the touch
When you use apps that require more power or use apps on your Galaxy Watch Active2 for an
extended period of time, your Galaxy Watch Active2 may feel hot to the touch. This is normal
and should not affect your Galaxy Watch Active2’s lifespan or performance.
If the Galaxy Watch Active2 overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, do not use it for a
while. If the Galaxy Watch Active2 continues to overheat, contact a Samsung Service Centre.
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Your Galaxy Watch Active2 cannot find your current location
The Galaxy Watch Active2 uses your mobile device’s location information. GPS signals may be
obstructed in some locations, such as indoors. Set the mobile device to use Wi-Fi or a mobile
network to find your current location.
Data stored in the Galaxy Watch Active2 has been lost
Always make backup copies of all important data stored in the Galaxy Watch Active2.
Otherwise, you cannot restore data if it is corrupted or lost. Samsung is not responsible for
the loss of data stored in the Galaxy Watch Active2.
A small gap appears around the outside of the Galaxy Watch Active2
case
• This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of
parts may occur.
• Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.
There is not enough space in the Galaxy Watch Active2’s storage
Delete unnecessary data, such as cache, using the Galaxy Wearable app or manually delete
unused apps or files to free up storage space.
Removing the battery
• To remove the battery, contact an authorised service centre. To obtain battery
removal instructions, please visit www.samsung.com/global/ecodesign_energy.
• For your safety, you must not attempt to remove the battery. If the battery is not
properly removed, it may lead to damage to the battery and device, cause personal
injury, and/or result in the device being unsafe.
• Samsung does not accept liability for any damage or loss (whether in contract or tort,
including negligence) which may arise from failure to precisely follow these warnings and
instructions, other than death or personal injury caused by Samsung’s negligence.
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