Tag Archive: Active


Amazon Fire TV now has 34 million active users, increasing its lead on Roku

Roku reported 29.1 million users just last week.

Amazon Fire TV now has 34 million monthly active users, up from the 30 million announced in January and widening the gap between it and Roku’s recently reported user numbers. The detail was given by Jen Prenner, Amazon’s Fire TV general manager and global head of Marketing, growth and engagement, during a panel at The Pay TV Show in Denver, Colorado.

Prenner noted that that the platform’s growth has  [Read More…]

$20 and a lot of style separate the Galaxy Watch Active and TicWatch S2

When it comes to wearables, it’s all about balancing form and function, size and sensibility. I’ve worn macho manacles and lithe lovelies in my quest for the perfect wearable, and while I still haven’t found, there’s at least more reasonably-sized watches these day.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Thin and fit

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Wonderful AMOLED display Qi charging Samsung Pay Comfy, lightweight design Cons Tizen OS still annoying at times Lower-end battery life [Read More…]

Should you buy the Galaxy Watch Active or the Fossil Sport?

We’ve been reviewing smartwatches for so long that most of us still have a Pebble sitting around somewhere. We’ve tested just about every Wear OS watch there is, and use that expertise to help you make your next purchase.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Well-rounded

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Better battery life Great fitness tracking Tizen OS 4.0 is very smooth Cons Flush buttons can be harder to find Fewer apps for Tizen

The Galaxy  [Read More…]

Which Galaxy Watch Active color should you get?

The Galaxy Watch Active is light, lithe, and looks like quite the promising smartwatch, but once you decide to buy one, the question then becomes which one? There are four color options for the Galaxy Watch Active’s body right now, and each one has its own charm and appeal. Samsung also says there are eight strap color options, however those other colors seem to be additional bands rather than ones you can include with the watch in-box, so we’ll stick  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Watch Active is a visual upgrade from the Gear Fit2 Pro

Best answer: Purely from an activity tracking perspective, the Gear Fit2 Pro is still a great fitness band and the Galaxy Watch Active isn’t dramatically better. But if you want that tracking to happen on a larger screen that’s easier to use and in a form factor that’s a bit more traditional, this is a nice upgrade.

Switch to smartwatch: Galaxy Watch Active ($ 200 at Amazon) The Galaxy Watch Active improves on the Fit2 Pro

Since  [Read More…]

Where to get a replacement charger for Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Best answer: The best place to find a replacement charger for your Galaxy Watch Active is either Amazon or Samsung. Samsung’s Wireless Charger Duo or Pad Slim are sure to keep your Watch Active charged up.

Duo Charger: Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Pad ($ 100 at Amazon) Slim Charging Pad: Samsung Wireless Charger Pad Slim ($ 15 at Amazon) The Best Watch: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active ($ 200 at Amazon) Dual-Charger or Slim

For some odd reason,  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs. Fitbit Versa: Which should you buy?

When it comes to smartwatches, no one knows them like AC does. We try out every wearable we can get our hands on to help you decide which ones are worth your hard-earned dollars.

Our pick Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Beautiful AMOLED display Growing app/watch face selection Samsung Pay Built-in GPS Qi wireless charging Cons Shorter battery life Tizen OS can be confusing

The Galaxy Watch Active offers a great combination  [Read More…]

Best Replacement Bands for Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Being active doesn’t mean you should skimp out on looking fashionable! The Galaxy Watch Active is great for you fitness folks out there, but you’re going to want a replacement band that does two things: make you look super trendy, and doesn’t leave your wrist feeling as though it’s being drowned in sweat.

Fashionable patterns for all Honecumi Rubber Sport Band

Staff pick

The Honecumi sports band not only comes in a variety of different colors such  [Read More…]

Can I use a regular Qi charger with Galaxy Watch Active?

Best answer: The Galaxy Watch Active supports Qi wireless charging, but won’t work with all wireless chargers. To ensure optimal compatibility, charge your watch with a Galaxy S10 or buy a Samsung Wireless Charger Pad Slim.

The watch: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active ($ 200) The best charger: Samsung Wireless Fast Charge Pad ($ 27) Stuck in the cycle

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active was announced alongside the Galaxy S10 lineup earlier this year and is turning heads.  [Read More…]

The best screen protectors for the Galaxy Watch Active

Protecting your watch’s screen is necessary to keep it looking great — and scratch-free. To do that for your Galaxy Watch Active, your screen protector has to be 40mm, round, and not a complete pain in the butt to put on in the first place. Thankfully, I think I can help with these selected screen protectors.

No more bubbles SPGuard Screen Protector (6 Pack)

Staff pick

The SPGuard screen protector is a light film protector that shields  [Read More…]