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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Under Armour edition pairs with Hovr shoes - Wareable

After we revealed its existence just a few weeks ago, Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy Watch Active 2 Under Armour edition.

The watch, which was kept under wraps until Samsung's Note 10 event, is the third version of the Watch Active 2, which also comes in LTE and Bluetooth-only variants. The Under Armour model doesn't come with the option of LTE, but does come with Under Armour's MapMyRun app built in.

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It also comes with a special silicon band, six months of premium membership for MapMyRun, and the ability to connect to Under Armour's Hovr running shoes.

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

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

However, this is the first Samsung has offered a special edition of one of its smartwatches, following in the footsteps of Apple and its Nike edition of the Apple Watch.

The Under Armour edition of the Samsung Watch Active 2 costs $309, making it $30 more expensive than the Bluetooth-only model.


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