We won’t have to wait much longer for the following installments in the Galaxy Watch series. There is speculation that a product could go on sale even before the summer of this year. It is unknown at this time whether or not the Galaxy Watch 4 or the upcoming Watch Active will be released during the second quarter. In this essay, our primary focus is on the most recent generation that may be purchased.
The recently introduced OnePlus Watch has been getting a lot of questions about how it stacks up against other devices in the Samsung Galaxy Watch line. These are all high-quality watches that have a lot to give and a lot of features to offer. We have placed them next to one another in order to make it more clear how they are the same and how they are different.
Design Comparison: The OnePlus Watch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and the Samsung Active 2
There has been a market for Samsung watches for some time now. In contrast to the OnePlus Watch, which is the first of its kind, they are currently on their third iteration. Having said that, OnePlus did only just launch a fitness band, so this is not their first foray into the world of wearable technology.
These three clocks are all circular and have a high-end appearance to them. To begin, let’s talk about Samsung’s offerings; the Watch 3 and the Active 2 are rather comparable to one another, but there are a few key variances that you should be aware of. The latter has a more athletic appearance, with a streamlined design and a sleek form-factor to go along with it. The appearance of the Watch 3 is a little bit more classic, and it has a more upscale overall vibe.
In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and the Watch Active 2
A better comparison would be the Samsung Watch Active 2 to the OnePlus Watch. It is easy to get the impression that it was designed with athleticism in mind.
In addition to the touch screen, each of these gadgets comes equipped with two physical buttons located on the right side that may be used to traverse the various menus. The Watch 3 also includes a physical rotating bezel that can be used to navigate through the Tizen operating system. This feature was eliminated from the Watch Active 2 in favor of a digital rotating bezel once the business made the decision.
In addition, there is a wide selection of building materials from which to choose. The construction of the trio is always done in stainless steel by default. However, the Watch 3 is also available in titanium, the Active 2 comes in aluminum, and the OnePlus Watch comes in a limited cobalt edition. There is something there for everyone to enjoy!
It is also important to take note of the sizes. For the Active 2, Samsung offers an option between a 40mm and 44mm case size, and for the Watch 3, a 41mm and 45mm case size. There is only a 46mm option available for the OnePlus watch.
When it comes to thickness, there is not much of a difference between any of these options because they are all approximately 11 millimeters thick, making them quite thin. The same holds true for the weight, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 grams.
When it comes to the screen, all three devices feature an AMOLED display. It’s interesting to note that the OnePlus phones, which are less expensive, have a greater pixel resolution than the Samsung phones. The latter option, on the other hand, comes with a wide variety of watch faces as well as third-party customizations. OnePlus has stated that it will begin with approximately 50, with the intention of adding more in the near future.
Both the Galaxy Watch 3 and the Active 2 have a lot of the same internal components. They have one accelerometer, one barometer, one gyro, one heart rate sensor, and one ambient light sensor in common. Additionally, it features built-in GPS (Glonass, Beidou, and Galileo), in addition to NFC and a more expensive LTE edition as an option. The memory capacity of the Watch 3 is greater, measuring 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of Internal Memory, in comparison to the Active 2, which only has 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of Internal Memory. However, the Active 2 LTE variant has an increased memory capacity.
The OnePlus Watch is also not to be underestimated, as it comes with a bevy of useful features already installed. Sensors such as accelerometers, gyros, barometers, geomagnetic sensors, SpO2 sensors, ambient light sensors, capacitance sensors, and air pressure sensors are included here. Although all of the same satellite tracking mechanisms are there, there is neither an NFC nor an LTE option. With 1 GB of Random Access Memory and 4 GB of Internal Memory, the device is virtually on par with the Galaxy Watch Active 2.
The detailed specifications are listed in the table that follows.
Battery life and water resistance are compared for the OnePlus Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and Active 2 watches.
Now let’s talk about the battery life, which is obviously quite significant. The development of fully equipped smartwatches is still a challenge, and Samsung is no exception to this trend. Its watches can only run for approximately two days on a single charge of their batteries. It is my sincere hope that those who come after us will do better.
On the other hand, the OnePlus watch does not need to be recharged for up to fourteen days between uses. That is really impressive, and it is undeniably one of the best features of the product. If that isn’t enough, then placing it on the charger for twenty minutes will be enough to keep it operational for an entire week.
When it comes to being resistant to water, any one of these three options will work just well. They have an impressive water resistance rating of 5 ATM and will keep track of the relevant information during any swimming workouts you participate in.
|OnePlus Watch||Galaxy Watch 3||Active 2|
|Material||Glass front, stainless steel frame, plastic back. There’s also a Cobalt alloy edition.||Stainless steel 316L casing, choice of leather bands. Also a titanium iteration.||Stainless steel 316L casing or Aluminum casing|
|Dimensions||46.4 x 46.4 x 10.9 mm||45mm version (45 x 46.2 x 11.1 mm) 41mm version (41.0 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm)||44mm version (44 x 44 x 10.9mm) 40mm version (40 x 40 x 10.9mm)|
|Display size||1.39 inches||45mm version (1.4 inch) 41mm version (1.2 inch)||44mm version (1.4 inch) 40mm version (1.2 inch)|
|Display resolution||454 x 454 pixels||360 x 360 pixels||360 x 360 pixels|
|Display||AMOLED||Circular Super AMOLED Full Color Always On Display Corning® Gorilla® DX||Circular Super AMOLED Full Color Always On Display Corning® Gorilla® DX+|
|Battery||402 mAh||45mm version (340 mAh) 41mm version (247 mAh)||44mm version (340 mAh) 40mm version (247 mAh)|
|Battery life||up to 2 weeks with normal use.||45mm version (over 56 hours) 41mm version (over 43 hours)||44mm version (over 56 hours) 40mm version (over 43 hours)|
|Water resistance||up to 50 meters (5 ATM)||up to 50 meters (5 ATM)||up to 50 meters (5 ATM)|
|Weight||45 grams||45mm version (53 grams) 41mm version (48 grams)||44mm version (42g stainless steel; 30g aluminum) 40mm version (37g stainless steel; 26g aluminum)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, barometer, geomagnetic sensor, heart rate, SpO2, ambient light, air pressure, capacitance||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Optical Heart Rate, Ambient Light||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Optical Heart Rate, Ambient Light|
|Memory||1GB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory||1GB RAM + 8GB Internal Memory||LTE: 1.5GB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory Bluetooth: 768MB RAM + 4GB Internal Memory|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, BLE/BR/EDR||Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n||Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Moonlight Silver, Cobalt||Stainless steel: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic Silver Titanium: Mystic Black||Aluminum: Black, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold Stainless steel: Black, Gold, Silver|
The functionality of the OnePlus Watch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and the Samsung Active 2
When it comes to monitoring one’s activities, Samsung has everything under control. The Tizen operating system is what makes all of this possible for the corporation.
Not only do the watches provide all of the fundamental functionalities, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), but they also offer something that the majority of the major brands do not now provide, which is blood pressure monitoring. The Watch 3 goes a step farther than its predecessors by having the capability to measure blood oxygen levels. Given that Active 2 has the same sensors built-in to it, it is somewhat unusual that it does not offer this feature.
Furthermore, the Samsungs support a variety of satellite tracking systems and come with an integrated GPS.This guarantees accurate measurements of the time spent participating in outdoor activities. However, the Watch 3 comes equipped with a more in-depth sleep tracking feature, more running features, and a few additional sports modes.
The fall detection alerts are another crucial additional feature that comes with Watch 3. Similar to the Apple Watch, this has the ability to notify emergency services when you’ve taken a stumble. It will also send them your location and a brief sound recording.
The OnePlus Watch is extremely impressive considering the low cost at which it can be purchased. There is neither a blood pressure monitor nor an electrocardiogram, but all of the other sensors, such as blood oxygen and stress monitoring, are present. This runs on the company’s proprietary RTOS (real-time operating system).
In addition to the 15 professional fitness models, the watch is compatible with 110 different types of workouts, some of which are capable of being automatically detected. A built-in GPS, Glonass, Beidou, and Galileo system are also included, as was previously announced.
The device is currently compatible with cell phones running Android, and an app for iOS is expected to become available in the very near future. That is probably going to be the most contentious issue for the time being.
The conclusion between the OnePlus Watch, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and the Active 2
Both the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and the Active 2 are tried-and-true pieces of technology. The Active 2 has a more athletic appearance. The Watch 3 has a more premium appearance and comes with certain additional features that its predecessor did not have. These include SpO2 monitoring, fall detection, more extensive activity and sleep tracking features, and a few more sports-specific modes.
The design of the OnePlus Watch is reminiscent of that of the Watch Active 2; it has a svelte, unobtrusive appearance and was developed specifically for physically active people. Although the functionality is not as extensive as that which you can find on Samsung devices, there is still a good deal available. This involves tracking of blood oxygen levels and stress, in addition to tracking activity and sleep patterns as is customary with such products.
A highlight is definitely the OnePlus’s two-week battery life. This is a significant improvement over the Samsungs’ three-day battery life on a single charge.
The cost is, without a doubt, one of the most significant aspects to take into account. The OnePlus Watch, which will be available starting on April 14th and costs $160, is significantly less expensive than the Watch Active 2, which costs $200, and the Galaxy Watch 3, which costs more than $400. This places it among the smartwatches offered by major brands at one of the most competitive price points.
If you already have an Android phone and don’t feel the need for NFC or any of the other bells and whistles that Samsung’s watches offer, the OnePlus Watch could be an appealing option for you. However, the Galaxy Watch line continues to be the most reliable option.