Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Hands On & Full Review
Active2 CrossFit Review
Verdict: Excellent Smartwatch, Pooooor HR/Fitness Tracking
This workout I compared the Active2 versus the Whoop, and you can see that the stat specifics are rather simple. The Heart Rate graph is relatively pathetic, although the estimated Average Heart Rate isn't terribly off the Whoop, and I question the Whoop's accuracy here as well as there are a lot of wrist flex movements in this workout
Workout - Open 20.4 Lite
Here is a half version of Open Workout 20.4 - half time and half weights - to prepare for Monday execution. Clearly - it failed to track anything correctly. Even the WHOOP device fell off in heart rate tracking for the last third of the work out. But I tracked it using Strava and the watch itself auto detected the activity, so both recorded the actual workout time itself, which doesn’t really appear to have any accuracy. In the Strava workout (and in the Whoop) I started the workout at 11 minutes and finished at 22 minutes, in the auto-tracked I started at 3 minutes through 14. None of either reflects the workout of contact clean and jerks and box jumps.
Sleep tracking, I don’t believe, has any accuracy. In all of the fitness devices I have tested it has never shown me to have such consistently low deep sleep, only recording approximately 25 minutes a night (other than the exorbitantly long sleep show below). Additionally the sleep overview seems graphically unuseful as you cannot blow up the chart itself. Lastly, regardless of the amount of time slept it continued to show me as having “poor” sleep impact. One night I got nine hours of sleep and it still continue to say “poor”. This, compared to the WHOOP which has highly regarded sleep accuracy, is completely opposite. The same night I received nine hours of sleep the Whoop reflected that my recovery was 75%, a high number.