What is the difference between the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Watch Active?


Galaxy Watch Active


Galaxy Watch LTE - 46mm (SM-R805)

Galaxy Watch LTE - 42mm (SM-R815)

Galaxy Watch - 46mm (SM-R800)

Galaxy Watch - 42mm (SM-R810)

Dimensions (HxWxD)


39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5mm


46.0 x 49.0 x 12.9 mm; 82 g

41.9 x 45.5 x 12.6 mm; 62 g


Super AMOLED (with AOD function)

360 x 360 pixels

2.8 cm (1.1 ")

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Circular Super AMOLED (with AOD function)

360 x 360 pixels

3.3 cm (1.3 ") / 3.05 cm (1.2")

Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX +


768 MB + 4 GB (about 1.5 GB freely available) ¹

768 MB + 4 GB (about 1.4 GB freely available) ¹


1.15 GHz dual-core

Exynos 9110

1.15 GHz dual-core 

eSIM card



(SM-R805 / SM-R815 only)


Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer,

 HRM, Ambient Light

Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer,

HRM, Ambient Light

Operating system 

Tizen OS 4.0

Tizen OS 4.0

Battery and charge

230 mAh

WPC based wireless charging

472 mAh / 270 mAh

Wireless Charging (WPC Inductive)




Position sensor

Pulse sensor (continuous recording)

Ambient light sensor



Position sensor

Pulse sensor (continuous recording)

Ambient light sensor

Compatible bracelets

Standard bracelet 20 mm

Standard bracelet 22 mm (46 mm model)

Standard bracelet 20 mm (42 mm model)


Suitable for swimming²

Integrated speaker

Suitable for swimming²

Mobile accessible even without Smartphone3

1 The user memory is smaller than the total memory size due to the presence of the operating system and the software for the device features. The actual user memory varies depending on the mobile operator and may change after software updates.


2 Provides water protection to 5 ATM to ISO standard 22810. Not suitable for activities such as jumping into the pool, scuba diving, water skiing or similar high-speed water activities and / or deep-water activities.


3 Only available with LTE version (with activated eSIM). The mobile phone use of the Galaxy Watch requires the conclusion of a corresponding mobile phone contract (eSIM) for selected mobile service providers. Please inform yourself beforehand whether your preferred mobile service provider offers such a mobile phone contract (eSIM) and whether the respective Galaxy Watch is also compatible with this mobile service provider. 

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