Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What's the best smartwatch?

CNET | 4/18/2019 | Vanessa Hand Orellana,
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Both the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and Apple Watch Series 4 are versatile smartwatches with plenty of fitness features to help you get in shape. You can also get notifications, send texts and listen to music right from your wrist. But the Galaxy Watch Active is $200 while the Apple Watch Series 4 starts at $400. So do you need to spend upward of $400 (or $500 for the LTE version of the Apple Watch)?

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That depends on what you're looking for in a watch, because the differences go beyond just the price. The Apple Watch Series 3 costs $250 and is still a great watch -- you can see how it compares to the Series 4 here -- but for this comparison we're concentrating on the latest model.

We tested both these watches side-by-side to determine which one met our needs the most.

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Do you like your smartwatch face square or round?

If you're familiar with the original Galaxy Watch, the look of the Active won't come as too much of a surprise. Its round watch face looks more like a traditional timepiece than the square Apple Watch. Both rely on the touchscreen and physical buttons for navigation which is fairly intuitive. Unfortunately the Active misses out on the rotating bezel from the original Galaxy Watch that we loved and that gave it a more premium look.

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Apple gives you two sizes to choose from with the watch face: either a 40 or 44 millimeter while the Galaxy Watch Active has a single 39.5mm size. Each screen is easy enough to see in bright, outdoor situations, but the Apple Watch has thinner bezels so you can see more of the screen on the surface of the watch face and the thicker straps make...
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