Samsung Galaxy Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Active 2

Samsung $249.99 - $379.99
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: 11/02/2020

Samsung says they want you to "learn more so you can achieve more." And this smart fitness watches gives you a lot to learn. It will track your running style and tell you how to run better. The golf edition claims it can help you improve your golf game. It says its ECG heart rate monitor can look for signs of Atrial Fibrillation. It can even monitor to see if you've fallen and can't get up. All that plus the standard tracking of sleep, stress, steps, calories and more. Cool! Just beware, Samsung may also want to learn more so it can achieve more by collecting and potentially selling your personal health data to consumer data resellers. That'll get your heart out of whack.

What could happen if something goes wrong

This device tracks your location, heart rate, sleep patterns, stress and more. That's a lot of personal information gathered in one place. And Samsung says they may share your data with business affiliates who make predictions about your interests and target you with ads. That means it's possible you could get have crazy insomnia and sleep terribly for a couple months, Samsung could know that and share that data with someone who will target you with ads for sleeping pills everywhere you go. You try the sleeping pills out, get addicted, and no one wants that. OK, this is probably not likely, but also not impossible in our digital ad economy.


Can it snoop on me?


Device: No

App: No


Device: Yes

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How can you control your data?

You can request that data be deleted.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?


In February, 2020, Samsung had a data breach on it UK customer account pages, effecting less than 150 people.

Can this product be used offline?


User friendly privacy information?


Links to privacy information


Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?




Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Strong password


Security updates


Manages vulnerabilities


Samsung has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid.

Privacy policy


Samsung has a page highlighting it's privacy principles

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Can’t Determine

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Can’t Determine

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Company contact info


Samsung cops to data leak after unsolicited '1/1' Find my Mobile push notification
Gareth Corfield
Samsung has admitted that what it calls a "small number" of users could indeed read other people's personal data following last week's unexplained Find my Mobile notification.


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