Galaxy Watch could be surpassed by two new rivals this month

Galaxy Watch is Samsung’s wearable series that was updated last month.

Ahead of the South Korean vendor’s scheduled Unpacked event in New York City, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 was announced.

The new wearable looks very similar to its predecessor but has enhanced fitness and health functionality.

Galaxy Watch Active 2 is also available in more editions and sizes than the standard Galaxy Watch Active.

While the Active 2 boasts a great design and a swathe of features, it seems the device could be surpassed by two new rivals that have been tipped to launch this month.

Firstly, Apple has been heavily rumoured to be planning the reveal of the Apple Watch Series 5 at its planned event on September 10.

While last year’s Apple Watch Series 4 substantially overhauled the product lineup by increasing its display size, reducing bezels and more, its successor is expected to be more of an iterative update.

That’s according to a recent report from Bloomberg that discussed the forthcoming product, citing sources familiar with the matter.

It was noted the hardware would come in new finishes that could be made of ceramic and titanium.

However, it was stated Apple would focus on the features of its new watchOS 6 software more than the device itself, suggesting the Apple Watch Series 5 could look rather similar to the Series 4.

It is presumed the Apple Watch Series 5 will adopt similar pricing models to the current Series 4.

In addition to Apple, Chinese tech giant Huawei has also been rumoured to be hard at work on a new smartwatch.

Last year the firm unveiled the Huawei Watch GT alongside its Mate 20 Pro flagship and it seems a similar arrangement could be in the works this year.

The Chinese OEM will reveal its new Mate 30 series at a showcase in Munich, Germany, on September 19 – it is possible the GT 2 could be unveiled during proceedings too.

WinFuture recently published images it claimed were of the Huawei Watch GT 2.

The device appeared to look extremely similar to its predecessor but featured smaller bezels and appeared to be thinner overall.

The images posted by the German publication suggested the product will not run Google’s Wear OS – however it is unknown if it will feature Huawei’s recently announced HarmonyOS instead. tested the Huawei Watch GT extensively last year – we thought the hardware was great for fitness tracking but ultimately fell short at providing basic smartwatch functionality such as notifications.

It is unclear if such issues will be remedied with the new product.

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