First look at Samsungs sleek Galaxy Watch Active

first_imgIt was easy to miss amid all the foldable phone hype, but Samsung revealed its latest smartwatch Wednesday at its Unpacked event: the $199 Galaxy Watch Active.But just because it didn’t have much time in the spotlight doesn’t mean the Galaxy Watch Active  isn’t worth checking out. While Samsung’s prior smartwatches have tended to be massive, its latest wearable is much more subtle — and one I’m much more likely to want to actually wear.Meet the Galaxy Watch ActiveA followup to last year’s Galaxy Watch, the first thing you’ll notice about the Galaxy Watch Active is that it’s not nearly as bulky as the relatively massive Galaxy Watch. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is slim enough for smaller wrists.Image: karissa bell / mashableWith a 40mm case and no rotating bezel, it’s noticeably slimmer — a welcome change for those of us with smaller wrists (or, really, anyone who appreciates a lower profile watch).And at $199, the Galaxy Watch Active is a much more affordable option than the Galaxy Watch, which started at $375 last year. Samsung finally has a watch that looks good on small wrists.Image: karissa bell / mashableBy Karissa Bell2019-02-21 01:54:52 UTC It comes in four different colors: silver, black, sea green, and rose gold (it’s about time Samsung hopped on the rose gold train) and ships with multi-colored bands that are very similar to Apple’s sport bands for the Apple Watch.The bands are similar to Apple’s sport bands for Apple Watch.Image: karissa bell / mashableI only wore the Galaxy Watch Active for a few minutes, but I was impressed by how light it was. And it was at least as comfortable as any Apple Watch I’ve worn.Navigating apps without a rotating bezel.Image: karisa bell / mashableBesides the size, one of the biggest changes with the Galaxy Watch Active is that it doesn’t have a rotating bezel. Instead, you navigate the watch’s menus by swiping left or right. That rose gold.Image: karissa bell / mashableThere are also two side buttons that let you launch and close apps. It might take a little getting used to if you’re used to the rotating bezel UI, but I didn’t find it very complicated.You can wirelessly charge the Galaxy Watch Active with the S10.Image: karissa bell / mashableThe Galaxy Watch Active charges wirelessly. And, like Samsung’s newly-announced Galaxy Buds, you’re able to charge it with your phone if you have one of the new Galaxy S10 phones. This feature seemed a little finicky in my demos, but I could easily see how it’d be helpful to get a little bit of extra battery life if you’re in a pinch.Health and fitness firstLike its name suggests, the Galaxy Watch Active is meant to put health and fitness features front and center. Samsung’s health app.Image: karissa bell / mashableWhile the company hasn’t matched Apple’s advanced heart-rate monitoring features, Samsung has added a new blood pressure-monitoring feature via an app called My BP Lab. The app, which will be available in the U.S., UK, Australia, Singapore, Canada, and Germany. This wasn’t available to try out on the demo models I took a look at, but hopefully it will be ready when we’re able to do a full review.I did, however, get to briefly try out Samsung’s guided breathing app, which is meant to help you relax through deep breathing, similar to Fitbit’s “relax” feature. Samsung’s guided breathing app for the Galaxy Watch Active.Image: karissa bell / mashableOn the fitness side, the Galaxy Watch Active has the ability to automatically track certain types of workouts, along with usual step-counting and third-party exercise apps. We’ll have more on all of this when we’re able to do a full review, but the Galaxy Watch Active manages to squeeze a lot into a pretty compelling package.While you won’t get the fancier features of Samsung’s larger (and pricier) watches, the Galaxy Watch Active is an approachable smartwatch that will appeal to fitness enthusiasts. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active has two side buttons instead of a rotating bezel.Image: karissa bell / mashable The back of the Galaxy Watch Active.Image: Karissa bell / mashablelast_img read more

The R programming language is getting some attenti

first_imgThe R programming language is getting some attention this week. The R Consortium has announced funding for seven community projects as well as the formation of two technical working groups designed to advance the language.“The R Consortium is proud to support initiatives that will positively impact many R users, including community events, training, packages for critical infrastructure and building consensus around important future challenges,” said Hadley Wickham, infrastructure steering committee chair for the R Consortium. “We’re excited to announce our second round of ISC grants.”The seven R-focused projects to receive grants include a unified framework for distributing computing in R; an improved database interface; R implementation, optimization and tooling workshops; an R localization proposal; Sat R Days; simple features access for R; and software carpentry R instructor training.The two working groups included future-proof native APIs for R, and a code coverage tool for R. In addition, Microsoft recently announced R Tools for Visual Studio (RTVS). The tools are being released as a public preview, and they are designed for creating R programs using Visual Studio. RTVS is free and open source. More information is available here.Todoist 9 updateTask-management app Todoist has announced the launch of Todoist 9, an update that brings smart features and design tweaks to its Android users.Todoist for Android now features Intelligent Input, which lets users add things directly to a project, or add members to a to-do item just by typing.When users type + in Quick Add, the list of collaborators for that project will appear. They can either continue typing a collaborator’s name, or choose their name from the list, according to Todoist’s blog. They can also choose to add a new collaborator to a project if they’ve already shared a project with them in the past.last_img read more

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