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Am I Expecting Too Much From Active Watch 2???

(Topic created on: 30-04-2020 08:46 PM)
First Poster

Hi All


I purchased the 46mm Active Watch 2 - LTE Version about a month ago,  and I want it to do 2 things - 


1- Track my run/walk/exercise 

2- Play Spotify 


I want it to do both these things without needing my phone, as I have a note 8, and strapping that to your arm is a bit of a pain due to size. 


But about 5 mins into the exercise whether that be a run, or a walk, the watch starts to overheat, which stops everything until it cools. 


I thought it was an issue with the hardware, so got a replacement from Samsung, but the same thing is happening with this one. 


I thought it was Samsung health auto detection trying to detect too many activites, so started using Strava, and switched off all auto detection, but this still hasnt helped. 


I play Spotify from downloaded music, rather than streaming, and play it through Bluetooth headphones.


Is anyone else having these issues? Am i doing something wrong? Is there anything I can do to limit CPU speed to help keep it cool?  Or is it just that I am expecting far too much from a watch designed to be used as an exercise watch. 


The ambient temperature is only around 15-16C, so that shouldnt be an issue, sometimes the watch works fine, but more often than not, its over heats and crashes. 


Can anyone help?



First Poster

Update for anyone that is interested- 

It seems the issue is happening when the watch is "hunting" for signal.  I have Mendip hills next to where i live, and so the signal is rubbish.   I have found that turning off mobile data really saves the battery, allowing the watch to do other things, like track a run, play downloaded spoitfy. 


It is a work around for now, as i am still contactable by phone with my phone.  


But i do hope this is an issue that samsung are working on.