13 January 2020
The Honor MagicWatch 2 is the second-generation smartwatch from Huawei's sub-brand. It was unveiled at the same event where we saw the release of Honor V30 lineup of flagship smartphones. It is quite similar to the Huawei Watch GT 2 but there are a few changes that differentiate the two.
It is a fitness-focused smartwatch with a number of features to attract health and fitness enthusiasts. There are 15 goal-based fitness modes including the likes of running, hiking, cycling, pool swimming, free training, and rowing machine. Eight of these are meant for outdoor activities and seven for indoor activities. It further offers 13 profession courses for running aimed at all types of runners including beginner and advanced.
It offers a sleep tracking feature powered by Huawei's TruSleep 2.0 technology. It can not only measure your sleep but also offer more than 200 suggestions as well as diagnose six types of sleeping disorders. The smartwatch can further detect stress levels and suggest breathing exercises with the help of Huawei TruRelax tech. Lastly, it has Huawei TruSeen technology to monitor one's heart rate and offer relevant reports as well as suggestions. It offers 5ATM water resistance for those who love to swim and even shows the SWOLF score (number of strokes + number of seconds taken to swim one length of a pool).
As for technical specifications, the Honor MagicWatch 2 has been released in two models: 46mm with a 1.4-inch display and 42mm with a 1.2-inch display. Both models offer AMOLED display panel with 454 x 454 pixels and 390 x 390 pixels resolution respectively. It is made up of 361L stainless steel which not only makes it sturdier but also offers a premium look.
Honor has made use of the Kirin A1 processor which is a chipset meant specifically for wearables and earbuds. It offers 4GB of internal storage and 2GB of which can be used for storing music locally. The battery capacity is unknown but it is claimed to last for up to 14 days and 7 days on a single charge for the 46mm and 42mm respectively.
Honor MagicWatch 2 Pricing:
- 42mm Agate Black for CNY 1,099 (about $155)
- 46mm Charcoal Black for CNY 1,199 (about $170)
- 42mm/46mm Flax Brown/Sakura Gold CNY 1,399 (about $200)
These prices are meant for the Chinese market. Honor has priced at 46mm model at EUR 189 and 42mm model at EUR 179 for the base variant in Europe.