Aside from the Honor Band series, Honor has taken another move into wearables with the release of the Honor Magic Watch 2.
As a fitness-focused smartwatch, it expands on its predecessor with new exercise tracking functions and design aspects from the Huawei Watch GT 2 for a younger audience.
Having had its future as a phone manufacturer threatened by a ban on its sub-brand Honor, Huawei has shifted its focus to wearables. In spite of the fact that Honor’s wearable devices have never utilized Google’s software, the business still has complete freedom to produce reasonably priced and feature-rich products.
In the wake of the Huawei ban, Honor has released its first smartwatch, which serves as a preview of what the firm has in store for the future.
Honor Magic Watch 2 Design
For a smartwatch, the Honor Magic Watch 2 is made up of a core body and a variety of interchangeable bands. The watch2 46mm model is bigger than the other models.
Among the advantages of the 46mm model are the larger screen and greater quality, the longer battery life, the long-range Bluetooth connection to your phone, and the built-in speaker and microphone for phone calls and workout motivation via loudspeakers.
Because of this, the 42mm version is a better option for those who want to save money, but they’ll miss out on these advantages.
The watchband options are black fluoroelastomer (similar to silicone), brown leather, and rose gold. Milanese Depending on whatever option you choose (our review unit had the latter), you’ll be able to perform a loop.
Honor Magic Watch 2 Display
In both 42mm and 46mm sizes, the Honor Magic Watch 2’s AMOLED screens measure 1.2 inches across and 1.39 inches across, respectively. They shine at an acceptable 800 NITs.
Though it’s nice to have bright watch faces, there aren’t many scenarios in which you’ll want a beautiful screen on a device that’s mostly going to be showing you numbers and text.
While testing the Magic Watch 2, it didn’t include an option for users to choose their own photographs as the watch’s wallpaper via the Huawei Health app. However, it’s conceivable this feature will be added in a future update.
Honor Magic Watch 2 Fitness
Fitness modes on the Honor Magic Watch 2 range from the standard (like jogging) to the more specialized (like triathlon). For example, running has a plethora of functions and numbers that may be tracked, but open-water swimming has just time, calories, and heart rate to keep track of.
It’s true that the addition of open-water swimming means that the watch is water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters, so swimmers who don’t want a dedicated swimming wearable may find this a suitable substitute.
This smartwatch, on the other hand, has a variety of running modes to pick from. You may choose from 13 distinct “running courses” that guide you through specific workouts of increasing intensity, ranging from a warm-up to a cool-down, indoor and outdoor run tracking modes, and more.
On the 46mm watch, but not on the smaller model, there is an audio companion that leads you through the phases of the courses. If you don’t want to hear the companion’s voice through the Magic Watch 2’s speaker, you can turn it off or make it a little quieter by using Bluetooth headphones.
Honor Magic Watch 2 Battery Life
The Honor Magic Watch 2’s battery life is one of its best features, especially when compared to other wearables. This is fantastic for individuals who don’t want their watch to die on them at critical times and don’t want to wait around for it to charge either.
The Honor Magic Watch 2 may be one of the best smartwatches for people who like to run a lot. Whether you’re a seasoned sprinter or a young jogger, you’ll appreciate how easy it is to use and how light it is to carry.