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Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2 Compared

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The Honor Watch Magic 2 has been announced, and it’s set to be released later in December. It succeeds the Honor Watch Magic released November last year. It’s available in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm. The 46mm model is a more equipped with device with microphone and loudspeaker which the 42mm model lacks. The 46mm model also has a longer battery life. In this comparison, we compare the Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2 specs and features so you know what’s new.

Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2 Specs Compared

Honor Watch MagicHonor Watch Magic 2 (46mm)
Honor watch magicHonor watch magic 2


Device nameHonor Watch MagicHonor Watch Magic 2
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor--Honor Watch Magic
SuccessorHonor Watch Magic 2--
Released dateNovember, 2018December, 2019
Ideal forUnisexMen


Display typeAMOLED
Full color
Full color
Display size1.2 inch1.39 inch
Display resolution390 x 390 pixels454 x 454 pixels
Pixel density326 ppi326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
2 physical buttons
Customizable watch faceYesYes


Dimension42.8 x 42.8 x 9.8 mm46 x 46 x 9 mm
Weight32.2 grams41g (without strap)
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap/band materialLeatherSilicone
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramics
Strap size20mm22mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, brownCharcoal Black
Flax Brown


Internal storage128MB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo


BluetoothBluetooth v4.2 LEBluetooth v5.1 LE
Bluetooth callingNoYes
NFCNoYes(China only)
Payment systemNoYes (China)




Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes
Text responseNoNo


Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
StressYesYes (Android)
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenNoYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoYes
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesNo_
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes (15)
Safety trackingNoNo


Music streamingNoNo
Bluetooth musicNoYes



Operating system (OS)Huawei Lite OSHuawei Lite OS
Chipset--HiSilicon Kirin A1


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 178mAh455mAh
Battery lifeStandby :10 days+,
Mixed usage: 7 days
Standby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days
Charging typeCharging dockCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo




Control cameraNo_
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes


Compatibility Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appHuawei Health appHuawei Health app
Voice commandNoNo


Honor Watch MagicHonor Watch Magic 2
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2 Features Compared

What’s the Difference?

  • Design

  • Nothing much has changed in the appearance between these two, each of these two look stylish, slim, sleek and elegant. But then, the Magic 2 is a finer watch. Its slightly slimmer than its predecessor, and its somewhat flat bezel leaves it with a more fascinating appearance . Moreover, the Magic 2 with 800nit AMOLED display, has a brighter display than its predecessor.

  • Media

  • Just like the Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm), the Magic 2 has received significant upgrade in the its storage capacity. The Magic 2 ships with 4GB onboard storage out of which about 2GB is available for music storage. This will allow you take your favorite tracks with you on the go which can be a source of motivation to complete that fitness goal. The Honor Watch Magic lacks significant onboard storage.

    Moreover, Magic 2 (46mm) also has a microphone and loudspeaker that enables Bluetooth calling directly from this watch. You can also access voice assistant features on the Magic 2 and as well allows you to play your media files aloud. All of these are lacking in both the Magic 2 (42mm) and the older Magic.

  • Fitness Tracking

  • Although each of these two is fitness focused, the Magic 2 is a more equipped and comprehensive activity tracker. Each of these two will track your daily steps, distance, sleep with inbuilt GPS enabling outdoor location and routes activity tracking.

    However, the Magic 2 features 15 preloaded sport modes, and a more advanced Huawei TruSeen 3.5 that tracks your heart rate more accurately to help you track calories and manage your fitness goals effortlessly.

    Huawei TruSleep available in the older Magic is also available in the Magic 2, and is able to track your complete sleep cycle as well as being able to detect 8 different sleeping disorders; difficulty falling asleep, shallow sleep, easy to wake up at night, early awakening, excessive dreaming, irregular sleep and rest. Triathlon sport mode, recovery effect, training effect, and VO2 Max. – all training analysis tools are all present on the Magic 2.

  • Battery Life
  • Each of these two has a long battery life that allows you to go long on a single charge. However, while Magic and Magic 2 (42mm) have about the same battery life of 7 days, Magic 2 (46mm) has a longer battery life of about 14 days which makes it the best choice for tracking extreme duration activities.

Which is Better?

No doubt, each of these two is a fine smartwatch with a decent design, long battery life, and a comprehensive fitness tracker. But clearly, the Magic 2 (46mm) is a better smartwatch. It has a more distinguishing design, a longer battery life, microphone, loudspeaker, and onboard storage. This, of course, makes it a more comprehensive smartwatch, but it’ll cost your extra money.

On the other hand, the cheaper Magic 2 (42mm) is also a better smartwatch than the Magic, it has same alluring design as the 46mm model, while also having onboard storage capacity and also a more comprehensive fitness tracker than its predecessor.

Our Pick

The Honor Watch Magic 2 equipped with more features and being a more comprehensive activity tracker is our preferred choice.

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