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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 magic 1 vs 2 46mmhonor watch magic 1 vs 2 46mm

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Features:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Price:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Features:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Price:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHonor Watch MagicHonor Watch Magic 2
(46mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor--Honor Watch Magic
SuccessorHonor Watch Magic 2--
Released dateNovember, 2018December, 2019
Ideal forUnisexMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
AMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
800-nit
Display size1.2 inch1.39 inch (46mm)
1.2 inch (42mm)
Screen resolution390 x 390 pixels454 x 454 pixels
390 x 390 pixels (42mm)
Density--326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension42.8 x 42.8 x 9.8 mm 46 x 46 x 9 mm
(46mm)
42 x 42 x 9 mm (42mm)
Weight32.2 grams41g (without strap)
(46mm)
32.5g (without strap)
(42mm)
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap/band materialLeatherSilicone
Bezel Material Ceramics Ceramics
Strap size20mm22mm (46mm)
20mm (42mm)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, brownCharcoal Black
Flax Brown

MEMORY

RAM16MB16MB
Internal storage128MB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2 LEBluetooth v5.1 LE
Wi-FiNoNo
NFCNoYes(China only)
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIM slotNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
Distance coveredYesYes
StepsYesYes
CaloriesYesYes

MEDIA

AudioNomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicNoYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoYes (46mm)
MicrophoneNoYes (46mm)
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYes
Altimeter----
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
BarometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensors--Magnetometer
SpO2 (CN Version)

PLATFORM

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

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 178mAh455mAh (46mm)
215mAh (42mm)
Battery lifeStandby :10 days+,
Mixed usage: 7 days
Standby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days
(46mm)
Standby :10 days+,
Mixed usage: 7 days
(42mm)
ChargingCharging dockCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemNoYes (China)
Compatibility Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appHuawei Health appHuawei Health app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 22mm (46mm)
20mm (42mm)
Voice commandNoYes (46mm)

BOX CONTENTS

Honor Watch MagicHonor Watch Magic 2
(46mm)
StrapsStraps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

PRICE COMPARED

PriceAbout $140About $200 (46mm)
About $200 (42mm)
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What’s the Difference?

Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2 Features Compared

  1. Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2: Design

  2. 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.

  3. Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2 (46mm): Media

  4. 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, the 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 play your media files aloud. All of these are lacking in both the Magic 2 (42mm) and the older Magic.

  5. Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2: Fitness Tracking

  6. 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. Triathlone sport mode, recovery effect, training effect and VO2 Max. – all training analysis tools are all present on the Magic 2.

  7. Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2 (46mm): Battery Life

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

Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2: 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 off 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.

Honor Watch Magic 1 vs 2: Compare Prices
Last updated on January 20, 2020 2:32 am
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