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Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) Compared

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The Honor Watch Magic 2 is set to be released later in December, it’s the successor to the older Honor Watch Magic released November last year. The Honor Watch Magic 2 is available in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm, and just like the Huawei Watch GT, the 42mm is a stripped-down edition of the Magic 2. It lacks microphone and loudspeaker which are present in the Magic 2 (46mm) model. In this comparison, we’re comparing the Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm), both are respective lite models of the bigger 46mm models. We compare the specs and features of this two, so you know the differences.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) Specs Compared

 Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
honor watch magic 2 (42mm) vs huawei watch gt 2 (42mm)huawe watch gt 2 (42mm) vs honor watch magic 2 (42mm)

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Price:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Price:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHonor Watch Magic 2
(42mm)
Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorHonor Watch MagicHuawei Watch GT Elegant
Successor----
Released dateDecember, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forWomen (unisex)Women

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
800-nit
AMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
Display size1.2 inch1.2 inch
Screen resolution390 x 390 pixels390 x 390 pixels
Density326 ppi--
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension42 x 42 x 9 mm 41.8 x 41.8 x 9.4 mm
Weight32.5g (without strap)29 grams (excluding straps)
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap/band materialSiliconeFluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metal
Bezel Material CeramicsBezeless
Strap size20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Agate Black
Sakura Gold
Black, cyan, gold, gravel Beige

MEMORY

RAM16MB32MB
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNo--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.1 LEBluetooth v5.1 LE
Wi-FiNoNo
NFCYes(China only)Yes(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
Steps climbedYesYes
CaloriesYesYes

MEDIA

AudioNomp3
Bluetooth musicNoYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

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

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Huawei Lite OSHuawei Lite OS
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin A1Kirin A1
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

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

MISC

Payment systemYes (China)Yes (China)
Compatibility Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appHuawei Health appHuawei Wear app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 20mm
Voice commandNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Honor Watch Magic 2
(42mm)
Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
StrapsStraps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

PRICE COMPARED

PriceAbout $130About $150
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What’s the Difference?

Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) Features Compared

  1. Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm): Design

  2. No doubt, each of these two is a fine-looking smartwatch. Whatever your definition of outstanding design is, compact, sleek, classy, sturdy and stylish – these two fulfill all the aforementioned criteria. We’ve two stylish, classy and sleek smartwatches. Also outstanding, is the remarkable lightweight design that makes any of these two a comfortable wear all day long.

    Looking at the minor differences in the appearance, the GT 2 (42mm) is a slight more compact device, it’s also weighs a little less than the Magic 2. Moreover, its near bezeless design leaves it with a more classy appearance. Although, the Magic 2 is slightly slimmer and sleeker, and its fine-textured near-flat calibrated bezel leaves it with a classic watch appearance just like a traditional watch.

    In all, we’ve two fine looking smartwatches with outstanding designs.

  3. Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm): Fitness Tracking

  4. Each of these two is fitness-focused, better equipped than their respective predecessors to track your active life comprehensively. The innovative Huawei Truseen, TruRelax and TruSleep are all present on both devices to track your heart rate more accurately, breath guidance to help you recover from stress and are able to track your complete sleep stages (Rem, deep and light).

    Multi satellite inbuilt GPS system is also available on these two which enables outdoor activity tracking. Triathlone sport modes, training effect and recovery effect are also present on these two. Blood oxygen tracking have also been introduced to both devices.

    Swim-heart rate tracking that tracks your heart rate while you swim is also present on both smartwatches.

  5. Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm): Battery Life

The battery life of these two smartwatches is about the same. Each of these two has been tested to last about 7 days from a single charge. That’s impressive, and thus, makes any of these two a great choice for tracking long hours of activities.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm): Which is Better?

No doubt, each of these two is a fantastic smartwatch. Great timepieces with an outstanding design, comprehensive fitness trackers with impressive long battery life. However, the Magic 2 (42mm) with a slight better design is a finer smartwatch.

Our Pick

We go with the Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)

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