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The long awaited Honor Watch Magic 2 from Huawei sub-brand Honor, has been announced and is set to be released later in December. It succeeds the Honor Watch Magic released last year November, and off course as expected, the Magic 2 is a finer smartwatch with a better display, onboard music storage, loudspeaker and microphone. The Kirin AI chipset introduced to the Huawei Watch GT 2 is also present on the Magic 2.

Just like the Watch GT 2, the Magic 2 is available in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm. The 42mm model lacks microphone and loudspeaker just like the Watch GT 2 42mm, but present on the 46mm model. However, in this comparison, we’re comparing the Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm). We compare specs and features of these two, so you know the differences.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm): Specs Compared

 Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
honor watch magic 2 (46mm) vs huawei watch gt 2 (46mm)honor watch magic 2 (46mm) vs huawei watch gt 2 (46mm)

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Price:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Price:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHonor Watch Magic 2
(46mm)
Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorHonor Watch Magic Huawei Watch GT (46mm)
Successor----
Released dateDecember, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
800-nit
AMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
Display size1.39 inch1.39 inch
Screen resolution454 x 454 pixels454 x 454 pixels
Density326 ppi326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension46 x 46 x 9 mm 45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm
Weight41g (without strap)41 grams (excluding straps)
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap/band materialSiliconeFluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metal
Bezel Material Ceramics Ceramics
Strap size22mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Charcoal Black
Flax Brown
Black, orange, titanium grey and pebble brown

MEMORY

RAM16MB32MB
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.1 LEBluetooth smart 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

Audiomp3/mp4mp3
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes
MicrophoneYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYes
Altimeter----
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
BarometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensorsMagnetometer
SpO2 (CN Version)
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 455mAh455mAh
Battery lifeStandby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 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, 22mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

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

PRICE COMPARED

PriceAbout $160About $275
NOTE: We can't guarantee that all the information on this table are 100% correct. Read full disclaimer. Please, report an error.

What’s the Difference?

The main difference between the Magic 2 and Watch 2 comes in the slight difference in the appearance of these two.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) Features Compared
    These two no doubt are some of the finest smartwatches presently on the market. Each of these two features a remarkable slim design that leaves these two with a sleek appearance that’s both classy and very stylish. The finish is also top notch with high-grade stainless steel used, ceramics bezel adds to the texture as well as being very lightweight smartwatches.

    Moreover, the rich AMOLED display used on both device offers a stunning and very interactive display. However, the Magic 2 being 9mm slim is slimmer than the 10.7mm GT 2. Although, while the GT 2 ships with three different straps; fluoroelastosmer, leather or titanium metal materials, the Magic 2 ships with silicone and leather straps. You can change this anytime by simply swapping with a compatible straps of your choice.

  1. Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm): Fitness Tracking

  2. 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. Triathlon 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.

  3. Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm): Battery Life

There’s no significant difference in the battery life of these two as each has been tested to last 14 days with regular usage. That’s very impressive, and makes any of these two a great choice that allows you go longer from a single charge.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm): Which is Better?

Each of these is stylish, classy, loaded with features, comprehensive fitness trackers with very long battery life. However, the Watch GT 2 with a more sophisticated design is somewhat a better smartwatch. This off course explains it’s slight higher price.

On the other hand, the Magic 2 is also a fantastic choice. It can do almost everything the GT 2 (46mm) can do. Bluetooth calling, onboard storage, voice assistant are all present, including the ability to customize the watch face simply with your picture. It’s cheaper, yet great quality, and that makes it enticing.

Our Pick

We go with the Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm), it’s a really nice smartwatch with an outstanding design, loaded with lots of features and has a very long battery life.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm): Compare Prices
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