The Huawei Honor Watch Magic 2 comes in at a low price of around $200 dollar. Is looks like a pretty premium watch in two different sizes and with loads of health tracking options. With a slightly bigger screen than its predecessor you get just a bit of more smartwatch for your money.
Design and screen
With a waterproof (5ATM) stainless steel body and a beautiful 1.39” inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 454×454 pixels the Honor Watch Magic 2 actually stands out in terms of quality look and feel. Both the 46mm and the 42mm watches look great due to the use of good materials like metal, and you can choose for a leather strap instead of silicone. The fact that they chose for an AMOLED screen makes it look even better. Because of the dark black it produces the always on screen looks even more amazing.
Smartwatches seem to be progressing more and more to the fitness wearable area. As smartwatches get more sensors, most of them are targeted at health and sports tracking. This watch is no different, as the Honor Watch Magic 2 comes with a wide range of sensors to track everything you do. The watch features a GPS sensor as well as heart rate tracking and other movement sensors. It can track steps but also sports without the need to keep your phone with you. It seems though that the heart rate sensor isn’t as good as a chest strap heart rate sensor.
Other than health tracking stuff the watch also has a lot of other features like app notifications, reminders, and all the other things you might expect from a decent smartwatch. It lacks Wear OS, so it doesn’t have the endless possibilities like a Wear OS watch has.
Honor Watch Magic 2 battery life
If you use the watch on a daily basis, do some sports and use notifications the battery should be able to last for more than a week. That’s pretty long compared to most Android powered devices and this is probably mainly due to their own OS that Huawei decided to use.
Conclusion: The Honor Watch Magic 2 is a decent accessory
The Honor Watch Magic 2 is a decent watch with nice build quality in an affordable package. It comes with many features and all the sensors you might expect from a modern day smartwatch / fitness tracker. It has its quirks too, but for the price it’s a pretty decent deal.