Today, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor made the announcement that they will be releasing a new Magic Watch. The device, with an emphasis on fitness, has a circular display and comes with a GPS that is integrated.
At the beginning of this month, we received our first hint that we would soon be getting a new timepiece. A teaser for Honor Watch 2 with a spooky Halloween theme was released by Honor on its social media channels. Soon later, other leaks and rumors began to circulate. Now that the watch and the Honor V30 line of smartphones have both been introduced, everything may be considered to be in its final, official form.
About a year ago, the first version of the product was introduced in China. A launch in Europe came a few months after the initial introduction. The timepiece borrowed extensively from Huawei’s Watch GT, but it was more compact, less complicated, and more affordable.
The method is utilized again in the device of the second generation. It has a face that is round like the one on the original, and there are two physical buttons that are located on the right side of it. Additionally, it takes quite a few cues from the Huawei Watch GT 2.
The Magic Watch 2 is constructed out of 361L stainless steel and is offered in a choice of two different sizes. The 46mm weighs 41 grams and has a display with a resolution of 454 by 454 pixels that is AMOLED and 1.39 inches in size. This one has the appearance of a chronograph that is used in sports.
The 42MM weighs only 29 grams and features a display with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels that is AMOLED yet is only 1.2 inches in size. The version designed for smaller wrists has a simpler appearance, while the Peach Gold variant is unmistakably marketed for female consumers.
Both of the available sizes come equipped with a waterproof rating of 5 ATM, an integrated GPS, and a number of sensors that measure your activity level, heart rate, and stress levels. In addition to that, it has 15 other exercise modes, one of which being swimming, and a virtual pace-setter for runners.
The LiteOS software that Huawei employs for its Watch GT 2 is utilized by the watch as well. which implies that the battery life is exceptional once more. The larger iteration provides up to 14 days of use with everything activated, whilst the 42mm version provides approximately half of this amount of time. The Kirin A1 processor is responsible for everything, and there is 2 GB of storage available for your usage as well.
The prices for the watches are really appealing. The 46mm version, which comes in Charcoal Black or Flax Brown, can be purchased for a starting price of $170 (1,199 yuan) and features replaceable straps. The 42mm costs approximately $155 (1,199 yuan). This one is available in both Peach Gold and Agate Black. The Honor Magic Watch 2 is now only available for purchase in China, but on December 12 it will be made available in all markets across the world.
The Honor 9X smartphone and the Honor Band 5 were both released prior to the debut of this timepiece. It is important not to forget that the CEO of Honor, George Zhao, has previously stated that the company will release an unprecedented number of wearables in the year 2020.