HUAWEI Honor Magic Watch 2 VS Honor Magic Watch 1: What are the Upgrades?

ByJoe Horner 2019-11-26 9182

On November 26th, HUAWEI Honor Magic Watch 2 was officially released in Beijing, China. Honor launched Magic Watch 1 last year and is widely recognized for its unique appearance, functionality and attractive price-to-performance ratio. In this time, what are the upgrades to the latest Honor Magic Watch 2 based on 1? And what's the difference between Honor Magic Watch 2 and Honor Magic Watch 1? In this post, you can get a detailed Honor Magic Watch 2 review.

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS 1 

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS 1: Specifications Comparison

The parameters of a smartwatch determined the function of smartwatch. So let's take a look at the specs comparisons between Honor Magic Watch 2 and Honor Magic Watch 1 and see what are the similarities and differences between these two Huawei Honor smart smart sports watch.

 

Honor Magic Watch

Honor Magic Watch 2

Weight

32.5g (without strap)

41g (without strap)

Watch size

40mm

42/46mm

Tinkness

9.8mm

9.8mm

Screen type

AMOLED 326 PPi 390x390

AMOLED 326 PPi 454X454

Display size

1.2 inch

1.39 inch

Waterproof

5ATM

5ATM

Watch body material

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Band width

22mm

20/22mm

Sports mode

10

15

Sensor

Accelerometer sensor
Gyroscope sensor
Magnetometer sensor
Optical heart rate sensor
Ambient light sensor
Barometer sensor

Accelerometer sensor
Gyroscope sensor
Magnetometer sensor
Optical heart rate sensor
Ambient light sensor
Barometer sensor

Health

TruRelax Pressure  
TruSleep Sleep  
TruSeen Heart Rate

TruRelax Pressure  
TruSleep Sleep  
TruSeen Heart Rate
SpO2 (CN Version)

Battery

178mAh

455mAh

Charge time

2 hours

2 hours

Battery life

7 days

14 days

NFC

Supported (Chinese Version)

GPS

GPS+GLONASS+Galileo

GPS+GLONASS+Galileo

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth 5.1

Compatibility

Android 4.4 / iOS 9.0 or above

Android 4.4 / iOS 9.0 or above

RAM+ROM

16MB+128MB

16MB+2GB

Speaker

/

Supported

Microphone

/

Supported

Music control

Supported

Watch face

Supported

Chip

/

Kirin A1

OS

RTOS

RTOS

App

HUAWEI Sports Health

HUAWEI Sports Health

Price

$99.99

¥1,199

 

Based on the above specs chart, we can clearly see the parameter difference between Honor Magic Watch 2 and Honor Magic Watch 1. This time, there was not only a big functional upgrade, but also a lot of surprise in the outlook design. Next, let's talk about it in detail.

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS 1: Appearance Comparison

In terms of design, although the latest Honor Magic Watch 2 still uses a traditional circular dial and continues the red digital crown design of Honor Magic Watch 1. However, a lot of improvements have been made in the design of the dial. For example, the 1.39-inch AMOLED 2.5D touchscreen boasts a resolution of 454 x 454 pixels at 326 PPI to offer a superior, give a brand new visual experience.

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS 1 Appearance 

In addition, the new Honor Magic Watch 2 available in two watch dial size, the 42mm and the 46mm. The Honor MagicWatch 2 42mm version is more suitable for girls and the 46mm version is suitable for business man or sports lovers.

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS 1: Functions Comparison

In terms of functionality, thanks to the HUAWEI Kirin A1 chip, in addition to continuing the existing features of the previous generation, Honor Magic Watch 2 has added a Bluetooth calling feature and a built-in microphone speaker, which is the biggest upgrade in the latest HUAWEI Honor MagicWatch 2. in addition, the new Honor Magic Watch 2 supports independent music player, which featured with 2GB internal memory, can copy about 500 mp3 songs files. (this features are limited in 46mm version, click here to check out the differences between 46mm and 42mm)

HUAWEI Kirin A1 chip  

In terms of health function, the practical blood oxygen (SpO2) concentration detection has been added (limited in Chinese version). further more, the TruRelax Pressure, TruSleep Sleep, and the TruSeen Heart Rate monitoring is also supported.

 

At the watch GPS side, the new Honor Magic Watch 2 can get more accurate and precise location information with a built-in GPS that supports 3 Satellite Positioning Systems (GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO) worldwide.

Honor Magic Watch 2  

As for the sports function, the new Honor MagicWatch 2 supports 15 kinds of mainstream sports mode, add the popular rowing machine, elliptical instrument, outdoor hiking, indoor walking, etc. While the Honor MagicWatch 1 only supports 10 workout mode.

 

In other functions, such as watch face replacement, watch face DIY, NFC (NFC is limited in Chinese Version), YOYO voice control and son. All of these daily functions are supported in the new Honor Magic Watch 2.

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS 1: Battery Life

In terms of battery life, the new HUAWEI Honor Magic Watch 2 also powered by the industry’s first dual chipset, HONOR Watch defines the perfect balance between power consumption and watch performance, and provides a 14-day battery life to deliver the optimal experience. (24 hours music time)

Honor Magic Watch 2 Battery Life ​ 

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS 1: Price Comparison

In addition to the functional surprise, the price also brought us a great surprise, Honor Magic Watch 2 still adheres to the high cost-effective, the price in China is 1199RMB, the international version is expected to sell for about $130. which is slightly higher than Honor Magic Watch 1.


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