Recently, Honor introduced its new product - the Honor Magic Watch 2 smartwatch. Connoisseurs found out almost immediately that this is a slightly modified Huawei Watch GT 2. The novelty has some cosmetic updates and a lower cost. Let's tell you more about the gadget.
Features and Design
Honor Magic Watch 2 received a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 454 ? 454 pixels, with a pixel density of 326 ppi. Their body can be one of two sizes: 42 or 46 mm. It uses stainless steel and plastic.
The device is assembled on the Kirin A1 platform running Android 4.4 / iOS 9.0 or higher operating systems. Communication is provided via Bluetooth 5.1.
The watch is equipped with fifteen sport modes, its functionality is due to the presence of six sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, optical heart rate sensor, ambient light, barometer.
The battery with a capacity of 455 mAh is responsible for autonomy, capable of functioning for 14 days. It takes 2 hours to fully charge it.
The Honor Magic Watch 2 has a round shape that blends classic style well with modern equipment. They are completed with straps made of different materials. The black silicone strap looks good. The combination of a dark dial with a round button with a red stripe gives charisma to the gadget.
The device has a touch screen and two control buttons. The upper one serves as a guide to all functions, and the lower one is used when starting the workout process. You don't have to touch the screen to do this, just press the button.
The smartwatch of the second version, unlike the first, has a built-in speaker and microphone. This allows you to use the gadget to receive notifications and negotiate by phone. It is gratifying that a high level of speakerphone is provided here, which allows you to communicate even in conditions of strong noise.
At the same time, it did not stop to make it waterproof. The product is capable of withstanding immersion to a depth of 50 meters. Therefore, it is suitable for swimming workouts in the pool, as evidenced by the presence of several specific modes.
It is also worth noting the good workmanship of watch straps. The buckle of each of them is equipped with the manufacturer's logo. Users note the accessory's convenience and durability.
Display and performance
The presence of an AMOLED matrix provides the screen with high brightness, which has five adjustable levels. You can also use automatic setup. It is easy to set the required waiting time (from 10 to 20 seconds) and the duration of screen backlighting (5-20 minutes).
The filling of Honor Magic Watch 2 is the same as that of its counterpart from Huawei. The device received 4 GB of internal memory. 1.7 GB is reserved by the system, and the rest can be used by the user at his own discretion. Often, this volume is filled with music files, which are then listened to using Bluetooth headphones.
The undoubted disadvantage of the model is the lack of Wi-Fi and NFC, so watch owners will not be able to receive notifications outside the Bluetooth range and use the gadget to make contactless purchases.
Honor Magic Watch 2 received a closed operating system. It does not allow you to install third-party options, you can only change the interface of the dials. The Health app is available for this.
The smartwatch software does not allow, due to existing restrictions, to interact with the content of messages. It cannot be marked as read or deleted. There is also no way to reply to the message, there is only display option.
Also, you cannot use the microphone for typing, it is intended exclusively for voice conversations.
Another disadvantage of the watch is the lack of any form of navigation.
The main advantage of the model is the availability of a set of aesthetic, readable and practical digital dials.
They are good at informing the user about useful things. In addition, he has the ability to set his own screensaver, which can be downloaded from a third-party source on the Internet. It can be an image or a photograph.
Activity monitoring and autonomy
Honor Magic Watch 2 can measure heart rate, calories, steps, stress level, distance, sleep quality. All this information in the form of numerical indicators or charts, the user receives by the end of the day, week, month, year. They can also track 15 exercises, which increases the competitive level of the device.
The autonomy of the smart watch, when using several of the most essential functions, is 14 days. This is only if you do not intend to listen to music files or Bluetooth connections.
To charge them, the package contains a charging station in the form of a flat plastic disk with two contacts and a USB-C connector. In the process of preparation for work, it is attached with magnets to the lower part of the device body.
Honor Magic Watch 2 received a stylish design, good functionality and high battery life. The disadvantages of the model include the lack of navigation and the inability to interact with notifications.
The Topic of Article: Review of smart watches Honor Magic Watch 2.