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The Honor Watch Magic 2 is set to be released later in December, it’s the successor to the older Honor Watch Magic released November last year. The Honor Watch Magic 2 is available in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm, and just like the Huawei Watch GT, the 42mm is a stripped-down edition of the Magic 2. It lacks microphone and loudspeaker which are present in the Magic 2 (46mm) model. In this comparison, we’re comparing the Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm), both are respective lite models of the bigger 46mm models. We compare the specs and features of this two, so you know the differences.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) Specs Compared

 Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
honor watch magic 2huawei watch gt 2 42mm specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Features:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Price:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Price:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHonor Watch Magic 2 (42mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorHonor Watch MagicHuawei Watch GT Elegant
Successor----
Released dateDecember, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forWomenWomen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Full color
AMOLED
Full color
Display size1.2 inch1.2 inch
Display resolution390 x 390 pixels390 x 390 pixels
Pixel density326 ppi--
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension42 x 42 x 9 mm41.8 x 41.8 x 9.4 mm
Weight32.5g (without strap)29 grams (excluding straps)
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap/band materialSiliconeFluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metal
Bezel MaterialCeramicsGlass
Strap size20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Agate Black
Sakura Gold
Black
Cyan
Gold
Gravel Beige

MEMORY

RAM16MB32MB
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.1 LEBluetooth smart v5.1 LE
Bluetooth callingNoNo
Wi-FiNoNo
NFCNoNo
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYes (Android)Yes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesNo
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYesYes
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modes_Yes
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYes (15)Yes
Safety trackingNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingNoYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
Compass----
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Ox.YesYes
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensors____

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 215mAh--
Battery lifeStandby :10 days+,
Mixed usage: 7 days
Standby :10 days+,
Mixed usage: 7 days
Charging typeCharging dockCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control camera_Yes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseNoNo

MISC

Payment systemNoNo
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, 20mmYes, 20mm
Voice commandNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Honor Watch Magic 2
(42mm)
Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
StrapsStraps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) Features Compared

What’s the Difference?

  1. Design

  2. No doubt, each of these two is a fine-looking smartwatch. Whatever your definition of outstanding design is, compact, sleek, classy, sturdy and stylish – these two fulfill all the aforementioned criteria. We’ve two stylish, classy and sleek smartwatches. Also outstanding, is the remarkable lightweight design that makes any of these two a comfortable wear all day long.

    Looking at the minor differences in the appearance, the GT 2 (42mm) is a slightly more compact device, it also weighs a little less than the Magic 2. Moreover, its near bezeless design leaves it with a more classy appearance. Although, the Magic 2 is slightly slimmer and sleeker, and its fine-textured near-flat calibrated bezel leaves it with a classic watch appearance just like a traditional watch.

    In all, we’ve two fine-looking smartwatches with outstanding designs.

  3. Fitness Tracking

  4. 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).

    The 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 has also been introduced to both devices.

    Swim-heart rate tracking that tracks your heart rate while you swim is also present on both smartwatches.

  5. Battery Life

The battery life of these two smartwatches is about the same. Each of these two has been tested to last about 7 days from a single charge. That’s impressive, and thus, makes any of these two a great choice for tracking long hours of activities.

Which is Better?

No doubt, each of these two is a fantastic smartwatch. Great timepieces with an outstanding design, comprehensive fitness trackers with impressive long battery life. However, the Magic 2 (42mm) with a slight better design is a finer smartwatch.

Our Pick

We go with the Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)

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