Honor uncovered the Magic Watch 2 with up to 14 days of battery life and a 5ATM water resistance. The Honor Magic Watch 2 is a successor to Honor’s smartwatch released last year, and it has a number of improvements in tow.
The Magic Watch 2 will let you monitor your heart rate while also keeping track of distance, speed and burned calories. It will also calculate your SWOLF score – the sum of the number of strokes and seconds you needed to swim one length of the pool (a lower sum means you’re swimming more efficiently).
The watch will keep an eye on your heart rate and warn you if it’s too low or too high. And if it feels that you’re stressed, it will guide you through a breathing exercise. Finally, it will track your sleep and will offer suggestions on how to improve it. It can also diagnose 6 common types of sleep disorders.
The watch features 15 fitness modes ranging from hiking to using a rowing machine. It supports the GPS and GLONASS constellations for positioning (having both helps when there are tall buildings or trees around).
The Honor MagicWatch 2 is made out of 361L stainless steel and comes in two sizes – 46mm and 42mm. They have 1.4” and 1.2” screens, respectively, both AMOLEDs with 326ppi pixel density (meaning 454 x 454px and 390 x 390px resolution). Like the Huawei Watch GT 2, the Magic Watch 2 is based on same Kirin A1 chipset.
The watch comes with 4GB of storage, 2GB of which can be used to store around 500 songs you can listen to during exercise. Also, the advanced Bluetooth connectivity allows you to use the watch to answer calls, even if your phone is 150m away.
The Magic Watch 2 offers 14-day battery life is calculated based on 90 minutes of GPS tracking for workouts, 30 minutes of calls (over Bluetooth) and 30 minutes of music playback every week. Note that it’s the 46mm version that gets 14 days, the 42mm one lasts a week.
The watch will be available on global markets starting December 12. Pricing starts at CNY1,099 ($155) for the Agate Black 42mm version, the Charcoal Black 46mm is CNY 1,199 ($170), while the Flax Brown 46mm and Sakura Gold 42mm are CNY1,399 ($200).