Honor's Magic Watch 2 looks very familiar, doesn't it?


In view of the ongoing trade ban woes, the phones may never see the light of day in Europe, let alone the United States, but Honor's smartwatches use Lite OS and proprietary services rather than Wear OS with Google's apps, so they aren't affected in the same way. We're also guessing that the Honor Magic Watch 2 has around 4GB of onboard storage, which is allows you to load MP3s into the watch for standalone use during workouts. You need to be quick though, as we're sure this deal won't be around forever. In addition to that, there's also 15 fitness modes along with healthcare monitoring features.

Hopefully these are enough features to satisfy you, as the MagicWatch 2 continues the Huawei/Honor trend of not supporting third-party apps.

Going hand-in-hand with those fitness capabilities, the MagicWatch 2 also has a trio of features for tracking your health. TruSeen can monitor your heart-rate the whole time you're wearing the watch and it'll alert you if there's a problem that needs further checking.

Throughout the day, the watch will keep an eye on your heart rate and warn you if its too low or too high. As planned, the second Honor smartwatch has been presented for the global market today, in two different versions, with 46 mm and 42 mm diameter and with a selection of straps and dials customized for all tastes.

The larger 46mm variant has up to 14 days of battery life, along with a built-in microphone and speaker for calls.

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If you get the 46mm case, the watch will weigh 41g and you'll be able to choose between Charcoal Black and Flax Brown finishes.

One of the ways the MagicWatch 2 seems to manage to conserve its power is by being stingy with the time the display is on for. However, there is an always-on mode you can enable, which gives the watch an analogue or digital watch face until you press the top button to get back to the normal screens.

Compared to the first-generation model, many aspects of design changed, the frames are smaller, the battery can last up to 14 days in the 46 mm version, and all the hardware is now controlled by the new Kirin A1 chip, also available on the new Huawei Watch GT 2 that launched last month.

The price of the Honor MagicWatch 2 has been revealed as €189 (£162/$208 converted) for the 46mm version. and €179 (£153/$197 converted) for the 42mm version.