The Honor MagicWatch 2 is understated, yet elegant — you won’t be embarrassed to be seen with it out in public. This watch doesn’t have a variety of features and options of competing smartwatches, but it makes up for that with incredibly long battery life and deep health tracking options.
It needs the Huawei Health app to pair with your Android device or iPhone and runs a custom operating system. Although Its UI performance is a bit sluggish, its screen is strikingly pretty. For about $220 — if you can get your hands on one — it can definitely be worth getting.
The Honor MagicWatch2 looking like a classic watch, with a tachymeter bezel and a body that’s not bulky. About the size, it comes in two options — a 42 mm and 46 mm one. The first one is extra slimmed down as its feminine model. The second one makes use of the extra space by adding an internal microphone as well as more battery.
The 326 PPI OLED display is extremely sharp, vibrant, and bright. The 46 mm version has a 1.39-inch panel, which create a feels large enough to be visible in any scenario.
The Honor MagicWatch 2 runs on a custom operating system, which called LiteOS. In order to pair it with the smartphone, you need to download the Huawei Health app. This will work for both Android and iPhone, but you may miss out on a few features if you are on iOS.
It’s also worth noting that we had real trouble pairing it to a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, but that could be Samsung’s fault as well — its interfaces have always been notoriously picky when it comes to Bluetooth accessories.
The Huawei Health app will collect all of the data from MagicWatch 2 and give you some impressively detailed charts and readouts. The app is really simple to understand and follow, you can go really deep with the stats for each individual workout. It also syncs up to Google Fit, but it doesn’t retroactively feed it data — it only starts doing so from the point you link the two apps onwards.