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Honor Magic Watch 2 VS Amazfit Stratos 3: Which Smart Running Watch is Better?

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS Amazfit Stratos 3: Which Smart Running Watch is Better?

By  Joe Horner 2019-11-29 14833 0

The Honor as a sub-brand of HUAWEI, which brought us the newest Honor Magic Watch 2 on November 26th. The Honor Magic Watch 2 has made a big upgrade based on 1, not only supporting Bluetooth calls, but also adding stress detection and SpO2 functions to the health function. However, if compared the Honor Magic Watch 2 with Amazfit Stratos 3, which is better? In this post, we’ll cover all the specs and features comparison about these two smartwatches and help you to check out which running watch is more suitable for you!

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS Amazfit Stratos 3 

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS Amazfit Stratos 3: Specs Compare

Here have summed up all the main specifications about Amazfit Stratos 3 and HUAWEI Honor MagicWatch 2, let’s take a look at this first.


Honor MagicWatch 2

Amazfit Stratos 3





about $230

about $250



(without strap)

(without strap)

(without strap)

Screen type

AMOLED 326 PPi 454X454

 TFT 320x320

Display size

1.2 inch

1.39 inch

1.34 inch



Watch body material

Stainless steel+ Plastic

Band width




Sports mode




Accelerometer sensor
Gyroscope sensor
Magnetometer sensor
Optical heart rate sensor
Ambient light sensor
Barometer sensor

BioTracker PPG Bio-Tracking optical sensor
6-axis acceleration sensor
3-axis geomagnetic sensor
Air pressure sensor








Charge time

2 hours

2.5 hours

Battery life

7 days

14 days

7 days / 14 days


Supported (Chinese Version)





Bluetooth 5.1

Bluetooth 5.0


Android 4.4 / iOS 9.0 or above

Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and above













Bluetooth calling




Standalone Music




Watch face



Kirin A1



HUAWEI Sports Health

Amazfit APP

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS Amazfit Stratos 3: Appearance Compare

In terms of outlook design, the HUAWEI Honor Magic Watch 2 was available with 42mm and 46mm two kinds of dial size version, while the Amazfit Stratos 3 limited one dial size (48.6mm). you can get more options among the HUAWEI Honor Magic Watch 2.

Honor Magic Watch 2 46mm and 42mm 

Honor Magic Watch 2 46mm and 42mm

In addition, both of the Magic Watch 2 and Amazfit Stratos 3 are designed with a traditional MOTO 360 watch round dial. But the Honor Magic Watch 2 46mm promise a larger 1.39 inch display screen and with 326 PPi+454X454 screen resolution. And almost keep the same with previous Honor Magic Watch 1.

On contrast, although the Amazfit Stratos 3 have a smaller display screen, the visual effect is better than Honor Magic Watch. The Stratos 3 adopts a 1.34-inch full round transflective MIP display perfectly suitable for outdoor use, the brighter the light is, the clearer the display looks. Moreover, the 4 physical buttons enable you to browse through the features and control the watch without using the touch screen. This is especially useful while running or when your hands are shaky after intensive workouts.

Amazfit Stratos 3 

Amazfit Stratos 3

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS Amazfit Stratos 3: Sports Function Compare

As a professional running watch, the sport function is the most important feature. According to above specs table, we can get that there have 19 mainstream exercise modes equipped in the Amazfit stratos 3, moreover, it can provides rich workout data to satisfy various users’ needs.

Amazfit stratos 3 Sports Function 

In addition, there have 8 kinds of Firstbeat algorithm supported in Amazfit stratos 3. they’re VO2max Fitness Level, Training Load, Training Effect, Recovery Time Advisor, Real-Time Performance Condition, Personalized Training Plans, Real-Time Coaching and Calories Burned.

With the Huami Amazfit Stratos 3, you can gain the intelligence you need to set the right goals and the confidence you need to achieve them. You can always dial up the right workout based on what’s best for your body with personalized training recommendations and real-time guidance to keep you on track along the way.

However, there is no Firstbeat in Honor Magic Watch 2 and only supports 15 kinds of sports mode.

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS Amazfit Stratos 3: GPS Compare

The Amazfit Stratos 3 integrated Sony GNSS chips support 4 different global positioning systems: GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU and Galileo. You can combine any two of them to form three different positioning patterns, which enhances the positioning speed and tracking accuracy.

In addition, the Honor Magic Watch 2 integrated 3 different global positioning systems: GPS+GLONASS+Galileo. Also can give a comprehensive tracking experience.

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS Amazfit Stratos 3: Health Function Compare

Apart from the workout mode, more and more smart watches are focus on the health function. In terms of the healthy, the Honor Magic Watch 2 can play more than the Amazfit Stratos 3. Except the basic heart rate monitor, sleep tracking, there have SpO2 (Chinese Version) and pressure detection in the HUAWEI Honor Magic Watch 2.

HUAWEI Honor Magic Watch 2 

Honor Magic Watch 2 VS Amazfit Stratos 3: Other Function Compare

Except the sports and health, there have lots of common daily function within the Honor Magic Watch 2 and Amazfit Stratos 3. Such as message reminder, phone locate, alarm clock, flashlight, watch face replacement, standalone music playback and so on. Further more, the HUAWEI Honor Magic Watch 2 add a new Bluetooth calling function, which can last 150m Bluetooth distance. In addition, the Bluetooth calling function is not supported in Amazfit Stratos 3.

HUAWEI Honor Magic Watch 2.​ 

When talk about the standalone music playback, there have another difference between Amazfit Stratos 3 and Honor Magic Watch 2. The Amazfit Stratos 3 have no microphone and speaker, you need connected it with a Bluetooth earphone to enjoy your music. And the Honor Magic Watch 2 built-in independent mic and speaker.

The Verdict

From the above comparison, we may think that the features of Honor Magic Watch 2 are familiar, yes. The functionality of Honor Magic Watch 2 and HUAWEI Watch GT2 is almost keep the same, and is more suitable for business people. Honor Magic Watch 2 42mm elegant version and fashion version are more suitable for female friends.

Of course, if you are a sports enthusiast, then Amazfit Stratos 3 must be your best choice!

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