HUAWEI Honor Magic Watch 2 Hands On Review: 150m Bluetooth Connection + Bluetooth Calling
By Joe Horner 2019-11-27 1361 0
Honor MagicWatch 2 Appearance
Let's take a look at the packaging, the Honor Magic Watch 2 box continues the previous generation of square box design, with nothing but a "HONOR" logo at the top, with a looming outline of the watch next to it. In addition, the word "HONOR MagicWatch 2 46mm" is written in the middle. (Click here to check out the differences between 46mm and 42mm)
Open the box to see the watch body, the contents also have a Honor MagicWatch 2 user manual, charging base and data line.
In addition to inheriting the classic look and feel of the first generation, the Honor MagicWatch 2 uses an integrated 2.5D glass surface design, making the transition between the screen and the frame smoother and lighter and more stylish than the Honor MagicWatch 1. In the 46mm style, the Honor MagicWatch 2 watch screen mirror is designed with a beveled sculpture.
On the back of the watch, you can see that the heart rate sensor and charging port are located in the center, and there is a microphone opening in the right border position. On the other side is the power key and function key, and in the middle is the loudspeaker.
On the screen, the Honor MagicWatch 2 uses a 1.39-inch circular dial made of AMOLED with a resolution of 454x454 and PPI 326. The screen feeling is very delicate, the display effect is still good. The brightness of the screen can be up to 800nits, and the information can be seen clearly in the sun. Take full account of the outdoor wearing scene.
The Honor MagicWatch 2 watch body is made of metal and plastic, and the watch strap is made of fluoroelastomer (other models are available in belt version). The width of the 46mm model is 22mm and fits the wrist perimeter of 140mm-210mm. The 42mm version width is 20mm.
The Honor MagicWatch 2 watch is equipped with a magnetic contact charging base. Place the watch gently on the charging base and start charging. It is very simple.
Honor MagicWatch 2 Pairing and Operation
The Honor MagicWatch 2 can be powered on by long pressing the upper right power button. After downloading the Huawei Sports Health App, select the watch model in the device to quickly add the device to the mobile App. The pairing method is very simple.
The logic of Honor MagicWatch 2 is very simple in interactive operation. The drop-down menu, the sliding notification, and sliding from the left to the right represent returning to the previous page. The watch has two physical keys, of which the upper right button opens the menu of the watch. On the other hand, the button in the lower right corner can quickly jump to the exercise interface. In addition, the watch support lift wrist to view function.
Honor MagicWatch 2 Watch Face
Moreover, the Honor MagicWatch 2 has an open watch dial market, and the watch face selection and adjustment need to be made in HUAWEI Health App. At present, there are about 150 exquisite watch faces with different styles and themes for users to choose and edit to meet the needs of different scenes.
In addition, Honor MagicWatch 2 has built-in album dial function, that is to support watch face customization, users can add pictures from the phone as the dial background in App (not supported by iOS). At the same time, support dial touch pass function, users use Huawei mobile phone photos or mobile phone memory photos, can be NFC touch into the watch dial background, more convenient and fast operation.
It is worth noting that the touch transfer function is off by default and can be used after the user has activated it in the watch settings, and this feature only supports phones above Huawei / Honor EMUI10.0.
Honor MagicWatch 2 Bluetooth Calling Function
Compared with the previous generation Honor MagicWatch 1, the 46mm model of Honor MagicWatch 2 adds Bluetooth call function, which is equipped with Kirin A1 first BT/BLE dual-mode 5.1 wearable chip, and supports super Bluetooth and greatly improves the connection transmission rate. At the same time, it also broadens the range of Bluetooth connection distance. Officials say Bluetooth can reach a distance of up to 150 meters in an open and unobstructed environment. This Bluetooth call function can bring a more convenient experience when users do housework at home, or when it is inconvenient to use their mobile phone to answer the phone during exercise.
(Click here to check out the differences between 46mm and 42mm)
In addition to Bluetooth calls, Honor MagicWatch 2 also supports mobile phone reminders, such as call alerts, message notifications (SMS, email, calendar, whatsapp, social apps), and so on. It can help users solve the problem that it is not convenient to take out the mobile phone to answer the phone and check the message when the mobile phone is not around or when the suitcase or laptop is not around.
Honor MagicWatch 2 Music Function
Thanks to the new speakers in the Honor MagicWatch 2 46mm edition, the watch supports stand-alone music playback. Music from mobile phones can be imported into watches through Huawei Sports Health App. In this way, you can listen to music without a mobile phone, play music directly with your watch, connect your watch to a Bluetooth headset, and enjoy music when you travel light. In addition, in the normal use of mobile phones to listen to music, but also through the watch to quickly switch songs, adjust the volume and other operations.
Honor MagicWatch 2 Sports and Health Functions
In terms of exercise function, Honor MagicWatch 2 supports outdoor running, indoor running, outdoor walking, indoor walking, outdoor cycling, indoor cycling, swimming pool swimming, open water swimming, mountaineering, hiking, cross-country running, Triathlon, elliptical machine, rowing machine, 15 professional sports models for free activities, Entering motion mode can be operated at the end of the watch. The activity data can be viewed directly in the watch or in the App of Huawei Health on the phone.
Honor MagicWatch 2 supports HUAWEI TruSleep sleep detection technology, which judges sleep in and out by heart rate, based on the user's sleep throughout the night. Six typical types of sleep problems can be identified: difficulty falling asleep / shallow sleep / easy to wake up at night / early awakening / excessive dreaming / irregular sleep and rest, aiming at all kinds of sleep problems. Users can improve their sleep habits and improve their sleep quality according to sleep advice, sleep music and relieving decompression on App.
When you turn on App, you can see the sleep records of the previous night. Drag the button to see the sleep during each period of time. Here is a more detailed analysis of the data and some sleep aids. After clicking on items with abnormal values, you can see some noun explanations and suggestions.
Honor MagicWatch 2 supports HUAWEI TruSeen3.5 intelligent heart rate monitoring function. During exercise, the watch can adapt to a variety of exercise modes, whether it is walking, running, cycling or even swimming., Honor MagicWatch 2 can achieve accurate heart rate monitoring. And obtain more accurate calorie consumption assessment, exercise intensity evaluation and other data.
Among other features, Honor MagicWatch 2 provides stopwatch, timer, alarm clock, finding mobile phone, flashlight, NFC and other daily functions, but its flashlight is achieved by lighting the screen. Using it to find a cell phone in a dark environment is enough to be used in an emergency.
Honor MagicWatch 2 Battery Life
In terms of endurance, the Honor MagicWatch 2 46mm carries 455mAh battery. When I got the watch, it still had 70% power, during which the watch was connected to the phone all the time, the brightness was automatic, the NFC, was turned on to turn on the continuous test of heart rate and pressure, and 40% of the electricity was still available after 84 hours of use. The performance of such a range made the editor very surprised, so the official 14-day range should not be a problem.
(Click here to check out the differences between 46mm and 42mm)
As an upgrade to the HUAWEI Honor smartwatch series, we are very pleased with the battery life of the Honor MagicWatch 2, which has all the necessary features even though it is not possible to install a third-party App. Moreover, the design of Honor MagicWatch 2 is also very in line with the aesthetic of contemporary young people, sports and fashion to achieve a good balance, its 1099RMB price is also full of sincerity. Such a smart watch, is it your favorite type?
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