Honor Watch Magic 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 Compared

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The Honor Watch Magic 2 succeeds the Honor Watch Magic and it’s available in two sizes. So also is the Huawei Watch GT 2 which succeeds the Huawei Watch GT and it’s also available in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm. Just like the Huawei Watch GT is similar to the Honor watch magic, the GT 2 is also similar to the Magic 2. The only difference between these two is that the Magic 2 is slimmer. In this post, we compare the Honor Watch Magic 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 to help know the difference.

Note that the 42mm and 46mm of both Magic 2 and GT 2 differ.

  • The 46mm has a microphone and speaker that enables you to make and receive calls when your phone is nearby.
  • The 46mm also has a 2 weeks battery life compared to 7 days of the 42mm units.
  • Moreover, the 46mm unit has a 1.39 inches display size compared to the 1.2 inches of the 42mm units.
  • The 42mm units have a 3D glass design compared to the 2D of the 46mm units.
  • Finally, the 42mm units are cheaper.

So, we’re going to compare the 46mm units of Magic 2 and GT 2, then we compare the 42mm units of both brands.

Honor Watch Magic 2 46mm vs Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) Specs

Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Huawei Watch GT (46mm) Specifications

Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Price $199.99 $164.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Honor Watch Magic 2 (46mm) Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Men Men
Release date December, 2019 September, 2019
Predecessor Honor Watch Magic Huawei Watch GT
Successor Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Versions 42mm, 46mm 42mm, 46mm
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 46 x 46 x 9 mm 45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm
Weight (excluding straps), 41g (excluding straps), 41g
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel, Thermoplastic Stainless steel, Thermoplastic
Strap material Fluoroelastomer, Leather Fluoroelastomer, Leather, Silicone
Bezel material Ceramics Ceramics
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black Black, Brown, Grey, Orange
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.39 inch 1.39 inch
Display type 800nit, AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 454 x 454 px 454 x 454 px
Pixel density 326 ppi 462 ppi
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.1 Bluetooth v5.1
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
NFC (China only), Yes (China only), Yes
Wi-Fi No No
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 16MB 32MB
ROM 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3 mp3
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) Yes Yes
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Floors climbed - -
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking Yes Yes
On-screen workout No
Sport modes 15, Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 455mAh 455mAh
Battery life Regular: 14 days Regular: 14 days
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar charging No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Kirin A1 Kirin A1
CPU Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU
Operating system Huawei Lite OS Huawei Lite OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Huawei Wear Huawei Wear
Compatibility Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+ Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+
Payment system Yes Yes
Interchangeable strap 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command Yes Yes
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Honor Watch Magic 2, Manual, Straps Charger, Huawei Watch GT 2, Manual, Straps
Price $199.99 $164.99

What’s the Difference?

Honor Watch Magic 2 vs Huawei Watch GT 2

The only difference between the Magic 2 and GT 2 is that the former is slightly slimmer and the available colors differ. Beyond this, both watches have the same appearance and features with a case made of stainless steel and plastic back while the bezel is made of stainless steel. You get two physical buttons and a touch-sensitive display that allows for effortless navigation.

AMOLED powers the display of both watches with a decent resolution that results in a pleasant viewing experience even outdoor.

Unlike their respective precessors, both Magic 2 and GT 2 feature blood oxygen measurement alongside an improved heart rate sensor. These two will track your steps, calories, sleep, stress, elevation, and outdoor events, thanks to the built-in GPS.

Both watches have a 4GB storage capacity that enables onboard music storage (Android only). And there is a microphone and speaker that enables Bluetooth calls. This will allow you to make and receive calls directly from the watch.

Each of these two will notify you when you receive a message on your phone, and you can reply to messages using preset quick replies.

Furthermore, you get a battery life of 2 weeks with both watches.

So basically, it all boils down to which brand you prefer. If you prefer Honor, then of course you can go with the Magic 2. And if you prefer Huawei, go with the GT 2.

Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) vs Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)

Just like the Huawei Watch GT 2 which is available in two sizes, a more equipped 46mm and a lite 42mm unit, so also is the Honor Watch Magic 2 available in two sizes, a more equipped 46mm and a lite 42mm unit. There is no much difference between the two except slight differences in dimension and available colors.

The 42mm differ from the 46mm units by being more compact, however, the 46mm units have a bigger display size, longer battery life, and can make and receive calls – thanks to a microphone and speaker which the 42mm units lack.

Honor Watch Magic 2 42mm vs Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) Specs

Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Huawei Watch GT (42mm) Specifications

Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Price $129.36 $164.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Honor Watch Magic 2 (42mm) Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Unisex Women
Release date December, 2019 September, 2019
Predecessor Honor Watch Magic Huawei Watch GT
Successor Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Versions 42mm, 46mm 42mm, 46mm
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 42 x 42 x 9 mm 41.8 x 41.8 x 9.4 mm
Weight (excluding straps), 32.5g (excluding straps), 29g
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel, Thermoplastic Stainless steel, Thermoplastic
Strap material Fluoroelastomer, Leather Fluoroelastomer, Leather, Titanium
Bezel material Ceramics Bezeless
Strap size 20 mm 20 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black Black, Cyan, Gold
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.2 inches 1.2 inches
Display type 800nit, AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 390 x 390 px 390 x 390 px
Pixel density 326 ppi
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.1 Bluetooth v5.1
Bluetooth calling No No
GPS Yes Yes
NFC (China only), Yes (China only), Yes
Wi-Fi No No
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 16MB 32MB
ROM 128MB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio No mp3
Bluetooth music No Yes
Loudspeaker No No
Microphone No No
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) Yes Yes
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Floors climbed - -
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking Yes Yes
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes 15, Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 215mAh 215mAh
Battery life Regular: 7 days+ Regular: 7 days
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar charging No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Kirin A1 Kirin A1
CPU Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU
Operating system Huawei Lite OS Huawei Lite OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Huawei Wear Huawei Wear
Compatibility Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+ Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+
Payment system Yes Yes
Interchangeable strap 20mm, Yes 20mm, Yes
Voice command Yes No
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Honor Watch Magic 2, Manual, Straps Charger, Huawei Watch GT 2, Manual, Straps
Price $129.36 $164.99