Into adventure sports and keeping fit? As an Mpora reader, we’re going to assume you are, and with that in mind, we think you’re going to dig this smartwatch.
It’s called the HONOR MagicWatch 2 and as the name suggests, it’s a follow up to the original which was launched just over a year ago. That first one was fitness orientated and HONOR have built even further on that this time, plus they’ve refined the look, making it visibly sleeker.
This is one of those watches that will help you with your daily life; whether that’s keeping on top of your diary, listening to music or, well, being on time for things, but it also has the added bonus of being an aid for your outdoor adventures and training as well. Whether you’re into hiking, trail running, snow sports or even open water swimming, there are a bunch of features they’ve added here that will aid, record and ultimately improve your performance.
We were recently given the opportunity to test out the MagicWatch 2 on a trip to the Welsh mountains. Here are the impressions we got.
Design and Feel
There are two variations of the MagicWatch 2 available, one with a 46mm face, which we tested, and one with a 42mm face and no outer numbered bezel. The tech inside is virtually the same though the 46mm has a slightly bigger battery and therefore a longer life (more on that below).
The body of the HONOR MagicWatch 2 is made from an aerospace-grade refined 316L stainless steel, it’s about 0.9mm thick and the casing and bezel are completely flat. Perhaps more importantly, it’s totally watertight, meaning you can wear this while swimming or even during more intense water sports like surfing or kayaking.
There are four different colours to choose from, including Charcoal Black, Flax Brown, Agate Black and Sakura Gold. There are options with the strap as well – we tried the silicone one but there are a number of different colours and materials that you can go for.
The 1.39-inch screen on the 46mm model we tested gave a bright and vibrant display and it was crystal clear when viewed even in bright outdoor sunlight. Two buttons on the right hand side are used to control the interfaces and there are touch screen sensors as well.