In the midst of all the drama surrounding its parent company, HONOR seems to have taken a page from U2 and are riding the storm, with or without Google. The Huawei sub brand displayed some quick thinking to get around the Google ban for its 9X launch by releasing an updated version of an older device that already had GMS pre installed and maintained it’s momentum by subsequently announcing its 1+8+N IoT strategy, which is basically their way of saying our smartphone business is f*****, but check out all these other cool things that we have.
Today, the company attempts to maintain its relevance by launching its brand new wearable, the HONOR MagicWatch 2. The watch, which comes in 46mm and 42mm variants, boasts a 1.39″ AMOLED touch screen and a battery life of up to 14 days thanks to its Kirin A1 chipset, which is pretty impressive. The watch also comes with thorough fitness and health monitoring technologies as well as customized clock faces and four different choices of watch straps.
When we say thorough, we mean thorough. The MagicWatch 2 supports 15 goal based fitness modes including 8 outdoor and 7 indoor sports. Top that off with 13 professional indoor and outdoor running courses from beginner to advanced levels plus a pace setter and you’ve essentially found yourself a new exercise buddy.
Of course, the device comes equipped with the works when it comes to health are as well, with Huawei TruSleep 2.0 and TruRelax technology allowing users to accurately track sleep and stress levels. The 24/7 heart rate monitor will give you unparalleled peace of mind too.
What is probably the best part about the watch is that it allows you to make or receive Bluetooth calls on the go, either through headphones or with the built in speaker and mic, even when you’re up to 150m away from your phone.
The watch will be available starting 20th December and will be priced at RM699.