Honor MagicWatch 2 and Band 5i launched in India

On: January 14, 2020

Alongside the launch of the Honor 9X in India, the Huawei sub-brand has also launched two wearables devices in the country. The Honor Band 5i is an affordable fitness tracker, while the MagicWatch 2 is the successor to last year’s Watch Magic. The Band 5i and MagicWatch 2 were launched in China last year, and share most of the specifications with their Chinese counterparts. Let’s take a look at the new wearable devices below:

Honor MagicWatch 2 specifications:

Honor MagicWatch 2-

The MagicWatch 2 is the successor to last year’s Watch Magic

The Honor MagicWatch 2 is offered in two dial sizes of 46mm and 42mm. Both the variants are fitted with an AMOLED display, with the former featuring a 1.2-inch screen and the latter offering a slightly larger screen size of 1.39-inches. The 46mm variant comes in Charcoal Black and Flax Brown colour options, while the 42mm variant can be availed in either Agate Black or Sakura Gold colours. The former is claimed to offer 14 days of battery usage on a single charge. The 42mm variant is rated to deliver a 7-day battery life. 

The rest of the specifications and features of the 46mm and 42mm dial sizes remain the same. The MagicWatch 2 is water-resistant up to 5ATM. It is made of a 316L stainless steel and has a classic round dial design. The smartwatch has an always-on display feature and comes with customisable watch face. 

The MagicWatch 2 is equipped with a heart rate sensor, sleep monitor, stress monitor, breathing guidance, compass and more. The device offers tracking support for 15 fitness-related activities and also guided running courses. The watch also has features like oxygen level detector, workout analysis and estimated recovery time. 

The MagicWatch 2 is powered by the Kirin A1 chipset with 2GB onboard storage. Users can store up to 500 songs for offline music playback. The smartwatch comes with inbuilt speakers and a microphone for hands-free calling. It is compatible with both iOS and Android. The MagicWatch 2 is also capable of pairing wireless earphones and smartphones simultaneously via Bluetooth 5.0.  Convenience related features on the smartwatch include social notifications, weather updates, contact list and more. 

Honor Band 5i specifications and features

Honor Band 5i

The Honor Band 5i is an affordable fitness tracker

The Honor Band 5i features a 0.96-inch colour display bearing HD resolution and touch support. There is a capacitive home button at the bottom of the display. Users can customise the fitness tracker with multiple watch faces. The Band 5i is also water-resistant up to 50 meters. It is available in Coral Pink, Meteorite Black and Olive Green colour options.

The Band 5i comes with a heart rate monitor, sleep tracker and oxygen saturation level monitor. It offers 9 different sports modes and a visual trainer. Users can also control music playback on the Band 5i. The fitness tracker comes with a simple plug-in charge design with a built-in USB connector. This means that users can remove the strap from one side and plug it into the laptop or adapter for charging. The Band 5i is backed by a 91mAh battery unit which is claimed to last 7-9 days on a full charge. 

Honor Sport Bluetooth earphones specifications and features

Honor has also announced new Bluetooth earphones dubbed as the Sport and Sport Pro. The wireless earphones have a neckband style design. They offer 18 hours of playback time and can be charged via USB-C port. Honor claims they offer 4 hours of music playback with a 5-minute charge.

Honor MagicWatch 2, Band 5i and Sport Bluetooth earphones price in India

The 42mm Agate Black colour variant of Honor MagicWatch 2 is priced at Rs 11,999, while the Sakura Gold model costs Rs 14,999. The 46mm Charcoal Black and Flax Brown colour variants carry a price tag of Rs 12,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively.  The Honor Band 5i costs Rs 1,999.  Both the MagicWatch 2 46mm and Band 5i will be available for purchase from January 19th on Amazon India. SBI users can avail a 10 percent instant discount.  The sale date of the MagicWatch 2 42mm has not been announced, but we know it will be available on Amazon.

Honor has priced the standard Sport Bluetooth earphones for Rs 1,999, while the Pro variant will retail at Rs 3,999. Availability has not been announced yet, but the headphones will go on sale via Flipkart and Amazon.

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.