Honor MagicWatch 2 and Band 5i Smartwatches Launching in India on January 14: Features, Expected Price

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Honor MagicWatch 2 and Honor Band 5i

Honor has announced on Twitter through its two separate tweets that the brand will launch the MagicWatch 2 and the Band 5i in the Indian market on January 14.

The Honor MagicWatch 2 made its debut back in November, whereas, the Honor Band 5i was launched alongside the Honor 20 Youth Edition in October last year. As you might have guessed, the MagicWatch 2 is a full-fledged smartwatch, which is currently the flagship offering in the category from the brand. The Honor Band 5i, on the other hand, is a fitness tracker and comes as a more affordable version of the range-topping Honor Band 5.

Unlike other non-Apple smartwatches in the market, which run on Google’s Android Wear OS, the Honor MagicWatch 2 features Huawei’s custom wearable operating system. Apart from keeping track of time, you can use the smartwatch to track your fitness activities and sleep cycle, get notified of the alerts you receive on your smartphone, and for taking calls on it. The MagicWatch 2 comes in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm. It costs CNY 1,099 in China for the base version, and you can expect it to come with a similar price tag in the Indian market.

The Honor Band 5i is an affordable fitness tracker – costing CNY 159 in China. Honor already sells the more advanced, Band 5 in the Indian market at INR 2,399. So, you can expect the Band 5i to launch in the country at a significantly lesser price tag – may be INR 1,999 or less. What sets the Band 5i from other fitness trackers is that it has an inbuilt USB Type-A port, which makes charging the fitness tracker extremely easy. The Band 5i has a color touchscreen display, customizable watch faces, fitness and sleep tracking capabilities, among other things.

Honor MagicWatch 2 Specifications

Honor MagicWatch 2

  • Display – 46mm: 1.4-inch with 454 x 454x pixels resolution, 42mm: 1.2-inch with 390 x 390 pixels resolution
  • Processor – Kirin A1
  • RAM – No official information available at the moment
  • Storage – 4GB
  • OS – Huawei’s custom OS
  • Battery – 455mAh, 14 days claimed battery backup
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth v5.1, GPS
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer, heart rate
  • Other features – Microphone, speaker, fitness and sleep tracking

Honor Band 5i Specifications

Honor Band 5i

  • Display –96-inch color touchscreen with 160 x 80 pixels resolution
  • Processor – No official information available at the moment
  • RAM – No official information available at the moment
  • Storage – No official information available at the moment
  • OS – Huawei’s custom OS
  • Battery – No official information available at the moment regarding battery capacity, one week claimed battery backup
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth (Version unknown)
  • Sensors – Accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate
  • Other features –Fitness and sleep tracking

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