The Honor Watch Magic was launched alongside the Honor View 20 smartphones in India almost a month ago, but at the time of launch, Honor did not reveal the availability details of the Watch Magic. Well, the wait is over. In a tweet, Honor India has announced that the Watch Magic will go on sale starting from 21st February exclusively on Amazon India. The price of the Honor Watch Magic was announced at the launch event; it will cost INR 13,999.
— Honor India (@HiHonorIndia) February 19, 2019
Honor Watch Magic Specifications
For unknown reasons, Honor has not revealed full specifications of the Watch Magic yet. We don’t know what chipset it comes with, the amount of RAM and storage it has, its battery capacity, or even the name of the OS it uses. Here is what we know.
The Honor Watch Magic has a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with 390 x 390 pixels resolution, giving the display a 326 PPI pixel density. According to Honor, the smartwatch has two chipsets inside it. One is optimized for low power consumption, and the other is optimized to provide high-performance. The wearable runs on a proprietary OS from Honor. The brand is promising the Watch Magic to offer a 7-day battery backup. The smartwatch comes with a real-time heart-rate monitor. In terms of connectivity, it has Bluetooth and GPS (with GLONASS and GALILEO). The Honor Watch Magic can be used with either Android or iOS devices. It can show incoming calls, SMS, and other notifications from your smartphone.
The Honor Watch Magic can track your steps, as well as, many fitness activities including cycling, mountaineering, swimming, and indoor/outdoor running. The smartwatch has Huawei TruRelax and TruSleep to provide sleep habits insights. The wearable has a standard strap mount, and therefore, users can use it with any third-party watch strap.
Should You Buy It?
The Honor Watch Magic misses out many features that a smartwatch should have. For starters, it comes with a proprietary OS. The problem with the proprietary OS is that not only it lacks support for third-party applications, but it also has fewer features compared to major OS platforms like Android Wear. It would have been great if the Watch Magic came with Android Wear OS instead. It would have offered users much more functionality. The Honor Watch also lacks Wi-Fi connectivity, meaning that you will have to keep the smartwatch connected to your smartphone all the time to see notifications.
For a similar price as the Honor Watch Magic, you can get the TicWatch Express. It not only has Android Wear OS, and Wi-Fi, but it also comes with a speaker and a mic with which you can take calls on your smartwatch, and use AI assistants to get things done quickly. So, why buy Honor Watch Magic, when you can get a more feature-packed smartwatch for the same price? In my opinion, the Honor Watch Magic is not worth buying, at least with the current price tag.