Huawei Watch GT Runner
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Huawei today has announced the company’s first professional running watch, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner. The latest smartwatch is not only the wearer’s smart assistant but also their personal running coach. Through recording environmental and health data, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner can formulate scientific and effective personalised training plans, providing users with a comprehensive and professional fitness experience.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner features the new HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+ heart rate monitoring technology, offering accurate dynamic heart rate and SpO2 monitoring to accompany every step of the runner. The industry’s first suspended hidden antenna and Dual-Band Five-System GNSS positioning accurately monitor the running trajectory and support accurate positioning.

Huawei Watch GT Runner

Aside from the powerful hardware and accurate monitoring, the Running Ability Index (RAI) and Professional Running Programme are the most anticipated features. The HUAWEI TruSport professional running training system provides users with in-depth analysis, giving them an overall view of data such as training intensity, training volume, recovery time, etc. The new running ability measurement system, Running Ability Index (RAI), enables users to evaluate their running ability objectively. By using the RAI and training load as the core of the Professional Running Programme, every runner can achieve their personal best.

Sir Mo Farah, four-time Olympic Gold Medallist and HUAWEI wearables ambassador said: “The HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner is the perfect companion for high-performance runners looking to get the most from every training session. I’ve found the HUAWEI Watch GT Runner to be incredibly accurate which means I’m consistently being provided with data that I can rely on to analyse and perfect my performance. In a sport where every second, every metre and every gram could mean the difference between winning or losing; its lightweight design tops off why it’s become my go-to device for training.’’

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner supports the connection of heart rate belts to obtain richer and more professional running data. Moreover, the running data can be shared with third-party apps through the HUAWEI Health App, enabling data exchange, convenient data viewing experience, and efficient workout.

Aerodynamics design inspired by a supercar’s air intake grille

The watch is optimised for runners and provides insights into everything a runner wants to know about their performance using the easy-to-follow runner circles. While ensuring the watch body is light and wear-resistant, it also gives the watch an artistic design. Drawing inspiration from the air intake grille of a supercar, HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner delivers a stylish design that represents speed and passion. Moreover, the hollowed-out watch lug increases the contact area with the air when running, so that it is sweat resistant and breathable, which results in a more comfortable wearing experience and accurate data capture.

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner adopts lightweight materials such as the high-strength polymer fibre body, which is light and comfortable. Also, it is matched with a ceramic ultra-light bezel and aerospace-grade titanium-alloy watch crown. The weight of the entire watch body is as light as 38.5g, which means runners barely notice it as they run. The antibacterial silicone watch strap that comes with the smartwatch has good water resistance, so runners don’t need to worry about sweat and dirt contacting the strap during training. The HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner comes with an exclusive data watch face that shows data including training load, RAI, recovery time and weather, customisable according to each user’s needs.

Achieve a personal best with professional running training

For most runners, quantifying their running performance is a complicated process. Based on HUAWEI TruSportTM, HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner provides Running Ability Index (RAI) to evaluate users’ running performance. Even if the user did not reach their limit, the system can calculate the running performance based on historical heart rate, pace, distance, frequency and other multi-dimensional data, and measure the RAI to accurately classify the runners’ ability. In addition, professional data such as fatigue level, training index, aerobic/anaerobic training pressure are also shown to help runners analyse their own status and make reasonable plan adjustments to improve their results.

Based on the professional fitness analysis data provided by the HUAWEI TruSport, Huawei developed the Professional Running Programme. According to the user’s personal physical data and running history, combined with training goals and targets, users can customise running plans on the HUAWEI Health App. HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner records and analyses user’s workout data, and intelligently identifies the basic period, lifting period, consolidation period, and reduction period according to the user’s current athletic ability level and goals, then adjusts the training intensity and gradually increases training volume to improve the user’s running ability. Through the humanised adjustment, users will be able to enjoy their training more.

 

Innovative Suspended Hidden Antenna design for more accurate positioning

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner has great performance in a small watch body and features five major satellite systems: GPS + Beidou + GLONASS + Galileo + QZSS. Also, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner has a built-in Dual-Band Five-System GNSS positioning chip with a suspended hidden antenna, that hides the positioning antenna in the lugs made of polymer fibre material. This reduces the interference of positioning signals caused by metal material. The innovative design improves the performance of the GPS antenna by 135% compared with the traditional design, which solves the pain points of balancing positioning accuracy and compact design, and further realises marathon track-level precise positioning without trajectory drift.

 

New HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+ brings four major breakthroughs

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner supports all-new HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+, bringing a newly upgraded heart rate module, 8 PDs in a circular arrangement, enhanced dynamic heart rate monitoring, more signal input, and an overall improved heart rate monitoring accuracy. HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner adopts an ergonomically designed 2.5D rear watch case, with carefully polished curved glass, which fits the characteristics of the wrist bone. The design is not only comfortable to wear, but also not easy to shake, effectively reducing the interference of external light and improving the quality of the heart rate signal. Between the PD, LED, and the bottom glass is a shield of Fresnel film, which not only improves the aesthetics but also provides a better condensing effect, so that more light will enter the dermis and obtain signals from the capillaries during the process, reducing the interference of light signals in the superficial layers of the epidermis. Huawei designed a new multi-channel signal selection and fusion enhancement algorithm, enhancing the deep AI learning noise reduction algorithm. When the user is in motion, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner can better obtain the optimal signal from the multi-channel of signals.

In the development process of the new HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+, Huawei is dedicated to offering a more accurate heart rate monitoring experience. Thanks to the new PPG 5.0 module, the accuracy of heart rate monitoring is greatly improved compared to the previous generation. The deviation of 10 bpm in most scenarios can reach more than 97%, which is as accurate as a heart rate belt. The HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+’s powerful anti-interference and noise reduction design can better cope with the motion noise caused by irregular movement and improves the accuracy of heart rate measurement when working out, including during HIIT, yoga, aerobics, skipping rope, etc.

 

More Than a Runner – Smart life assistant for all-day usage

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner inherits the powerful battery life of Huawei’s wearable family, delivering 14-day battery life in the smart mode under typical usage scenarios and offering 8-days of long battery life in heavy usage scenarios. Together with the smart and humanised features, as well as health monitoring, it is every runner’s smart assistant on the wrist.

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner is not only a runner’s personal coach but also an always-on fitness and health assistant on the wrist. It offers 100+ sports modes, all-day SpO2 monitoring, sleep and stress monitoring, and Healthy Living reminders like drinking water, deep breathing, early bedtime and even a daily smile through the HUAWEI Health app feature.

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner has a built-in altitude barometer, supporting the compass feature to ensure their safety in the journey. It also provides music playback with earphones or speakers and comes with a large amount of storage space which can store up to 500 songs. Furthermore, the smartwatch supports all-day health monitoring, including heart rate monitoring and abnormal heart rate reminder. To further expand the usage scenario, HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner is powered by HarmonyOS 2.1, supporting a rich application ecosystem, covering travel, gaming, lifestyle, entertainment, and work.

Achieve your training goals with HUAWEI Health and Huawei Mobile Services

For a seamless digital fitness experience, HUAWEI has continued to diversify premium app content integrated in the HUAWEI Mobile Service (HMS) ecosystem. With the WATCH GT Runner, users have access to many available apps via HUAWEI Health helping them to set personal training goals and build their fitness lifestyle. Popular apps such as Runtastic and Komoot are just a few available for download to help fitness enthusiasts create tailored workouts and connect with communities to keep their running journey on track. Users can also personalise their HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner with thousands of stylish watch faces available to choose from the HUAWEI Health App.

Pricing and Availability

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner will launch in the UK in April. Pricing is to be confirmed.

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