Huawei announced the Huawei Watch GT Runner smartwatch will be coming to multiple markets around the globe.
The smartwatch was previously released in some countries last year and is now getting a wider global release. The smartwatch adopts a sleek design and as the name implies, it is targeted at sportspersons.
The Watch GT Runner’s stylish body is made from a high-strength composite fiber to create a strong, thin, and wear-resistant case. The watch has a lightweight body coming in at just 38.5g. It also has an antibacterial silicone strap so you won’t have to worry about bacteria accumulation throughout intense training.
The Huawei Watch GT Runner offers a highly accurate positioning function with the industry’s first patented design of floating hidden external antenna. This design hides the positioning antenna in the polymer fiber material. As a result of this, the signal effect is greatly enhanced, and the antenna performance is improved by 135% compared with the traditional design. The watch comes with GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, GALILEO, and QZSS.
The smartwatch features Huawei’s TruSeen 5.0 Plus heart rate sensor, support for 100+ workout modes, all-day SpO2 monitoring, and an AI-driven running coach.
Perhaps, the biggest highlight of the Watch GT Runner is its Huawei TruSport analytics-powered features like the Running Ability Index (RAI) and Professional Running Programme.
The Running Ability Index is a feature that calculates your current limits based on your historical heart rate, pace, distance, frequency, and other data and generates a Running Ability Index score to show you where you are in your training. This feature also provides you with data such as fatigue level, estimated recovery times, aerobic/anaerobic training pressure, and estimated race time predictions to help users better adjust their training program.
Users can make a personalized training plan and set their goals in the Huawei Health app and the Watch GT Runner will act as a running coach by adjusting your training regime based on your running progress over time. It can also determine which training stage you’re in and adjust the training intensity accordingly to ensure you’re training at the correct pace.
Other than these features, the Huawei Watch GT Runner packs a 1.43-inch round AMOLED screen with full-screen touch support. The watch runs on the HarmonyOS which brings support for a variety of third-party application downloads, such as Kugou Music, Himalayas, AutoNavi Maps, Air Travel, etc., covering almost daily life.
It boasts a battery life of up to 14 days with normal use and around 7 days of battery life with heavy use. The Watch GT Runner can store up to 500 songs and supports smartphone notifications and Bluetooth calling thanks to the integrated speaker and microphone.
Huawei has yet to announce the exact date of availability in the global market, but the Watch GT Runner is expected to arrive in Q1 2022 in various parts of Europe, LATAM, and North America (no US launch is planned). The brand has revealed that the smartwatch will cost €299 in the UK, but no pricing for the other regions has been revealed as of yet.