Huawei launches a watch for runners: Watch GT Runner

I love my smart things... smart lights, streaming devices, cleaners, scales and above all, my smartwatch.  I use it so often I can't imagine not having my watch on anymore.  Funny, how odd it felt putting it on all those years ago with the LG G Watch.  

Nowadays, there are so many choices these days and activity trackers... options!

Huawei is adding another with their first professional running watch: Huawei Watch GT Runner

And, buy now and you'll get a free Huawei scale with it!

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner: Huawei’s First Professional Running Watch, Designed for Scientific Training, Now Available in Canada

Toronto, Canada (May 30th, 2022) – Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) announced the launch of its first professional running watch, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner in Canada today. The brand new Huawei smartwatch combines the best of the renowned GT series and offers new features to satisfy runners of all training levels. Through recording environmental and health data, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner can formulate a scientific and effective training plan, providing users with a comprehensive and professional fitness experience.

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner will be available in Canada exclusively at starting from $398.99 CAD on May 30th, 2022.

To celebrate the Canadian launch, for a limited time, get a free HUAWEI Scale 3 smart scale ($68.99 value) as a gift with the purchase of the HUAWEI Watch GT Runner. (Note: to claim gift, users must add both watch and Scale 3 to their Amazon cart in a single order prior to checkout.)  

The limited-time offer is available for purchase from May 30th to Jun 19th.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner features the new HUAWEI TruSeenTM 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.

Aside from the powerful hardware and accurate monitoring, the Running Ability Index (RAI) and Individual Periodical Science Training Programme are the most anticipated features. The HUAWEI TruSportTM 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 Individual Periodical Science Training Programme, every runner can achieve their personal best.

The smartwatch is equipped with HUAWEI's new TruSeen™ 5.0+ technology, making it the most precise smartwatch in the GT family so far. 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.

Professional running training to achieve personal best

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. HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner is also equipped with an intelligent dynamic adjustment plan, which is centred around RAI and training load. In addition, professional data such as fatigue level, training index, and 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 TruSportTM, Huawei developed the Individual Periodical Science Training 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 users’ 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. 

New HUAWEI TruSeen™ 5.0+ brings more major breakthroughs

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner supports all-new HUAWEI TruSeenTM 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.

The most accurate Huawei smartwatch for runners

In the development process of the new HUAWEI TruSeen™ 5.0+, Huawei was 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 TruSeenTM 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. 

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner offers 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 signal 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.

Smart life assistant for all-day usage

HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner inherits the powerful battery life of Huawei's wearable family, delivering up to 14-day battery life in smart mode under typical usage scenarios and offers 8-day 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 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. 

As a smart wearable device, HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner pushes the boundaries of the smartwatch with over 30 third-party apps covering aspects such as daily life, travel, gaming, entertainment, work, fitness, and health. For all runners and workout enthusiasts, the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner offers apps such as Adidas Runtastic, Fitify, Komoot and Health Sync, to name but a few. The number of available apps covering different aspects of daily life will increase in the coming months.

Compatibility with Android and iOS

HUAWEI Watch GT Runner can be used with any smartphone with both iOS and Android to provide the most convenient user experience on every ecosystem. The user simply needs to download the HUAWEI Health App and then it becomes possible to use all the health and fitness monitoring features, including the intelligent dynamic adjustment plan and Healthy Living Shamrock.