Huawei has a powerful smartwatch in the Watch GT 3, but the new Huawei Watch GT Runner takes things to the next level for runners. It features advanced heart rate monitoring technology, its new Running Capability Index (RAI), and professional running programs based on an impressive amount of testing in Huawei’s comprehensive test labs.
While the Apple Watch and Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatches provide solid experiences for recreational runners, these watches are designed to serve as smartphone companions that are charged daily. The Huawei Watch GT Runner is focused on a running training system, with running being the heart of the watch.
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The Watch GT Runner features a new Huawei TruSeen 5.0 Plus heart rate monitoring system that uses eight sensors in a circular arrangement. Advanced algorithms and AI learning are used to help optimize the signal while the runner is in motion. Huawei claims the watch is as accurate as a heart rate chest strap.
New sports watches from COROS and Garmin use five-system (GPS/Beidou/GLONASS/Galileo/QZSS) dual-band GNSS positioning, and the Huawei Watch GT Runner is the first smartwatch to use this modern positioning system. The watch is also very lightweight with a polymer fiber body, ceramic bezel and titanium watch crown. The watch body weight is only 38.5 grams, so you will hardly notice it mounted on your wrist.
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The data displayed for the runner includes training intensity, training volume, fatigue level, training index, recovery time, RAI, etc. You no longer need to wear a smartwatch on one wrist and a GPS sports watch on another. The data is then used to create personalized race plans in the Huawei Health app on your smartphone.
Battery life is rated at 14 days in smart mode and eight days in heavy-use scenarios. Over 100 sports modes, blood oxygen monitoring, sleep tracking, stress monitoring, etc. are supported by the watch. The Huawei Watch GT Runner will be available in black or gray for €299.