Huawei has made available for purchase a new watch in its sports watch collection. This one is called Watch GT Runner. It is a lightweight timepiece intended for sporty shorts. The highlights include a lightweight design, enhanced satellite connectivity, and performance measures tailored specifically for runners.
Watch GT Runner comes hot on the heels of Watch GT3. Late in the month of October, that one was made public. It has more sports modes, different performance measurements, and certain design and sensor enhancements compared to the GT2 model, and it also has some design improvements.
A modified form of that is now being made available to us. At the product launch event that Huawei held in November, the Watch GT Runner was shown off for the first time. It is now being made accessible for purchase in a restricted number of countries, having previously been unavailable.
What you really need to know about the Huawei Watch GT Runner
The clue is in the name. This is a clock made particularly for the runners amongst us.
The Watch GT Runner makes use of a high-strength composite fiber case that is both thin and lightweight. This design was chosen because it allows the wearer to run faster. In addition to being strong and waterproof, it only weighs 38.5 grams and has dimensions of 46.4 by 46.4 by 11 millimeters. It has been suggested that a supercar served as the model for the design—both the ceramic bezel and the titanium crown help to create an upscale appearance.
A circular 1.43-inch AMOLED touch display is housed within the body of the watch itself. An antibacterial silicone strap secures everything at the moment.
In terms of its functionality, the GT Runner operating system is the lightweight Harmony OS. This assures the battery will last for a long time. It is possible to go two weeks without needing to charge the device when using it normally. You should expect to get roughly a third of this out of it if you use it frequently.
When you turn on the built-in satellite positioning, the remaining battery life drops dramatically (GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, GALILEO, and QZSS). Huawei asserts that it has successfully incorporated a floating external antenna, which paves the way for dual-frequency GPS. The antenna is hidden within the polymer fiber substance that makes up the material for the material. It would appear that the technology significantly improves the antenna performance and lock, providing an accuracy improvement of up to 135 percent compared to the conventional design.
Runners will find this to be of utmost significance. There is no situation that is more frustrating than arriving at your starting point and having to wait ten minutes to acquire a GPS signal—or finishing a run and discovering that the satellite positioning data is inaccurate after being accurate throughout the run.
Runners will also benefit from a variety of performance measures such as their Training Load, Vo2Max, recovery insights, and many more. As a result of an improved transport mechanism, the device brings these over from the GT3 iteration. Along with the altitude, users will, of course, also receive precise information regarding their heart rate and other activities. There is route sharing and tracing back in place to ensure that they do not become disoriented.
In addition to that, there is a metric known as the Running Ability Index. This calculates your predicted “level” as a runner by taking into account your historical running heart rate, pace, distance, and frequency.
Aside from that, you will also receive the TrueSeen 5.0+ heart rate monitor, which contains a total of eight photodiodes as well as two different sets of light sources. The business claims that you will achieve an accuracy of 97 percent, which is on par with the results you would achieve using a heart rate chest strap.
The apparatus is not inexpensive. You can purchase it in either black or gray durable polymer fiber for approximately €299, depending on which color you like. At this time, it is only available to be purchased in the countries of Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and Russia. More countries are likely to follow soon.