Saturday, August 13

Huawei’s new wearable offers new tracking and coaching features


Huawei Watch GT

KUCHING: Huawei’s latest wearable, the Huawei Watch GT, offers a novel and sophisticated ways for consumers to track their activities and receive fitness coaching that is based on scientific research.

Featuring the classic wristwatch design, ultra-high battery life, low power consumption, sophisticated activity tracking and fitness coaching features, the Huawei Watch GT bears the GT name to call attention to its high performance and reliability – just as grand tourers, or high performance automobiles, are trusted for their prowess.

As an extension of smartphones, wearables complement the feature sets of today’s handsets to help consumers get more out of their devices. Designed for today’s urban explorers, the Huawei Watch GT addresses one of the most common pain points of wearables: battery life.

The Huawei Watch GT uses an innovative smart power-saving algorithm that enables it to dynamically switch between performance and efficiency modes, depending on user activity, for maximum battery life. This allows the smart watch to stay powered for up to two weeks for frequent use mode.

Furthermore, the dual-core architecture of the Huawei Watch GT lets the wearable user enjoy the best of both worlds – it is simultaneously a powerful and highly efficient smart watch.

Besides improved performance and new features, the Huawei Watch GT also sports a unique design. The 1.39-inch 454 x 254 AMOLED high resolution display presents information cleanly on the wrist.

The smart watch body incorporates a dual-crown design with stainless steel and ceramic bezels, and is treated with a DLC diamond carbon coating to provide users with durability that will last for decades.

The 10.6 mm case body is compatible with two band options – a dual-color silicone band and an elegant leather-rubber band—giving users more choices to customise their Huawei Watch GT for any occasion.

In addition to the ultra-long battery life, the Huawei Watch GT features industry-leading positioning capabilities. The smart watch can simultaneously tap into GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO, three of the major satellite positioning systems, for precise positioning. A tracking algorithm then optimises the tracking data to achieve one-to-one positioning even in areas with numerous disparate signals.

The Huawei Watch GT also addresses the needs of active users. Based on its strength in positioning, Huawei Watch GT also supports all-round sports activity tracking. Working with professional sports organisations, Huawei enables tracking for a range of sports, including indoor exercises, outdoor running, mountain climbing, cycling and open water swimming.

The watch also supports fitness coaching features. By analyzing the heart rate of users with scientific methods, this feature lets users exercise more safely and healthily than ever before.

The TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitoring technology tracks the user’s active and resting heart rate. Combining innovative PPG optical and hardware design and AI algorithms, the solution can monitor the heart rate of users in real time with high precision.

In Sport mode, the Huawei Watch GT can be set up to notify users to adjust the intensity of their workout based on a pre-set target heart rate interval.

In Rest mode, the smart watch automatically monitors and records the resting heart rate of users. The Huawei Watch GT uses invisible lights to monitor the user’s heart rate during sleep, which is more intimate than other traditional methods.


Technical Specifications

Dimensions: 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm

Wrist coverage range: 14 to 21 cm

Weight: Approximately 46 grammes (without the strap)

Display: 1.39 inch AMOLED colour screen, 454 x 454, PPI 326 resolution, supports slide and touch gestures

Battery: Up to 14 days

Connectivity: Bluetooth

Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, optical heart rate, ambient light, barometer

Operating system compatibility: Android 4.4 or later, iOS 9.0 or later

Memory: Internal ROM 128 MB, internal RAM 16 MB

Features: 5 ATM water-resistant, GPS supported

Charging time: Circa two hours

Charging port: Magnetic charging thimble

Button: Power button, function button