How the Huawei Watch GT Brings Smarts to Fitness. Training Features Lead the Way.

Herman BonnerCommunications Specialist, Firstbeat

Exercise and Fitness

The Huawei Watch GT is a modern smartwatch with an affordable price tag and a lot to offer. Versions of the Watch GT incorporate different bezel materials and bands, but each variant, sports a double crown design, an attractively large and bright AMOLED display, and exceptional battery life.

The initial Watch GT offering from Huawei included the Classic and Sport editions, which combined to sell over a million devices in just the first four months of availability. This success and popularity soon led to the introduction of new Active and Elegant editions. Notably the Huawei Watch GT Elegant features a smaller 42mm case design compared to the original 46mm design.

A successful smartwatch, one that you will use and continue to use, offers more than easy access to push notifications from your phone. It finds a way to tell you something meaningful about yourself, about your lifestyle, and gives you personalized insight you need to improve.

The Watch GT brings Huawei TruSeen™ 3.0 optical heart rate monitoring technology to the table along with a trio of satellite positioning system (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO) compatibilities. Advanced performance analytics from Firstbeat ensure that your activity data is intelligently transformed into information you can use to make better, more personal health, fitness, and performance decisions.

As a result, you can work towards your goals, confident that you are on the right track.

This is good news for runners, workout enthusiasts, and really anyone looking to take control of their personal fitness. It means being able to see your current fitness level and benefit from the motivation that comes from seeing changes along the way. You also gain access to a bevy of practical, easy-to-use insights crafted to tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it.
Here are a few highlights of what the Huawei Watch GT can offer in these specific areas.

Fitness Tracking with the Watch GT

VO2max is the scientific metric used to describe your cardiorespiratory fitness. The higher your VO2max, the fitter you are and the better your aerobic performance capacity. Good cardiorespiratory fitness is linked to better health, longevity, and quality of life. The Watch GT accurately calculates your VO2max each time you go for a run outdoors with GPS and heart rate monitoring activated.

As your cardiorespiratory fitness improves, your daily activities and exercise routines require a lower percentage of your total performance capacity. Life just feels easier. And when it’s time to lace up and go for a run, you’ll find that you can maintain the same speed with less effort.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your fitness, the Watch GT offers a slew of information that will help you along the way. The feedback you get is always personalized and based on your own activities and performances.

Cutting-edge Training Monitoring and Guidance

Training Load lets you know if you are active enough to support and safely improve your cardiorespiratory fitness level. You can instantly see when there is room to improve or when you might be overdoing it. Inactivity is tied to serious health issues, but excessive loads can mean increased risk of injury, burnout, or overtraining.  Your optimal Training Load is automatically updated based on a combination of your current fitness level and activity history.

Training Status gives you powerful scientific and personal insight into how your training activities are working for you. This is achieved by examining changes in your cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max) in light of your current Training Load and longer-term patterns in your activity history. When your Training Status is Productive it means that hard work is paying off, and your fitness level is increasing as a result of your efforts. Other recognizable states include Unproductive, Maintaining, Recovery, Overreaching, Detraining, and Peaking.

Aerobic Training Effect connects the dots between an activity and how it will influence your cardiorespiratory fitness. You can see when a specific activity was challenging enough to maintain or improve your current fitness level. Instantly identify workouts that aren’t hard enough to make a difference and improve your personal awareness of what level of activity is best for you.

As your fitness level improves, you need to work harder to get the same results as before. A workout that improved your fitness when you were out of shape isn’t as challenging or beneficial once your fitness has leveled up. This fact of life is automatically considered when calculating your Training Effect feedback. And the fact that this insight is updated and displayed in real time during your activities means that you can always change what you are doing on the fly to hit your targets.

Recovery Time is a countdown timer that begins at the end of your activity and lets you know when your body will be fully recovered and ready to benefit from a seriously challenging workout. The amount of recovery time recommended after an activity depends on the strenuousness of your workout and how much time was left on your countdown timer at the start of that activity.

Calories Burned is an essential measure of any activity and can help you make smart nutritional decisions regardless of whether your goals include weight management or performance. By analytically measuring the intensity of your performance in terms of oxygen consumption, the Watch GT provides accurate calorie counts regardless of your activity.

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Herman Bonner Communications Specialist, Firstbeat

Herman is a former U.S. World Cup fencer, coach and high-performance manager. Keen to explore how people make sense of the world around them, Herman currently thrives at the bustling intersection of technology and everyday life. His educational interests include mechanical engineering, economics, ethnomethodology, and sports management with a focus on marketing and communications.

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