What Makes the Huawei Watch GT 2 a Smart Choice for Fitness, Workout and Training Monitoring?

Herman Bonner

Herman BonnerCommunications Specialist, Firstbeat

Wearable Devices

Huawei Watch GT 2 training monitoring capabilities

The Huawei Watch GT 2 is a modern smartwatch with an affordable price tag and a lot to offer. Available in 46mm and 42mm sizes, Watch GT 2 variants incorporate different bezel materials and bands, but each sports a double-crown design. They feature large, bright AMOLED displays and boast exceptional battery life.

Like it’s predecessor, Watch GT 2 offers a streamlined user experience, focused on precisely the information people need and expect. Today’s successful smartwatches need to offer more than easy access to push notifications from your phone. They find a way to tell you something meaningful about yourself, about your lifestyle.

Built on Huawei’s latest Kirin A1 chipset with an advanced Bluetooth and audio processing capabilities, the Watch GT 2 adds music storage and playback to its repertoire. Huawei claims up to 2 weeks of battery life for the 46mm version in daily use and up to 30 hours in sports tracking mode with GPS active.

The Watch GT 2 brings Huawei TruSeen™ 3.0 optical heart rate monitoring technology to the table. It also features a trio of satellite positioning system (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO) compatibilities. Advanced performance analytics from Firstbeat transform your activity data into information you can use. This leads to 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 everyone who wants control of their personal fitness. Because access to your fitness data and the motivation that comes from seeing changes along the way is important. A bevy of practical, easy-to-use insights  tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it.

Here are a few highlights of what the Huawei Watch GT 2 can offer in these specific areas.

Fitness Tracking with the Watch GT 2

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 2 measures your VO2max everytime you go for an outdoor run with GPS and heart rate monitoring active.

Huawei Watch GT 2 - VO2max

As your 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 notice you can maintain the same speed with less effort.

Looking for ways to improve your fitness? The Watch GT 2 offers a slew of information that will help you along the way. Feedback is always based on your own activities, performances, and tailored just for you.

Cutting-edge Training Tools

Training Load lets you know if you are active enough to gradually improve your fitness level. You can instantly see when it’s time to step up and when you might be overdoing it. Without enough physical challenges in your life, your fitness declines and health risks increase. Pushing to hard, on the other hand,  can increase injury risks, burnout, and overtraining.  Your optimal Training Load is automatically updated based on a combination of your current fitness level and activity history.

Workout Status gives you big picture scientific insight into how your training activities are working for you. Looking at changes in your cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max) in light of your current Training Load are the key to this analysis. Longer-term patterns provide additional context. When your Workout Status is Productive it means that hard work is paying off. Your fitness is increasing as a result of your efforts. Other recognizable states include Unproductive, Maintaining, Recovery, Overreaching, Detraining, and Peaking.

Interpreting Your Workouts with the Huawei Watch GT 2

Aerobic Training Effect connects the dots between a specific workout and how it will likely affect your fitness. See when an activity was challenging enough to maintain or improve your current fitness level. Instantly identify workouts that aren’t hard enough to make a difference. Ultimately, it’s about improving your personal awareness of what level of activity is best for you.

Huawei Watch GT2 - Training Effect

Anaerobic Training Effect – The Huawei Watch GT 2 is the first Huawei device to add Firstbeat’s Anaerobic Training Effect to the mix. It captures the impact your workout has on your anaerobic performance capacity. Efforts that contribute to Anaerobic Training Effect are typically dynamic and involve large and sudden increases in intensity. If this sounds like interval training, then you are right. So, the first few minutes of a high-intensity interval are your best chance to improve anaerobic performance capacity.

As your fitness level improves, you need to work harder to results. In other words, a workout that improved your fitness when you were out of shape isn’t as challenging or beneficial once your fitness has leveled up.  Aerobic and Anaerobic Training Effect feedback takes this fact of life into account. Access to this information in real time means you can always change what you are doing on the fly to hit your targets.

Recovery Time is a countdown timer that starts at the end of your activity. It lets you know when you will be fully recovered and ready to benefit from a hard workout. The amount of time added to your timer depends on the strain produced during your last workout. Also, time left on the countdown at the start of your workout is considered.

Calories Burned is an essential measure of any activity. This information helps you make smart nutritional decisions regardless of whether your goals include weight management or performance. The Huawei Watch GT 2 uses heartbeat data to provide more accurate calorie counts.

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Herman Bonner

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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