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The Huawei Watch GT 2 collection encourages you to explore more and represents Huawei’s latest addition to the company’s growing presence in the wearable market.
It’s predecessor, the original Huawei Watch GT, was deemed a massive success with over 3 million devices sold in just the first 10 months of availability. A bright, crisp display, exceptional battery life, and a smart selection of advanced fitness and training monitoring features make Huawei GPS smartwatches an attractive choice for users. By partnering with Firstbeat, Huawei is able to offer cutting-edge fitness insight paired with scientifically personalized training monitoring and performance guidance tools.
Firstbeat powered fitness and training monitoring features remain largely the same as on the original Watch GT. One key difference is the addition of Anaerobic Training Effect, which means better insight into the impact of dynamic workouts like interval runs and HIIT sessions.
Every time you go out for a run with HR and GPS active on your Huawei Watch GT 2 you gain definitive insight into your current cardiorespiratory fitness level. Measured in terms of VO2max, cardiorespiratory fitness is a vital indicator for health and performance.
Long used as a key endurance performance metric, a recently published position paper by the American Heart Association highlighted the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and overall health. They noted that fitness levels measured in this way are a better predictor of mortality than previously recognized risk factors like smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type-2 diabetes. Other studies point to a key relationship between a higher VO2max and lower health care costs.
Using your Watch GT 2 to keep tabs on your fitness in this way means you can instantly see whether you are currently fit enough to achieve health benefits and when it’s time to step up your game.
Personal Training Management Tools
Are you active enough to achieve your health, fitness, or performance goals? Your Huawei Watch GT 2 removes the guesswork by delivering clear, easy-to-understand insight that reveals what degree of challenge is right for you. By simply swiping into the Workout Status widget and down to the Training Load screen you can check the total, combined impact of all your recorded activities in the past seven days. You can also see your optimal Training Load range, which is personally tailored based on your current fitness level and training history. Exceeding the optimal range with too much hard exercise means you are at increased risk of burnout, injury, and developing the symptoms of overtraining syndrome. Stay below the optimal range for long and you are likely to lose your fitness level.
The main Workout Status screen itself lets you know how your training is going by interpreting changes in your fitness level (VO2max) in light of your current Training Load and trends over time. When your Workout Status is Productive, it means that your Training Load is good, and your fitness is gradually improving. You can also see when your training is unproductive and when you are maintaining your current fitness level, peaking, detraining, or recovering.
Understand Individual Workouts and Recovery Better
Activating the Training Effect feature on your Huawei Watch GT 2 gives you access to a real-time prediction of how your current workout will influence the development of future aerobic and anaerobic performance capacity.
You can see as your workout progresses from offering basic recovery and health benefits towards fitness maintenance, improving fitness, and highly improving fitness efforts. You can also see when you push yourself too hard and into overload. The ability to recognize when you are pushing yourself too far helps you stay motivated, avoid burnout, reduces injury risks, and adopt a healthy, productive approach towards training.
Challenging yourself with stimulating workouts signals your physiology to adapt, it’s time to get stronger, faster, and fitter. The transformative work your body does to improve your performance over time takes place during the recovery time between workouts. When you don’t give your body time recover and repair itself from your last hard workout it means leaving the benefits of that workout on the table.
Each activity you record with the Huawei Watch GT 2 queues a countdown timer designed to tell you when you will be sufficiently recovered to benefit from your next hard work out.
Personalized Training Plans for Running
Whether you are an experienced runner or gearing up for your first 5k or next the right plan can make all the difference in the world. You can create your own, personalized training plan for a variety of popular race distances (5k, 10k, half-marathon, and marathon) using the Huawei Health app.
Expertly crafted training runs are automatically detailed and customized for you based on your personal fitness level and how often you able to run each week. If you have a particular race in your sights, you can enter the date of your event and a target finish time. The program will coach you towards your goals.