The hardest part of getting in shape is establishing a routine and finding the discipline to maintain it. Whether you’re getting up before the sun or searching for that hidden reserve of energy after a long day at the office, it can be so hard to resist the temptation to grab a few more minutes of sleep or just lie on the couch at day’s end and order all the greasy pizza you can handle.
The point being, we already have so many excuses to not work out that we really don’t need anything added to the list. And we certainly don’t need any such additions coming from the things that should be helping us to succeed. For example, there’s something particularly dispiriting about donning your workout gear only for your smartwatch to let you down, either by having a flat battery, offering limited functionality, or by simply lacking comfort so you just want to throw in the towel.
Enter Huawei’s Watch GT 3 series smartwatches, which have been designed to make it that much easier to maintain your discipline. They won’t cure you of your pizza cravings or make the couch look any less comfy, but they can definitely enhance your fitness journey through a combination of long battery life, extensive functionality, accurate data collection, and sheer comfort.
Ready When You Are
Huawei developed the GT 3 series, which includes the GT 3 and GT Runner, to keep up with you at all times. Choosing to make maximising battery life a key focus, Huawei made enhancements in both hardware and software, ultimately combining extended battery performance with low power consumption. As a result, the GT series offers up to two weeks of battery life across the 46mm range and up to seven days for 42mm models.
In addition to the obvious convenience this improved battery performance provides, the devices’ extended battery life also enables them to develop a more holistic view of your wellness. By spending less time wirelessly charging, the GT 3 series can provide a more comprehensive data set, not least of all because they can track you while you sleep – shut-eye being an element of your wellness that’s every bit as important as how many reps you get in at the gym.
Using HUAWEI TruSleep™ sleep monitoring functionality, your GT 3 series smartwatch can track your sleeping habits and provide personalised insights to help you improve the quality of your sleep when paired with the Huawei Health app, available from both Android and iOS app stores.
At the Heart of it All
Maximising your heart’s health should be a core part of any fitness goals you may have and to help in this endeavour, Huawei has used the GT 3 series to introduce HUAWEI TruSeen™ 5.0+ all-day heart rate and SpO2 (levels of oxygen in your blood) monitoring. With improved accuracy thanks to doubled sensors on the bottom of each watch and a smart AI algorithm to process the extra data, this technology can help you to ensure your ticker’s in tip-top shape. Plus, the GT 3 series devices have been designed with a curved bottom to better fit your wrist bone, further improving the accuracy of collected data and helping you stay on top of your health from moment to moment.
How am I Doing, Coach?
Sometimes we all need a little extra encouragement, but not all of us are lucky enough to have some burly former athlete with a moustache and whistle on call to yell sporting cliches at us about pushing ourselves and feeling the burn. With the GT 3 series, Huawei has ensured you’ll have a fitness coach with you at all times, as the watches can create customised running plans and training targets for you based on your personal data. Whether you’re just starting out and find yourself out of puff within a few minutes or you’re a serious athlete who’s months into preparation for a particular competition, Huawei’s AI Running Coach can help you push yourself to the next level.
No matter what your exercise of choice is, chances are the GT 3 series will have you covered. With over 100 workout modes that cover everything from hiking and cross-country skiing to open water swimming and triathlons, Huawei’s smartwatches are ready to help you enjoy your workout to the fullest.
Speaking of enjoyment, what’s a workout without a little music? Huawei’s watches enable the Android smartphone users out there to create the ultimate workout playlist by transferring around 500 of your favourite songs onto your device. You can even connect your watch to a Bluetooth speaker and adjust the volume between sets using your watch’s crown. This Bluetooth connectivity also enables you to take phone calls from your smartwatch, meaning you don’t have to stop in the middle of a workout if someone decides to give you a buzz.
Looking Good and Feeling Even Better
Huawei’s new smartwatches may have been designed to help you get in shape, but they help you look your best in other ways as well. Whether you’re hitting the gym or heading out on a date, the GT 3 series can add a little flair to your outfit, combining an elegantly slim build with a large display and a wide range of faces to switch between, depending on the occasion. Plus, the series’ slim profile also adds to your comfort level as it can easily slip under your shirt cuff, while the corresponding lightweight ensures you’re not weighed down during a workout.
GT Runner: An Elite Device for Elite Athletes
While Huawei’s GT 3 models offer a great smartwatch experience for those wanting a device that looks the part in a range of settings and provides a wealth of fitness functionality, the GT Runner takes things to the next level. Designed with serious athletes in mind, Huawei took the GT 3 as a foundation and further reduced its weight. While the 46mm GT 3 weighs in at already an impressively light 42.6g, the 46mm GT Runner takes things even further. Shaving its weight down to just 38.5g, the GT Runner uses reinforced polymeric fibre for the body, titanium for the crown and ceramic for the bezel.
The GT Runner also introduces the Running Ability Index, which is based on Huawei’s TruSport Scientific Running Program. This is designed to help you more accurately assess your performance, based on historical heart rate, pace, distance, frequency and other multi-dimensional data.
Huawei has also added a training load tracker, which offers insights into when you should make necessary adjustments to increase your running capacity, not just by increasing the intensity of your running, but also by knowing when to increase the frequency of low-intensity runs to help your body recover. The data helps you track when to rest appropriately and maximise your training efficiency.
To top it all off, the GT Runner also features hollowed-out watch lugs, which increase the percentage of your wrist that’s exposed to any airflow, allowing for more a comfortable experience. And all of this is, of course, in addition to the GT Runner’s inclusion of the aforementioned insanely long two-week battery life.
With one of Huawei’s new Watch GT 3 and Watch GT Runner devices strapped to your wrist, you’ll have fewer excuses than ever not to stay on track in pursuit of your fitness goals. And once you’ve given your all doing whichever of the 100+ workout routines you choose, maybe you’ll have earned the right to have a little of that pizza after all.