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Huawei has unveiled the latest addition to the HUAWEI smartwatch family - The HUAWEI Watch GT 2e. The watch is designed to inspire an active lifestyle, now boasting battery life of up to two week, 100 workout modes ranging from traditional sports to more trendy forms of exercise, as well as 200 watch faces for users to choose from in the Huawei Health App. All this in a stylish package that retails for R3 499.

However, what might strike a chord right now during this period of increased health awareness, is the number of health monitoring features which come packaged with the HUAWEI Watch GT 2e. Here are four of the most interesting ones.

  1. ACCURATE HEART RATE MONITORING

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e features the new self-developed TruSeen 3.5 heart rate monitoring technology that can accurately monitor heart rate through innovative light path results. Combined with AI smart heart rate algorithms, heart rate monitoring on the  is now faster and more accurate. The TruSeen 3.5 also supports real-time heart rate monitoring while swimming, as well as day-to-day heart rate reminders if your heart rate is too high or too low.

As far as enhanced health benefits are concerned, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e smartwatch offers smart tracking for users with bradycardia and heart failure. While in an idle status, if the user’s heart rate is faster than 100 BPM or lower than 50 BPM, lasting more than 10 minutes, a notification will be sent to the user.

At the same time, the user can use the Huawei Health app to check all heart rate alerts and duration, to observe the physical health status in real time. 

  1. SCIENTIFIC SLEEP MONITORING

The HUAWEI TruSleep 2.0 supports sleep quality monitoring, real-time heart rate tracking, breathing during sleep and big data analytics. With the help of Huawei’s AI technology, it can accurately measure deep sleep, as well as track six typical sleep problems – insomnia, light sleep, mid-sleep awakenings, waking up too early, dreaminess and irregular bedtime.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e also provides hundreds of sleep improvement suggestions and personalised practices, while a sleep score is provided after each night’s sleep. Up to now, there are more than 10 million users using Huawei wearables for sleep quality monitoring.

  1. STRESS MONITORING

Tapping into the HUAWEI TruRelax technology, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e smartwatch provides 24/7 pressure monitoring for users, keeping an eye on their mental health status. Users can also relieve stress and feel refreshed by doing breathing exercises, to help cultivate a positive state of mind.

  1. SpO2 MONITORING

A great new feature of this new version of the HUAWEI Watch GT 2 smartwatch series is its single blood oxygen monitoring. This can help users improve their health by learning more about their SpO2 status. With the watch placed firmly on the wrist, the watch performs a test to measure your blood oxygen. The average person’s SpO2 should be 94% or higher; SpO2 below 94% is considered as insufficient oxygen. The HUAWEI Watch GT 2e therefore lets users know when they should be resting while exercising. This is a particularly useful function in a time when respiratory health is of the ultimate importance.

More smart features

Apart from the watch’s health features, the GT 2e supports smart tracking for 100 sports, including the 15 professional workout modes, eight of them are outdoor sports (running, walking, climbing, hiking, trail running, cycling, open water swimming and triathlon), while the other seven are indoor sports (walking, running, cycling, pool swimming, free training, elliptical machine and rowing machine). In addition to 15 professional workout modes, it can track another 85 types of sports in six categories, including extreme, leisure, aquatics, fitness, ball game and winter sports, such as hip-hop, rock climbing, parkour, skateboarding, surfing, tennis and baseball.

One feature that can be important, especially during exercise, is the ability to control your music. On the music playback screen of your watch, you can switch between songs, adjust the volume, and select a playback mode, such as Play in order, Shuffle, Repeat the current song, and Repeat list. HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e can also connect to the Bluetooth earphones and use the earphones to control the music playback on both your watch and your phone. This feature is available only on Android phones.

Adding to its smartwatch capabilities, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e supports notifications for SMS, email, calendar and social media. It also allows users to decline calls directly on the watch. It's the type of functionality you want from a smartwatch - keeping you informed during the day.

Availability and price

Available in Mint Green and Graphite Black, HUAWEI Watch GT 2e retails for R3499, and is available at https://huaweistore.co.za/huawei-watch-gt2e.html, as well as Totalsports, Sportsmans Warehouse, Incredible Connection, Takealot, Makro, Cape Union Mart and Game.

If you catch Huawei’s Winter Sale the GT 2e comes with a number of free extras, including a Sport Bluetooth Earphone plus a Huawei Smart Scale.

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