To promote the start of sales of its newest smartwatch in the Italian market, the Huawei Watch GT 2, which was released along with the line of mobile phones – Huawei Mate 30 and Kill 30 Pro in Munich, Germany, Huawei will use athletes running and climb keyboards.
The Chinese giant will be one of the sponsors of Red Bull Art of Motion 2019, this year’s annual radial race event taking place in the city of Matera, the 2019 European Capital of Culture.
There are 18 athletes from all over the world competing in the city, and Huawei’s smartwatch will be the ‘timekeeper’ of the events, helping radical runners jump over rooftops and other places in the local landscape.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 should have no problem keeping up with intrepid athletes on their journeys as it has up to two weeks of autonomy away from the power socket – for the 46mm model – even with the smart monitor and heart rate sensor working frequently, 30 minutes of Bluetooth calling and 90 minutes of exercise.
For the smaller model, 42mm, the range is one week. Both are capable of monitoring up to 15 different types of sporting activities, eight of them external. And that includes running, walking, cycling, triathlon and indoor seven, like swimming, elliptical trainer and rowing. In addition, the watch is capable of tracking almost 200 different types of data and is able to advise its user on what can be improved, just like a real trainer.
Other welcome features are heart failure alerts and another that alerts you when your frequency reaches the 100 beats per minute threshold for more than 10 minutes or, at the other end, when it falls below 50mm.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 will hit the Italian market on October 7 at major retailers in the country, with prices ranging from 199 to 219 euros for the 42mm version and 249 to 279 euros for the 46mm model. The models are already in pre-sale in the country.