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Huawei launches the Watch GT Runner as its latest wearable

The Watch GT Runner. (Source: Huawei)
The Watch GT Runner. (Source: Huawei)
Huawei has made the new Runner variant of its Watch GT series. Its case, band and UI have been redesigned with athletic performance in mind. It incorporates a new antenna design for improved positioning, and is rated for up to 14 days' worth of battery life. It is up for pre-order in China from now.

Huawei's product event of today (November 17, 2021) has taken off with the launch of the Watch GT Runner. This wearable, as its earlier teasers have suggested, incorporates new feature so as to match its new name. They include a case made of a tough but lightweight polymer for enhanced durability and comfort during prolonged wear during training.

This new smartwatch body has been styled to recall that of a supercar, and ultimately comes in at 38.5 grams (g) in mass. The case plays host to a 1.43-inch round AMOLED display, powered by HarmonyOS. This UI contains a number of tweaks appropriate to its theme, a "professional-grade" stopwatch app and marathon-optimized tracking included.

Nevertheless, Huawei has announced support for third-party apps in the GT Runner. The OEM also asserts that its positioning tech is improved by 135% compared to previous versions, thanks to its "floating" antenna. It is also apparently technically external, as it is concealed within the polymer of the watch's case.

The antenna supports the Beidou, GLONASS, GALILEO and QZSS as well as GPS. Huawei also rates the Runner's wireless charging-capable battery for up to 7 days of battery life in cases of heavy use, or 14 days at most. The new Watch GT-series member goes for 2,188 yuan (~US$343) at present in China, although the OEM has yet to mention availability in any other countries as yet.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-11-17 (Update: 2021-11-17)