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Huawei teases the launch of the new Watch GT Runner on Weibo

A Watch GT Runner poster. (Source: Huawei via Weibo)
A Watch GT Runner poster. (Source: Huawei via Weibo)
Huawei has announced a launch for what it indicates is its first "professional" smartwatch via Chinese social media. This is apparently because the GT Runner will come with a UI, UX and specs geared toward running and the tracking of progress in this activity over time. It is now slated to line up for a start later in November 2021.

Huawei has scheduled another non-smartphone launch for late 2021. This one is for a new addition to the popular Watch GT line. The OEM has revealed that this upcoming wearable will, like some of its newer siblings, have a large circular display and run on HarmonyOS. However, the Runner is also slated to vary in that it will be pitched at a much more specific kind of user-base than usual.

Huawei has already strongly hinted that the upcoming Watch GT variant will do so with a possibly new UI geared toward the display, tracking, analysis and storage of running data over time, as well as a band made of ostensibly exercise-friendly material rather than the metal or leather of some premium-tier SKUs.

Meanwhile, the leaker WHYLAB claims to have gotten their hands on further teaser material that points to GPS components (industry-first "floating" antennae, for example) that are enhanced by up to 135% in the Runner.

The tipster also claims to have heard that this improved spec will confer "dual-frequency five-star precise positioning" on the GT Runner, thus allowing it greater accuracy while its marathon and track performance-related features are active. Huawei may confirm or deny these hints on November 17, 2021 during the smartwatch's Chinese-market launch.

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The Watch GT Runner picks up teasers that are official...
The Watch GT Runner picks up teasers that are official...
...and also others that are less so on its way to launch. (Source: Huawei, WHYLAB via Weibo)
...and also others that are less so on its way to launch. (Source: Huawei, WHYLAB via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-11-12 (Update: 2021-11-17)