The Huawei Watch GT will be announced ‘soon’.
Yesterday brought some interesting changes to the Huawei Health app on Android. These changes show new Firstbeat features that don’t seem to be able to work with any existing Huawei device. Hmmm. Strange.
What could that possibly mean 😉
The Huawei Health app shows that ‘something’ (ie Huawei’s Watch GT) will be compatible with Firstbeat’s Anaerobic Training Effect. This is a new feature to Huawei and builds upon the 7 Firstbeat features already in the Watch 2 (further below)
I would be EXTREMELY surprised if the Watch GT has LESS Firstbeat features than the Watch 2 (ie it won’t).
By the looks of Huawei are starting to take all of the sporting insights much more seriously. My ‘suspicion’ (is it? or do I know?) is that Huawei will be trying to rival Garmin with their investments in customer SPORTING physiology functionality.
Remember that this is probably not running WearOS 2.0 but it will still look prettier than any Garmin watch screen. Their Watch 2 was ‘pretty enough’ as a watch. The issue for Huawei will be the accuracy of the oHR and the accuracy of GPS *AND* the compromises they have to make to eeek a paltry day or two battery life out of all the power-hungry innards. But just how power-hungry will they be? As they appear to be running their own customised OS we might see some big performance improvements over what is possible with WearOS 2.
New Firstbeat Goodness