This New Smartwatch Will Help You Conquer a Triathlon
Naysayers back in the day were wrong when they said technology would make us lazy. With all the information available to us, we easily have all the resources to develop a healthy and active lifestyle. We can look up the best nutrition plans and exercise routines and there are apps that keep us on track 24/7.
With the advent of wearable tech, we can also monitor our workouts on the go. The Huawei Watch GT Active was designed specifically for active lifestyles. The brand’s latest foray into smartwatches even has a Triathlon Mode for those looking to get into the sport.
The Triathlon Mode works by integrating three separate sports trackers built into the watch: running, cycling, and swimming (the watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters). The watch supports three satellite positioning systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO) to give you the most accurate readings possible, so you can track your pace and distance traveled for each activity. It’s intelligent enough to distinguish between your movements as you run, bike, and swim—in fact, the watch can tell when you’re performing one out of four basic swimming strokes it’s designed to recognize. It can also record your transitions between each leg, giving you a fuller picture of your triathlon performance.
That’s all well and good when you’re at the competition itself, but the Watch GT Active goes well beyond the tracking features to work as a portable trainer. The device has Scientific Coaching that tracks your progress towards predetermined goals and sends you updates on how you’re doing. You can even run against a “ghost” that travels at your desired distance and pace—beating that sucker is an achievement in itself.
Whether you’re a veteran triathlete or a novice, you’ll know that activity trackers aren’t the only things you should be looking at while training. Your body’s vitals are of utmost concern if you want to perform at peak levels. You need to make sure you’re at a fitness level that not only withstands the rigors of a triathlon but also goes beyond your limits with minimal risk.
Huawei's TruSeen 3.0 technology uses six sensors that can track the watch’s position on your wrist to give you real-time heart rate monitoring. The phone’s energy efficiency allows you to track your BPM for up to 22 hours on a single full charge. (With typical active use, the battery can last up to two weeks.) If you’re interested in finding out what your heart rate is like when you’re completely at rest, a sleep monitor can also run while you grab some shut-eye. The watch can also help identify sleep-related problems—as well as suggest solutions for them—with Huawei's TruSleep 2.0.
But even if you aren’t training for triathlons, the Watch GT Active still has something for all sorts of active lifestyles—including a hiking and climbing tracker that uses a built-in altimeter to track your performance. It even has smart notifications that remind you to take a short walk or stretch if you've been sedentary most of the day. The numerous features are compressed into a sleek package that's classy enough to wear to meetings and dinners. The watch even has a customizable face and straps (including fluoroelastomer straps in dark green and orange) so you can easily make it match any outfit. It's a choice smartwatch for people who want to stay active but also look good doing it.