Five reasons to treat yourself to a smartwatch this festive season

(Image: Getty Images)
(Image: Getty Images)

After a year of binge-streaming and stress-eating, many of us are feeling the need to get out and get some momentum back in our limbs. As summer rolls in, more and more South Africans are hitting beaches and hiking trails in an attempt to get some fresh air and exercise. What better way to ensure we’re tracking every scenic step and outdoor moment, than with an elegant and teched-out smartwatch? 

Huawei recently launched its sleek, powerhouse smartwatch – the HUAWEI GT2 Pro. Here’s how to get the most out of the device... 

It’s engineered to endure 

Boasting a 2-week battery life when fully charged, the HUAWEI GT2 Pro smartwatch can keep you on track for days before it needs a recharge. The device also supports wireless charging allowing you to quickly recharge. Just five minutes of wireless charging will give you 10 hours of use. 

It tracks so much more than just steps 

In addition to tracking your steps, the HUAWEI GT2 Pro is programmed with over 100 workout options – including standard options from running and cycling – to niche activities like golf, snowboarding and skiing. The device can also detect common workouts as soon as you begin them – like rowing, running or walking, allowing you to simply tap the watch to track it. 

Much like Huawei’s earlier smartwatches, the GT2 Pro allows you to track your oxygen and oxygen saturation levels, heart rate, GPS route and sleep quality. It also allows you to track sudden weather changes. 

It goes to infinity and beyond 

Doing so much more than expected, the HUAWEI GT2 Pro pushes the limits to outer space. With a simple raise of your wrist, you’ll be privy to the secrets of what lies just beyond our atmosphere: the times for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, the eight types of moon phases, as well as the high and low tide times. 

It’s a friendly stress reminder 

Featuring the HUAWEI TrueRelax technology, the smartwatch offers all-day stress monitoring by tracking your heart rate and oxygen levels. The device captures these stats to help you be aware of when you need to take a moment to do some breathing exercises and re-centre yourself during stressful circumstances. 

It’s a computer and smartphone on your wrist 

Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the HUAWEI GT2 Pro features software you’d usually associate with your smartphone or computer. The device allows you to download up to 500 songs – ensuring you’re kept entertained on the go. You can also sync the smartwatch to your Huawei smartphone to receive, reject and mute calls with ease; you can even use the device as a remote control for your smartphone camera. Sharing content between the HUAWEI GT2 Pro and your Huawei smartphone is a breeze with the HUAWEI Share One Hop feature. A simple tap between your smartphone and smartwatch syncs the connection – allowing you to transfer images and set wallpapers on your smartwatch in no time. 

This post is sponsored by Huawei produced by BrandStudio24 for News24.

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