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How to Detect Heart Rate with Huawei Watch GT2?

How to Detect Heart Rate with Huawei Watch GT2?

By  Joe Horner 2019-10-30 3679 0

Huawei Watch GT2, the latest smartwatch from HUAWEI 2019, has been upgraded in many ways. In terms of health function, the heart rate detection is one of the upgrades. Not only does it support daily heart rate tests, but also exercise (underwater) heart rate tests, and the accuracy of Huawei Watch GT2 heart rate tests has been improved. Now, this post will share with you the method of Huawei Watch GT2 heart rate detection.

How to Detect Heart Rate with Huawei Watch GT2 

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 features an optical heart rate sensor, which can monitor and record your heart rate all day. To use this feature, you need to enable continuous heart rate in the Huawei Health app.

Huawei Watch GT2 Heart Rate Measurement

Step 1. Keep your arm still and wear your watch correctly.

Step 2. From the home screen press the Up button, swipe until you find Heart rate. Touch Heart rate. The watch will then measure your current heart rate.

Step 3. To pause the heart rate measurement, swipe right on your watch screen. It usually takes approximately 6 to 10 seconds to display the first measurement value (1 to 2 seconds if Continuous heart rate monitoring is enabled in the Huawei Health app and MONITORING MODE is set to Real-time), and the data updates every 5 seconds afterward. A complete measurement takes approximately 45 seconds to complete.

NOTE: To guarantee a more accurate heart rate measurement, wear the watch GT2 correctly and ensure the strap is fastened. Make sure that your watch is secure on your wrist. Ensure that the watch body is in direct contact with your skin without any obstructions.

Heart Rate Measurement During an Individual Workout

During a workout, your Huawei Watch GT2 can display your real-time heart rate and heart rate zone, and notify you when your heart rate exceeds the upper limit. For the best training result, you are advised to choose a workout based on your heart rate zone.

●Setting the heart rate zone calculation method

The heart rate interval can be calculated based on the maximum heart rate percentage or HRR percentage. To set the heart rate interval calculation method, open the Huawei Health app, go to Me > Settings > Heart rate limit and zones and set Calculation method to either Maximum heart rate percentage or HRR percentage.

 

Your watch GT2 will display different colors when your heart rate reaches corresponding zones during a workout. The following figure shows how heart rate is displayed during an outdoor run.

How to Detect Heart Rate with Huawei Watch GT2 

●Measuring your heart rate during a workout

a. After you start a workout, swipe on the watch screen to check your real-time heart rate and heart rate zone.

b. After completing your workout, you can check your average heart rate, maximum heart rate, and heart rate zone on the workout results screen.

c. You can view graphs that show the changes in heart rate, maximum heart rate, and average heart rate for each workout under Exercise records in the Huawei Health app.

Continuous heart rate monitoring with Huawei Watch GT2

To enable this feature, connect your Huawei Watch GT2 to your phone using the Huawei Health app and enable Continuous heart rate monitoring in the Huawei Health app. Once this feature is enabled, your watch can measure your real-time heart rate.

Set the MONITORING MODE to Smart or Real-time.

● Smart mode

a. The heart rate measurement will be performed every 10 minutes for low-intensity activities (such as when you are not moving).

b. The heart rate measurement will be performed every 10 minutes for moderate intensity activities (such as when you are walking).

c. The heart rate measurement will be performed once a second for high-intensity activities (such as when you are running) and it takes 6 to 10 seconds to display the first heart rate value, though this may vary between individuals).

● Real-time mode

The heart rate measurement will be performed once a second for any type of activity intensity. When this feature is enabled, the watch will continuously measure your real-time heart rate. You can view graphs for your heart rate in the Huawei Health app.

Resting Heart Rate Measurement with Huawei Watch GT2

Resting heart rate refers to the heart rate when it is measured in a quiet and relaxed environment when you are awake. It is a general indicator of cardiovascular health.

The best time to measure your resting heart rate is immediately after you have woken up in the morning. Your actual resting heart rate may not be displayed or accurately measured if your heart rate was measured at the wrong time.

To automatically measure your heart rate, enable Continuous heart rate monitoring in the Huawei Health app.

If "--" is displayed as the resting heart rate reading, it indicates that your Huawei Watch GT2 was unable to measure your resting heart rate. In this case, ensure that you measure your resting heart rate in a quiet and relaxed environment when you are awake. It is recommended that you measure your resting heart rate immediately after you wake up in the morning for the most accurate result.

How to Set Heart Rate Warning With Huawei Watch GT2?

After you start a workout using your watch, your watch will vibrate to alert you that your heart rate value has exceeded the upper limit for more than 10 seconds. To view and configure your heart rate limit, perform the following:

Open the Huawei Health app, go to Me > Settings > Heart rate limit and zones and select your desired heart rate limit. The following figure shows how to set your heart rate limit:

How to Detect Heart Rate with Huawei Watch GT2​ 

NOTE:

●The default heart rate limit is 200 - age, which is obtained from the personal information you enter.

●If you disable voice guidance for individual workouts, you will only be alerted through vibrations and card prompts.

● Heart rate alerts are only available during active workouts and are not generated during daily

monitoring.

To enable High heart rate alerts for your resting heart rate, open the Huawei Health app, touch Devices then your device, go to Continuous heart rate monitoring > High heart rate alert, and set your heart rate upper limit. Then, touch OK. When you are not doing any exercise, you will receive an alert when your resting heart rate stays above your set limit for more than 10 minutes.

For Gearbest customers: If you've purchased Huawei Watch GT 2 from us and still have problem after using these tips, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Just fill in the ticket with your questions at our Support Center and send it to us. We will do our best to deal with your problem as soon as possible. We are always happy to help.


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