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Huawei Watch Tip: How to use heart rate monitor and continuous heart rate tracking

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Day by Day, smart wearables such as Smartwatches and Smart fitness bands are getting way smarter with their new fitness features. These features include SpO2 measurement, sleep tracking, and the most popular – heart rate monitoring.

To measure heart rate, Huawei smartwatches come with a heart rate sensor that measures your heart rate in Beats per Minute. Huawei smartwatches also have TruSeen technology, the company introduced it in 2012 in Huawei Lab.

Currently, Huawei Huawei has introduced Huawei TruSeen 4.0, which is advanced in terms of AI algorithms and neural network processing to provide better and clearer heart rates.

The TruSeen 4.0 heart rate monitoring technology and sensor enable the smartwatch to monitor the user’s heart rate even in the background. Not only is it energy-efficient, but the smartwatch also intelligently adjusts the interval between reading according to the user’s activity levels, keeping a 24-hour record of the user’s heart rate variability and resting heart rate.

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Heart rate measurement

  • Keep your arm still and wear your watch correctly.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • This measurement may also be affected by some external factors such as low ambient temperatures, arm movements, or tattoos on your arm.

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 the Calculation method to either Maximum heart rate percentage or HRR percentage.

Note:

  • If you select Maximum heart rate percentage as the calculation method, the heart rate zone for different types of workout activities (Extreme, Anaerobic, Aerobic, Fat-burning, and Warm-up) is calculated based on your maximum heart rate (“220 – your age” by default). Heart rate = Maximum heart rate x Maximum heart rate percentage.
  • If you select HRR percentage as the calculation method, the heart rate interval for different types of workout activities (Advanced anaerobic, Basic anaerobic, Lactic acid, Advanced aerobic, and Basic aerobic) is calculated based on your heart rate reserve (HRmax – HRrest). Heart rate = Heart rate reserve x Heart rate reserve percentage + Resting heart rate.
  • The heart rate zone calculation methods, while you are running, are not affected by the settings in the Huawei Health app. For most running courses, HRR percentage is selected by default.

Your watch will display different colors when your heart rate reaches corresponding zones during a workout.

Measuring your heart rate during a workout

  • After you start a workout, swipe on the watch screen to check your real-time heart rate and heart rate zone.
  • After completing your workout, you can check your average heart rate, maximum heart rate, and heart rate zone on the workout results screen.
  • 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.

Note:

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  • Your heart rate will not be displayed if you remove the watch from your wrist during the workout. However, the watch will continue to search for your heart rate for a while. The measurement will resume once you wear the watch again.
  • Your watch can measure your heart rate when you have connected it to your phone and started a workout using the Huawei Health app.

 

Continuous heart rate monitoring

To enable this feature, connect your watch 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

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

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Note:

Using Real-time mode will increase the power consumption of your watch while Smart mode will adjust the heart rate measurement interval based on the intensity of your activity, thus reducing power consumption.

Resting heart rate measurement:

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.

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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 watch 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.

Note:

If you disable Continuous heart rate monitoring after checking your resting heart rate, the resting heart rate displayed in the Huawei Health app will remain the same.

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Heart rate warning:

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:

  • The default heart rate limit is 220 – 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.

Heart Rate alerts:

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 your heart rate limit, perform the following:

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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.

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

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 Bluetooth portable ring feature

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Huawei Watch GT 2 Bluetooth portable ring

Recently, Huawei Watch GT 2 has grabbed a major software update that comes with a bunch of new features to make users’ daily tasks easier. These new Huawei Watch GT 2 features include a lock screen password, Bluetooth portable ring, Heart Health, and more.

Nowadays, smart devices are an essential part of everyone’s life like headphones are changed from wired to wireless, and watches become smartwatches equipped with smartphone features. So, we are not only evolved around smartphones but what we need is features that connect all devices together for a better experience.

Among these new Huawei Watch GT 2 features, the Bluetooth portable ring is something that consumers want. It can automatically connect three devices of Huawei such as smartphone, smartwatch, and earphone together and realize switching of audio.

So, let’s explore Huawei Bluetooth portable ring feature and its working.

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Let’s begin the understanding with an example when you go on a morning walk or exercise you carry a smartphone, earphones, and smartwatch for listening to songs while exercising. But, you have to connect them separately to each other.

But, the Bluetooth portable ring feature saves your steps. When the smartwatch and earphones are paired with the same smartphone. They also automatically connected with each other also.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Bluetooth portable ring

How to enable and what’s the feature:

First, you need to connect the smartwatch and earphones to the same smartphone. When the smartwatch and earphones got disconnected from the smartphone. So, they don’t need to be connected manually, they get connected automatically. Then, if you play music on the watch, the sound will be played on earphones. This is really convenient feature.

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Likewise, the same mechanism goes for all three connected devices. While you hear music and there is an incoming call then the call sound is played automatically in earphones this is seamless audio switching. Also, you can get call notifications on the watch if it is connected and earphones are not in connection.

Also, when you are in a rush or crowded areas, where it is difficult to take out the smartphone to take the call. Simply you can get notifications on the smartwatch and answer through earphones.

This feature overall provides cross-device connection means you can operate any device from another connected device. This feature surely makes the user’s daily activities easier.

Supportive Devices:

Smartphones:

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  • Huawei smartphones with HarmonyOS 2.0 and EMUI 10.1 or later

Earphones:

  • Huawei FreeBuds 4
  • Huawei FreeBuds 3
  • Huawei FreeBuds Pro
  • Huawei FreeBuds Studio
  • Huawei FreeBuds Lipstick

Smartwatches:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro

(Source: Huawei)

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Huawei Tip: How to resolve fast charging or super fast charging issues

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Huawei charging issues

Charing is an essential part of any smartphone, the process enables your device to charge up and makes it ready for a new round of user interaction. Talking specifically about Huawei, these phones have fast and SuperCharge fast technology that provides new 20W, 40W, 66W, and a whopping 100W.

As mentioned above, these charging technologies can fill your Huawei smartphone battery as quickly as their capacities respectively. Therefore, it’s easy to understand the overall work in the background.

However, there could be various issues that may occur while charging your Huawei smartphone such as the phone doesn’t enter in the fast charging mode or the super-fast charging mode.

Still, not every issue of the charge is related to the hardware, as you might be using the wrong accessory to connect your smartphone with a Huawei smartphone.

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Let’s look into the issues that could cause your Huawei phone’s charging experience.

Huawei charging issues

Charging Animation or Label:

Once connected to the charging port, the phone will display a charging animation on your smartphone’s display. On some smartphones, the phone could show charging labels such as “Super Charging” “Quick Charging” or “Charging” on your device.

Why my smartphone shows standard charging icons:

Below you can check all of the reasons that could be the reason behind these types of charging issues.

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First, Reconnect the charger and data cable and try again. If you insert the cable into the phone too slowly or have not connected them properly, fast charging may not work.

Second, It is recommended that you use a standard Huawei charger and data cable. The charger and data cable will be detected during charging. Fast charging or super-fast charging can be enabled only with the following conditions:

  • Both the phone and charger support fast charging/super-fast charging, and the charging modes are the same.
  • If both your phone and charger support 9 V/2 A Huawei fast charging, the phone can be charged at 9 V/2 A.
  • The type and impedance of the data cable meet the requirements of fast charging. For example, 5 V/4.5 A Huawei SuperCharge requires a data cable supporting a current of 5 A or above (non-standard data cable may not be identified), and the impedance of the data cable should meet the SuperCharge requirements.
  • Check the connection of the phone, data cable, charger, and socket. If the port has dirt or smudges on it, clean the port in a timely manner. (You can use a clean soft brush or use an alcohol liquid cleaner if possible.)
  • If the cable is not completely inserted, remove and insert the cable again.

If you continue to face such charging issues, then it’s recommended for you to backup your smartphone’s data and bring it to the Huawei certified Service center for further assistance.

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How to solve Huawei EMUI update failure issue

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Huawei EMUI update issue

Huawei is currently distributing the major software versions for both – HarmonyOS, and EMUI. However, most of the devices launched on the home ground are upgraded over HM OS but global devices are still running the EMUI software update ecosystem.

For further improvements and bug fixes, Huawei continues to deliver monthly and quarterly software updates for devices according to their upgrade cycle. But, sometimes users running on the EMUI software system face update failure issues on their devices.

If you are also facing the update failure issue on your Huawei EMUI device. Then, you are in the right place to find the get the solution. In this article, you get all the possible solutions to resolve the update failure issue on any Huawei EMUI device.

Huawei EMUI update issue

Firstly, let’s take a look at How to update Huawei devices before jumping to solutions.

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Here are two ways to update your Huawei device on the latest version. First with phone settings and the second one via the My Huawei app. Both of these are mentioned below:

Via Settings:

To download this update manually through Settings, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.

Via My Huawei app:

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To update your device through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, tap on the update, then select Check for updates, and then download and install. Press the option and start to download.

Now, let’s jump to the solution to resolve the update failure issue on Huawei EMUI devices:

The software update failure problem is quite common among users. However, the cause of this issue is also common. Just the users need to stay attentive while updating the devices. You can follow the instructions mentioned below to stay away from this issue.

  • The Update package should be downloaded and installed properly.
  • While downloading the update package, data or WiFi connection is required and should be stable.
  • It is compulsory to maintain enough storage to completely download the update
  • Do not forcefully turn off the phone, once installation started.
  • Keep your device battery charged at least 50%.

Keep these points in mind and then, update your EMUI device. If your problem is still not resolved then please let us know in the comment section about the actual issues.

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