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Technology & IT | Thursday 3 March, 2022 3:18 pm |

Huawei announced as “Official Timekeeper Partner” of Riyadh Marathon 2022

Huawei, the iconic global technology brand, has announced that it will be the “Official Timekeeper Partner” of Riyadh Marathon 2022. Pablo Ning, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group in Middle East and Africa will be taking part in the marathon to support residents as they choose more fitness centric lifestyles. 


The event is organized by the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) and will take place on March 5th. Huawei’s involvement with the marathon is part of the recently established partnership with the SFA to promote wellbeing and increase physical activity levels across the population in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


The Riyadh Marathon 2022 is organized under the direct support from the Ministry of Sport towards achieving the “Quality-of-Life Program” objectives, which forms an important element of the Saudi Vision 2030. As such, the SFA has held several events, programs and initiatives to help fulfil its mandate of increasing physical activity levels to 40% by 2030.


Huawei looks to support SFA through its advanced wearable devices that are designed specifically for runners. As a result, Huawei will gift all marathon participants with a 200 SAR voucher to buy anything from the official Huawei website such as the stunning HUAWEI WATCH GT Series, including the newly launched company’s first professional running watch, HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner, which has a wide range of health and wellbeing monitoring features as well as dozens of sport modes to help users level up their fitness. Furthermore, Huawei’s Health App also sees the launch of a special Health Challenge this week for users who are unable to join the event this week. If they can finish a run, they will earn a special digital Riyadh Marathon Badge.


Huawei’s involvement in the Riyadh Marathon 2022 is in full in alignment with the Saudi Vision 2030 goals and the company seeks to improve and enhance the lives of consumers through technology by helping users to stay active and exercise scientifically.


As increasing numbers of people in society take a more proactive role to improve their health, self-health management has become one of the most important ways to prevent diseases and stay healthy. Smartwatches are playing a key role in this regard by becoming extensions of the user’s body, as well as being a smartphone accessory. These devices can be worn all-day and work as the user’s smart assistant to aid them to actively manage their health while exploring immersive application experiences. 


Huawei has seen this trend and demand for comfortable, accurate positioning, and scientific workout guidance, and recently launched the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner which is now available in Saudi Arabia.


This stylish device has been developed with Huawei’s expertise in smartphone technology to deliver long battery life and power saving algorithms to the field of smart wearables. The HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner has a variety of health and fitness features, the whole new HUAWEI TruSeenTM 5.0+ and Dual-Band Five-System GNSS, the revolutionary Running Ability Index (RAI) and AI Running Coach enable users to achieve their goals scientifically and efficiently.


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