Garmin Forerunner 735XT is GPS running watch with multisport features and wrist-based heart rate. The most lightweight multisport-capable running watch from Garmin, the Forerunner 735XT features 24/7 heart rate monitoring and built-in activities including running, cycling, swimming, multisport, hiking, XC skiing, strength training, paddle sports2 and cardio. Its sleek design features soft, comfortable silicone bands with a large display so users can view stats at a glance during their workouts. Connect IQ compatible, the Forerunner 735XT is the first device to come with the Strava Live Suffer Score app pre-installed so users can track how hard they have been working based on heart rate data. Users can download additional free custom apps, watch faces, data fields and widgets from the Connect IQ™ store to further customize the Forerunner 735XT.
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With the Garmin Forerunner 735XT, there's finally a great running, cycling, swimming, activity tracker that works better as a smart watch than many smart watches. Excellent battery life as a smart watch (11 days) and as a training watch it works well even for iron distance triathlons or 50 mile trail runs.
The Garmin Forerunner fenix 3 was close to hitting the mark, but it's too big/heavy for running. The 735XT perfectly hits the mark.Unlike smart watches, this is designed to be primarily a running watch, which it does an excellent job providing the information a runner needs. All kinds of running stats, views, etc.
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Whether going out for a training run or stepping up to the starting line, runners can easily track metrics that matter on the Forerunner 735XT. With Elevate wrist heart rate technology, the Forerunner 735XT offers users 24/7 heart rate monitoring without the need for an additional strap. For advanced running dynamics3 and other detailed measurements, users can add a chest strap during training and receive data including stride length, ground contact time balance, vertical ratio and more.
Garmin forerunner 735XT Built-in Best Features
Additional built-in activities include cycling, swimming, multisport, hiking, XC skiing, strength training, paddle sports2 and cardio. The Forerunner 735XT is also compatible with the Vector pedal-based power meter system and the full line of Varia cycling awareness accessories for more cycling capabilities. Water rated 5 ATM (50 meters), its swim features will push users to crank up their training in the pool as the Forerunner 735XT will guide users through their swim workout. Users can also easily transition sports with the press of a button utilizing the auto or manual multisport feature.
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The Forerunner 735XT is Connect IQ compatible and is the first device to come with the Strava Live Suffer Score app pre-installed. Suffer Score is based on users’ heart rate and tells them how hard they’ve been working. So whether a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, if their heart is working hard they can rack up a high score. The Strava Live Suffer Score app is available to all users of Connect IQ compatible devices, but only Strava Premium athletes are able to review their Suffer Score on Strava and compare it with others. Purchases of the Forerunner 735XT will receive a 60-day trial of Strava Premium, and owners of Connect IQ compatible devices will receive a 30-day trial.
The Forerunner 735XT also keeps users fully connected with live tracking, audio prompts, music control and social media sharing. Additionally, users can receive any notification from their compatible smartphone on their Forerunner 735XT including incoming calls, texts, emails, app, calendar and social media alerts, and more.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT GPS Multisport Watch Price And Reviews
The Forerunner 735XT has battery life of up to 14 hours in training mode and 11 days in watch mode. It is available in black and gray or midnight blue and frost blue for $449.99. It’s also available in a run bundle (includes HRM-Run) for $499.99 and tri-bundle (includes HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim) for $599.99.