Garmin Forerunner 935

  • Jordan Cole, iReviews
  • August 02,2022
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Although marketed as a premium GPS triathlon watch for athletes, the brand-new Forerunner 935 by Garmin is the perfect device for any everyday fitness enthusiast. Equipped with a wrist-based heart rate monitor powered by Elevate, users are equipped with an action-packed, sophisticated, personal trainer strapped to their wrist. It just so happens that this trainer only weighs 48 grams – making them highly portable.

 

Compatible with a full suite of fitness applications to keep you on track, the Garmin Forerunner allows you to elevate your training with real-time performance data. “With similar features to the Fenix 5 – our popular multisport GPS watch built for fitness, adventure, and style – the Forerunner 935 is catered more towards athletes focused on performance and results,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “As a top-of-the-line GPS smartwatch, the Forerunner 935 not only provides users with insight into how their body is responding to fitness, but also offers data for every activity.”

 

Armed with state-of-the-art technology courtesy of Firstbeat, Garmin’s Forerunner watch offers insight into training productivity metrics. From entering the right heart rate zone, to letting you know if the workout was too hard or too easy, the built-in performance technology always keeps you in the optimal training window. Imagine being able to analyze all the data from aerobic and anaerobic workouts by simply pulling up the TrainingPeak app – which allows you to “download free workouts directly to your watch and complete intensity targets and interval durations.”

 

If you’re a runner, the Garmin Forerunner connects to the Running Dynamic pod – allowing wearers to see performance dynamics that include cadence, stride length, and ground contact time, without needing a chest strap. If you’re a triathlete, this gives you access to a full arsenal of training data, whether it’s biking or swimming metrics.

 

One of the coolest features of the Garmin Forerunner 935 watch: the 24/7 heart rate monitor. With a simple press of a button you real-time info on your intensity output. With additional features that include a multi-sport activity tracker for hiking, skiing, trail running, paddle sports and golf, you are hooked up to one of the most sophisticated fitness wearables on the market. Your Forerunner watch also comes with built-in ABC (altimeter, barometer, and compass) technology that provides real-time elevation information and short-term air pressure trends.

 

As soon as you connect your Forerunner watch to a compatible smartphone, you instantly have access to Garmin Connect – this is the central portal for achieving your fitness goals. With 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode, 50 hours in UltraTracBattery saver mode, and up to two weeks In watch mode, the only thing stopping you from reaching your optimal self: you.

PROS
  • Wrist-based Heart Rate Monitor
  • Pairs with RunningDynamics Pod2
  • 49 Grams (Lightweight)
  • Technology by Firstbeat
  • GPS & GLONASS coverage
  • Built-in ABC (Altimeter, Barometer, and Compass)
  • Additional Activities: Hiking, Trail Running, Skiing, Paddle Sports, Golf
CONS
  • Battery Life in GPS Mode (24 hours)
Jordan Cole, iReviews

By Jordan Cole, iReviews

Jordan Cole is a USC Masters student from upstate New York. The Syracuse University Alumni has worked with publishing firms, marketing departments, and communications specialists across the country.