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GPS Running Watch with Multisport Features and Wrist-based Heart Rate 

GARMIN FORERUNNER 735XT  

It is been a while since my last Garmin forerunner experience and I was excited about trying the 735XT which is their most advanced running and multi sport watch with wrist-based heart function on the market. The watch is lightweight, comfortable and easy to maneuver through multiple screens and set up functions. Highly specific running dynamics and multisport watch as with even swimming function that allows you to review analyze and monitor your progress. The Elevate heart technology allows you to record your heart rate at the wrist for superior heart function dynamics. This watch does have a swimming function and require the specific heart rate swim or Tri heart strap (HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri) for these dynamics of performance. While this watch is multi sport, it was specifically designed for running. The function of the running dynamics include ground time, balance, stride length, vertical ratio providing you with input and data to monitor your progress and achieve long-term goals. There is  VO2 max estimate, lactate threshold and the function Strava Live Suffer score on a bike or pavement. Strava analyzes your heart rate during your activity and scores you based upon the total activity score. As with all Garmin products, connecting (Connect IQ) and customization through smart notifications, automatic uploads for a truly personalized experience for your watch. Additionally, the Garmin Face It watch app gives you the ability to truly customize your device with any photo on your smartphone, choose an image, adjust style for time and then it’s on your watch face no matter what the picture. The watch does cost around $450 but there is not a single function for your multisport lifestyle (even Rowing) and data analytics it doesn’t come with this watch. Is well worth the price and will give you all information that you need to track your progress and improve your performance. Garmin Forerunner 735XT  is a superior running and multi sport watch that includes all necessary data, analysis and social integration with added customization features for a reasonable price. 

THE FEATURES

  • Provides advanced dynamics for running, cycling and swimming, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
  • Offers VO2 max estimate, lactate threshold, race predictor and recovery advisor
  • Connected features4: smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, live tracking and more
  • Customize with free watch faces, apps and more from our Connect IQ™ store
  • Form factor – the most lightweight multisport-capable watch ever from Garmin in an attractive, traditional watch shape, with soft, comfortable silicone bands
  • 24/7 Heart rate monitoring – Elevate Wrist Heart technology gives you heart rate all day and night -no additional strap required
  • Strava Live Suffer Score app pre-installed
  • Free Garmin Face It™ watch face app to customize your device with any photo from your smartphone
  • Battery life of up to 14 hours in training mode and 11 days in watch mode

THE PROS  

  • Most advanced multi-sport and running watch on the market
  • Easy to setup, customize and maneuver to specific screen options
  • Fully customizable with watch face options and activity dynamics
  • Wrist based heart technology with additional purchase options for Heart rate strap during swimming
  •  Includes all social media integration, Live track and Strava Suffer score thru Garmin Connect IQ  

THE CONS

  • Does cost around $450 but there is not a single function for your multi-sports lifestyle (even Rowing) and data analytics it doesn’t come with this watch 

THE BOTTOM LINE

Garmin Forerunner 735XT  is a superior running and multi sport watch that includes all necessary data, analysis and social integration with added customization features for a reasonable price.