There are smartwatches, there are running watches, there are fitness trackers, there are heart rate monitors, there are watches for triathletes, and then there is a Garmin Forerunner 735XT that combines all of these in a one, small, stylish device full of innovative features. It is not quite cheap, but is totally worth every cent you pay it for it due to its functionality and ability to improve your workout sessions. It comes in two color combinations: black & grey, and midnight & frost blue and both of the combinations are just fabulous. The watch face is not attached to the band, allowing you to remove it in order to have an easier access to charge the device. It has a diameter of 1.75-inches, which is not large at all for a device like this. It is relatively lightweight and thin, making it incredibly comfortable to wear on your wrist. Garmin Forerunner 735XT has a perfect 5 out of 5 ATM water rating, meaning that you can wear it while showering, swimming or diving, and be sure that the inside of the device will stay dry. However, the heart rate monitor will not logically work if you are under the water, makes sense, right? And it does not have a touch screen because of the same reason. It has a relatively large display of 215 x 180 pixels and the screen is flat on the top and bottom as well, but it is rounded on the sides for more convenience. The display itself, is incredibly easy to read even when standing under the brightest sunshine. The left buttons represent functionality for Backlight, Up and Down, and the right-side buttons are for Forward and Back. There is a possibility to lock the buttons while working out, even though it is not quite possible to push them just by bumping the buttons up against your wrist. Garmin Forerunner 735XT prominently displays a red Move bar that reminds you that you have been inactive for 2 hours, and it will disappear after you take a short walk. It is highly accurate when it comes to heart rate monitor and collecting data during an activity. After you are done with a particular activity and you save the records, the device will tell you if you set any personal records during that activity. The watch will also provide you with an estimated time that you should spend on recovering, based on your previous activities. It takes only about one hour to fully charge, and can last up to 11 days in a watch mode, which includes activity tracking as well as heart monitoring. With GPS and optical HR, the device’s battery will last you for a good 15 hours. It definitely is an impressive highly usable device, which is equipped with a variety of innovative features and technologies, that will make your workout sessions even more better.
- 🌟Physical dimensions: 1.75" x 1.75" x 0.47" (44.5 x 44.5 x 11.9 mm)
- 🌟Display size: 1.23" (31.1 mm) diameter
- 🌟Display resolution: 215 x 180 pixels
- 🌟Weight: 1.4 oz (40.2 g)
- ✔ Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
- ✔ Battery life: Up to 24 hours in UltraTrac mode without optical HR; up to 14 hours in activity mode with GPS and optical HR; up to 11 days in watch mode, including activity tracking, smart notifications and optical HR tracking