Garmin's lighter Forerunner 735XT includes wrist-based HR and Suffer Score app

Built-in activities and loads of connectivity maximize your training and racing

Garmin's new multisport watch, the Forerunner 735XT, features 24/7 heart rate monitoring and activity-specific data for cycling, running, swimming, multisport, hiking, cross-country skiing, strength training, paddle sports and cardio. Featuring wrist-based heart-rate monitor, the $449 / £359 watch has soft silicone bands with a large display.

Highlights

  • Connect IQ compatible
  • Built-in activities including running, cycling, swimming, multisport, hiking, XC skiing, strength training, paddle sports and cardio
  • Pairs with power meters 
  • Pairs with Varia cycling awareness accessories
  • Water rated to 50m
  • Includes Strava Live Suffer Score app pre-installed
  • Automatically syncs with Garmin Connect
  • Receives notifications from compatible smartphones
  • Battery lasts up to 14 hours in training mode and 11 days in watch mode
  • Includes a free 60-day trial of Strava Premium
  • Colors: black and grey or midnight blue and frost blue

Lighter, loaded, and more connected

Activities pre-installed in the forerunner 735xt make tracking your progress easy: activities pre-installed in the forerunner 735xt make tracking your progress easy
Activities pre-installed in the forerunner 735xt make tracking your progress easy: activities pre-installed in the forerunner 735xt make tracking your progress easy

From cycling to tri to strength training and beyond, the Forerunner 735XT has you covered and connected

Connect IQ compatible, the Forerunner 735XT is the first device to come with the Strava Live Suffer Score app pre-installed so you can track how hard you have been working based on heart rate data. You can download additional free custom apps, watch faces, data fields and widgets from the Connect IQ store to further customize the Forerunner 735XT.

Wrist-based heart-rate monitoring means no more chest strap: wrist-based heart-rate monitoring means no more chest strap
Wrist-based heart-rate monitoring means no more chest strap: wrist-based heart-rate monitoring means no more chest strap

Elevate wrist heart rate monitoring means no chest strap, and 24/7 information

With so-called Elevate wrist heart rate technology, the Forerunner 735XT offers 24/7 heart rate monitoring without the need for a chest strap. For advanced running dynamics 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.

The Forerunner 735XT also pairs with ANT+ power meters, including of course Garmin's own Vector pedal-based system.

The multi-color display delivers loads of information and can be connected to your smartphone: the multi-color display delivers loads of information and can be connected to your smartphone
The multi-color display delivers loads of information and can be connected to your smartphone: the multi-color display delivers loads of information and can be connected to your smartphone

The Forerunner 735XT connects to your smartphone forincoming calls, texts, emails, app, calendar and social media alerts, and more

The Forerunner 735XT also offers live tracking, audio prompts, music control and social media sharing. You can set it up to receive notifications from your paired smartphone for incoming calls, texts, emails, social media alerts and more.

Russell Eich

Tech Writer, US
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: High altitudes, forgotten singletracks, bike parks, roads without cars
  • Current Bikes: Custom Meriwether steel hardtail, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29, Kona Jake the Snake, Trek 69er, and a bunch more
  • Dream Bike: Yeti SB5c, Intense Tracer 275C, Black Cat custom road
  • Beer of Choice: Gin + Tonic
  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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