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The Garmin Forerunner 935 gets an upgrade

The popular tri watch gets its latest upgrade, with WiFi and TrainingPeaks added to the features list

With the might of the Forerunners 910XT, 920XT and 735XT and the Fenix family in their stable, Garmin have established themselves as the ultimate triathlon watch brand. The latest 935 comes a year after its 735XT sibling, and soon after the similar yet more expensive Fenix 5 (reviewed in issue 339).

Key updates include the addition of WiFi (not seen on much of the Fenix 5 range) for syncing workouts, and it also adds a barometric altimeter for more accurate elevation readings compared to a GPS. There’s also the new Training Load/Recovery features that are found in the Fenix 5, as well as a Running Dynamics Pod that’ll give you vertical oscillation and ground contact-time data. 

There’s a TrainingPeaks app, which allows you to sync workouts, heart rate data comes from Garmin’s wrist-based technology, while battery life is up to 24hrs in GPS mode. We’ll be testing the FR935 alongside five other multisport watches next issue (342). Buy a copy in your local newsagent or subscribe to 220 here

The watch is priced £469.99 and for more information visit buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB

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gspo13

Hi. I upgraded to the 935 from the fenix 2 and the tech in this watch is incredible. I managed to get hold one around April and have loved using the training peaks app and session planner, especially for hard watt bike sessions as it connects to the watt bike. I've really dived deep into what it can do regarding triathlon training and racing and love it. It's made me enjoy training and bit more than racing 😀

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