Garmin have announced the release of another exciting multisport watch, the Forerunner 935.
Included are new performance monitoring tools and 'Elevate' wrist-based heart rate technology. In addition to 24/7 heart rate monitoring, the Forerunner 935 includes new training features, allowing users to fine-tune exercise and recovery to be a better athlete. Easily paired with the new Running Dynamics Pod2, Forerunner 935 users will now be able to see all six running dynamics without the need for a chest strap. What's more the watch only weighs a tiny 49 grams.
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New training features – with technology provided by First beat – make it easier for Forerunner 935 users to monitor performance and better prepare for a race or training cycle. Training status automatically analyses previous exercise and fitness levels to provide insight into how the athlete’s body is responding – letting them know if they are training productively, peaking or overreaching. Training load gives users an overview of their weekly activity and helps them determine if they are training in the right zone and whether their sessions are too easy or hard. Additionally, the new training effect metric tracks and reviews the aerobic and anaerobic benefit of a training session, letting athletes know how their training is improving their ability to push the limits. With these training features available at their fingertips, athletes can make adjustments and improvements to their training to become better, faster and more efficient come race day.
A completely new feature on the 935 is the Running Dynamics Pod, that gives you even more run metrics
The new Running Dynamics Pod clips to the waistband, allowing athletes to see all six running dynamics – including cadence, ground contact time, stride length and more – on a compatible device3 without the need for a chest strap. The Forerunner 935 also features advanced dynamics to help with cycling and swim training. While on a bike (and when paired with Vector power meter), it will track dynamics including power zones, time seated and standing, platform center offset and power phase. In the water5, the Forerunner 935 will track distance, stroke, pace, personal records and more.
Athletes can easily transition between sports with the press of a button utilising the auto or manual multisport feature. Additional built-in activities include hiking, trail running, skiing, paddle sports, golf and more. The Forerunner 935 is also compatible with the full line of Variacycling awareness accessories and Vectorpedal-based power meter system. Users can also track body composition data - such as weight, BMI, body fat and more.
Available on the Forerunner 935, Strava Live Segments allow users to view real-time results on a run or ride, leaderboard rankings and how their current effort compares to their PR. A new TrainingPeaks app allows users to download free workouts directly to their watch, then view the workout in real time, complete with intensity targets and interval durations. Newer apps even include an Uber ETA function and accurate weather forecasting.
Andrew Silver, Garmin EMEA Product Manager, said: “As a top-of-the-line GPS smartwatch, the Forerunner 935 is super lightweight and comfortable to wear around the wrist, and provides users with insight into how their body is responding to fitness, as well as offers data for every activity. It allows users to automatically upload to Garmin Connect, and is customisable with free apps, data fields and more from the Connect IQ store.”
The Forerunner 935 features up to 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode, up to 60 hours in 'UltraTrac' battery saver mode without optical HR and up to two weeks in watch mode. It is available in black for £469.99. A tri-bundle option – which includes a black watch face with force yellow strap, HRM-Tri, HRM-Swim, Quick Release Kit and additional strap in black – is available for £589.99.
Look out for our upcoming issues, as 220 will be looking to test the watch very soon!