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Garmin 010-01614-01 Forerunner 735XT, Midnight Blue/Frost Blue
- Measures heart rate at the wrist so you can run freer on race day
- 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
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GPS Running Watch with Multisport Features
Be a better athlete today than you were yesterday with the 735XT. This GPS running watch with multisport features has wrist-based heart rate so you can run freer on race day. For advanced running dynamics, VO2 max and more, add the chest strap and train your heart out. It also has smart notifications, automatic uploads and compatibility with Connect IQ for custom watch faces and apps.
For you, beating yesterday comes from analyzing every stat and monitoring your recovery so you can go hard again the next time. When used with heart rate, Forerunner watches can estimate your VO2 max and predict your race times. Improve your form with running dynamics data such as ground contact time balance, stride length and vertical ratio.
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Whether you’re training for your first 5k or your first marathon, we have a training plan for you. With professional expertise, we’ve crafted a variety of 12 week training plans suited for all levels and distances. For real-time coaching, you can even schedule the workouts and send to your Forerunner 735XT.
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Here is what it does well (and should at this price) -
1. It provides accurate pace (mile/minute) for running.
2. It provides heart-rate via a wrist-based optical sensor, which (however) is subject to wild swings in accuracy
Here are the problems I have encountered -
1. Insufficient battery life. Garmin advertises this as a leading multisport (meaning triathlon) watch. This weekend I used it in the Ironman World Championships. I charged the device to 100% prior to the start. After a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 23 miles of running - the battery failed. It simply did not have enough juice to make it to the finish. Its frustrating to have your watch fail at mile 23 in the Hawaiian Ironman, to say the least. For that reason alone, you should not buy it if you wish to race Ironman with it.
2. Inaccurate heart rate. In training I experienced wild variation in HR using the optical HR sensor. For e.g., during a light jog the HR sensor would show 180 BPM, when my actual HR was 120 BPM. This inaccuracy seemed more prevalent in cool morning conditions. Much on the web has been written about this.
3. Poor sync tech. Garmin advertises easy data syncing with the Connect app. I have found syncing requires multiple manual attempts, and is inconsistent and unreliable
For training, its OK. But you'd be better off with a far less expensive Garmin for basic pace data (and a chest based HRM), or another brand.
I have had my watch less than two years and I loved it up until about 6 months ago. It started to have glitching issues. One day I could scroll through all the menus but I could not start a workout. Hit the start button half a dozen times before giving up on it. 3 hours later on my bathroom counter it started to toggle back and forth from start to stop (probably half a dozen time...it finally caught up) I did a software update and only had a couple issues for the next few weeks. Then one day in the pool I could not use my top right button at all. Swam with it on, but couldn’t use it. At the end of my swim the screen was fuzzy. By the time I got home I could barely see anything on the display. It had a full battery and for the next 6 hours it toggled, beeped and vibrated until it died...a slow painful death. My friend that has this same watch just had the exact same thing happen. She contacted Garmin and it is not an uncommon problem. We are both looking at $110 minimum charge to fix it.
I like that it does have the option to change the face to a different style however it is very dark and not bright like my Samsung was. I feel it is a darker screen overall and sort of pixelated compared to the Samsung, it also is not a touch screen. I felt those were luxuries that the Samsung has that the Garmin does not and wish it did. It is not an issue it is just something I was accustomed to and now I have to adapt to this new style. I also do not like how you cannot adjust the brightness settings as Samsung did have that option and it cannot text your contacts but can display the text. It does answer a call but you have to grab your phone right away and use your phone to talk, you cannot talk on your watch like the Samsung. But it is just a watch not a smartwatch to the extent of Samsung I do feel it is worth it as a runner's watch but it is not super techie like the phone watches.