Premium GPS running/triathlon watch with wrist-based heart rate;Strap material : silicone ; Smartphone compatibility : iPhone, Android, Windows
Offers advanced running and multisport Features in a comfortable watch you can wear all day, and it only weighs 49 grams
Provides elevation changes with a built-in barometer; altimeter and electronic compass help you keep your bearings
Evaluates your training status to indicate if youâre undertraining or overdoing it and offers additional performance monitoring Features
Provides advanced dynamics for running, cycling and swimming, including ground contact time balance, stride length and more
Garmin Forerunner 935 Running GPS Unit (Black)
|Product Dimensions||0.5 x 1.8 x 2.1 inches|
|Item Weight||1.76 ounces|
|Shipping Weight||11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)|
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|Item model number||010-01746-00|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)|
259 customer reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
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#10 in Electronics > GPS & Navigation > Sports & Handheld GPS > Running GPS Units
– Battery life is incredible as Iâve gotten more than a week before I feel the need to charge it, sometimes even more if I want to âpushâ it. To answer any future questions, battery life isnât an issue.
– GPS locks on very fast when youâre out in about.
– HR 24/7 monitor is pretty accurate compared to a Basis.
– The built-in backlight is a lifesaver for me as my workouts are always at night. For those with previous models, my colleges have told me that itâs indeed a big upgrade.
– For its size, this watch is light and in no way feels overbearing to wear.
– Really appreciate the automatic pausing if youâre in middle of a workout/activity.
– Notifications (connecting your smartphone with this watch) are easy to read when they pop up during a run. Almost anything that allows you alerts to your phone you can redirect it to the watch.
– When clearing the notifications from the watch I notice that the alerts are removed from my iPhone as well.
– You have the option to update your watch in three different ways, which does give you options depending on where youâre at.
– A lot of shit is customizable with this watch. Create your personal data screen, training modes (Almost any sport you can think of), recovery hours, etc. (you have a lot).
– Does have a neat goal sheet layout that notifies me when I reach my daily goals.
– The band fits nice without and rash or irritation. I do recommend to take it off after your workout if you donât want to have a ring tan.
– Option to add numerous widgets (weather, calendar, etc.).
– Built in Wi-Fi is way better than using Bluetooth for uploading your workouts from my experience.
– There is a release kit option for those who it mount it on something (I didnât try this as my wrist is perfect for this device).
– Create your routes and if you fall of course it will alert you where you are and where you need to go. I tried this out numerous times and every time its GPS knew where I was and vibrates my wrist.
– The mapping only has a line to be followed, not much detail on your terrain.
– Donât have the option to reply back when your notifications pop up. This isnât much of an issue because you should be working out when you have this on and not replying back to alerts.
– IT may be light but itâs still big. Small wrist people, be aware.
– No ability to play music from it.
– Firmware glitches such as editing only on alarm, auto uploading delay, GPS enabling for specific sports, and some others that have already been fixed. I would assume that majority of them will be fixed soon.
– The screen may be bright but you would expect a larger screen given the size of the watch (Itâs still perfectly fine for me).
– Notice that public networks with filters will prevent the watch to be updated via Wi-Fi.
– Customization has to mainly be done on the watch and not on the app.
– HR monitor will not work if youâre swimming as youâll need to get an HR strap.
If you do any form of outdoor cardio then this is a must have. Iâm truly impressed on how much this little guy can give you. With the customization to almost anything in your form of working out to the prolong battery life, this is for those who want to take their workout to the next level. Keep in mind that if you’re more into weight lifting and or gym cardio than I advise you forget this as this watch is built for the outdoors.
I usually tell you the downside of this device but theyâre so minor that It doesnât matter. A big chunk of glitches have already been fixed and I have no doubt the others will be resolved as well. Overall, if you do cardio outside then this is a must. Verdict: Well designed, full customization, and great battery life. This is a win for those who want to take their outdoor cardio workouts to the next level.
Hopefully I was a help to you.
July 12, 2018
If you’re looking for a sport watch that records a lot of data, is useful for training and don’t care about “smart features” except notifications. This is it. Its fast, its accurate, it lasts forever and its probably the best there is right now.
– You can actually have maps and directions, soon navigation even thus this is not a Fenix 5x (search for “485” on your phone appstore). Its surprisingly useful.
– battery life and charge speed is crazy good. by the time i plugged it in to update (which took 5min, so it got 5min of charge, which went up to 89% charge) a couple days ago.. i, uhm, did not go below the charge level it was at when I got it. It’s at 79% now, and I got it out of the box at 70%. I have 3 hours of GPS use since. I have no doubt this can last a week. I’ve also no doubt that it lasts more than a day in ultratac mode (they claim 60h) and close to 20h in normal full-tracking mode (they claim 24h) though I’ll update when I have the .. draining.. opportunity to test a 20h work-out.
– non-back-lit screen: somehow reviews don’t do this justice. Non-back-lit means the screen emits no light by default, just like the amazon paper/papershite kindles. It means its readable in ANY sunlight conditions, and uses very little power. Of course, there is an auxillary back light for when it’s absolutely dark outside.
– no-non-sense menus. I was afraid of that one. No touch screen? How good are buttons going to be? Well they’re fine. The menus are all logical and everything is actually quite simple and easy to use. Nice.
– Customizable – it’s not a samsung or apple watch but you do have multiple watch faces and apps – and they work.
– light and “thin” for a smart watch. This is lighter and thinner than my microsoft band 2, for example. Can’t feel the thing on my wrist.
– GPS, Glonass, HR tracking work well. Better than any watch I’ve had. It reacts quickly to HR changes and is quite accurate for a wrist-HR sensor. Some still would want to have a separate HR strap – but it’s not really all that necessary.
– ANT+, Bt connection. That I can see data from my bike equipment on the watch, and transmit watch data to my Wahoo bike computer is absolutely great.
– Amount of stats: This is a Garmin sport watch. You get everything they can record, and more. That’s just cool.
– Automatic pausing, etc. during activities: i always wondered how well it works on Garmins. Well, it’s been flawless so far, so there’s that.
– Notifications: I had read how bad notifications are on Garmin devices. Well now that I’ve used it I can tell: it is not bad at all. In fact it’s quite great. Legible, fast, reliable – at least on this watch right now. Sure, you cannot type a reply from the watch, but I never cared for that – it seems more gimmicky than it is useful in most cases…
– its kinda big. if you have a small wrist, be prepared. Its not the biggest watch in the world, but its certainly not small either.
– Android software is terribad. Login, app store, general reliability is not great. It does work, but it can sometimes take a few attempts.. Garmin, please hire a real Android dev? Thanksfully you don’t need to interact much with it except for reading your sport stats, and that part works ok.
– Poor documentation. I had to google how to software update the watch, which involved copying a file.. on the watch. its not that bad, but i expect auto update wirelessly and/or an actual document from Garmin that explains how to do this, not a forum post.
– Price. If you want the best, this is it. Yet it’s still overpriced compared to what you’d get from a Garmin 235 or even an Apple Watch. Basically value/price ratio is not good.
– I would prefer a wireless charger – though since this thing rarely needs to be charged, its not a big deal
– No ability to play music from the watch
– No ability to use regular maps out of the box (needs additional, paid third party software)
– 42mm Seiko vs FR-935 vs Microsoft Band 2 sizes. Wrist diameter 6 inches.
– 485 app for mapping – SF Google offices location
– back-side of the watch