Hot on the heels of the just released Fenix 5 series, Garmin’s following up with another wearable. One aimed specifically at runners and triathletes. Meet the Garmin Forerunner 935.
The Garmin Forerunner 935 is near identical in terms of features to the Fenix 5 save for the fact that it’s a mere 49 grams, is Wifi enabled, ships without the stainless steel bezel found in the Fenix 5, and has a lower water resistant rating of 5 ATM.
The light weight should come in really handy for multi-sport athletes who might not appreciate 80g worth of Fenix 5 on their arms while they try to best their PBs.
The Forerunner 935 is also compatible with the full line of Varia™ cycling awareness accessories, Vector™ pedal-based power meter system and Index™ smart scale.
Garmin Forerunner 935 Features
- Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display
- GPS + GLONASS
- Wrist based heart rate with Garmin’s Elevate technology
- Advanced training effects, training stats and training status
- Pool swim metrics
- Golfing features
- Barometer, altimeter, electronic compass, accelerometer, gyroscope and thermometer
- Battery life of up to 2 weeks in watch mode, 24 hours in GPS mode or 50 hours in UltraTrac mode
- Breadcrumb trail in real time with navigation features
- 64MB memory
- Wifi, ANT+ and Bluetooth enabled
- Power meter compatible
- Water resistant to 5 ATM
- 49 grams
- QuickFit changeable wrist straps
- Connect IQ compatible
Given the fact that this is a direct upgrade of the Forerunner 920, it’s obvious Garmin has ditched the squarish watch design in favor of a rounded display. There also appears to be a convergence of the Fenix and Forerunner lines. You can see a side by side comparison of every Garmin Fenix 5 series versus the Forerunner 935 here.
Garmin’has done an excellent job with their latest offerings in cornering the fitness focused crowd. Their devices offer advanced training features, essential smart notifications, and a superior battery life compared to the run-of-the-mill smart watches on the market. The company’s only drawback is the lackluster Connect IQ app store. Then again, will they even need it?
The Garmin Forerunner 935 is available in black for $499.99. 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 $649.99.