Garmin Forerunner 735XT is their premium watch meant for sports like swimming, cycling, hiking, running etc. and comes with GPS
Fitness is the new obsession that many hardware manufacturers wish to capitalise on with from wearables for counting steps and measuring sleep to watches meant for hardcore marathon runners. After Fitbit, Jawbone, and others, another major player in this segment, Garmin, has also entered the Indian market.
Garmin’s fitness bands can track steps, sleep and even heart-rate. The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is their premium watch meant for sports like swimming, cycling, hiking, running etc. and comes with GPS. This one also carries a steep price tag of Rs 42,990. It also has a heart-rate sensor, and will show notifications from your phone.
So is the Garmin Forerunner 735XT the watch to buy if you take your fitness seriously? Here’s what I thought after using this for nearly a month or so.
Specifications: 1.23-inch diameter display with 215 x 180 pixels resolution | Size 44.5 x 44.5 x 11.9 mm| 5 ATM water-rating | GPS GLONASS | 40.2 g weight | Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Price: Rs 42,990
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
Multi-sport watches are never about their looks; Garmin Forerunner 735XT is no exception. It is a big watch thanks to the 44mm case and we got the black and grey watch. But lack of elegance is not a problem here. This watch is for those who look to push their fitness regimes, and want to do a lot more with their smart wearables. However, the big size means it is not ideal to sleep with, especially if you wish to track your sleep cycle.
The Forerunner 735XT has quite a few buttons on it; three on the left hand side which includes the power on/off, and the up and down buttons below it. On the right hand side you have the back button at the bottom (also used to start a new lap) and the play button on the top, that you need to press before you start an activity. If you don’t press the button, it won’t start recording the data.