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Garmin Forerunner 935 Running GPS Unit (Black)

 

Product Description

Who cares that forerunner 935 gives you dialed-in data such as dynamics for running, cycling and swimming, wrist-based Heart rate, training status, ftp and vo2 Max? a dedicated athlete like you who’s ready to Beat yesterday. This premium GPS running/Triathlon Watch helps you fine-tune your training and recovery to be a better athlete. For the competitor in you, it features Strava live segments so you can turn every run or ride into a virtual competition. For the “looks count, too” in you, interchangeable bands let you quickly change bands for a new Sport or style. Forerunner 935 also has smart notifications, automatic uploads and connect IQ compatibility for custom Watch faces and apps.


Product Details

  • Size: 1.2 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Garmin
  • Model: 010-01746-00
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 2.10" h x 1.80" w x .50" l, .11 pounds

Features

  • Premium GPS running/triathlon watch with wrist-based heart rate
  • 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 you're 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

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

64 of 67 people found the following review helpful.
5Garmin hit a homerun here... Awesome running watch!
By Amazon Customer
I've had the 935 for little over a week now.... I was lucky enough to snag one of the first releases from Road Runner Sports. So far so good! No complaints, everything seems to work flawlessly from the running side of things. Previous watch was a Forerunner 225 so this is a major upgrade to it. I also have it paired with the Running Dynamics pod for some extra pretty cool data. Battery life seems to be awesome after 5, 1-1.5hour runs while using the GLONASS gps and with smart notifications on. While it is a little pricey... I highly recommend this watch fro any serious runner.

74 of 80 people found the following review helpful.
5Nice watch. A little big.
By kang
Summary:
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.

Pros:

- 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...

Cons:

- 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)

Pictures:
- 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

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Great watch!
By MerrickM
I love this watch! I had an the Forerunner 620 before and it was just okay. Not great battery life, bad charging system that required constant replacement and connectivity issues. This watch is the opposite. I use it all the time now as it counts steps, analyzes sleep, and provides a long list of other metrics. I absolutely love this watch! And it provides great insight into my daily running. If you're a runner or participate in most other athletic activities, this is the watch for you!

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