Cycling Garmin Forerunner 735XT Review

Garmin has just announced the arrival of a completely new device, dedicated to a very wide audience – from runner triathletes, passing cyclists, swimmers, skiers. I’m talking about the new Forerunner 735XT.

Who has some familiarity with the names of U.S. House will probably have already figured out what are the key features of this new Cardio-GPS. In fact the final 5 distinguishes products that have the heart rate sensor built into the watch case, while the letters XT are dedicated exclusively to multisport products (perfect for those who practice various disciplines or dedicates himself to cycling –

The new 735XT comes in fact already preset for running, cycling, swimming, triathlon, cross country skiing and rowing (you can then add other widgets through Garmin Connect), in a chassis similar to that of 235 who already know each other well for its lightness and comfort.

In-depth data analysis connectivity

One of the features that immediately catches the eye by analyzing the specifics of the Forerunner 735XT is the ability to connect to and compatible with all Garmin House sensors – by belts, to sensors 2 up to the useful Vector devices varies – this means a lot of possibilities for data analysis that, if understood properly, allow to build skills and the performance of the athlete.

Do you want a taste? Here is a list of the main: stride length, balancing right/left foot in contact with the ground, the vertical oscillation, directions on anaerobic threshold and Stress scores, VO2max, notices, recovery, power threshold (cycling), swim style, distance covered, pace and stroke count, as well as to the calculation of the index swolf, which is the value that measures the efficiency of swim (calculated by matching the number of strokes, the time it takes to travel a tub and the pool length).

Companions of the 735XT are in fact HRM-Run groups, and HRM HRM-Tri-Swim. The latter also has the heart rate monitoring in water.

Three specific uses, all different

The first consideration in heat that is to be made is that for this new device you configure three types of use are very different. The first is the simplest: stick the clock and use it as a fitness band in everyday life; connected to your smartphone will allow you to view the notifications and interact with the connectivity at a glance.

The second type of use is purely sporting, but simple. No bands, no accessories, just you and your physical activity. In this context, you can do all your sport without any thought. You will monitor your heart rate and you’ll have data on speed, heart rate, pace, distance and all the metrics that serve during the athletic movement.

The third use is definitely evolved. In fact, as I said, if pair the Forerunner Garmin sensors with bands and 735XT, your device becomes in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car, giving you all the data you can serve to your coach (or to you) for analyzing meticulously each aspect of your sports activity, finding the room for improvement.

All this for a long time, since the battery will last up to 14 hours in training mode and up to 11 days in clock mode.

When will the Forerunner 735XT?

The marketing is expected by the end of may 2016 in two colors (black and blue) and three different packages:

  • Device only: £ 449.99
  • Run Bundle (with heart rate monitor HRU-Run included): £ 499.99
  • Tri Bundle (with heart rate monitor HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim included): 599.99