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Garmin Forerunner 935 Multi Sport GPS Watch
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Garmin Forerunner 935 Multi Sport GPS Watch has a rating of 4.9 stars based on 17 reviews.

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The newest edition to the Forerunner family, the Garmin 935 is the ultimate tool for dedicated runners everywhere. Whether you are a triathlete or trail runner, you cannot pass up on the Forerunner 935xt. Super concise data is a runner's best friend and with the Forerunner 935 you'll have all of the data you need. Multi-Sport dynamics (running, swimming, and cycling), VO2 Max, wrist-based heart rate, recovery time, race predictor, and more. The 935 also offers you more ways than ever to store and track your data. Use automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, or use Strava live segments to turn every run into a virtual race. The FR935 is truly the most powerful Forerunner ever. 

If you have been researching Garmin Forerunner models and you are looking to invest in the Garmin 935 you may be asking yourself the following questions. 

  1. What is difference of the Forerunner 935xt compared to the Forerunner 920XT or 735XT?
  2. What is different between the Forerunner 935Xt and the Garmin Fenix 5
Forerunner 935 Forerunner 920XT Forerunner 735XT Fenix 5S Fenix 5 Fenix 5X
Dimensions: 47mm x 47 x 13 45 x 55 x 12.7 44.5 x 44.5 x 11.9 42 x 42 x 14.5 47 x 47 x 15.5 51 x 51 x 17.5
Display Size: 1.2″ diameter 1.1 “x .8” 1.23″ diameter 1.1″ diameter 1.2″ diameter 1.2″ diameter
Resolution: 240 x 240 205 X 148 215 x 180 218 x 218 240  x 240 240 x 240
Weight: 49 grams 61 grams 40 grams 67 grams 85 grams 98 grams
Water Rating: 5 ATM (50 Meters) 5 ATM 5 ATM 10 ATM (100 Meters) 10 ATM 10 ATM
Memory: 64 MB 32  MB 80 Hours 64  MB 64 MB 16 GB
GPS Battery: 24 hours 24 hours 14 hours 14 hours 24 hours 20 hours
UltraTrac: 75 hours 40 hours 24 hours 40 hours 75 hours 50 hours

 

Let’s start with what has been added to the 935 compared to the 920XT

  • ∼Looking at the metrics above, you can see that almost every aspect physically is better
  • ∼Wrist based heart rate with Garmin Elevate 2.0
  • ∼BLE HRM compatible
  • ∼Training Status, Training Load, Training Effect 2.0, Group Live Track, Golf plus many more activity profiles and a gyroscope. All of which we will go into further detail below
  • ∼Lactate Threshold

To compare the 735xt to the 935XT:

  • ∼Looking at the metrics above you can see that the major benefit of the 735xt is that it is lighter, but not significantly
  • ∼The 735xt does not have a barometric altimeter or Wi-Fi or BLE HRM compatibility whereas the 935 does
  • ~The heart rate sensor does not protrude the watch like the 735Xt

So, what about the new Fenix 5?  How does the 935 compare to those new 3 units (Fenix 5S, 5, 5X)?  Well to make things simple, the Fenix 5 and 935 are essentially the same watch.  They all have the same menus and the same features.  The difference is in the battery life, size and makeup of the watch itself.

Forerunner 935xt compared to the Fenix 5S:

  • ∼The Fenix 5S is smaller but it is heavier due to the metal casing
  • ∼The only other benefit over 935 is 10ATM water resistant but I don’t know many people diving more than 100 meters deep
  • ∼It also comes in a sapphire lens version which is on a scale of 1 to 10 about a 9 on a strength scale compared to about a 4 on the 935 lens
    • ∼After using many different Garmin watches, or any watch for that matter, over the past decades of running, I have only cracked 1 so although the sapphire lens is nice, I wouldn’t overly worry about the non-sapphire lenses being too fragile
    • ∼It is nice to know that you can have peace of mind with the sapphire lens but it comes with a higher cost

Forerunner 935xt compared to the Fenix 5:

  • ∼The 935 and Fenix 5 are essentially the same watch physically with the Fenix being a bit thicker and much heavier
  • ∼It also has a sapphire lens version

Forerunner 935xt compared to the Fenix 5X:

  • ∼This is the mack daddy of watches! It is roughly the same size as the former Fenix 3 HR
  • ∼The biggest difference is that this watch comes with preloaded OSM (Open Street Maps) for roads and trails and topo maps as well
  • ∼You can get routing directions, Points of Interest nearby and Round Trip Routing for any given distance
  • ∼It comes with a sapphire lens
  • ∼It is twice the weight of the 935

All Fenix 5 versions also come with Garmin Quickfit bands so a band can be swapped in seconds.  The 935 is compatible with the Quickfit bands (the Fenix 5 compatibility bands) but just doesn’t come with one.

A few additional features that comes in the new Forerunner 935 that were not in the 920XT are:

  • ∼Floors Climbed, Intensity Minutes, HRV Stress Test, Compass
  • ∼Additional built in activity profiles (Apps) of Golf, Trail Run, Ski, XC Ski, Snowboard, Climb, Hike, SUP, Row, Jumpmaster, Tactical plus more

Let’s go a bit more into some of the other advanced features like Training Effect (TE).  I have found this metric to be one of the best during my training to make sure I am not over doing it.  The Training Effect score is between 1 and 5 with 5 being overreaching and 1 not doing much.  You would expect to see a score above 4 for a workout, hard, long run or race but when you start seeing high numbers on recovery or easy days, you know you are doing too much.  Either you are not recovered from your harder training or races or you are just running too hard on these days.  Everyone is different but there are so many days above 4 you should have in a week.

For anyone that has used this metric in the past, you may have noticed that you don’t necessarily get as a high a number when doing an interval workout as maybe you would expect.  That is mostly due to the recovery after each interval being easier and causing the TE to score lower than if you just ran hard the entire time.  In the new 935, there is now Training Effect 2.0 which also shows an Anaerobic TE which gives you a similar score based on Anaerobic activity.  So now you get a Training Effect and Anaerobic Training Effect after each run.

Training Status:

This new feature will analyze your training giving you additional insight as to how you are handling your training.  There are 7 different stages including, Productive, Overreaching and Peaking and calculates this by tracking your Lactate Threshold and VO2 Max.

Training Load is a 7 days summary of your training to let you know if you are training in the right zone by comparing your HR and V02 Max data.  You can also pull up a graph showing you your last 7 days score and where that falls in the graph.

Another advanced HR feature that was in the 735XT but not in the 920XT is Lactate Threshold.  This value can be achieved by performing a test or a value will be given if you run hitting specific HR values throughout the run.  The best thing about this is that most people do not know what their HR zones are and once the LT is calculated, you can have the watch use HR zones based off your LT.  This makes the zones much more accurate.

One thing it is important to understand is that all the advanced HR metrics like TE, VO2 Max estimate and LT all use your maximum HR in the equation.  That is the only number you have control over.  The watch will default to 220 minus your age to calculate your Max HR.  For many people, especially runners, this will be way off.  All the advanced HR metrics will be off if your Max HR is incorrect BUT it will be consistently off.  So, if your VO2 is going up or down, it is still going up or down.  The Max HR will be adjusted up if you exceed what it thinks your max is but you will need to run hard enough to go above that number.  It also cannot automatically adjust down if your max is lower than it thinks.  Not everyone runs hard enough to achieve their max HR.  If you know, or have a better idea, of what you max is, you can manually enter it on the watch.

 

Connect IQ:

Don’t forget about the Connect IQ store.  With the thousands of free apps, widgets and data fields, if this watch doesn’t do something you would like it to do, there probably is something in the Connect IQ store that will do what you are looking for.

There is much more testing of this watch that needs to be done for me to give a more in depth write up, but if you want the best metrics for your training in a nice looking smart watch that is lightweight and has tons of battery life (over 70 hours in Ultratrac and 24 in GPS Mode), this may be the best GPS watch for you.

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
  • Battery life: up to 2 weeks in watch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode or up to 50 hours in UltraTrac mode

Additional Features

24/7 MONITORING

Elevate wrist heart rate technology gives you your current heart rate — no additional strap required.

FORM FACTOR

Lightweight for the true athlete (only 49 grams); comfortable to wear when training or all day.

GPS+GLONASS+ABC

In addition to real-time elevation and directional changes, you benefit from more signal options, wherever your training takes you.

BUILT-IN ACTIVITIES

Most complete data support available: running, cycling, swimming, multisport, cross-country skiing, hiking, trail running, paddle boarding, rowing, strength/cardio, golfing and others.

STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTS

You’ll receive alerts for segment start and finish and leaderboard rankings once you complete the segment.

CONNECTED FEATURES

Automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, LiveTrack, GroupTrack, audio prompts, music controls, smart notifications and social media sharing.

RUNNING DYNAMICS

See components of your efficiency with ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more.

TRAINING STATUS

Gauge the effectiveness of your training with daily training status updates.

ADVANCED PERFORMANCE MONITORING

Includes VO2 max, recovery time, Strava Live Segments, FTP, training effect and training status.

VARIA COMPATIBILITY

See and be seen by pairing your 935 with Varia bike lights or radar, which detect traffic approaching from behind.

CYCLING DYNAMICS

Monitor watts/kg and cycling dynamics when used with Vector power meters.

ADVANCED WORKOUTS

Crank up your training in the pool, on the bike or out on a run with advanced workouts that go above and beyond the standard offering.

GROUPTRACK

Allows you to keep tabs on your training buddies in real time.

What's Included:

Note - Yellow Standard Bundle is a custom product only available from HRM USA. In order to customize this bundle, we have to remove the Tri & Swim Transmitter from the Tri Bundle model.
 Forerunner 935 Standard Bundle Forerunner 935 Tri-Bundle

Garmin Forerunner 935

UPC 753759170349

MPN 010-01746-00

Garmin Forerunner 935

UPC 753759170363

MPN 010-01746-02

Charging Cable HRM-Tri Transmitter
Product Manual HRM-Swim Transmitter
Quick Release Kit

Black Replacement Wrist Band (Yellow Version Only)

Charging Cable
Product Manual

Features

3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
Touch and/or button lock Yes
GPS coordinates Yes
Audio prompts Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation No
Auto CourseView updates No
Downloadable training plans Yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Yes
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) Yes
SwingTempo No
Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes) No
Additional

tempe™ support

Swim workouts Yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) No
Vibration alerts Yes
Virtual Racer™ Yes
Hot keys Yes
Automatic intervals Yes
Activity history on watch Yes
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) yes (with compatible accessory)
Auto max HR Yes
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) Yes
Foot pod capable Yes
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) Yes
HR alerts Yes
Training Effect (anaerobic) Yes
Vertical speed Yes
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview) No
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) yes (with compatible accessory)
Heart rate monitor No
Customizable data pages Yes
Race an activity Yes
Finish time Yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) No
Configurable lap alerts Yes
Elevation profile Yes
PlaysLike distance No
Custom maps compatible No
Virtual Partner Yes
V02 max Yes
Customizable alerts Yes
Back to start Yes
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the benefit ration to stride length) yes (with compatible accessory)
Training Load (combines heart rate and VO2 max to score your intensity over 28 days’ time to help ensure you're in the optimal range to meet your goal) Yes
Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
Physical size

47 x 47 x 13.9 mm

Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™ Yes
Chronograph No
Face It™ watch face creator Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Bezel Material

fiber-reinforced polymer

Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) No
Hazards and course targets Yes
Stroke recognition Yes
TruSwing™ compatible Yes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) Yes
Calendar Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Weather Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Sunrise/sunset times Yes
VMG (velocity made good) — the speed vector that is actually in the direction of the destination No
Floors climbed Yes
% HR max Yes
% HRR Yes
Case material fiber-reinforced polymer
Pool lap recognition Yes
Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles

Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Indoor Rowing, Jumpmaster, Tactical

Water rating 5 ATM
TracBack® Yes
Storm alert Yes
Advanced Vector support No
Audible alerts No
Handicap scoring No
Autopilot remote control No
Color display Yes
Multiple bike profiles No
Rest timers No
HR zones Yes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit and average shot distance) Yes
Connectivity Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+™, Wi-Fi®
Personal records (running) Yes
Find my Phone feature Yes
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory)
Custom targets No
Downloadable cartography support No
Stroke efficiency (SWOLF) Yes
Preloaded run profiles

Running, Indoor Running, Trail Running

Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) Yes
Run workouts Yes
Open-water swim distance Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Training Effect (aerobic) Yes
Worldwide airport database(s) No
GPS speed and distance Yes
Round-trip course creator No
Tide tables No
Area calculation yes (via Connect IQ™)
Find My Watch feature Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Strava features (Group LiveTrack, live segments) Yes
VIRB® remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android®, Windows®
Dual grid coordinates Yes
TrueUp™ Yes
Timer Yes
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
Swim alerts (time/distance) No
Courses (compete against previous activities) Yes
Compatible with Varia™ lights Yes
Thermometer Yes
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
Alarm clock Yes
Group LiveTrack Yes
Intensity minutes Yes
Interval training Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal) Yes
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Touchscreen No
Virtual starting line No
Preloaded topographical maps No
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)

yes (ANT+™ and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

Sun and moon information yes (via Connect IQ™)
Night vision mode No
Preloaded swim profiles

Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming

Tempo Training No
Move IQ™ Yes
Records heart rate while swimming yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
Advanced swim (drill, rest timers) Yes
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
GLONASS Yes
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) yes (with compatible accessory)
Smart notifications Yes
Sight 'N Go Yes
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Projected waypoint Yes
Bread crumb trail in real time Yes
Time/date yes
Rewards (coins) No
Calories burned Yes
Customizable activity profiles Yes
Personal records (running, cycling, swimming) Yes
Segments (Live, Garmin) Yes
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) Yes
Virtual Pacer™ (compares current pace to target) No
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) No
HR strap compatible yes (ANT+™ and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
Music controls Yes
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters) Yes
Total ascent/descent Yes
Auto multisport activities Yes
SwingStrength™ (measures how hard you swing) No
Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) No
PinPointer No
Step counter Yes
60-minute play goal No
Manual multisport activities Yes
Trail run auto climb Yes
Chores No
Physiological measurements Yes
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference) Yes
Barometric trend indicator Yes
Recovery advisor No
LiveTrack Yes
Point-to-point navigation Yes
HR calories Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegs Yes
Auto Pause® Yes
Running dynamics Yes
Full vector map No
Tack assist mode No
Preloaded cycling profiles

Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking

Multisport mode Yes
Future elevation plot No
QuickFit™ watch bands

yes (22 mm)

Accelerometer Yes
Recovery time Yes
Around Me mode No
Automatic wireless MOB activation No
Hunt/fish calendar yes (via Connect IQ™)
Drill logging No
Course guidance Yes
Strap material

silicone

Auto scroll Yes
Countdown timer No
GPS Time Sync Yes
Analog hands No
Round timer/odometer Yes
Compass Yes
Digital scorecard yes
Lens Material

glass

Shock Resistant No
Green View with manual pin position Yes
Performance condition (after running for 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness levels) Yes
Distance to destination Yes
Training Status (lets you see if you're training effectively by tracking training data, such as VO2 max and anaerobic threshold, and comparing it to recent data) Yes
Manual lap Yes
Distance traveled Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) Yes
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
UltraTrac™ mode

yes

Garmin AutoShot™ Yes
Unit-to-unit route/location sharing No
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) yes (with compatible accessory)
Built-in barometer and tide tables No
Race predictor Yes

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If, for whatever reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it to HRM USA within 45 days of purchase date subject to conditions below. Claims for items damaged in transit must be received within (3) business days of receipt of merchandise. Items deemed defective by manufacturer standards must be reported within 7 days of receipt.

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