Based on your answers, you are a hardcore athlete that needs the best tools available to track + increase your performance. Below you will find a breakdown of the Garmin models most suited to your needs!
Garmin Forerunner 235
The Garmin FR235 GPS Running Watch is a fantastic upgrade to the popular Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 230. Built-in GPS and Strapless Heart Rate, the Garmin Forerunner 235 is a must have for any runner looking for valuable feedback during a run or post run.
Heart Rate Measured at the Wrist
Forerunner 235 with Elevate heart rate technology measures heart rate at the wrist 24/7, giving you the option to run without a strap. Its colorful gauge identifies your heart rate zone and beats per minute in real time.
Customize Your Watch and Your Training
No two runners are the same, and neither are their goals. Set yourself up to reach yours by downloading advanced workouts and training plans to your watch from Garmin Connect. You can even customize your data fields, and download watch faces, widgets and applications all for free at Connect IQ.
Connected features: automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking, audio prompts, smart notifications and social media sharing
Activity tracking² counts daily steps, distance, calories and sleep
Download data fields, watch faces, widgets and applications from Connect IQ
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is a GPS-enabled running watch with multi-sports features that will make your physical fitness invincible. Designed for athletes who need dialed-in data about their training and have a “You Do It All” attitude, the 735XT is sure to please.
It will assist you from workout till workday and will share your stats and triumphs with the online fitness community, Garmin Connect. The wrist-based heart rate monitor will track your beats per minutes, and the activity tracker will help you keep a close tab on your calories and sleep throughout the day.
Swim, Run, Trek, Paddle, More
With Forerunner 735XT, you can now let your fitness routine be more than just a routine. With the advanced technology and cutting-edge features, you can create your activity profiles of cycling, running, swimming, skiing, paddling, strength training, and hiking. The auto multisport features allow you to switch between different sports activities with a single press, and will also give you customized workouts. With free Garmin Connect, you can easily review your past efforts and share it with the online fitness community.
Wrist-Based Heart Rate Monitor
The Forerunner 735XT comes with a built-in Elevate heart technology, to measure your beats per minute without the uncomfortable chest strap. It will display the real-time heartbeats on a colorful gauge, to help you alter your activities accordingly.
• Easy heart rate measuring at the wrist, to give you an actual free run experience.
• Advanced dynamics available for swimming, running, and cycling with stride length, vertical ratio, and more.
• Estimates lactate threshold, recovery advisor, and VO2 max estimate.
• Smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, and live tracking.
• Free watch faces customization, along with applications and Connect IQ store.
Garmin Forerunner 630
Whether you’re training for your first marathon or looking to crush a personal record, Forerunner 630 provides all the extensive data you need for training and racing. Check your form by pairing your 630 with the HRM-Run™ monitor to measure cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time¹. Additional running dynamics include ground contact time balance, stride length and vertical ratio.
Forerunner 630 uses extended physiological metrics to help you get the most out of your workouts and feel confident with what you can accomplish when you toe the line. Once Forerunner 630 learns your lactate threshold through a guided test, you can apply it to your heart rate training when setting up zones.
Overall training load, sleep, nutrition and general life stress play a role in how you will perform in a tough workout. To give you a better idea of what days you should aim for a tough workout or use as a recovery day, Forerunner 630 provides you with a stress score based off your heart rate. Performance condition is another feature that gives you an idea of how you will fare in a workout. As you run, this feature analyzes your pace, heart rate and heart rate variability to make a real-time assessment of your ability to perform.
When planning a strategy for your next race, Forerunner 630 measures your VO2 max² and can predict your race times for several distances, providing you with a time target. It also lets you know when to back off your training after a grueling workout or race with its built-in recovery advisor.