Garmin forerunner 935 might just be the perfect smartwatch for you to better track your fitness activities as well a perfect companion for any event. This is a premium GPS watch for serious athletes. The forerunner 935 is one of the models in the Garmin’s Forerunner series
. It was released in June 2017 and comes loaded with a longer lasting battery and a host of features that lets you monitor various fitness activities and even longer term outdoor sports such as triathlon and marathon.
Garmin Forerunner 935 Full Specifications
WHERE TO BUY
|Device name||Garmin Forerunner 935|
|Device type||Classic/sporty smartwatch|
|Released date||April, 2017|
|Ideal for||Men (will look good too on women.)|
|Display type||Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)|
|Display size||1.2 inch|
|Screen resolution||240 x 240 pixels|
|Input type||5 buttons, not touchscreen|
|Dimension||47 x 47 x 13.9 mm|
|Casing material||Fiber-reinforced polymer|
|Bezel Material||Fiber-reinforced polymer|
|Screen protection||Chemically strengthened glass|
|Water resistant||Yes, 5ATM|
|Memory card slot||--|
|Bluetooth||Yes, and ANT+|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS|
|Type of battery||Lithium-ion|
|Battery life||12days+ on smartwatch mode , 10 hours+ with GPS on|
|Charging||USB charging cable|
|Charging time||About 2 hours|
|Compatibility||Andriod 4.4 and above,|
IOS 8.0 and above
|Companion app||Germin connect IQ store|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
IN THE BOX CONTENTS
|Garmin Forerunner 935|
|USB charging cable|
Germin Forerunner 935 Features
The design of the Forerunner is quiet great featuring an appearance that makes it suitable as a classic and sporty wear. It weighs 49 grams which is great, you will barely notice you putting it on. The screen size is still same 1.2 inch like so many Garmin smartwatches. It features a full color Garmin chrome display which is powered by LED backlighting which makes readability possible under all ambient conditions and a transflective technology that makes the screen visible under bright sunlight.
The body of the Garmin forerunner is built for durability. The casing is a fiber- reinforced polymer as well as the bezel material. The strap is a silicon material whereas the screen is protected with a chemically strengthened glass.
The Garmin forerunner 935 is not touchscreen , you will have to rely on the 5 physical buttons by the sides which makes navigating the 1.2 inch screen easy.
The Garmin forerunner boosts of a good battery life which allows you to go longer on a single charge. As an athlete with rigorous goal-focused fitness activities you will find this very helpful. On smartwatch mode the battery will last about 12 days+, with the GPS on expect about a day battery life.
The battery is a Li-ion battery and can be charged with a USB charging cable that comes with the device. Its recommended that you use only Garmin charges to charge the Forerunner 935.
The Garmin forerunner is 5ATM certified and as such can be worn under rain, to the shower and off course if you like to track your swimming activities, that won’t be a problem either as you can wear the Forerunner to the pool or ocean .
The Forerunner is focused on fitness tracking, it comes loaded with lots of really sensitive sensors which lets you track your fitness activities. For a start it tacks all the basic activities such as steps count, sleep quality, heart rate monitoring , hiking , cycling and a host of other activities.
There is a built in activity profile ranging from triathlon, treadmill, bike, pool and swimming. The number of different events the Forerunner can track goes beyond just triathlon sports. There are built-in support for a long list of sports such as hiking, skiing, golfing and a host of other fitness activities.
You can add a power data to your training by downloading the running power app from the Connect IQ store onto your compatible watch. Built by Garmin Labs, the Running Power app taps into metrics such as pace, vertical oscillation, grade and even local wind conditions to determine the amount of power you’re applying at the ground as you run.
With the inbuilt GPS /GLONASS you can track distances you covered, routes , locations even in difficult environments where the GPS lags.
Notifications & Application
The Forerunner 935 is also a great companion when it comes to is keeping you updated with latest notifications from your smartphone such as;
- It alerts you when there is an incoming call or missed calls.
- Stay updated with the event reminder features.
- It is capable of updating you with weather forecast data.
- It notifies you when you have a new text message alert.
- E-mail: it lets you receive email alerts on the go.
- Info push: it alerts you instantly when there is a notification from different third-party applications such as Facebook alerts, Whatapp alert and Twitter alerts.
The Forerunner 935 is customizable, you can customize the watch face simple by downloading it from the Garmin connect IQ store. There are also different available straps ranging from leather, silicon to metal materials which you can choose from to customize to your preference..
It is compatible with android 4.4 or later and iOS 10.0 or later devices. Check if your smartphone is compatible with the Forerunner 935.
The Forerunner 935 however doesn’t come with the NFC chip that supports Garmin pay contactless payment system, which is quiet a draw back especially if you like to shop on the go.
Here is our rating on Garmin Forerunner 935