Garmin Forerunner 735
(Framingham, MA, USA)
Garmin Forerunner 735
The Garmin Forerunner 735: Our New Running Watch
After several years with the Garmin Forerunner 235, which we'd absolutely loved, it was time for a new running watch (when one of the buttons stopped responding - very likely from too much mud over several years of running obstacle course races).
Even with all of the companies out there from which to choose, we'd really enjoyed our experience with Garmin watches, and knew we wanted to stick with them.
After a bit of research (and drooling over the Garmin selection), we decided upon adding the Garmin Forerunner 735 #CommissionsEarned
to our wrists!
Wasn't the Garmin Forerunner 235 Still Available?
It was, yes. However, during the time that we'd been running obstacle course races, 5k and 10k races, marathons and ultramarathons, we'd also taken a liking to running triathlons!
The Garmin Forerunner 235
served so many purposes, and treated us extremely well. However, it wasn't superbly equipped for the quick transitions of data recording that the sport of triathlon requires. And so, it was time for an upgrade!
What does the Garmin 735 Model Offer?In addition to the triathlon training and racing options, here's what we were looking forward to:
- Wrist-based HR (heart rate) monitoring
- Longer battery life (than the 235 model)
- Wireless connection (to our iPhone)
- GPS ability to track routes, distance, speed, and other metrics
- and, it's connection to Connect HQ, the Garmin App Store (we especially love the ability to customizable screen options)
Which Feature is Our Favorite?
We love that we were able to upload a customizable, in-exercise, screen, where we have immediate access, without having to push any additional buttons, to all of the metrics that are most important to us.
Not having to push a whole bunch of buttons while you're also navigating the trails has certainly saved us from the evil intentions of many roots and rocks that would have loved to have seen us horizontal in the air doing our best "wipeout" impressions!Runners & Readers: Have you used the Garmin Forerunner 735? Tell us all about your experience in the comments below. Have a lot to say? Write your own page/review!