Overview: The Garmin Forerunner 735XT
is a lightweight running watch with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver which accurately records
the distance, time, speed, and location of your runs. It keeps track of your
personal records, and lets you know when you have set new ones. The Forerunner
735XT provides constant feedback, including the distance traveled, elapsed time,
pace, lap time, and speed. With Garmin's Elevate heart rate technology, you can
continuously monitor your heart rate. After your run, you can upload your results to the
Garmin Connect online community. Watch Dimensions: Width 1.8", Height 1.882",
Depth 0.554"; Watch Band: Width 0.848", Length 9.875" (including buckle);
Weight: 1.4 ounces
Elevate: On the back of the Forerunner 735XT is
an optical sensor with Garmin's Elevate heart rate technology that shines light onto your
skin and measures the amount of light returned. The sensor detects slight
changes on your skin as your heart pumps blood and determines your heart rate
using a sophisticated algorithm. The back of the watch has a light seal to block
out ambient light for accurate results. You can broadcast your heart rate data
to other Garmin devices, such as an Edge cycling computer or a VIRB action
Note: The Forerunner 735XT is compatible with ANT+
devices, so you could use an optional heart rate monitor strap, if desired.
Heart Rate Zones: Heart Rate Zones are used by many athletes
to indicate the level of activity, and to measure their cardiovascular strength.
You can let the Forerunner 735XT set your heart rate zones based on your user
profile, or manually enter heart rate values and ranges for each zone. The heart
rate zones are expressed as a percentage of your maximum heart rate, and are
expressed in color codes on the device's display: Poor 0-40% (Red), Fair 40%
(Orange), Good 60% (Green), Excellent 80% (Blue), and Superior 95% (Purple).
Running Dynamics: The Forerunner device, when paired with
the optional HRM-Run or HRM-Tri accessory, can analyze your running form. The
accelerometer in the accessory heart rate monitor can measure torso movement and
calculate the following running metrics: Cadence (number of steps per minute),
Vertical Oscillation (your bounce when running), Ground Contact Time (amount of
time you spend on the ground while running), Ground Contact Time Balance
(left-right balance of your ground contact time), and Stride Length (measured
from one footfall to the next). You can view your running metrics as a color
gauge on the display, showing you how your running data compares to those of
Water Resistant: The Forerunner 735XT has a 5 ATM water
rating, which means it can withstand pressures equivalent to a depth of 50
meters (164 feet). Not only can you run in the rain and wet weather, you can
even swim while wearing the device (see note below). The device also has a wide operating
temperature range of -4° to 140°F.
Note: To record your heart rate while swimming, you must
use the optional
HRM-Swim heart rate monitors.
Swimming Metrics: You can analyze your swimming workout
using the Forerunner and an optional chest-worn HRM. The device offers preloaded
swim profiles for open water and pool swimming, and metrics for both (distance,
pace, stroke count/rate, calories, etc.). The unit can calculate your SWOLF, or
swim efficiency score, which is the sum of the time for one pool length and the
number of strokes for that length.
Color LCD: The Forerunner 735XT features a 1.23" x 1"
color LCD screen with a resolution of 215 x 180 pixels. The display has a
backlight timer that can be set to 8, 15, 30, or 60 seconds, or Stays On. The
backlight can be turned on manually, or with the touch of a key or when you
receive an alert.
High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver: The Forerunner 735XT
features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with GLONASS, which locates your
position quickly and keeps it locked onto positioning satellites, even near tall
buildings or under tree cover. You can turn off GLONASS to save battery power if
your GPS signal is strong.
Accelerometer: The built-in accelerometer can accurately
calculate your speed and distance when running indoors or on a treadmill, when
the GPS can't be used. The accelerometer is self-calibrating, and the speed and
distance accuracy improves after a few outdoor runs using GPS.
Rechargeable Battery: The Forerunner 735XT has a built-in
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which will give you about 16 hours of battery
life in activity mode with GPS, 14 hours in GPS mode with wrist-based heart rate
monitoring, and 10 hours in GPS + GLONASS mode with heart rate monitoring. When not training, you can use the device as a digital
watch for up to 9 weeks on a single charge, or 8 weeks with
activity tracking. A 22" data/charging cradle is
provided for charging the battery and uploading your training data.
Bluetooth Connected Features: The Garmin Forerunner 735XT
features Bluetooth wireless technology that allows you to pair the device to
your smartphone or mobile device through the
Garmin Connect Mobile app. When
connected via Bluetooth, you can do the following:
- Live Track: Your friends and family can follow your
races and training activities in real time on the Garmin Connect tracking
page. You can also invite others to follow via email or social media. (You
must have your phone paired to the device throughout your run for Live
- Activity Uploads: When your workout is completed, you
can automatically upload the stored data from your activity to Garmin
- Software Updates: While connected to your smartphone,
the Forerunner 735XT will download the latest software updates. On-screen
instructions will guide you how to update the software the next time you
turn the device on.
- Social Media: You can share your results and post
updates to your favorite social media site.
- Notifications: When you receive an email, text, or
other alert on your phone, a notification will be displayed on the
Locating A Lost Phone: The Forerunner 735XT can help you
locate your phone if it is still paired and currently within range. As you
search, the Find My Phone widget will display the Bluetooth signal strength and
sound an audible alert to help you find your phone.
Connect IQ: Through Garmin's Connect IQ site, you can
customize your Forerunner with watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps. You
can download Connect IQ features to your device when paired with your smartphone
(Bluetooth) or connected to your computer (USB cable).
History: The Forerunner 735XT can save approximately 80
hours of activity data. Your history displays the date, time of day, distance,
run time, calories, average pace or speed, and heart rate zone data. When the memory is full, your oldest data
is overwritten. History is not recorded while the timer is stopped or paused.
Watch Functions: When you're not working out, the Forerunner
735XT can be used as a basic watch, displaying the time and date, along with an alarm.
The time is automatically set by the GPS receiver (or manually, if desired), and
can be displayed in 12-hour or 24-hour format.