About the Garmin Forerunner® 920XT
Don't just record — improve
Don't just record — improve
If you're a multisport athlete, your time is precious. Garmin knows this too — that's why they've designed the Forerunner 920XT multisport watch to help you get the most out of your workouts. It's specifically engineered to meet the needs of triathletes, with customizable fields and modes that'll maximize available data for immediate feedback or later analysis, and it includes some amazing tools to help you analyze and improve. Best of all, it's all packed into an elegant form factor that's about 15% lighter than Garmin's venerable 910XT. And you can even customize the face with custom display fields, or use Garmin's Face-it™ app to change the background to any picture on your smartphone.
The 920XT's display is customizable to provide you the data you want.
Swim — The 920XT is equally well-suited to pool workouts and open water pool swims. Outdoors, it'll accurately record your course, distance, and time on open water swims, so you can analyze your performance when the lane lines disappear. For pool swims, it automatically records laps, taking the counting out of long sets, and provides stroke counts, pace, drill logging, and a rest timer too — so you can monitor and improve your swim efficiency while grinding out those big workouts.
Bike — With Garmin's optional quick release mount (not included), you can easily move the 920XT from your wrist to a bike mount. The 920XT works with optional speed, cadence, and heart-rate sensors to provide you with even more data. If you train with power, it'll display and record power metrics when paired with ANT+™ power meters, including Garmin's innovative Vector power-sensing pedals.
Run — Garmin's gone to the next level with the 920XT. In addition to the usual distance and pace, it provides advanced running dynamics data. That means you'll know your cadence, vertical oscillation (the "bounce" in your stride), and ground contact time. With these tools you'll be able to refine your running technique to make you as efficient as possible. It even includes a metronome feature that'll help you keep your turnover on track throughout the run.
During the day — When you're not working out, switch the 920XT to watch mode. It'll still record your steps, sleep, and the calories you've burned, so you can monitor your daily activity and stay in peak form.
Stay connected while you're training
If you're afraid you'll miss that important call during your afternoon bike ride, pair the 920XT with your device and use smart notifications to let you see email, text, and other alerts on the watch. And when paired with your phone, you can enable live tracking — letting your family and friends know exactly where you are in real time.
If you've just crushed your workout, don't be shy about it. Forerunner 920XT works with Garmin Connect, so you can quickly upload your workout and check out detailed maps and metrics for your workout. It's easy to do — just plug the included ANT Stick into your computer and your workout readings will transfer automatically when you're in range.
Once downloaded, you can see all your recorded training activity data, including map and elevation information, and even share it with your friends using Garmin Connect. And you can share your Garmin Connect posts via other social media too. It's also a perfect way to trade data with your training partners and coaches (not to mention a good way to strike fear into the hearts of your rivals).
Awesome GPS accuracy and more useful training metrics
You'd expect accurate mapping with a Garmin, and the Forerunner 920XT delivers. No more estimating the distance you've run with a car odometer or mapping software. You'll know right away at the end of your workout how far you've gone, how long it took, and what your average pace was.
If you train with heart rate for running and a power meter and heart rate meter when cycling, Forerunner 920XT will calculate your estimated VO2 max so you can monitor changes in your fitness. It even displays a color gauge that shows how you rank compared to other athletes in your age group. ForeRunner 920XT will use VO2 max estimates to let you know how much recovery time you need after your workout, helping you avoid overtraining.
Staying on pace is essential in training and racing. Garmin's Virtual Partner feature sets the pace for you so can stay on target with your goals. When you're looking to push the envelope, Virtual Racer pits you against your own best efforts, or even those of your training partners. When you're doing interval workouts on the track, Auto Lap records your efforts without the need to push a button. The calorie calculator helps you keep track of the calories you've burned during your workout, so you can toe the starting line in top shape.
- GPS multisport watch with illuminated display
- 1.1" x 0.8" (205 x 148 pixel) color LCD screen
- multisport (swim, bike, and run) modes
- customizable display fields
- 5 ATM water rating
- built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery allows up to 40 hours in UltraTrac mode; up to 24 hours in training mode; up to 4 months in watch mode
- smart notifications let you see email, text and other alerts
- VO2 max estimate, race predictor, and recovery adviser
- compatible with Garmin Training Partner and Garmin Connect
- AutoLap, AutoPause, Virtual Partner, Virtual Racer, Training Effect, vibration alert, Auto Scroll, calorie computation, course memory
- charging/data cradle included
- works with optional foot pod, bike speed/cadence sensors
- ANT+ power meter compatible
- 1.9"W x 2.2"H x 0.5"D
- weight 2.1 oz
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 010-01174-00
What's in the box:
- Multisport GPS watch (black/blue)
- Charger cradle with 42" USB cable (Type A USB)
- Quick Start Manual (3 versions: Eng / Fren / Span)
- Important Safety and Product Information
- Radio Frequency Radiation Exposure sheet
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More details on the Garmin Forerunner® 920XT
Overview: The Garmin Forerunner 920XT is a lightweight multi-sport watch with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver which accurately records the distance, time, speed, and location of your activity. The Forerunner 920XT keeps track of your personal records, and lets you know when you have set new ones. It provides constant feedback, including the distance traveled, elapsed time, pace, lap time, and speed. After your run, you can upload your results to the Garmin Connect online community.
Water Resistant: The Forerunner 920XT 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. The device also has a wide operating temperature range of -4° to +140°F.
Color LCD Touchscreen: The Forerunner 920XT features a 1.1" x 0.8" color LCD screen with a resolution of 205 x 148 pixels. The face of the device is touch sensitive, allowing you to maneuver through menus, select items, and confirm messages and alerts by touching the screen. 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, with the touch of a key or when you receive an alert.
High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver: The unit features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver which will stay locked onto satellites, even near tall buildings or under tree cover. When you're in challenging environments, or for increased performance and faster GPS positioning, you can enable both GPS and GLONASS, a Russian alternative of the Global Positioning System. Using both GPS and GLONASS reduces battery life more than using only GPS.
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 outdoors runs using GPS. In many cases, a separate foot pod is not needed.
Rechargeable Battery: The Forerunner 920XT has a built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which will give you the following battery life:
- Watch Only Mode: over 4 months
- Watch Mode with Activity Tracking: up to 30 days
- UltraTrac Mode: up to 40 hours
- Using GPS only: up to 24 hours
- Using GPS and GLONASS: up to 20 hours.
Optional HRM-Run Heart Rate Monitor: The optional HRM-Run is an advanced heart rate monitor with a built-in accelerometer. It works with the Forerunner 920XT to monitor your heart rate and your running form to give you advanced analysis of your workout, including oxygen consumption (VO2 Max) and recovery time. The accelerometer measures torso movement to calculate three running metrics: Cadence (number of steps per minute), Vertical Oscillation (the bounce in your running motion, measured in centimeters), and Ground Contact Time (amount of time in each step that your foot spends on the ground while running, measured in milliseconds).
Bluetooth Connected Features: The Garmin Forerunner 920XT features Bluetooth Smart wireless technology that allows you to pair the device to your smartphone or mobile device through the Garmin Connect Mobile app. The device is compatible with most Bluetooth 4.0-capable smart devices running iOS 7.0 and above, or Android 4.3 and above. 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 Tracking.)
- Automatic Activity Uploads: When your workout is completed, you can automatically upload the stored data from your activity to Garmin Connect.
- Workout/Course Downloads: You can configure workouts and courses using Garmin Connect's Training Center website and wirelessly download them to your device.
- Social Media: You can share your results and post updates to your favorite social media site.
- Notifications: The unit can display phone notifications and messages.
Wi-Fi Connected Features: The Forerunner 920XT also has built-in Wi-Fi that allows you to wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi hot spot. When connected via Wi-Fi, you can upload data automatically to Garmin Connect when your run is completed. You can search for and download workouts and training plans on the Garmin Connect site. In addition, the 920XT can download the latest software updates when a Wi-Fi connection is available.
Add-on Sensors: The Forerunner 920XT can be used with wireless 2.4 GHz ANT+ add-on sensors, such as the optional HRM-Run Heart Rate Monitor or Foot Pod. The Foot Pod helps to monitor your distance and cadence during an indoor workout.
User Profile: The Garmin Forerunner 920XT uses information that you enter about yourself to calculate accurate training data. You can modify the following user profile information: Gender, Birth Year, Height, and Weight.
Virtual Partner: The Virtual Partner feature is a training tool designed to help you reach your goals. You can set the Virtual Partner to run at a target pace or speed. As you run, you can "compete" with the Virtual Partner, checking the display to see if you are ahead or behind the target pace or speed. If the pace is too slow or too fast, you can adjust the speed of the Virtual Partner as you run.
Auto Lap: Auto Lap automatically marks a lap at a specific distance. This feature is helpful for comparing your performance over different parts of an activity. Each time you complete a lap, the device will beep or vibrate, and the lap time is displayed. You can set the lap distance between 0.25 to 99 miles.
Metronome: The Metronome feature plays tones at a steady rhythm to help you improve your performance by training at a faster, slower, or more consistent cadence.
Auto Pause: You can set the Forerunner 920XT to pause the timer automatically when you stop moving, or when your pace drops below a specified value. This feature is helpful if you have to stop for traffic or to tie your shoe during your run.
Interval Workouts: You can create interval workouts with alternating periods of rest and activity based on distance or time. Prior to your workout, you can enter values of time or distance for your running period and your rest period. If desired, you can also add warm-up and cool-down periods to the workout. Once you have entered the number of repetitions, you can select "Do Workout" and begin.
UltraTrac Mode: The UltraTrac Mode helps to save battery power during long workouts. During a long run or ride, UltraTrac Mode turns off GPS and uses the accelerometer to calculate speed and distance. Before using the UltraTrac Mode, you should run outdoors a few times using normal GPS mode to calibrate the device.
Watch Functions: When you're not working out, the Forerunner 920XT 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.
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