Wear your heart rate on your sleeve with the Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS running watch. Vibration alerts give you updates on activity milestones, movement reminders and smart notifications, and the high-resolution screen is easy to read. Boasting 24/7 heart rate monitoring, the Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS tracks your vitals all day and night with no extra straps or bands required.
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Posted by: PABikerHiker from: on
I purchased the FR35 mainly for the wrist heart rate and step counting features. I have a Garmin GPS and had a Polar H1 (wrist strap broke).
I will go trough the features I have used:
Seems to be fairly accurate when I checked with my BP Monitor which also does HR.
When you do not do a specific activity like running, walking or biking the device counts your steps by your arm motion not the GPS. If you do some activity that makes your arm move even if you are sitting it will count as steps, so you need to be aware of that, but overall I think the step feature works well.
Works great, but you need to make sure the GPS is turned on.
Works great, tracked well when compared to a GPS
Running and Cardio I have not used as of yet
This is a great feature I did think I would use, but it tracks light and deep sleep along with bathroom breaks. Very interesting data reports.
Another feature I did not think I would use but it is handy to get vibrating notifications without having to look at your phone or PC.
This was the only problem I had. When I got a notification about a Software Update, the device would lockup. After two calls to Garmin Support the Update feature is now working. Be aware of this potential defect.
I am concerned about the wristband since there are no replacements available now, but hopefully will come later if a problem. The device seems okay now, but I understand digital devices are only expected to last three years, I am guessing that will be the life of FR35 and supposedly something better will be available then anyway.
Garmin Connect Software for you phone or PC
The Garmin Connect program is great. after syncing you get all kinds of data including maps, elevation, HR, speed, calories, etc. It is fun to see your progress or lack of over time.
That is all for now.
22 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Best Wearble Watch
Posted by: Tea20 from: on
I owned a Fitbit Blaze for four months before Garmin came out with the Forerunner. I enjoy the Garmin so much more because of its GPS (you don't have to wait for it to sync with the app like the Fitbit), the tracker, and the screen.
The designs are similar but the Blaze is bulkier so I prefer the FR.
9 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Very advanced watch
Posted by: Myra1421 from: on
This watch is perfect! The battery life is awesome. I fully charge it and it lasts for almost 2 weeks. Definitely recommend.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Doug from: on
Although there are many nice features on the watch, the one issue I could NOT overlook was the relatively inaccurate GPS. I also ran with a Polar M400 several times, which was consistently more accurate head-to-head. Thus, my pacing was frequently off, for example, by 10-12 seconds per mile on a 5 mile run (as measured by my car odometer). That's just too much error. So, I returned it and am very happy with the Polar M400, which can be had for the same or less money (depending on the seller). That said, the Garmin does have a wrist HR monitor, which the Polar does not have.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Great Watch for Running
Posted by: Heit0091 from: on
Really like the built in heart rate monitor, no need for the chest strap. GPS map produced in outdoor run mode matched the map and distance the map my run app on my phone produced.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
All my friends runners own this!
Posted by: Miamian from: on
After long time checking and listen for my fellows runners I've decided to buy it. So far is helping me as planned!!!
3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Just what I was looking for
Posted by: Diego60 from: on
I have gone through 3 Pebbles and didn't want to spend the $ on an Apple Watch, so this was the best choice for me. I can ditch my bike computer and not miss it. It holds a charge muchhhh longer than a Pebble too. The GPS pulls on the battery, but I don't use it all the time. I only wish it had a calendar......
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Overall a very good device
Posted by: GNH1138 from: on
Overall a very good item. I’ve owned three other fitness tracking devices and this one is the best by far. Has great battery life, fits well, very comfortable, not too big, as some fitness devices are more like wearing bricks. GPS works great, heart-rate monitor is accurate, and simple to use.
I think Garmin has finally hit the mark with this unit, and if you are a runner, this unit is for you. It also has biking, walking, and cardio modes other than just running. It has a water rating of 5 ATM’s and I swim with this unit. No sure why Garmin did not include a swim mode because you could use it for Triathlon training for sure. When training outdoors, no issues reading the display in direct sunlight.
My wish list for this item. Include more sport modes like Swim SUP etc. It has a water rating of 5 ATM’s so why not? Support more customization for stride lengths and additional mechanisms to dial in a more accurate pace with race prediction.
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
10 thumbs up
Posted by: Googly from: on
Functions great as activity tracker. Accurate GPS. Screen is E-Ink so it is very easy to see in direct sunlight or inside.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Great Exercise and Heart Rate Tracking
Posted by: JoeS from: on
I spent a lot of time looking for a fitness tracker this second time. I had a few important items that were important to me:
1. Accurate Heart Rate
2. Good software
4. Not huge
My research brought me to Garmin's Forerunner 35 and fēnix series 5. The fēnix has a substantially more complete set of tools, but it's at least 3 times the cost. So I went to Best Buy and got the Forerunner 35.
I have other tools to measure different parts that this does and I can tell you it is pretty darn accurate. HR is spot on most of the time. Distance tracking while cycling is within 1/10% or better. The software is top notch and inclusive. A little bit of both the web and app to get everything, but I like each for their own use.
I like that I don't need my phone to get all the capabilities, it synchs with my computer whenever I'm close enough. I have not, nor will I try the phone app.
Before this I owned a higher end Fitbit and pretty much the product and the software is a toy compared to the Garmin. This is comfortable to wear all day and night. The strap does not bind, it is much more flexible than the Fitbit, and it does not slide down my wrist when riding hard on the bike. I would have to reset the Fitbit 10-20 times a ride. The Garmin, maybe once or twice, if at all.
My photo shows the Garmin next to a small man's watch on my wrist. I don't have large wrists, and as such I didn't want a large fitness band.
It's got good battery life, extremely readable screen, and intuitive controls. Once you get it, it's easy to use.