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Garmin - Forerunner 935 GPS Heart Rate Monitor Watch - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Runner's Best Friend

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    FailSafe
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    What more could you ask for from a running watch? It does it all, and it does it well. First and foremost, the battery life is incredible. Coming from an Apple Watch, multi-day battery life, combined with all day continuous HR monitoring and sleep tracking, is a huge win. Admittedly, this watch can do so many things and is so customizable it will make your head spin at first. But, it will track your daily exercise activities out-of-the-box without any hesitation. You don't have to do any advanced customization of activities, but the power is there if you want it. This paired with my Wahoo Tickr HRM on the first try and works like a charm every time. No more fighting with getting my Wahoo strap paired properly with my Apple Watch/iPhone. The GPS tracking has been flawless. Satellite lock is super fast and consistent. There are tons of widgets to display all the metrics a runner could possibly want to see and of course, the same data is available via Garmin Connect (app or web). Very impressive in terms of the amount of data captured. I really could go on a while and still wouldn't cover all the awesome features of this FR935. But I bet if you're interested in this watch, you've likely already checked out the same reviews I did and know the ins-and-outs of it. So, hands down, this is a solid investment!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch for runners

    Posted
    Maldaer
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    Short answer, I love it and you should treat yourself. Long answer I have had this watch for over a month now and I love it, previously had a Fitbit Ionic that died for no reason. I'm a data junkie anyway and this is a huge enabler. Connected to the ConnectIQ app this device becomes very powerful. While running it let's me know when I am coming up to my favorite Strava segments and then proceeds to let me know how I fare to goals or a previous best. If not on a Strava segment I get to see my pace, distance, time all in a clear format. The watch itself is very comfortable for all day wear and looks good on all occasions. You can select your own watch face and I do like a circular face for a slick analog display. The battery life is very good too. I go days without charging and I use GPS for about 2 hours per day. For fitness metrics you can see your heart rate metrics and how that applies to V02max, training effect and status. It let's you know when you can push harder and when you ought to be resting. The details in after exercise review are great for seeing how you performed at various places on your course.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, Unreliable, Poor Customer Service

    Posted
    AAAMSP
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    I bought this watch and less than 6 months after purchase it would reset while tracking exercise. I would lose 20 minutes of a 50+ minute exercise because of continual resets. Called Garmin, it's a "known software issue" and they clear the memory and it works for about a week. Then, upon recurrence, they decide to send me a new watch, but I have to pay a deposit to have it in less than 2 weeks. I ask if the warranty will be reset, but they decline, so no guarantee when the product lasts half of the time they say it will. I ask for a refund and they tell me to call Best Buy. The final response from the Garmin customer service was "Do you want to set up an order for a replacement or complaint about how bad the device is"? Paid a lot for an unreliable product that the company doesn't stand behind.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      First, we would like to apologize for your experience. We aim to provide reliable products to all of our users, but issues to occur from time to time. At the time of this reply (5-9-19) we are looking into the cause of this symptom and expect to have permanent resolution released very soon.

      Second, if you would like to reach out to us directly again at support.garmin.com, please mention this review/our response so we can look into your previous interactions more closely. We would like to first get you a working device as soon as possible, and second, make sure that our support teams are providing the thorough assistance that we expect from each interaction. Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin Fenix Junior

    Posted
    Russ
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    Love the features of the Garmin Fenix... hate the size, bulk, weight? I started with the Fenix 3 which gave me great features, but not the recover stats, progression stats, or VO2M... and it was huge! It dwarfed my GShock Master of G Mudman which is one of the toughest watch I have in my collection. It easily dwarfed any of my Diesel "style" watches. Insert the Fenix 5. Great feature set providing the missing secret sauce I was looking for and less majestic size. Still too darn big to wear on my wrist 24/7 which doesn't allow me to gain the metrics I'm looking for in a sports wearable. Along comes the forerunner 935. Absolutely fits the bill: feature set above what is available on the standard Fenix 5 with the addition of wifi, chemically treated glass which is higher on the Mohs scale than the standard glass of the Fenix 5, and the weight is almost half with a much smaller bezel. Add screen protector and you're good to go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For The Extreme Trainer

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    jwhitty5
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    After much research, and now using the Forerunner 935 for 5 weeks, there's nothing close to comparison. A selling point at the top of my list, I've charged this watch twice in 5 weeks. I recommend this watch for those extreme athletes that train 4 to 6 days per week. I have used this watch to track my runs, road and mountain bike rides, as well as open water and pool swims. The level of accuracy and the amount of data gathered is second to none. Side by side comparisons with friends Apple watch & Android Wear is testament that. Yes, a bit on the pricey side, but as an everyday tool, it's ROI makes it worth every dollar. Please note, it does so many more things it's astonishing. Imagine having a super computer on your wrist all times. The golf feature is my favorite when I'm not training. When you put this on your wrist, I guarantee you will find new motivation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Info. Motivational.

    Posted
    FTJ719
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    As an aspiring runner, this watch has been wonderful. It does everything it promises and does it well. At my level, it offers more data than I need, but I hope to need that info some day. Currently, I track my runs, swims, and exercises plus my calorie intake. It’s been motivational and has helped keep me on the wagon. I’m using a Garmin Coach for an upcoming 5k and my only complaint is that program is not as adaptive as I would like. The watch is terrific, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this watch

    Posted
    Dillmore93
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    I started running 5 months prior and my Fitbit watch broke and fitbit was very unhelpful over phone/online. I did research and spe t more $ on a watch then ever before. This watch has blown me away at every turn. From li e pace updates while running, to livetrack for people to see how har I am into my races. The coaching programs, and the crazy amount of info it gives you from each run. Also the battery lasts almost 2 weeks! Most other watches I have owned need charged every 2-3 days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch for Tri, not so great for buisness

    Posted
    Robertcx
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    I wanted a smart watch like my apple watch, but with the functionality of my garmin forerunner. Unfortunately, you have to give up some of the features of the apple iwatch, but you get a top of the line tri watch with this product. Battery life is about a week, constant heart rate monitor, and it looks very stylish for a man right out of the box. Definitely worth it for serious training and it does do the basic smartwatch functions, which is an extra bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away from this watch

    Posted
    IronMan
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    Stay away from this watch! Stay away from this watch because its so awesome that now everyone wants it! Its light, it's packed with a lot of data for swim, bike and run. If you have a power meter and a heart rate monitor then awesomeness to the extreme!! But please don't purchase it just to wear something that tells time and your heart rate, this watch is meant for someone meaning to finish that light at the end of the arch :-).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing fitness and day-to-day watch

    Posted
    JeyM
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    I upgraded from forerunner 35 to 935. So impressed with the data points it collects. They help a lot to improve my running. The color LCD dial is of decent size, make my reading of smart alerts so easy. Battery comes for more than a week with 3 active runs per week. The Garmin connect app syncs with Strava not as expected as forerunner35. Especially the moving time. Otherwise I'm happy with my purchase so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tracks everything...for the right athlete

    Posted
    Vidarr
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    Yes, the 935 tracks it all! Highly customizable data fields and even customizable activity types. Very modern look and well built feel. Only hiccup was open water GPS tracking. That was expected but hoped it would have improved by now(2017.) I did return this because I realized that my Garmin 230 tracked everything for my purposes. This was overkill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade from Forerunner 910XT

    Posted
    Robc82
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    Highly recommend this watch. Used for both cycling and running. Accurate but did take a bit of time getting used to the various screens and functions. Really like the altimeter, sync to my phone, as well as the ability to change tracks on my phone. Additionally, I really like Garmin Connect which sync very quickly. Strong work!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best watch ever!

    Posted
    Gigi
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    I had the 735 and battery didn't last as much as this one. I would say that you could go for almost a week without charging it again (with minimal activities.) This is more than a triathlon watch... you can add more sports to it! Buy it! No regrets at all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best. Investment. EVER

    Posted
    soccerguy1029
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    There isn’t enough space to type out all of the advantages and things I love about this training aid...I don’t even call it a watch because it is so much more than that. If you’re an aspiring triathlete or any level of runner, this is the watch to take you to the next level!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeps you movin'

    Posted
    JAC3
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    Garmin was a gift to triathlete son. He loves it! The watch has all the capabilities he is looking for in a fitness device. He coordinates his work-outs with his laptop to record his sessions. Glad he enjoys this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tri Watch

    Posted
    Rick
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    If you are an athlete (esp a triathlete) this thing probably has all the data you could ever want/need and more. Keep in mind that if you plan on swimming in a pool you may want the pool heart rate monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High tech

    Posted
    Fuzzy
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    Fantastic watch, fitness tracker, and physical fitness pal. Garmin did an amazing job with this one. Serious athlete can get detailed information about their physical performance to take their training to the next level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great multi purpose fitness watch

    Posted
    Msly
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    I bought this as a replacement for an older gps watch and I have not been disappointed with this. I have used for both running and swimming. Very easy to use and track with the garmin app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect watch for any level of fitness

    Posted
    rossd247
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    Don't let the price tag scare you. This watch is completely worth every dollar. It has so many features I haven't even used them all yet. Can't wait to find a use for each and every one of them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin 935

    Posted
    herne
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    Overall this is a great watch. I would like to see the color screen to be a bit more enhanced. It's in color but not quite the bright and vibrant color as other watches.

    I would recommend this to a friend