When my last Garmin watch broke, I did a tone of research into what was the best device to replace it. At the time the apple watch was not waterproof and I wanted a device which was. My main training consists of swimming in a pool, in the open water and in triathlon events.
My requirements limited the search to a number of Garmin devices which ranged in price. I settled for the Garmin Forerunner 735xt. It had all the featured I needed and was at the *cheaper* end of the price range. I say cheaper, the device cost around £230 which is still a lot of money but the higher end Triathlon watches came to £450.
As well as the watch I got an external heart rate monitor to give you more accurate readings.
Below are a number of screenshots from the website, Garmin also has an app that works on both Andriod and IOS. The online version is the most feature-rich but you can do most things on the app.
You can access the gamin dashboard here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/
Main takeaways from the watch:
- Nice clear design
- Very accurate GPS
- Loads of data points
- Excellent for triathlons
- Long battery life
- Swimming and cycling also fully-featured
- Fair price for the feature list
- Affordable replacement straps
Overall I would highly recommend the Garmin Forerunner 735xt to anyone who is an entry-level to mid-range sports fan. With its long list of features but fair cost, there is not much better in the market place. Take a look at the watch on the Wiggle website here.