The Garmin Forerunner 935 Sports Watch is probably one of the best sports watches of 2017. Let’s start by describing what you will find in front of you when unboxing the packaging of this sports watch:
- The Garmin Forerunner 935
- A proprietary cable for winding the watch
- Manuals and warranties
Garmin Forerunner 935 Sports Watch
So minimal packaging that does not waste on unnecessary frills. The watch consists of a soft silicone strap with special holes to let the wrist breathe and to tighten it in the way that suits us best.
The glass protects the display, so not sapphire glass or gorilla glass); on the left side, we have three buttons, and on the other 2, while on the back, we can see the heart rate sensor, the thermometer, and the connector for the proprietary cable.
This Garmin Forerunner 935 model is the most spartan and economical version of the well-known Garmin Fenix 5, which looks a lot like it were not for the materials used. In fact, in the ForeRunner, we only have plastic, while in the Fenix, the case is made of steel, and the strap can be either in leather or steel in addition to the sapphire crystal.
The Garmin Forerunner 935 display is in color 64 colors always on, so it will always remain on, and you will have the possibility to light it further by pressing the button at the top left.
The display is 47 millimeters for a weight of 49 grams, so it is particularly light, and you can hardly feel it on the wrist. So between the almost negligible weight and the very beautiful and elegant design, this is a watch that adapts very well to both sports and everyday life.
Another thing to report is the possibility of replacing the strap comfortably by unscrewing the screw that connects it to the case and buying new ones on Amazon.
Obviously, this watch has the basic functions: normal track fit, pedometer, calendar, weather, sleep monitoring; in addition to these classic features, thanks to the many sensors, other features make it a very interesting product: GPS GLONASS, barometer, altimeter, compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, thermometer; also the possibility to connect via Bluetooth many other devices such as heart rate bands and many other accessories available both on the official Garmin store and in specialized stores.
One of the strong points of this sports watch is its operation combined with the application and also with the website (https://connect.garmin.com); in fact, this model the forerunner is also able to connect to the wifi network, thus allowing you to send information directly to the Garmin connect site independently and also to download software updates, in a completely autonomous way, without going through the smartphone application.
The features are really many, and it is impossible to explain them all but let’s try to make an overview anyway let’s start immediately with the main button (START – STOP) placed at the top right that allows you to select the sports: those on a white background are the ones that have been highlighted for quick selection while scrolling down (black background) we can obviously go to select others and add them to the favorites list.
The Lower Right Button (Back) Is Used to Go Back
At the top left, we find the LIGHT button, which, in addition to illuminating the display, allows you to access a grid to quickly access some favorite features that may be needed during daily use.
The button in the center on the left (UP) allows you to enter the settings where you can go to change the clock face and other areas. The last key at the bottom left (DOWN) is used to scroll (in conjunction with UP) when you need to select a widget or an item from a list.
What makes this Garmin Forerunner 935 sports watch really impressive is the fact that the sensors are really of the highest quality that allows you to have really very precise traceability. Obviously, consider that the heart rate sensor, however accurate it may be, will never be like the professional ones, such as the heart rate monitor. Still, compared to many other devices, the Garmin Forerunner 935 has remarkable precision. In fact, the heartbeat detected every second in this thing is really good.
Ultimately this sports watch is truly elegant but also practical and functional. Probably it is aimed at a high-level sportsman because it has a high quality of sensors and a series of functions that most likely to be fully exploited must be an athlete and, above all, devote a lot to the initial setting of personalized workouts.
Having told all this, the Forerunner 935 is an even more valid product when compared with other models of Garmin, Tomtom, or Fit bit and without a shadow of a doubt, it ranks among the best sports watches in 2017. Probably the best sports watch for value for money even though speaking of a really important price range when compared with the prices of the fitness band and therefore obviously we are talking about a high-end product.