Garmin Forerunner 735XT Review – Made for Triathletes



If you ever wanted a hardcore fitness tracker that is designed solely for triathlon participants, then you might want to check out the Garmin Forerunner 735XT. This wearable tech can handle a lot of punishment because of its very robust architecture and design. It can be purchased as a standalone unit or as a Tri Bundle. Opting for the latter option will include the company’s advanced HRM Tri and HRM Swim chest straps. However, take note that this option is pricier than the former. But when you do get the Tri Bundle, take note that it will turn the wearable device into one of the most powerful and most comprehensive fitness-tracking device every manufactured in modern times. Still, it is placed at the higher-ends of the market, and it is advertised to be made for a niche market. For everyone else, you’re better off with a regular smartwatch.

Garmin Forerunner 735XT Review - Made for Triathletes

The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is Specifically Made for Triathlon Participants

For its design, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT is of the no-frills type, and you would not mistake it for anything else other than being a fitness tracker. This is a device that puts function over everything else, especially fashion. The watch’s face has chunky physical buttons that protrude from the sides. The standard package also comes with a rather garish rubber strap. This combination of looks makes it far from being the most fashionable wearable device you can sport in a fancy dinner party.

For those who have not been able to experience the world outside of smartphones, take note that the screen is not touch capacitive. Instead, the tracker is controlled through the use of various physical buttons. This choice of hardware functionality is keeping in line with the company’s decision to make the Forerunner 735XT as robust as possible.

Perhaps the only drawback for this wearable tech is that the use of the accompanying charger. It makes use of a charging cable, and it is very easy to misplace that or even forget to pack it with you whenever you’re travelling. However, this is but a minor quibble and not a total deal-breaker.

When it comes to tracking fitness and activities, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT performs splendidly. This is absolutely one of the best fitness trackers you can buy in today’s market. It has a rugged yet comfortable design, and it packed with all the hardware you need for the fitness-centric individual.


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Garmin Forerunner 735XT Review – Made for Triathletes
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