Looking for a triathlon watch that’s attractive enough for everyday use? Garmin’s new 735XT multisport watch is sleeker than their other models, has a build-in heart rate monitor and offers the same versatility that draws triathletes to the brand. Whether you’re logging your swimming, biking, running or other cross-training activity, the 735XT GPS smart watch gives you all the data you need to train and race to your potential.
“The Forerunner 735XT is the ultimate GPS smartwatch for athletes who want dialed-in data for training and race day,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “It offers comprehensive data for all of their activities, keeps them connected with smart features including notifications and automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, and lets them customize their device to fit their needs with Connect IQ’s free apps, data fields and more.”
According to Garmin, the 735XT is the first GPS watch to have Strava’s Live Suffer Score app pre-installed so triathletes can compare how much pain they’ve subjected themselves to with their training buddies. The watch is also compatible with Vector’s pedal-based power system and Varia Vision cycling accessories.
The 735XT has a shorter battery life than the Garmin 920XT (14 hours in training mode instead of 20) but it comes with many new features. The built-in heart monitor system means you can forego the strap and the watch is also capable of controlling music on a connected smartphone and receive texts, calls and emails through Bluetooth.
The watch comes in basic grey/black or midnight blue/frosted blue for $450 USD or with the included triathlon bundle for $600 USD.