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Garmin Forerunner 935 Full Specifications and Features

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Garmin forerunner 935 might just be the perfect smartwatch for you to better track your fitness activities as well a perfect companion for any event. This is a premium GPS watch for serious athletes. The forerunner 935 is one of the models in the Garmin’s Forerunner series

. It was released in June 2017 and comes loaded with a longer lasting battery and a host of features that lets you monitor various fitness activities and even longer term outdoor sports such as triathlon and marathon.

Garmin forerunner 935 full specifications
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Garmin Forerunner 935 Full Specifications

 Garmin Forerunner 935
garmin forerunner 935 specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Price:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Forerunner 935
Device typeFitness/GPS smartwatch
Predessesor__
SuccessorGarmin Forerunner 945
Released dateMarch, 2017
Ideal forMen

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display size1.2 inch
Display resolution240 x 240 pixels
Pixel density--
Input type5 buttons (not touchscreen)
Always-onYes

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension47 x 47 x 13.9 mm
Weight49 grams
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Strap/band materialSilicone
Bezel MaterialFiber-reinforced polymer
Strap size22mm
Screen protectionChemically strengthened glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black

MEMORY

RAM--
Internal storage64MB
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, and ANT+
Bluetooth callingNo
Wi-FiYes
NFCNo
GPSGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo
SIMNo
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYes
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsYes
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon modeYes
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes
Safety trackingYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Music streamingYes
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Pulse Ox.Yes
ECGNo
ThermometerYes
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS
Chipset--
CPU--
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --
Battery lifeSmartwatch Mode: Up to 2 weeks
GPS mode with music: Up to 10 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 36 hours
Charging typeUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNo
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseNo

MISC

Payment systemNo
Compatibility Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Companion appGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mm
Voice commandNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Forerunner 935
Straps
USB charging cable
Quick start guide
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Germin Forerunner 935 Features

  1. Design
  2. The design of the Forerunner is quiet great featuring an appearance that makes it suitable as a classic and sporty wear. It weighs 49 grams which is great, you will barely notice you putting it on. The screen size is still the same 1.2 inches like so many Garmin smartwatches. It features a full-color Garmin chrome display which is powered by LED backlighting which makes readability possible under all ambient conditions and a transflective technology that makes the screen visible under bright sunlight.

    The body of the Garmin forerunner is built for durability. The casing is a fiber-reinforced polymer as well as the bezel material. The strap is a silicon material whereas the screen is protected with a chemically strengthened glass.

    The Garmin forerunner 935 is not touchscreen device, you will have to rely on the 5 physical buttons by the sides which makes navigating the 1.2-inch screen easy.

  3. Battery
  4. The Garmin forerunner boosts of a good battery life which allows you to go longer on a single charge. As an athlete with rigorous goal-focused fitness activities, you will find this very helpful. On smartwatch mode, the battery will last about 12 days+, with the GPS on expect about a day battery life.

    The battery is a Li-ion battery and can be charged with a USB charging cable that comes with the device. It’s recommended that you use only Garmin charges to charge the Forerunner 935.

  5. Water Resistance/Protection
  6. The Garmin forerunner is 5ATM certified and as such can be worn under the rain, to the shower and off course if you like to track your swimming activities, that won’t be a problem either as you can wear the Forerunner to the pool or ocean .

  7. Activity/Fitness tracking
  8. The Forerunner is focused on fitness tracking, it comes loaded with lots of really sensitive sensors which lets you track your fitness activities. For a start, it tacks all the basic activities such as steps count, sleep quality, heart rate monitoring, hiking, cycling and a host of other activities.

    There is a built-in activity profile ranging from triathlon, treadmill, bike, pool, and swimming. The number of different events the Forerunner can track goes beyond just triathlon sports. There is built-in support for a long list of sports such as hiking, skiing, golfing and a host of other fitness activities.

    You can add power data to your training by downloading the running power app from the Connect IQ store onto your compatible watch. Built by Garmin Labs, the Running Power app taps into metrics such as pace, vertical oscillation, grade and even local wind conditions to determine the amount of power you’re applying at the ground as you run.

    With the inbuilt GPS /GLONASS you can track distances you covered, routes, locations even in difficult environments where the GPS lags.

  9. Notifications & Application

The Forerunner 935 is also a great companion when it comes to is keeping you updated with latest notifications from your smartphone such as;

  • It alerts you when there is an incoming call or missed calls.
  • Stay updated with the event reminder features.
  • It is capable of updating you with weather forecast data.
  • It notifies you when you have a new text message alert.
  • E-mail: it lets you receive email alerts on the go.
  • Info push: it alerts you instantly when there is a notification from different third-party applications such as Facebook alerts, Whatapp alert and Twitter alerts.

The Forerunner 935 is customizable, you can customize the watch face simple by downloading it from the Garmin connect IQ store. There are also different available straps ranging from leather, silicon to metal materials which you can choose from to customize to your preference.

It is compatible with android 4.4 or later and iOS 10.0 or later devices. Check if your smartphone is compatible with the Forerunner 935.

The Forerunner 935 however doesn’t come with the NFC chip that supports Garmin pay contactless payment system, which is quiet a draw back especially if you like to shop on the go.

Pros

  • Its a tough and sporty smartwatch.
  • Its built for durability.
  • Its water and dust resistant up to 50 meters.
  • It has support for a huge list of fitness and sporty activities that help you stay fit and healthy.
  • The Straps and watch faces are customizable.
  • Support for triathlon sport mode.
  • The battery life is quiet impressive.

Cons

  • Very little internal storage space.
  • It is not touchscreen.
  • No Garmin pay.
  • There is no loudspeaker.
  • No sim slot.

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