New Running Dynamics™ Pod provides running insights with
OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Forerunner 935, a GPS running and triathlon watch with new
performance monitoring tools and Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate
technology1. In addition to 24/7 heart rate monitoring, the
Forerunner 935 includes new training features, allowing users to
fine-tune exercise and recovery to be a better athlete. Easily paired
with the new Running Dynamics Pod2, Forerunner 935 users will
now be able to see all six running dynamics without the need for a chest
strap. At only 49 grams, every detail in its lightweight, comfortable
design was chosen with the athlete in mind.
The Forerunner 935 is being announced in conjunction with a new print,
digital and social campaign featuring 13 professional Garmin-sponsored
elite runners and triathletes from across the world. The campaign
showcases how the sophisticated dynamics offered by the Forerunner 935
help these athletes fine tune and elevate their training and be more
competitive on race day.
“With similar features to the fēnix® 5 – our popular multisport GPS
watch built for fitness, adventure and style – the Forerunner 935 is
catered more towards athletes focused on performance and results,” said
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “As a
top-of-the-line GPS smartwatch, the Forerunner 935 not only provides
users with insight into how their body is responding to fitness, but
also offers data for every activity, allows them to automatically upload
to Garmin Connect™, and is customizable with free apps, data fields and
more from the Connect IQ™ store.”
New training features – with technology provided by Firstbeat – make it
easier for Forerunner 935 users to monitor performance and better
prepare for a race or training cycle. Training status automatically
analyzes previous exercise and fitness levels to provide insight into
how the athlete’s body is responding – letting them know if they are
training productively, peaking or overreaching. Training load gives
users an overview of their weekly activity and helps them determine if
they are training in the right zone and whether their sessions are too
easy or hard. Additionally, the new training effect metric tracks and
reviews the aerobic and anaerobic benefit of a training session, letting
athletes know how their training is improving their ability to push the
limits. With these training features available at their fingertips,
athletes can make adjustments and improvements to their training to
become better, faster and more efficient come race day.
The Forerunner 935 allows users to go further with their running data.
The simple-to-use and unobtrusive new Running Dynamics Pod clips to the
waistband allowing athletes to see all six running dynamics – including
cadence, ground contact time, stride length and more – on a compatible
device3 without the need for a chest strap. The Forerunner
935 also features advanced dynamics to help with cycling and swim
training4. While on a bike, it will track dynamics including
power zones, time seated and standing, platform center offset and power
phase. In the water5, the Forerunner 935 will track distance,
stroke, pace, personal records and more.
With Elevate wrist-based heart rate, Forerunner 935 users have
around-the-clock heart rate monitoring without the need for an
additional strap. With GPS and GLONASS coverage, athletes can better
track their activities in challenging environments than with GPS alone.
Additionally, the Forerunner 935 includes ABC (altimeter, barometer and
compass) sensor capabilities. The built-in altimeter provides real-time
elevation information, while the barometer can predict weather changes
by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The compass can help users
keep their bearings whether they’re moving or not.
Athletes can easily transition between sports with the press of a button
utilizing the auto or manual multisport feature. Additional built-in
activities include hiking, trail running, skiing, paddle sports, golf
and more. The Forerunner 935 is also compatible with the full line of
Varia™ cycling awareness accessories, Vector™ pedal-based power meter
system and Index™ smart scale.
Available on the Forerunner 935, Strava Live Segments allow users to
view real-time results on a run or ride, leaderboard rankings and how
their current effort compares to their PR. Starred Strava segments
automatically sync with the Forerunner 935 for live feedback during an
activity. Purchases of the Forerunner 935 will receive a 60-day trial of
Strava Premium, and owners of Connect IQ compatible devices will receive
a 30-day trial.
Installed on the Forerunner 935, the new TrainingPeaks app allows users
to download free workouts directly to their watch, then view the workout
in real time, complete with intensity targets and interval durations.
Following a session, athletes can automatically sync their completed
workout back to TrainingPeaks for a detailed analysis of their
performance and to measure their progress toward their goals. Users can
also customize their watch with data fields, watch faces, widgets and
additional apps including Uber ETA (by Garmin) and AccuWeather
MinuteCast® Minute by Minute Forecast in the Connect IQ store.
When paired with a compatible smartphone6, the Forerunner 935
automatically uploads to Garmin Connect, an online fitness community
where users can track workouts, sleep patterns, join online challenges
to compete against friends and earn virtual badges. GroupTrack allows
users to keep tabs on those they train with, while LiveTrack lets loved
ones follow along on runs and rides in real time.
The Forerunner 935 features up to 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode,
up to 50 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode and up to two weeks in
watch mode. It is available in black for $499.99. A tri-bundle option –
which includes a black watch face with force yellow strap, HRM-Tri,
HRM-Swim, Quick Release Kit and additional strap in black – is available
for $649.99. Compatible with optional Garmin QuickFit™ bands in leather,
silicone or metal, the Forerunner 935 lets users go from workplace to
workout – no tools required.
The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to
enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are
runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to
stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them
reach their health and fitness goals.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at
facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
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2 Sold separately
Compatible with the Forerunner 935, Forerunner 735XT, fēnix 5 and fēnix
4 Additional sensors needed
Water rated 5ATM (50 meters)
6 See Garmin.com/ble for a
list of compatible smartphones
Garmin International Inc.
Stephanie Schultz, 913-397-8200