Garmin’s middle of the road fitness watch tracker is the Forerunner 35. The Forerunner 35 is another ideal fitness tracker for running. It tracks your speed, mileage and maps your run with GPS technology. It also monitors heart rate, steps, calories and minutes at high intensity levels. It connects to your smart phone and automatically sends your information to Garmin Connect. The watch can be set to provide an interval workout and tell you when to increase or decrease your walking and running pace. It is a light weight watch with a clearly visible LCD display so you can monitor your workout progress as you move. You can wear the Forerunner 35 while swimming which makes it compatible with all physical activities. The Forerunner 35 displays your calls and texts so you can determine their importance before you reach for your phone. You do not have to keep your phone within range during your activities which is a benefit for running, cycling and swimming. It will sync to your smart phone later.
- Light weight
- Tracks more than standard information including maping your routes
- Displays calls and texts
- Can be worn during swimming
- Monitors heart rate
- Re-chargeable battery
- Basic display
- Heart rate inaccuracy reported by some users
The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a less complicated fitness watch than the more expensive 735XT. It provides valuable information for a range of activities for in the moment observation. For the cost and effectiveness, the Forerunner 35 earns 4 out of 5 stars.