Garmin delivers with its Forerunner 735XT fitness tracker for running and a variety of other sports. The Garmin Forerunner 735XT also tracks activity level during weight training, cross-country skiing and paddle sports. Its waterproof design also makes it acceptable to wear during swimming. The traditional watch shape and lightness of the tracker make it ideal for both genders and all ages. The 735XT tracks your steps, distance, heart rate, VO2Max, lactate threshold, recovery, calories and sleep. Offering slightly more information than a traditional fitness tracker, the 735XT comes in at the top end for cost. Triathletes enjoy the Garmin as it automatically switches activities to track your progress. Plus, you see all the information on the color LCD display so you can adjust your workout intensity, duration and mileage based on your needs. It pairs with your smart phone to store your fitness information and automatically uploads to Garmin Connect. From Garmin Connect, you can share your progress with friends and family for motivational support. The watch face is customizable with photos from your smart phone. It also displays calls and texts so you can determine whether to stop your workout and respond. This best fitness tracker for running displays additional information such as ground contact time, stride length and vertical ratio. It acts as a personal coach to move you toward your best finishing time. Most wearers achieve 10 hours of use from one full charge.
- Additional tracking features for runners
- Changeable activities to include arm-based workouts such as paddle sports and weight lifting
- Color LCD displays all your information with the touch of a button
- Traditional watch design
- Syncs with your smart phone and apps for data storage
- Can be used during swimming
- Uncomfortable to wear 24 hours a day
- Needs to be charged daily
- May cause information overload for some wearers
If you are a runner or triathlete, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT is perfect for you. If you are an average fitness participant searching for daily step counts, the cost of this fitness tracker may not be cost effective for your needs. Garmin makes their products to partner together, so if you have enjoyed the GPS tracking of their products in the past, you will enjoy this fitness tracking device. The clear display of information in comparison to the high cost, bring this fitness tracker in at 4 out of 5 stars.