The Forerunner 735XT is set to be the perfect watch for triathletes, with GPS running, multisport features and wrist-based heart rate.

Garmin 735XT HR

The watch is the most lightweight multisport-capable running watch from Garmin yet, featuring 24/7 heart rate monitoring and built-in activities including running, cycling, swimming, multisport, hiking, XC skiing, strength training, paddle sports and cardio.

Its sleek design features soft, comfortable silicone bands with a large display so users can view stats at a glance during their workouts. The Forerunner 735XT is the first device to come with the Strava Live Suffer Score app pre-installed so users can track how hard they have been working based on heart rate data. Users can download additional free custom apps, watch faces, data fields and widgets from the Connect IQ™ store to further customize their watch.

“The Forerunner 735XT is the ultimate GPS smartwatch for athletes who want dialed-in data for training and race day,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin 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.”

Whether you’re going out for a training run or stepping up to the starting line, runners can easily track metrics the that matter on the Forerunner 735XT with Elevate wrist heart rate technology, and 24/7 heart rate monitoring without the need for an additional strap. More advanced running dynamics and other detailed measurements can be recorded through the use of a chest strap during training, including stride length, ground contact time balance, vertical ratio and more.

Additional built-in activities include cycling, swimming, multisport, hiking, XC skiing, strength training, paddle sports and cardio. The Forerunner 735XT is also compatible with the Vector™ pedal-based power meter system and the full line of Varia™ cycling awareness accessories for more cycling capabilities. The watches swim features will push users to crank up their training in the pool as the waterproof Forerunner 735XT will guide users through their swim workout. Users can also easily transition sports with the press of a button utilising the auto or manual multisport feature.

The Forerunner 735XT is Connect IQ compatible and the first device to come with the Strava Live Suffer Score app pre-installed. A “Suffer Score” is based  heart rate and tells you how hard you’ve been working, so whether you're a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, it’s down to your heart rate to earn your score. The Strava Live Suffer Score app is available to all users of Connect IQ compatible devices, but only Strava Premium athletes are able to review their Suffer Score on Strava and compare it with others. Purchases of the Forerunner 735XT will receive a 60-day trial of Strava Premium and owners of Connect IQ compatible devices will receive a 30-day trial.

The Forerunner 735XT also keeps users fully connected with live tracking, audio prompts, music control and social media sharing plus smart notifications including incoming calls, texts, emails, app, calendar, social media alerts and more.

The Forerunner 735XT has battery life of up to 14 hours in training mode and 11 days in watch mode and is available on

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