Forerunner 735XT Tri-Bundle
Solely tracking data for run and bike time during triathlon training is kind of like painstakingly measuring most of the ingredients for a cake and then deciding to wing it on the flour and hope it turns out ok. Get dialed-in and see the full picture of your multi-discipline training with the Garmin Forerunner 735XT Tri-Bundle. Designed especially for triathletes, this bundle provides everything you need to track your training and race data on land and in water.
Most notably when compared to other smart watches available, the 735XT incorporates Garmin's proprietary new Elevate optical sensor at the wrist. While Garmin claims Elevate is appropriate for tracking intense activities and training zones, it may be a good idea to make use of the included chest strap for interval sessions and other key training sessions until Elevate's accuracy is proven, given the issues with many of the other optical sensors currently on the market. Garmin couches Elevate as freedom from heart rate straps on race day and includes two heart rate straps in this bundle for precise data tracking during training.
The HRM-Swim strap is best for indoor pool training. Its non-slip and chemical-resistant strap has a wider profile to handle forces from wall push-offs and turns. It runs on a standard CR2032 battery that's easily replaceable with a trip to the neighborhood grocery store and has a claimed battery life of 18 months when swimming an average of three hours a week.
The HRM-Tri strap is fashioned from a softer material and well-suited to track heart rate on land or during open water swims for training and races. It also runs on a standard CR2032 battery with a claimed battery life of 10 months with an average of one hour of Tri training per day. Both straps store heart rate data and transmit it wirelessly to your Garmin Epix, Fenix 3, or Forerunner 920XT device if you ever find yourself without the included 735XT.
The Forerunner 735XT is GPS-enabled to track routes, distance, speed, and other metrics depending on your choice of activity, and all of the data can be uploaded to Garmin Connect for in-depth analysis. It connects to Garmin's app store, Connect IQ, which opens the unit up for virtually limitless customizability through third-party apps and features. It also brings the usual functionality that we've grown to expect from smart watches and wearables, including text and call notifications, steps taken, calories burned, and sleep patterns so you can stay on top of nutrition and recovery.
- Powerful metric tracking for swim, bike, and run
- Optical sensor tracks heart rate data at the wrist
- Included heart rate straps for discipline-specific use
- Streamlined design appropriate for training, office, or casual use