The 24-hour training partner.
Garmin knows that the stakes are high in every training session, regardless of which discipline you're targeting, and that fitness and race preparation extend long after your workout has ended. That's why the Forerunner 920XT is built to cover all manner of endurance training as well as tracking recovery periods, all-day calorie burning, and even sleep. By bundling the 920XT with Garmin's HRM-Run heartrate monitor, you're one step closer to the kind of data collection that extends considerations of fitness and training through your entire day, not just your workout.
The 920XT has a few features that really set it apart, but we'd be remiss if we didn't lead with something that technically exists outside of it: Garmin Connect. Connect is a virtual community of athletes that the 920XT connects to via a smartphone app, a computer, or through its own wireless connection. It automatically uploads your workouts as discrete files for ease of access and organization, and it allows you to build a community of fellow athletes to track and compare data through Connect or social media.
While we recommend a heartrate monitor and power meter to get the most out of the 920XT, it offers an impressive array of features even when used alone. It starts at the biological level, measuring sleep and calories burned, and moves on to the kinetics of training, including all the classics like swim stroke counting, drill logging, distance alerts for running and swimming (because who hasn't lost count of laps?), and even a metronome. If you don't have a dedicated friend or significant other to follow you around clapping rhythmically during your run, that last feature is especially welcome.
When paired with the included HRM-Run heartrate monitor and/or an optional power meter, the 920XT's feature list explodes. Notable examples include VO2 max estimates and running form metrics — the clever little guy even knows how long your feet are touching the ground during each stride. It also does all the usual bicycle power output mapping of any other power meter and predicts running race times. The rest advisor feature lets you know when it's time to sit down and geek out on Connect during recovery sessions. We recommend any of Garmin's own ANT+ power meters, like the new Vector pedals, for easy compatibility.
The display is bright and has a much higher resolution than we're used to seeing in similar gear, especially when it has such a low, unobtrusive profile. Its 61 gram weight is also a positive, losing between ten and 30 grams compared to the 910XT and Fenix 2, respectively. Considering the nearly limitless metrics it gives you, that’s peanuts. The battery life lasts up to 40 hours in the power-conscious UltraTrac mode and 24 hours in training mode, which is what we're primarily interested in. It also has a watch mode, which is boring, and smart alerts for e-mails and texts, so you won't be off the grid even when the 920XT is keeping you on your training schedule.
One final note of interest is that the Garmin Forerunner 920XT speaks Russian. Well, kinda. In addition to Garmin's usual GPS functionality, the 920XT can also take advantage of Russia's revitalized GLONASS system. We think this is a first for multisport tracking devices like this, and it may come in handy if you ever find yourself training or racing in Asia.
- Altimeter, heartrate monitor, speedometer, odometer, time, cadence, run metrics, sleep metrics, email, and text alerts
- ANT+ Compatible for heartrate and power meters
- GPS, GLONASS
- Works with Garmin Connect
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Reviews & Community
The watch don't lie
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Easy to operate, very intuitive and meets all my goals.. Synchronize with Strava and your home wifi and the beta uploads automatically. Slick.. At 45 I compared my self to 20 year olds on the result page. At 50 I now look at age groups. This watch help u keep it honest/real.
Definalty has made training easier compared to the apple watch. No need to charge the garmin everyday, and pairs great with an iphone 6s. Overall I'm a big fan of garmin products and will continue to reccomend.
What's in the bundle ?
Hey Jason - The bundle includes the Forerunner 920XT, HRM-Run heartrate monitor, charging/data cradle and manuals. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.
- Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead
Solid help in my program
Love the bund
Wear it Every Day
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I've worn this watch every day since Christmas '14 - to work (professional job), casually, to bed, and for exercise. It has held up well with no scratches or visible wear fatigue. Likewise, the battery remains robust without rapid drain/fatigue - I will usually charge once a week, which is also stupid fast. This is my first Garmin, having previously owned Polar products for the past 13 years. Each evolution has been an improvement and this one is the best yet.
Activity/exercise use: I've used it for running (up to 26.2), biking (road and trail up to 4hrs), swimming (open water and pool), hiking (backcountry, primitive up to 3d), and kayaking.
The Good: accurate GPS for everything but the kayaking (odd - not sure why the difference). Easy wireless download of the activity automatically via garmin app on iPhone. My wife can keep up with my whereabouts via 'LiveTrack' using the same app - this means I need to have my phone with me, but I always do anyway. Comfortable. Easy to navigate and somewhat customizable display screens.
The Cool: step counter, sleep tracker, and triathlon mode.
The annoying: no user configurable modes other than the triathlon-specific ones included (though they do work well). I would like a mode for hiking, kayaking, fitness training, etc. Also, the pool mode for swimming is limited to a pool length of 18 yards - less than ideal for my pool that is 15 yards long. Also, no accomodation for swimming with a current generator. The band strap frequently comes loose and flaps, especially with swimming. Occasionally, the bluetooth pairing with my phone is lost (usually after charging) and it takes awhile to reconnect. When changing time zones, there is lag in reflecting the current time of the zone I am in - this is usually corrected by starting an activity (run/bike/swim) with the phone paired.
This is a brief review of my use of the 920XT for the past 11 months. As with any device, you will quickly find its limits as I have with this one. Overall though, I love it and still wear it every day.
What's included in the "BUNDLE"? Just the Heart Rate strap?
Forerunner 920XT, HRM-Run, Charging/data cradle, Manuals
I want to buy Garmin Forerunner 920XT Bundle, Red/White (item#: GRM0030). The problem is that a small number of Forerunner 920XT devices had reduced water resistance and or battery performance issues. These issues affect Forerunner 920XT watches within the serial number ranges indicated in the link below.
Is any of the 920XT in your inventory within the serial number ranges?
We currently have the red color way in stock.
After confirming with Garmin none of our inventory was the affected serial number range. Feel free to reach out and we will get you taken care of.