Perfect for adults or kids
We bought this watch for my then 7 year old son after he went through 2 junior Garmin watches in 12 months. He’s now 10 and has been wearing this watch 24/7 for the past 3 years. We’ve connected him up to Strava so he can see his cycling route on a map which he loves. He can set several sports options on it aside from swimming. He can receive calls / read messages etc (but not answer them). I almost wonder why I bought myself an Apple Watch because this watch almost does everything for a fraction of the price.
Battery lasts for almost 9-10 days but we’ve had to replace the band 2 or 3 times.
The only drawer back is it doesn’t have a timer function, just a stop watch.
Purchased in July 2018 at Rebel Sport for $160.00.
Good watch for short term only!
After 12mths I had to replaced both mine and my sons Garmin for over heating & now another 12mths on one is broken and the other the band is falling apart. I wouldnt buy these sports watches for long term and the price of them is very over rated. They are a great watch but not if you wany something for a long period.
Purchased in January 2019 at Rebel Fit Physical store for $200.00.
French design and nice inclusions
Funky design.Thought it was french. Last watch I had was a certain nike that had some design issues. This watch seems similar but is a step up in quality. Quality materials, design, fit and features. Strap only just fits my wrist, would be annoying if you had a wide wrist (weight lifter etc).
Purchased in June 2019.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
The garmin forerunner35 is an excellent watch, gd size numbers for telling the time, very comfortable to wear even in bed. The set up is very easy and straightforward. And day to day use is easy too. Read the manual to familiarise yourself with the buttons on each side and off you go. The app is very easy to work. The information it collects is very detailed. The best fitness watch I’ve ever had and I’ve had a few. I would highly recommend this.
My husband loves this product as a watch, an activity tracker and a link to his iPhone. Attractive, intelligent, efficient, interesting. Works really well and looks good. Would definitely purchase again when it is time to upgrade or for another family member. Was easy to set up initially, no dramas.
Works well when it works
I wanted to track my running, heart rate and sleeping habits but I spend more time trying to update the software than using it for its intended purpose. Everyday I have to link it to my phone, often times without success and every night it tries to update software again without success. Great when it works, but I didn't pay for something to work only part time. I would steer clear of this product and purchase another brand.
Great watch with GPS & HR
I upgraded from a forerunner 25, the 25 did everything I needed but I wanted the strap-less HR monitoring constantly which the 35 provides. I had read that the wrist based HR technology is not as accurate and reliable as the strap based HR tech especially at intense levels, but this wasn’t a big deal for me as long as I can see the comparative improvement it’s all good.
It receives all my smart phone notifications - texts, fb messages, other app alerts that come to my phone. It’s easy to go back and read past messages, it stores about the 10...? most recent. It also stores you last x number of recent activities. The activities it is loaded to track are walk, run outdoor, run indoor, bike, and cardio. You can pause it mid activity and then choose to resume or save. I like the vibrating alarm, my past watch’s one didn’t used to wake me but this one is somehow on various frequencies and the changing pattern has woken me up every time but once, so it works a lot better for me. Garmin has a live tracking feature where you can share to chosen people a link via various platforms so they can log in and see exactly where you are in real time. I like being able to let someone know when I’m leaving and knowing they can log in and see what’s up if I’m not back when I should be. It’s also useful when someone is doing a race and you want to pop up on the sidelines, you can see where they’re up to any time.
Good for general fitness tracking
I received this at Christmas, and have really enjoyed the GPS tracking capability and ease to link the Garmin with both Strava and Nike running applications. My only complaint is that it's sometimes a pain if you have multiple messages or emails appear at once to read them all before they disappear/or to go back a step without the unread ones disappearing.
Apart from that, it's a really good fitness tracker and a great option for those just stepping up their running game.
Garmin Forerunner 35
Absolutely great sports running watch for the price. Paired with a smart phone and great controls for your music. I'm sure in time the Spotify app will allow its music to be played via this product. Light and easy with great heart monitor, texts and all smart phone notifications.
She Loves it!!
Bought one of these for wife's Christmas Present after reviewing it thoroughly. Sadly nothing in Product Review ... but Choice absolutely loved it!! And we can see why.
Chose the lime green edition. Band is apparently replaceable. The face itself is a black colour.
Readouts are monochrome ... no colour ... so if you absolutely need glitz then this ain't the one for you.
Bad part is that like a whole lot of tech these days, it's not particularly intuitive to set up, and there is little to no intelligible information with the product. Fo...lks are expected to research how to use stuff on line and ... kind of ... just learn as they go. The edges of the watch face are showing very minor signs of wear ... but given the exposure to the elements in reach of swinging arms, this is probably fair enough. We have been able to establish though that the thing has GPS tracking capability. It does steps per day based upon user programmable gender/height/weight characteristics. Incentivised rewards ... little "badges" are awarded for achievements, and goals are automatically upgraded having regard for distance covered daily.
Questions & Answers
I can't get bluetooth to turn on. The display says its on but when i try to sync it tells me to turn on bluetooth. Any suggestions?
My Garmin 35 is 3 years old and is unresponsive. The face is blank and it won’t charge. What can I do?
Sounds like battery replacement time
I have only had mine for a few months and now the strap has come away so I can’t wear it. I did not keep my receipt so is there anything I can do about replacement ?
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|Category||Smart Watches / Fitness Trackers|
|Sensors||Accelerometer and Heart Rate Sensor|
|Battery Life||9 days|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Frost Blue, Black, White, Green|
- GTIN13: 0753759161934, 0753759161941 and 7421147997948
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