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Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

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3.7
20 reviews
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (5)
  • Build Quality
    3.4 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (5)
  • Battery Life
    4.6 (5)
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cjwatts78
cjwatts78Perth, WA
  • 6 reviews
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Garmin all the way for me!

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Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $350.

Value for Money
4/5
Build Quality
5/5
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SatGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Garmin 735XT reliability issues

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My love/hate relationship with Garmin devices continues. This is my third Garmin sports watch. First 2 were Vivosmart HR, which had water proofing & software issues. Replaced with 735XT...loved it! Now the device is misbehaving...randomly starts/stops. And start/stop button does not work. So unable to reset to factory settings. Unable to set anything on the device. Very disappointed !

Purchased in at Rebel Sport Physical store.

Value for Money
1/5
Build Quality
1/5
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Kylie F
Kylie FSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 21 reviews
  • 4 likes
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Love my Garmin!

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Never before been a watch person let alone a sports watch person but now an a definite convert!

Have it beep and vibrate at each KM and a visual display of pace is fabulous for keeping a time target.

Takes some fiddling to get it sync to strava but now that I've had a play and can download new faces everyday I'm finding it hard to get other work done as I want to keep playing with all the features!

HR monitor on point, counts steps as well.

So much right with it, love that is has a batter saving display

Purchased in at Rebel Sport Online store for $299.

Value for Money
5/5
Build Quality
5/5
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smfzi
smfziSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 55 reviews
  • 16 likes

Excellent watch great value for money

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This has been my favourite Garmin so far despite it lacking features like built-in music, payments, REM sleep and anaerobic training, it is a really easy to use and good build quality.

Purchased in at Rebel Sport for $499.

Value for Money
5/5
Build Quality
5/5
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David
David
  • 4 reviews

Great until it stops working

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I used this device a lot and it worked very well. Unfortunately one day the screen jumped around and the device has failed to power on since. This was just outside the warranty period and Garmin are no help at all. Am I asking too much that an expensive watch should last longer than a couple of years?

Purchased in at Rebel Sport.

Value for Money
2/5
Build Quality
1/5
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TMG
TMGSouthern and Hills, SA
  • 2 reviews

Not Waterproof/Resistant

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The watch is light and a good size and the heart rate monitor is accurate. It has lots of features and worked well for two years until suddenly it decided it was not waterproof in a pool anymore. After that the display has been very inconsistent, sometimes fine, sometimes totally unreadable. For a $400-$500 watch that claims to be a sports users watch being not waterproof is just not good enough, especially when it says it is.

Purchased in for $450.

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Sev
SevBrisbane
  • 43 reviews
  • 70 likes
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Great compact smart watch, HR accurate

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I had a good HR chest monitor connected to a smartphone and then upgraded to this. I had a chance to compare both HR monitors and, surprisingly enough, the one in watch was quite accurate. Yes, there was a slight delay but otherwise accurate. So I have sold my chest HR monitor and just left a watch.
Of course, the smart functinality is not as good as a proper smart watch, however, for sports + some basic smart notifications it is great.
I recommend a glass screen protector, otherwise screen may get scratched. You can get a glass for 935 model, it will fit as well.

Purchased in at Amazon for $299.99.

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Timpg
TimpgBrisbane

Lasted only 4 weeks

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Great watch while it worked. Out of nowhere whilst I was sitting around, and after only one month of use, the watch started beeping strangely. It had started jumping between start and stop continuously without any input until it quickly drained the battery (which happened very quickly). The next issue was that the watch would not charge past 61% (in fact it went down by 1% after a 2-hour charge). The final problem was that the battery ran hot - the watch felt as though it had just come of a hot car (while in a cool air conditioned room).

Replaced today by Rebel Sport without any issues so hopefully the replacement is better than the original.

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Dave
DaveMelbourne
  • 5 reviews
  • 6 likes

Great until it stops working

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This was a great watch tracker. However it stopped working one month outside of warranty and had no luck getting any support to get it fixed. Customer service on their website was great and offering me a new one until they realised I was in Australia and then nothing. Shame

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Mark
MarkMelbourne
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like
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Good watch, happy shopper

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I recently purchased a Garmin forerunner 735XT. At first I found the watch to be very difficult to use compared to fitbits which I’ve usually owned. However I’m starting to really enjoy the watch and the challenges and connections you can make on Garmin. The watch has great battery life and you can change the face of the watch through Garmin IQ. I would recommend this watch.

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Jerry
JerryMelbourne

Stop working in 20 months!!!

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The battery is good. This product works well for running and swimming. But the quality of this product is really terrible. It stopped working just 8 months after the warranty expired and Garmin offered to replace it with a refurbished one for $300, which is almost the price I can buy a new one now in Rebel ......

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Joe
JoePerth, WA
  • 3 reviews

This can't be improved.

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This is great. I use it for running and it has helped me alot as a motivator. I really like the screen as an improvement fo a previous fitbit. This screen is on 24/7 and is very bright in the daytime when I am running and in the dark it can simply be turned on by flicking your wrist. The battery life is also great, I use the GPS 3 to 4 hours a week, I have neart rate own 24/7, and activity tracking and the battery last me between 7 and 10 days, I must don't have my watch connected to a phone. All up it is a great watch, at a great price.

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Layla
LaylaSydney
  • 9 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great Fitness Watch

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I love my new Garmin Forerunner 735XT. I purchased it a couple of days ago from Rebel Sport for $349, such a bargain price. It is easy to use and great for running, swimming and I’ve even used it during my yoga sessions. I would highly recommend this watch for anyone interested in health and fitness.

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Michael_Jones
Michael_Jones
  • 42 reviews
  • 19 likes

Excellent battery life!

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Aaron
AaronPROVIDENCE PORTAL
  • 4 reviews

Easy to use, accurate, great Bluetooth functionality.

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Details

CategorySmart Watches / Fitness Trackers
Price (RRP) $599.00
Screen Size 1.23"
ConnectivityGPS
Voice AssistantNone
SensorsAccelerometer and Heart Rate Sensor
InterfaceButtons and Touchscreen
LoudspeakerNo
WaterproofingSwim-proof
Battery Life11 days
Weight40.2 g
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Construction MaterialPlastic
Colour / FinishBlack/Grey, Midnight Blue/Frost Blue,
ManualDownload manual
  • GTIN12: 753759157722, 753759159269 and 753759159276

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