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Garmin Fore­run­ner 935

GARMIN FORE­RUN­NER 935 From £469.99, garmin.com

STAN­DARD FEATURES Sports modes 29, in­clud­ing four for run­ning: out­door, in­door track, tread­mill and trail run.

Bat­tery life 24 hours in satel­lite mode.

Satel­lite Of­fers both GPS (US) and GLONASS (Rus­sian) cov­er­age, dou­bling the num­ber of satel­lites con­nected to and im­prov­ing ac­cu­racy.

Wa­ter­proof To 50m and of­fers open-wa­ter and pool-swim met­rics. SNAZZY FEATURES Train­ing Load Met­ric Mea­sures your train­ing vol­ume from the last seven days and com­pares it with the op­ti­mal for your fit­ness level. Syncs with Strava Live Seg­ments (Strava Pre­mium mem­bers). You can get live feed­back, alerts and more on seg­ment starts and fin­ishes. EPOC Mea­sure­ment Mea­sures your Ex­cess

Post-ex­er­cise Oxy­gen Con­sump­tion (the num­ber of calo­ries you con­tinue to burn post-train­ing). Anaer­o­bic Train­ing

Ef­fect Mea­sures your abil­ity to per­form sprint in­ter­vals; handy for gaug­ing your mid-race surges or fin­ish­ing kicks.

RW VER­DICT If it weren’t for the less than stel­lar Garmin Con­nect app, the Fore­run­ner 935 would have re­ceived full marks. From the uber-comfy de­sign through to the re­li­a­bil­ity of the data, ev­ery­thing just worked. Bat­tery life was awesome, satel­lite locked on in un­der 30 sec­onds ev­ery time, the ac­celerom­e­ter kicked in nicely on the tread­mill with none of the usual drift­ing in and out and – for triath­letes – the sen­si­tiv­ity of the swim met­ric sen­sors was a cut above any­thing else we’ve tried.

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