A top-of the range watch for multisport enthusiasts
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.