The Luxury Collection - - Editorial -

When it comes to the ad­vanced sports and fit­ness seg­ment, very few com­pa­nies do it well, such as Garmin, Po­lar or Moov. Also, it is dif­fi­cult to pin point one fit­ness de­vice as it purely de­pends on what sports or fit­ness ac­tiv­ity you train for – run­ning, swim­ming, golf, cy­cling, box­ing and so forth. How­ever, Garmin ad­dresses the ad­vanced fit­ness seek­ing users well with its pre­mium Fore­run­ner and FENIX se­ries. Fore­run­ner fo­cuses on run­ning as a core ac­tiv­ity with dif­fer­ent mod­els from Fore­run­ner 230 to 935. Our ideal pick for Triathlon type ac­tiv­ity track­ing is the watch style fit­ness band - Garmin Fore­run­ner 935.

The Fore­run­ner 935 is in­te­grated with a holis­tic ar­ray of sen­sors - heart rate sen­sor, barom­e­ter, al­time­ter, elec­tronic com­pass, ther­mome­ter, gy­ro­scope, ac­celerom­e­ter GPS, & GLONASS - to cap­ture a mul­ti­tude of data points. The data cap­ture varies from el­e­va­tion changes to ad­vanced dy­nam­ics for run­ning such as ground con­tact time, stride length, etc., to swim­ming pa­ram­e­ters such as stroke count and pace, and phys­i­o­log­i­cal mea­sure­ments - VO2 Max, EPOC, etc.

The 935 tracks your per­for­mance, train­ing and re­cov­ery in quite de­tail. For e.g., Anaer­o­bic train­ing ef­fect gives great in­sights into the train­ing load and how much you can push the lim­its by mea­sur­ing ex­er­cise vol­umes. The 935 also helps you an­a­lyze tech­niques with biome­chan­i­cal mea­sure­ments such as ca­dence, stride length, bal­ance, ver­ti­cal os­cil­la­tion and so forth. When paired with the heart strap and dy­nam­ics pods, it al­lows you to cap­ture dis­tance, pace, stroke count and more while swim­ming with a greater level of de­tail and ac­cu­racy. The Fore­run­ner 935 prom­ises a bat­tery life of two weeks in nor­mal smart mode and 24 hrs in GPS/HR mode. It con­nects to the Con­nec­tiq app on your smart­phone and is thus ca­pa­ble of re­ceiv­ing smart no­ti­fi­ca­tions, weather, mu­sic con­trols, dif­fer­ent watch faces and other fea­tures.

Garmin Fore­run­ner 935 re­tails from USD500 to USD800 de­pend­ing on whether you pick it up stand­alone or with the ac­ces­sories bun­dle that in­cludes HRM Swim, HRM-TRI Mon­i­tor, per­for­mance track­ing bands, Run­ning Dy­nam­ics Pod and dif­fer­ent col­ored Quick­fit watch straps.

So, when it comes to pre­mium fit­ness track­ing op­tions with longer bat­tery life and ad­vanced train­ing, coach­ing and per­for­mance anal­y­sis, Fitbit and Garmin are two brands which stand out from the crowd. Both these brands are also fur­ther part­ner­ing with fash­ion houses to make the de­signs more ap­peal­ing and unique. These fit­ness bands should help you me­thod­i­cally inch to­wards your fit­ness goals.

Al­ways keep in mind, “Sweat Now, Shine Later!”

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