Advanced GPS multisport watch with Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology
- Measures heart rate at the wrist – cycle, and run free
- Provides advanced cycling, swimming7 and running dynamics1 to record ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and much more
- Offers VO2 max estimate, lactate threshold2, race predictor and recovery advisor
- Connected features3: smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, live tracking and more
- Customise with free watch faces, apps and more from Connect IQ™
You Do It All, Now Your Watch Can Too
Be a better athlete on the track and in the water with Forerunner®735XT. This GPS multisport watch is for athletes who want in-depth data as they train and compete. Thanks to a smaller form and comfortable band, the 735XT is the ideal watch to get you through your workout and your workday. It even doubles as an activity tracker to count your steps, calories and sleep. Get the data you need to beat yesterday.
Run, Sprint, Swim, Bike, Tri
Your routine is anything but routine. Forerunner 735XT lets you change things up with ease thanks to built-in activity profiles for running (indoor/outdoor), cycling (indoor/outdoor), swimming (pool/open water), cross-country skiing, paddle sports, trail running, hiking and strength training. For brick workouts and du/triathlon races, the auto multisport feature lets you switch sports with just 1 button press. The 735XT is compatible with advanced workouts for running, cycling — and even pool swimming. Create your own custom workouts and download for free from Garmin Connect.
Wrist-based Heart Rate
Monitors Your Ticker
Forerunner 735XT is our first multisport watch with Elevate™ heart rate technology to measure heart rate at the wrist. Now you can compete with freedom when it’s time to get on your bike or toe the line. There’s no need to wear a chest strap to see your vital stats – see your heart rate zone and beats per minute, all in real-time and displayed on a colourful gauge.
Train Your Heart Out
Wrist-based heart rate may suit your needs to a “t” on race day, but when it comes to training and recovery, you need more in-depth data. With Forerunner 735XT, you have plenty.
Here are some of the advanced metrics you’ll gain with the addition of a heart rate strap:
- Running dynamics¹ such as ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
- VO2 max estimate, lactate threshold2, race predictor and recovery advisor
- Underwater heart rate for swimming4
Raise the Bar for Every Ride and Run with Strava Live Segments
Forerunner 735XT is the first running watch that’s compatible with Strava Live Segments and includes a 60-day free trial to Strava Premium. With this membership, your starred Strava running and cycling segments automatically sync with the 735XT for live feedback during your activity. You also get alerts for segment starts and finishes, view leaderboard rankings, and see how your current effort compares to your PR. In addition, get post-workout access to another great feature, Strava Suffer Score, which analyses your heart rate during your workout and ranks your total activity effort, so you can see if you beat yesterday by showing you just how hard you pushed it during your workout.
Connect and Customise
Smart notifications3, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect3 and live tracking make the 735XT the ultimate smartwatch for athletes. Keep your phone tucked away when you’re on a long ride or run and get all your notifications at the wrist so you can decide to respond or keep moving. You can even customise your device with free watch faces, apps and data fields from Connect IQ™.
LiveTrack lets family and friends track your location in real-time while you’re riding, and now it’s even easier to use. When you enable auto-start, you can spend more time focusing on the ride and less on the technology. LiveTrack will automatically detect when you start riding, which means there’s no need to even reach for your phone anymore. Auto-start is also compatible with the new Strava Beacon, which lets Strava Premium subscribers take advantage of the same great feature. It’s never been easier for you and your loved ones to have peace of mind while you ride.
Save Your Efforts
Get more from your miles at Garmin Connect, our free online community where you can save, plan and share activities. Beat yesterday by nailing a new personal record — we’ll keep track so you can view your victories all in one spot. Get digital insights5 tailored to your stats and habits, like cues to move and healthy tips. Connect with other users to challenge and compete. Available on your desktop or compatible mobile device.
A Few More Extras
Just like you, Forerunner 735XT keeps going all day long. This watch becomes your partner in recovery with all-day activity tracking6 that monitors steps, calories and sleep. It’s also compatible with our line of Varia™ cycling awareness devices, including rear-view radar, smart bike lights and Varia Vision™ in-sight display.
Wear Your Personality on Your Sleeve
Download the free Garmin Face It™ watch face app to customise your device with any photo from your smartphone. Just download the app, choose an image from your photo library, adjust the style for time and set it as your watch’s face. Whether it’s a scenic view from your last hike or a picture of your new puppy, with Garmin you can add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you.
¹When used with HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™ monitor; included with some models, sold separately on others.
²When used with a chest strap heart rate monitor.
³When paired with compatible phone.
4When used with HRM-Swim™ or HRM-Tri monitor; included with some models, sold separately on others.
5Available to Garmin Connect customers who are using activity tracking features.
6Activity tracking accuracy.
7Swim features are designed to work for the four recognized competitive swim strokes. The drill logging feature can be used for other swimming styles.
chemically strengthened glass
44.5 x 44.5 x 11.9 mm
|Display size||31.1 mm diameter|
|Display resolution||215 x 180 pixels|
|Display type||sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Battery life||Up to 24 hours in UltraTrac mode without optical HR; up to 14 hours in activity mode with GPS and optical HR; up to 11 days in watch mode, including activity tracking, smart notifications and optical HR tracking|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Memory/history||80 hours of activity data|
|Time/date||Includes date and alarm|
|GPS time sync|
|Automatic daylight saving time|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor|
Daily smart features
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)|
|Controls smartphone music|
|Find my phone|
|Find my watch|
|VIRB® camera remote|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile|
Safety and tracking features
Activity tracking features
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)|
Training, planning and analysis features
|GPS speed and distance|
|Customisable activity profiles|
|Downloadable training plans|
|Configurable lap alerts|
|Training effect (aerobic)|
|Race an activity|
|Auto multisport activities|
|Segments (Live, Garmin)|
|Strava features (Beacon, live segments)|
|Touch and/or button lock|
|Activity history on watch|
Heart rate features
|% HR max|
|Auto max HR|
|HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)|
|Available run profiles||
|GPS-based distance, time and pace|
|Running dynamics||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Stride length (real time)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)|
|Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)|
|Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Foot pod capable|
Outdoor recreation features
|Breadcrumb trail in real time|
|Back to start|
|Distance to destination|
|Available cycling profiles||
|Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)|
|Race an activity|
|Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)|
|FTP (Functional threshold power)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)|
|Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters)|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)||
|Available swim profiles||
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, calories)|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (Pool Swim Only)|
|Swim efficiency (SWOLF)|
|Drill logging (Pool Swim Only)|
|Pool swim workouts|
|Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)||Yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|