Garmin 920XT Release Info
OLATHE, Kan.–(Source: BUSINESS WIRE.com)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Forerunner 920XT – a multisport GPS watch with advanced running dynamics and connected features. Recording detailed metrics for swimming, biking and running, the Forerunner 920XT is qualified to take elite and beginner athletes’ training to the next level. Its slim profile and hinged watch bands offer a comfortable fit, and its high-resolution color display makes it easy to view stats at a glance during training and on race day. Advanced features include running dynamics, VO2 max estimate1, live tracking and smart notifications, and its watch mode and daily activity tracking features are ideal for all day wear to monitor steps and calories.
“As a pioneer and leader in GPS multisport watches, we’re excited to introduce our most advanced all-in-one solution for triathlon training – the Forerunner 920XT”
“As a pioneer and leader in GPS multisport watches, we’re excited to introduce our most advanced all-in-one solution for triathlon training – the Forerunner 920XT,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Recording in-depth metrics for swimming, cycling and running, tracking daily activity, while keeping users connected, the Forerunner 920XT is ideal for training, racing, and everything in between.”
Exceptional Display and Connected Features
The Forerunner 920XT’s sleek design is 15 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than its predecessor, and features flexible, hinged watch bands for a more comfortable fit. Its high-resolution color display features a watch mode, and daily activity tracking features including steps, distance, calories, countdown to a personalized daily goal, audible move alert after one hour of inactivity, and sleep tracking. It also keeps users connected with smart notifications of incoming text, email, call, calendar reminders and more when in range of a paired Bluetooth®-smart device2.
Athletes can track even more of their workouts by using the Forerunner 920XT as a remote for their VIRB® or VIRB Elite action camera3 – starting and stopping recording, and taking stills right from their wrist. Automatic uploads to Garmin Connect through WiFi® hot spots, or through the Garmin Connect
With a software update available in early 2015, the Forerunner 920XT will become Connect IQ compatible, making additional applications available to users for their active lifestyles.
In the Water
Water rated 5 ATM, the Forerunner 920XT offers advanced swim metrics for training in a pool or open water4. Its drill logging allows athletes to easily log swim drills and kick sets at the pool, along with recording swim distance, pace, stroke type, stroke count and SWOLF score. The Forerunner 920XT includes two rest timers to keep swimmers pushing off the wall on time, and features distance alerts to let users know a set is over, or time alerts to help them hold their pace.
On the Bike
Own the road with the Forerunner 920XT’s advanced cycling features including a built-in altimeter for precise ascent, descent and gradient data during training. It is compatible with sensors such as speed, cadence, heart rate and power meter, and can receive GLONASS signals in addition to GPS for improved accuracy3. When paired with compatible ANT+
On the Run
Train for optimal running form with Garmin’s advanced running dynamics, featured on the Forerunner 920XT when used with the HRM-Run
For ultra runners the Forerunner 920XT offers an UltraTrac mode, extending its up-to-24-hours-in-GPS-mode battery life for up to 40 hours.
The Forerunner 920XT is available in black/blue or red/white for a suggested retail price of $449.99 and $499.99 for the premium heart rate monitor bundle.
Forerunner 920XT is the latest from Garmin’s expanding fitness segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ lives and promotes healthy and active lifestyles. Whether it’s running, cycling, or other athletic pursuits, Garmin fitness devices are becoming essential tools for athletes both amateur and elite. For more about features, pricing and availability, as well as information about other Garmin fitness products and services, go to www.garmin.com/intosports, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
For 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
1 VO2 max, recovery advisor and race predictor are available when used with any compatible ANT+ heart rate monitor. Advanced running dynamics are available when used with a HRM-Run monitor (included with some models, sold separately on others).
2 See Garmin.com/BLE for a list of compatible phones.
3 Speed and cadence sensors, VIRB, and Vector systems sold separately.
4 Water rating 5 ATM (50m). see Garmin.com/waterrating.
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Specifications From Garmin.com
Physical & Performance:
|Physical dimensions||1.9” x 2.2” x 0.5” (48 x 55 x 12.7 mm)|
|Display size, WxH||1.1″ x 0.8″ (2.9 x 2.1 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH||205 x 148 pixels|
|Weight||2.1 oz (61 g)|
|Battery life||Up to 40 hours in UltraTrac mode; up to 24 hours in training mode; up to 4 months in watch mode|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
Maps & Memory:
|Ability to add maps||No|
|Accepts data cards||No|
|History||100 hours of activity data|
Features & Benefits:
|Heart rate monitor||Yes (Some versions)|
|Bike speed/cadence sensor||Yes (optional)|
|Foot pod||Yes (optional)|
|Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)||Yes|
|Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)||Yes|
|Courses (compete against previous activities)||Yes|
|Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)||Yes|
|Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)||Yes|
|Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)||Yes|
|Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button)||Yes|
|Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)||Yes|
|Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)||Yes|
|Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)||Yes|
|Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)||Yes|
|Heart rate-based calorie computation||Yes|
|Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)||Yes|
|Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)||No|
|Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+
||Yes (records data approx. 1 per second)|
|Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride)||No|