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Not long to wait until Garmin release the optical HR version of the Forerunner 630…following the usual naming convention it will cleverly be called the Forerunner 635 or maybe Forerunner 635HR (unlikely).
Maybe October 2016?
Product: 543690, for those who wish to search (Source: appelmoessite).
Note this is a different code to the product code which is normally in the format like this 010-01626-00 (that’s the code for the Edge 820 leaked last week not the 635)
Not really much to write about the Garmin Forerunner 635 other than it will certainly have the ELEVATE optical sensor asn the exact same features as the Garmin Forerunner 630.
This will also be a very similar device to the recently announced forerunner 735XT triathlon watch – but without the triathlon functionality (although the 635 will have some multiple sports abilities). Indeed I kind-of recommended the 735XT for runners who wanted an optical version of the 630.
OPINION: A welcome addition to the range for those who prefer to avoid chest straps and who realise the limitations of optical HR technology.