Potentially exciting tri-watch times ahead as this little baby hits the shelves.
ESSENTIAL INFO: This post was written BEFORE the release. See (here) for some post-release info
We have the new Garmin Forerunner 935. To be clear: that’s NOT the 930; not the 930xt; and not the 935xt.
It s likely to be very comparable to the Fenix 5’s firmware and support oHR in the water. Although I’m not too bothered about the oHR underwater as I have forked out a small fortune on two excellent Garmin HRM-TRI straps.
(Here) was some earlier info when we discovered it will be released along with a very similar Forerunner 635 (Edit: maybe the info got them confused and it really is the fabled 635 some have waited for). Remember that the 935 will be similar too to the Fenix 5..that’s a lot of similarity to other models going on.
The earlier ‘revelations’ were that, whilst it will have Training Effect 2.0 ( TE2 ), it might not have a barometric altimeter (edit: it does). Perhaps. And, of course, the other revelation was that it was quite expensive.
Actually the Eur/$/£500 ish price tag for this and the Fenix 5 is quite clever. Whilst eye-wateringly expensive, new adopters will buy it in droves but the sales of the Fenix 3 and 920XT might still keep going too at their significantly lower price points.
Appelmoessite talks about new sensors. I’m half-expecting something like that too with a cross between SHFT and STRYD – and probably the same combined price point as STRYD+SHFT!! Lots of running power, new full-body metrics and integrated audio coaching. (This) post of mine from ages ago tried to predict all of that; so I’m hoping that post’s predictions from 2015 come true as that functionality will be a welcome addition to the market.
Although the reality of filings already made with the FCC is that the new pod will be ‘slightly improved’. That’s not very exciting I know. (Edit: Running Dynamics POD effectively for optical HR devices)
Image Source: appelmoessite