Whilst the Garmin Forerunner 910XT was the first proper triathlon watch, it was soon replaced by the originally named Garmin Forerunner 920XT. I think it’s fair to say that we see relatively large numbers of the 920XT sill adorning various triathlete’s wrists, much less so with the 910XT.
Then Garmin went and made a new tri watch, the Forerunner 935.
Q: What was wrong with the 920XT?
A: Not a lot, I guess.
Whilst the 920XT’s aesthetics were always questionable and its GPS/current pace was certainly suspect. It did undergo somewhat of a positive transformation throughout its life.
There were numerous reports of ‘losing’ connections with sensors (same old story?) – although I never experienced it Later iterations of the firmware and CIQ saw the device slow down considerably.
Here were some of the notable improvements made during it’s 2 and a bit years of active life:
- Added support for pool swim workouts.
- Added support for the latest running dynamics.
- Added support for using a footpod as the speed source while running.
- Added HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim support.
- Added tone-only and vibration-only options to the alarm.
By the end it had ticked all the boxes required for a training and racing tri-watch.
Or had it?
I could just about live with the occasional lagginess however my training regime was occasionally troubled by the lack of ‘repeat’ functionality for training bricks and Otillo. And from a techy perspect the CIQ app store stops at version 1.
But really was that it? Lack of Otillo support?
As you can see, below, Amazon purchasers rate it highly.