Garmin announced the new 735XT, on May 11, 2016. The new watch comes equipped with GPS and is aimed at triathlon and multi-sport athletes. Here is everything you should know about the device’s price, features and availability.

Much like all other Garmin watches, the new 735XT displays readings for its optical heart rate sensor, the number of steps you take, calories burned and as well as alerts you about your messages, calls, calendar appointments, reminders as well as social media updates and notifications from your iPhone or Android device.

Features and Specs

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The Garmin Forerunner 735XT will be the first of Garmin’s sports-watches to have Strava’s Live Suffer Score app preloaded on it, which will determine the intensity of your workout based on your heart-rate.

The watch also allows you to track activities across cycling, swimming, hiking, running, strength training and even paddle boarding. When you switch to the multi-sport mode, the watch intuitively switches between sports profiles to continue tracking your activities precisely.

When you switch to the multi-sport mode, the watch intuitively switches between sports profiles to continue tracking your activities precisely.

When swimming the Garmin Forerunner 735XT gives you details on distance, pace, stroke count as well as stroke rate, whereas when paired with the company’s heart-rate strap, it is able to give you details on vertical ratio, ground contact time balance and stride length.

While the new Garmin Forerunner 735XT is missing a barometric altimeter, the watch uses GPS to determine your altitude. You will see the battery in the watch last you about 11 days on a single charge on ‘watch mode’ and about get about ’14 hours’ when GPS is enabled.

The watch also comes with access to Connect IQ, which is Garmin’s third party store that allows its users to download additional widgets and applications along with new faces for the watch. Garmin’s Connect online community also lets you brag of your activity results, challenge friends as well as join larger activity communities.

Pricing and Availability

Photo credit: CNET
Photo credit: CNET

The new Garmin Forerunner 735XT is available to purchase for a price of $450. If you choose to buy the HRM-Run strap bundled with it, you’d pay $500.

The Garmin Forerunner is also available in a tri-bundled pack with the HRM-Tri or HRM-Swim straps for open-waters or a pool, which would cost you a total of $600.

The new Garmin Forerunner has been made available in 2 colors to pick from: Black and Midnight Blue.

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