Garmin Forerunner 35 Review
Wikipedia states the smartwatch as a form of wearable computer shaped in the form of a wristwatch.
Although it may seem like a modern-day novelty item, the creation of the smartwatches actually dates from the early ’70s.
In fact, the Pulsar by the Hamilton Company is considered to be the first smartwatch in history. It debuted back in 1972, and in the ’80s Casio was the leading manufacturer of these types of watches. The data bank watch by Casio was one of the most successful series in that area. And until the unveiling of the Apple watch (back in 2014), several other companies tried to push a product like this on the market. Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericson, and IBM, just to name a few.
And although in most cases, they have the same use as the regular good old watches, the companies try their hardest these days to introduce new and exciting features. The new and fun features are implemented to make the wearing of the times a lot more dynamic and fun.
But for now, let’s take a look at one such fun smartwatch. The Garmin Forerunner 35. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of this watch and what makes it so great. Hope you’ll like this review.
Monitoring of the heart rate
Water resistant up to 50 meters in depth
Display with high resolution
No music features
The wearable technology market gets bigger and bigger by each passing month, and luckily the company has been able to supply the demands of the consumers with the premium quality products. Forerunner 35 is one such example. It’s basically Forerunner 645’s younger and cooler cousin, and although it lacks some of the more advanced features like the ability to store 500 songs and the ability to pay the bills with the watch, it’s a sophisticated and sleek item nonetheless. Let’s have a closer look at some of the amazing features, shall we?
Also, let’s not forget the Smartmusic controls that go through the basic Android operating system. However, we must note that while the Android system is supported here, the iPhone is not supported in this particular item. However, the Smartphone compatibility is supported by an iPhone operating system.
The move bar actually reminds you that you have to move and be active again. It appears after a prolonged period of inactivity and motivates you to move! The auto goal activity on the other hand track down your activity levels and automatically assigns a new goal for you to reach the next day. The TimeUp feature allows you to switch devices and still keep your previous performance data. All you have to do is transfer the data from one device to another and you’re good to go. It measures and displays the calories you burn with the activities, while the Move IQ identifies the periods of activity and matches with the pattern of other forms of activities. That way if you get tired of one activity you can transfer to another and still achieve the same goals. And although the 35 model is a running-specific type of smartwatch, it does contain features that consist of planning, analyzing and training. The heart rate types of features are also a must, and well covered here in this particular item, and so are the cycling ones.
Oh, and last but certainly last thing, all of you milestones, achievement and reminders will be alerted with a special vibrating alert. That’s right, a nice vibrating notification will remind you that you need to walk another mile and through a vibrating notification will reward you for your effort afterward.
The lack of stainless steel really demotes the durability, but the silicone band is pretty much the same as with lots of other items. The durability of the bands is pretty solid, as it adds flexibility and lightweight feeling to the wrist. Improvements regarding the durability are needed in the face of the 35, but the band is good as it is. You can, of course, choose to leave out the silicone band and replace it with a much sturdier and firm leather band, but it’s all down to your personal preference.
The waterproof ability of the model. The GPS feature that’s been built in will get you covered. And you know what else will also get you well covered? The 35 has a 5 ATM water rating, which means that you’ll be able to go snorkeling and scuba diving with the watch. This item is waterproof, but the company advises not to cross the 50 meters of depth limit when you’re in the water.
Going below the 50 meters can severely damage the item. Another great case of the use is the memory and history of the watch. When using the item, you can go back and remind yourself of the past 7 activities that you did, because they’re all be recorded on the device for future use.
Even snorkel in water that doesn’t go beyond 50 meters in depth. It monitors your heart rate all day and night and sends you vibrations alert when you need to complete an activity.
The GPS that’s been built in allows you to run even under a thick blanket of threes because the satellites will be able to pick up a signal of not just location but the activities that you’ve been doing as well. This is a unisex type of smartwatch, and it does come in 4 separate color varieties. The black and white color options are the most in demand of course, but the limelight and the forest blue are also fun and colorful.
It’s an expensive purchase, but so easy to use and the battery will last up to 9 days in a smartwatch mode. If you choose to use the GPS mode, the battery will last up to 15 hours tops. But it’s really a great device for your fitness and overall wellbeing. It’s worth buying it, and it’s worth owning it. Your future self will be able to thank you.