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Garmin NZ releases innovative new active GPS watch

12 May 2016

Do you like to get out and about and get active? Or at least don the customary active wear to strut around town and look like you get about and get active?

Garmin has got the tool for you. Garmin New Zealand recently announced the release of the Forerunner 735XT, a GPS triathlon watch. It’s the lightest multisport watch offering from Garmin, featuring heart rate monitoring and built-in activities including running, cycling, swimming, multisport, hiking, XC skiing, strength training, paddle sports and cardio.

It has soft and comfortable silicone bands with a large display so users can view stats at a glance during even the most strenuous of workouts – from lifting your coffee from the café outside of the gym to scaling mountains.

Connect IQ compatible, the Forerunner 735XT is the first device to come with the Strava Live Suffer Score app pre-installed so users can track how hard they have been working based on heart rate data. Users can download additional free custom apps, watch faces, data fields and widgets from the Connect IQ store to further customise the Forerunner 735XT.

“The Forerunner 735XT is the ultimate GPS smartwatch for athletes who want dialed-in data for training and race day,” says Adam Howarth, General Manager Garmin Australasia. “It offers comprehensive data for all of their activities, keeps them connected with smart features including notifications and automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, and lets them customise their device to fit their needs with Connect IQ’s free apps, data fields and more.”

Throughout the day the Forerunner 735XT automatically syncs4 with Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community where users can track workouts, sleep patterns and trends, join online challenges to compete against friends and earn virtual badges. They can also view Garmin Connect Insights, smart wellness insights personalised to each user that provide cues to help them reach goals, shout-outs when milestones have been met and relevant healthy tips from experts. Insights also show users how they are doing in comparison to people like them for extra motivation.

The Forerunner 735XT has battery life of up to 14 hours in training mode and 11 days in watch mode. It is available in black and gray or midnight blue and frost blue for RRP NZD$829.00. The Forerunner 735XT accessory bands will be available in lava red, charge yellow, midnight blue or frost blue for NZD$55.00.

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