Garmin – Bike announcements?, Home automation app!

Garmin Lamp teaser

May 18: Next Garmin announcement will be the Virb 360 which will be released on May 24.

 

For the last week Garmin had a video online with a “home” lamp and the text “Wouldn’t it be nice if you could control your house with your Garmin?” and the date of today.

My guess was that they would pull of the lamp cover and show the new Varia Headligh.

But it seems that video was real home control related:

Garmin is also excited to announce an integration with the SmartThings home automation app – a free download from the Connect IQ store that allows users to control things in their home – lights, TVs, etc. – through their Garmin Connect IQ compatible device.

Well my main focus is not on Bikes or even lamps but i made this post so i can name these items and all other items which are in progress.

Today ? Soon we will see the first and possible two items

  • Varia Headlight
    Full control by ANT+ and very similair (Co-op?) to Bontrager (haven’t read anything on the relation between Garmin and Bontrager but both are very active the last days)
  • Varia Tail Light with Radar and Camera (not soon, poc?)
    I believe the camera is new? (i would think a cam will make it a little expensive)

Later this year (Eurobike?/Interbike?) expect to see the next generation of some of the existing products. Not that the current products are outdated but new metrics and new/added technologies can make a boost in sales. The development of a special edge 1010 external battery pack means that the current internal battery will be enough for the normal rides but the long rides will have to rely on an external pack.
Which metrics and if all items will be bluetooth remains unknown.

  • Edge 1010 & accessoires
    Main unit and accessoires in the form of an external battery pack and mount
  • Vector 3
    Dual-sensing pedal-based power meter
  • Vector 3S
    Single-sensing Pedal-based Power Meter, affordable power meter with option to upgrade to dual-sensing system

 

 

Polar introduces the M460

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Today Polar announced the second of two products

  • Announced April 6, the Polar M430, an advanced running watch with GPS and Wrist-based heart rate.
  • Announced April 12, the Polar M460, a GPS bike computer

Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer

Get all the features you want in a bike computer without breaking the bank. Now with Strava Live Segments, Polar’s feature rich M460 is ready to take on your next training session or race with Smart Coaching and Advanced Metrics to help you crush your latest PR. Its flexible mounting options allow you to position your training computer correctly on your bike – no matter whether it’s installed up front, on the bars or on the stem. Thanks to the Bluetooth compatibility, this computer is compatible with most speed, cadence and power sensors from other manufacturers including PowerTap, Stages, 4iii, Wahoo Fitness and Rotor.

Features:

  • Advanced power meter compatibility
    Polar M460 is compatible with several Bluetooth power meters.
  • Strava Live SegmentsMake your rides more fun with Strava Live Segments. Your M460 alerts you when you approach one of your starred Strava segments, gives you real-time data on your performance and shows your results after you finish the segment.
  • GPS & Barometer
    Track your speed, distance, altitude and gradient with GPS and barometer.
  • Heart rate guidance
    Hook up Polar M460 with Polar H10 heart rate sensor and discover the benefits of heart rate training. Heart rate is the most reliable indicator of how hard your body is working — monitoring your heart rate helps you train more effectively.
  • Long battery life
    Polar M460 has a battery life of up to 16 hours of training.
  • Smart notificationsKeep connected during your rides with smart notifications from your phone.
  • SafetyPolar M460 looks after your safety with a front LED light.
  • Designed to endurePolar M460 has a sleek, clear-cut design and carbon fiber style finish. The side buttons are textured to make them easy to find and press.

Specs

Measurements

Weight: 50 g
Thickness: 14,0 mm (19,4 mm with mount)
Display size: 34,65 mm x 34, 65 mm

Tech

  • Splash proof (IPX7)
  • High precision barometer
  • Sensitive and accurate GPS
  • 64Mb flash memory
  • Up to 70 hours of recording time (35h with HR and GPS)
  • Rechargeable 385mAh battery
  • Battery duration up to 16 hours of training with heart rate and GPS on

Connectivity

  • Easy wireless sync via Polar Flow app with Bluetooth Smart
  • Micro-USB connectivity for charging and data sync with PC or Mac via Polar FlowSync
  • Polar Flow web service compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 or later and PC Windows XP, 7, 8, 10.
  • GPS satellite pre-loading
  • Compatible with Bluetooth power meters (Check third-party compatibility)
  • Updatable software
  • UI languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Czech, Indonesian

What’s in the Box:

  • Polar M460
  • Adjustable Bike Mount
  • H10 Heart Rate Sensor (Bundle only)
  • Custom USB cable
  • Getting started guide

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Versions:

  • Polar M460 with HR strap – €230,00 / $229,95
  • Polar M460  – €180,00 / $179,95

Previous information in the Polar Teaser Post: Polar Teaser 2

More information about the Polar M460: Polar

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PRESS RELEASE:

Polar Announces Polar M460 GPS Bike Computer with Advanced Power Meter Compatibility and Smart Coaching

KEMPELE, FINLAND – April 12, 2017 – Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for 40 years, introduces the latest addition to its cycling portfolio, the Polar M460. Featuring a sleek, all-black and fiber-like surface texture with improved button grip, the bike computer is equipped with integrated GPS, additional power meter compatibility, advanced power metrics and smart coaching, and Strava Live Segments, making it the ideal training tool for cyclists aiming to reach their goals. The Polar M460 will be available in April at www.polar.com from $179.90/€179.90 and includes a two-month Strava Premium membership.

Learn more about the new Polar M460 here.

“Polar’s experience working with professional athletes and coaches helps us develop the necessary technology to make Polar M460 a reliable tool for athletes during various stages of their training sessions,” said Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer of Polar. “Polar’s cycling products have become a staple for devoted cyclists who are passionate about their training and want to reach their goals.”

The versatile Polar M460 boasts reliable, integrated GPS and barometer-based inclinometer, compatibility with an extensive list of third party power meters and advanced cycling power metrics, such as Training Peaks’ Normalized Power®, Intensity Factor® and Training Stress Score®, to make training more efficient. Keeping cyclists connected, the Polar M460 also includes smart notifications for incoming calls, texts, calendar alerts and social media updates, as well as Strava Live Segments, allowing cyclists to see real-time stats to help them reach peak performance, while bringing the excitement of the social network for athletes to each ride. Additional features include IPX7 rating water resistance, a battery life offering 16 hours of training and front LED light.

When paired with the new Polar H10, athletes benefit from Polar’s industry leading heart rate technology, designed and tested for reliability, as well as the company’s proprietary Smart Coaching features via Polar Flow. These features include Fitness Test, which enables athletes to gauge their current fitness levels and see progress along the way, Training Load, which shows how a ride affects an athlete’s body, Orthostatic Test, which shows how an athlete’s heart rate responds to training and factors such as stress and illness, and Recovery Status, which helps athletes find the perfect balance between training and rest.

“Polar is no novice player in the cycling game, and we prove that with the introduction of Polar M460 to our cycling product portfolio,” said Tom Fowler, President of Polar U.S.A. “Cyclists rely on accurate data to not only track, but improve their performance, and Polar has used its industry leading technology, combined with passion for constantly improving cyclists’ performance, to develop an incredibly advanced bike computer. When a cyclist is equipped with data that is not only expansive and in-depth, but accurate, they are then equipped to set and achieve personal goals that encourage peak performance.”

Polar M460 is $179.90/€179.90 and available with the new Polar H10 for $229.90/€229.90 at www.polar.com in April. To learn more about Polar, visit www.polar.com.

Polar Introduces the Polar M430

polar-introduces-the-polar-m430-running-watch

Today Polar announced the first of two products

  • The Polar M430, an advanced running watch with GPS and Wrist-based heart rate.
  • tba: The Polar M460, an GPS bike computer (Polar teaser still online)

Polar M430 GPS running watch in a nutshell

  • Designed for serious, goal-driven runners
  • Integrated GPS, wrist-based heart rate and 24/7 activity tracking
  • Waterproof (WR30)
  • 8 hours of training with GPS and optical heart rate, fully charged
  • Successor to the award-winning Polar M400 GPS running watch
  • Works with Polar Flow, the free fitness and training app and web service
  • Comes with Polar Smart Coaching features, such as the Running Program
  • Price: $229 / 229 €
  • Shipping starts in May

More information about the Polar M430: Polar

According to Polar there is no multisport (and swim) but OHR can be enabled during a swim? And multiple sports are available.

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PRESS RELEASE:

Polar Introduces the Polar M430, a Running Watch Built for Accuracy and Actionable Data

06/04/2017

KEMPELE, FINLAND – April 6, 2017 – Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for 40 years, announces an exciting addition to their running portfolio, the Polar M430. Equipped with Polar’s proprietary wrist-based heart rate technology, integrated GPS, and personalized, adaptive training guidance, Polar M430 is the ideal tool for runners aiming to reach their personal best. The design is fully waterproof and features a lightweight, breathable wristband and vibration alerts to inform runners exactly when they’re hitting goals during training. Polar M430 will soon be available for pre-order at http://www.polar.com for $229/€229.

Learn more about the new Polar M430 here.

“In the growing market of running products that can track heart rate, pace and several other performance metrics, Polar M430 stands out for two major reasons,” says Marco Suvilaakso, Chief Strategy Officer at Polar. “First, Polar has put 40 years of research and development into creating highly accurate technology, which is why so many athletes continue to seek our products. What makes Polar even more unique is that we then go beyond just providing accurate data; we turn it into actionable guidance. Our Smart Coaching features can show users how they benefitted a single training or over time, how their performance translates into an expected race finish time, and even provide adaptive running training programs that sync to the watch. Combined, these elements make Polar M430 a distinguished running watch in the category.”

Polar’s industry-leading accuracy, paired with the company’s proprietary Smart Coaching and adaptive Polar Running Program, make Polar M430 the stand-out running watch in the category. An all-in-one device, Polar M430 provides wrist-based heart rate measurement during training, integrated GPS and core running metrics, and sleep tracking and recovery metrics. Reliable heart rate technology and hardware is not something Polar takes lightly, which is why their latest running watch features Polar’s industry-leading heart rate algorithms, designed and tested for reliability, as well as a proprietary optical heart rate solution with 6-LEDs optimized for Polar M430.

Providing trusted metrics is only a piece of the experience; what truly sets Polar M430 apart is Polar’s ability to take running data and make it actionable. Paired with Polar Flow, Polar M430 is transformed into a reliable running coach that can provide personalized feedback, an adaptive training plan, and live guidance for athletes during various stages of their training sessions. Polar’s Running Program considers training history, gauges current activity levels, accounts for a final goal date and then builds a personal running program in seconds. Runners can upload daily training plans to Polar M430 to follow, for example, interval guidance and heart rate zones during runs, and access Polar’s strength and core training videos in the Polar Flow app to incorporate in weekly training. Other advanced Smart Coaching features include Running Index, which uses data to show the efficiency of an athlete’s running; Fitness Test, which enables athletes to gauge their current fitness levels and see progress along the way; and Training Benefit, which provides feedback immediately after a training session to explain the benefits of a workout.

“I recently joined Polar’s team of endurance athletes, and what immediately drew me to the brand was not only their consistent and reliable running data, but also their passion for making that data understandable to anyone,” said Molly Huddle, Olympic runner and American record holder. “As a pro, I have coaches guiding me through trainings, reviewing my data, and tracking how I’m performing daily as well as over time. But most runners, even many international class runners, don’t have that luxury. These athletes need the proper training guidance and the Polar M430 delivers just that. It becomes your coach, keeping you on track during a session and, post-workout, making training and recovery easy to understand.”

Polar M430 offers a selection of GPS power modes that extend battery life to nearly 30 hours. The running watch can also connect to Polar Balance for holistic weight management tracking and guidance.

Polar M430 is $229/€229 and available for pre-order soon in dark grey, white and orange at www.polar.com. Polar M430 will begin shipping in May. Learn more about Polar, access running tips, or learn how to set up a personalized training plan.

About Polar:
Polar is the innovator in heart rate monitoring, activity trackers and training computers. With 40 years of experience and a proud heritage in physiological and sports medical research, we cater to all levels of fitness by offering a comprehensive product range including cycling computers, wearable sports devices and activity trackers, training apps and online services. Our award-winning training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide, being sold through over 35,000 retailers globally. Headquartered in Finland, Polar is a privately held company that operates in more than 80 countries including U.S. headquarters in Lake Success, NY. For more information, please visit polar.com.

Polars, stay tuned next step

Line below can be downgraded as the source had to many faults on the M430 in my eyes.
It seems the source was average, it’s just how you read “hi-res” and “Multiple sport profiles” vs “multisport”
The current information suggests that the replacement for the V800 (not the Polar M430) would be no sooner than late autumn and the only other (interesting) product from Polar before that time would be a bike computer (M460) which is soon to be introduced.

Polar Teaser 2 – Polar M460 Bike Computer

Polar M460 Tease

Polar introduces the M460 (almost, specs. & pictures available)

POLAR pioneer of wearable sports technology

On April 6, Polar placed another teaser video with dials turning to an “unkown” M4x?? number.
Followed by the text: “Prepare to welcome evolution. Your destiny awaits..”

The numbers seems to be turning to M460, not the new M430 Advanced running watch but Polar’s new GPS bike computer.

Two days ago i mentioned Polar would announce a new bike computer in my Stay tuned, Polar’s move post,  First they would announce their new M430 running watch but i didn’t expect they would be released almost together.

The M460 is the updated M450 and shares most functions. It appears the same in Polar Flow and the Training Load details are the same as the M450, Polar’s current bike computer .

Polar M460 Training load

Polar M460 GPS computer with Strava segments.

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A bike computer with integrated GPS and a black carbon look.

Main features of the Polar M460

  • Built-in GPS (Speed, distance, incline and route log)
  • Strava Live Segments
  • Barometric sensor (altitude and temperature)
  • Smart notifications
  • Up to 10 info screens with 4 configurable lines
  • 16h of training with GPS + HF
  • 11h of training with GPS + HF +  Cadence sensor + power sensor
  • Provides advanced power metrics
    • NP Standard power
    • FTP Functional Power Threshold
    • IF Intensity Factor
    • TSS Training Stress Score

 Specifications

  • Front LED Safety Light
  •  Smart Coaching Functions:
    • Fitness Test
    • Orthostatic Test
    • Training Benefit
    • Training Load & Recovery
    • Smart Calories
  • Compatible with BLE Polar H6, H7 and H10 heart rate sensors
  • Compatible with BLE Polar speed and cadence sensors
  • Compatible with third party platforms (Training Peaks, Strava, MyFitnessPal)
  • Compatible with Polar Flow App (iOS and Android) for quick analysis of training
    on the mobile and Polar Flow web service
  • Waterproof IPX7
  •  Upgradable Software

Versions (ships mid-April)

  • Polar M460 GPS with HR strap – €230,00
  • Polar M460 GPS – €180,00

At the same time i was editing the latest details of this post GPSRumours found the same information and made a post about it: GPS Rumours

April 6, Clevertraining has the sales page online before official announcement: Clevertraining

Polar Teasers

Stay tuned, Polars move? – Polar M430

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POLAR pioneer of wearable sports technology

Polar has posted a short video with someone running on the track and streets.
Only text: “Stay tuned > 6th April”

 

polar m430

We currently know it’s the new Polar M430, an advanced running watch with GPS and Wrist-based heart rate. According to Polar the Polar Flow web-service is already compatible with the M430.

Price will be $229.95, and it will be available in various colors (at least White, Gray and Orange)

More new can be found on the Polar site itself (starting 6 april): Polar M430

PolarM430 White
M430? (semi B/W picture or else the O from Polar should have been red)

Specifications:

  • Monochrome hi-res screen
  • Wrist optical heart rate sensor (6 leds)
  • Multiple sport profiles
  • Vibration alerts
  • No Android Wear

It looks like a V800 in a M400 housing with M600 oHR.

Line below can be downgraded as the source had to many faults on the M430 in my eyes.
It seems the source was average, it’s just how you read “hi-res” and “Multiple sport profiles” vs “multisport”
The current information suggests that the replacement for the V800 (not the Polar M430) would be no sooner than late autumn and the only other (interesting) product from Polar would be a bike computer (M460).

polar m430 white orange

Earlier today i just thought it could just be a firmware update of an existing watch, a re-announcement or a new accessoire. But maybe the long awaited replacement for the V800.

About updates planed by Polar we only know, Polar was rolling out
  • Sport watches as remotes
    With both the Polar V800 GPS Sports Watch and the Polar M600 Smart Sports Watch, users will be able to control their GoPro remotely, giving them the ability to start and stop recording in challenging conditions.
  • Telemetry and heart rate overlays
    With Polar’s new H10 heart rate sensor, users will be able to connect to HERO4 and HERO5 cameras via bluetooth and overlay telemetry and heart rate data directly onto their GoPro videos. According to Polar, functionality will begin rolling out soon between the HERO4 and the Polar V800. Later in 2017, support will expand to the Polar M600 and HERO5. Connectivity between both models and the Polar H10 will also be made available during the first quarter of 2017.

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Thanks to a Tip from a Finnish reader and David

Garmin introduces the Forerunner 935

It took a while but finally Garmin official released the Forerunner 935.
I think everything you read in the previous posts was true after-all.

  • Biggest uncertain point was the ABC sensor and it is good to see the forerunner 935 includes a full ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensor.
  • One point to mention is the band.
    Under options Garmin mentions: QuickFit™ watch bands: Yes (22mm). The press release text: Compatible with optional Garmin QuickFit™ bands.
    Unless they did a last minute change a QuickFit™ watch band is NOT included.
  • Optical Swim HR Disabled, earlier i wrote the mode was enabled, later this was disabled on the Fenix 5 series as it seems the results where not good enough to allow logging. For the FR935 this remains the same: No optical HR during swim.

For al of the pictures have a look on a previous post as they haven’t changed the last weeks: Garmin – Forerunner 935 – All pictures

All official information is posted below, that’s it, we can now look forward to the next releases, all bike related.

Forerunner 935

The newest edition to the Forerunner family, the Garmin 935 is the ultimate tool for dedicated runners everywhere. Super concise data is a runner’s best friend and with the Forerunner 935 you’ll have all of the data you need. Multi-Sport dynamics (running, swimming, and cycling), VO2 Max, wrist-based heart rate, recovery time, race predictor, and more. The 935 also offers you more ways than ever to store and track your data. Use automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, or use Strava live segments to turn every run into a virtual race. The 935 is truly the most powerful Forerunner ever.

  • Premium GPS Running/Triathlon Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate
  • Offers advanced running and multisport features in a comfortable watch you can wear all day, and it only weighs 49 grams
  • Provides elevation changes with a built-in barometer; altimeter and electronic compass help you keep your bearings
  • Evaluates your training status to indicate if you’re undertraining or overdoing it and offers additional performance monitoring features
  • Provides advanced dynamics for running, cycling and swimming, including ground contact time balance, stride length and more
  • Battery life: up to 2 weeks in watch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode or up to 50 hours in UltraTrac mode

Bundles

Watch Only – $499.99 – €549,99

  • Forerunner 935 GPS watch
  • Charging cable
  • Manuals

Tri-bundle – $649.99 – €699,99

The new running dynamics pod is not a part of the current Tri-bundle.
Personal i would rather have a bundle with the HRM-Tri and Running Dynamics Pod.

Main differences between Fenix 5 and Forerunner 935

Fenix 5 Forerunner 935
Lens Material glass or sapphire crystal glass
Bezel Material stainless steel fiber-reinforced polymer
QuickFit™ watch bands included (22 mm) optional  (22 mm)
Strap material silicone or steel silicone
Physical size 47 x 47 x 15.5 mm 47 x 47 x 13.9 mm
Weight silicone band: 85 g
metal band: 156 g
49 g
Water rating 10 ATM 5 ATM
Connectivity Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+™, Wi-Fi with sapphire editions Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+™, Wi-Fi®

Links

Garmin site: Forerunner 935

Garmin – Forerunner 935: Premium GPS Running and Triathlon WatchYouTube or YouTube

Rizknows: YouTube

Clever Training – Garmin Forerunner 935 – Hands on look:  YouTube

DC Rainmakers In-Depth review: link

Garmin – Forerunner 935: Getting Started: YouTube

Garmin – Forerunner 935: A Dedication with Ben True: YouTube

Garmin – Forerunner 935: A Dedication with Charlotte Morel: YouTube

Garmin – Forerunner 935: A Dedication with Ben Collins:  YouTube

Garmin – Forerunner 935: A Dedication with Steve Way:  YouTube

Garmin – Forerunner 935: A Dedication with Timothy O’Donnell: YouTube

Garmin Forerunner 935: A Dedication with Alessandro Fabian: YouTube

Compare the Fenix5s, Fenix5, Fenix 5X and Forerunner 935: Compare

Compare the Forerunner 735XT, 920XT and  935: Compare

Running Dynamics Pod: YouTube

 

 

Garmin News Release

 

Garmin® introduces the Forerunner® 935 – a premium GPS running and triathlon watch with performance monitoring and wrist-based heart rate

New Running Dynamics Pod provides running insights with greater freedom

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Forerunner 935, a GPS running and triathlon watch with new performance monitoring tools and Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate technology1. In addition to 24/7 heart rate monitoring, the Forerunner 935 includes new training features, allowing users to fine-tune exercise and recovery to be a better athlete. Easily paired with the new Running Dynamics Pod2, Forerunner 935 users will now be able to see all six running dynamics without the need for a chest strap. At only 49 grams, every detail in its lightweight, comfortable design was chosen with the athlete in mind.

The Forerunner 935 is being announced in conjunction with a new print, digital and social campaign featuring 13 professional Garmin-sponsored elite runners and triathletes from across the world. The campaign showcases how the sophisticated dynamics offered by the Forerunner 935 help these athletes fine tune and elevate their training and be more competitive on race day.

“With similar features to the fēnix® 5 – our popular multisport GPS watch built for fitness, adventure and style – the Forerunner 935 is catered more towards athletes focused on performance and results,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “As a top-of-the-line GPS smartwatch, the Forerunner 935 not only provides users with insight into how their body is responding to fitness, but also offers data for every activity, allows them to automatically upload to Garmin Connect™, and is customizable with free apps, data fields and more from the Connect IQ™ store.”

New training features – with technology provided by Firstbeat – make it easier for Forerunner 935 users to monitor performance and better prepare for a race or training cycle. Training status automatically analyzes previous exercise and fitness levels to provide insight into how the athlete’s body is responding – letting them know if they are training productively, peaking or overreaching. Training load gives users an overview of their weekly activity and helps them determine if they are training in the right zone and whether their sessions are too easy or hard. Additionally, the new training effect metric tracks and reviews the aerobic and anaerobic benefit of a training session, letting athletes know how their training is improving their ability to push the limits. With these training features available at their fingertips, athletes can make adjustments and improvements to their training to become better, faster and more efficient come race day.

The Forerunner 935 allows users to go further with their running data. The simple-to-use and unobtrusive new Running Dynamics Pod clips to the waistband allowing athletes to see all six running dynamics – including cadence, ground contact time, stride length and more – on a compatible device3 without the need for a chest strap. The Forerunner 935 also features advanced dynamics to help with cycling and swim training4. While on a bike, it will track dynamics including power zones, time seated and standing, platform center offset and power phase. In the water5, the Forerunner 935 will track distance, stroke, pace, personal records and more.

With Elevate wrist-based heart rate, Forerunner 935 users have around-the-clock heart rate monitoring without the need for an additional strap. With GPS and GLONASS coverage, athletes can better track their activities in challenging environments than with GPS alone. Additionally, the Forerunner 935 includes ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensor capabilities. The built-in altimeter provides real-time elevation information, while the barometer can predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The compass can help users keep their bearings whether they’re moving or not.

Athletes can easily transition between sports with the press of a button utilizing the auto or manual multisport feature. Additional built-in activities include hiking, trail running, skiing, paddle sports, golf and more. The Forerunner 935 is also compatible with the full line of Varia™ cycling awareness accessories, Vector™ pedal-based power meter system and Index™ smart scale.

Available on the Forerunner 935, Strava Live Segments allow users to view real-time results on a run or ride, leaderboard rankings and how their current effort compares to their PR. Starred Strava segments automatically sync with the Forerunner 935 for live feedback during an activity. Purchases of the Forerunner 935 will receive a 60-day trial of Strava Premium, and owners of Connect IQ compatible devices will receive a 30-day trial.

Installed on the Forerunner 935, the new TrainingPeaks app allows users to download free workouts directly to their watch, then view the workout in real time, complete with intensity targets and interval durations. Following a session, athletes can automatically sync their completed workout back to TrainingPeaks for a detailed analysis of their performance and to measure their progress toward their goals. Users can also customize their watch with data fields, watch faces, widgets and additional apps including Uber ETA (by Garmin) and AccuWeather MinuteCast® Minute by Minute Forecast in the Connect IQ store.

When paired with a compatible smartphone6, the Forerunner 935 automatically uploads to Garmin Connect, an online fitness community where users can track workouts, sleep patterns, join online challenges to compete against friends and earn virtual badges. GroupTrack allows users to keep tabs on those they train with, while LiveTrack lets loved ones follow along on runs and rides in real time.

The Forerunner 935 features up to 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode, up to 50 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode and up to two weeks in watch mode. It is available in black for $499.99. A tri-bundle option – which includes a black watch face with force yellow strap, HRM-Tri, HRM-Swim, Quick Release Kit and additional strap in black – is available for $649.99. Compatible with optional Garmin QuickFit™ bands in leather, silicone or metal, the Forerunner 935 lets users go from workplace to workout – no tools required.

The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.

 

Garmin – Forerunner 935 – All pictures

Garmin FR935 owners manual

Note: The link in the above picture is not working at the moment, it’s a part of the FCC-label document

Update: Official Released : Garmin introduces the Forerunner 935

 

Update: 2017, 22 march: Added scan from advertisement  Triathlete magazine (thanks: Webvan (Larry Lansford))

FR935 Adv crops

It seems the release a getting real close now.  The device was FCC-tested and the Federal Communications Commission published the report last Friday.
Last week we had the Clever Training in which Nick Chase showed the FR935.
Together with a complete set of pictures that got released by Garmin i think it could  be this week. On the other side a lot of people mention the Boston marathon (4 weeks from now) as a launch day.

(Remember:  i know nothing, wild guesses and everything found is floating on the web, for the best information you’ll have to find somebody with inside information (and then report it to me))

Some points from the documents

  • Transmitting methods:  ANT+, BLE & Wi-Fi
  • One of the samples is named 635, coincidence or will we see exact the same FR635  watch with less functionality ?

 

In the last picture are the side views of the Forerunner 935 and all 3 Fenix 5 watches. Not scaled to the right dimensions!

 

Previous posts about the FR935

ELEMNT BOLT & Garmin FR935 Video

Garmin – Forerunner 935 update

Garmin – Forerunner 935 / 635