Garmin released the new Forerunner 35, a running watch available in Q3 2016 for $ 199,99. This latest addition to Garmin’s wearable line combines running watch, activity tracker and smartwatch and comes in four stylish colors: black, frost blue, limelight and white.

The Forerunner 35 features a high resolution, monochrome display with big numbers and letters and – according to Garmin – an amazing contrast. The non-touchscreen watch is operated by four side buttons. Battery life is amazing, the waterproof Forerunner 35 should last up to 9 days in smartwatch mode and up to 13 hours in training mode with GPS and heart rate activated.

Forerunner 35 – 24/7 heart rate and activity tracking

One key feature is the built-in Garmin Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology for 24/7 heart rate monitoring without a chest strap, displaying your current heart rate and your average resting heart rate for the last 7 days. The Forerunner 35 can also connect to ANT+ wireless sensors like a separate heart rate monitor.

The Forerunner 35 tracks multiple activities including running, indoor running, walking, cycling and cardio activities. Thanks to its built-in GPS, runners can track how far, how fast and where they’re running – without carrying a smartphone! The Forerunner 35 doubles as an 24/7 activity tracker counting steps, calories and intensity minutes and includes smartwatch functionality like smart notifications and music controls. Vibrations alert runners for incoming calls, emails and text messages.

Garmin Forerunner 35 display (image: Garmin)
Garmin Forerunner 35 Elevate sensor (source: Garmin)
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