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Garmin Forerunner 35

Garmin Forerunner 35
alaScore 95

234 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 35. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the size and screen are generally positive. The performance and design also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design, performance, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Forerunner 35 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by: Lee Crane (

Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS running watch review


The Forerunner 35 is a lightweight, attractive, water-resistant smartwatch that is near-perfect for runners.

Lightweight ; Stylish design ; Smart Notifications ; Vibration alarms ; Waterproof

Only one scroll button

The Forerunner 35 is a great, light, attractive, water resistant smartwatch that looks as good as it functions. We liked the smart notifications on this watch so much that we’d suggest the Forerunner 35 to anyone looking for a smartwatch regardless of...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (

Garmin Forerunner 35


The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a premium fitness tracker, and it includes the GPS and heart monitoring features not found in lesser-priced models.

Built-in GPS and heart rate monitor. Always-on display. Waterproof. Long battery life. Controls music playback on phone. Interval training.

No access to Connect IQ app store. Can't track swimming.

Conclusions The Garmin Forerunner 35 offers built-in GPS and heart rate monitoring in a waterproof design, long battery life, push notifications, and the option to control music from your phone. For $200 it's not cheap, but it's $50 less than the...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (

Hands-on: Garmin’s new Forerunner 35 with optical HR


A day or 13 ago, Garmin announced their new Forerunner 35 (FR35) GPS. But with , I put it on the back burner a bit until the dust settled. Now that things have cleared out a bit, I figured I'd spend a few minutes to run through what's new about...

Sep, 2016

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Garmin Forerunner 35 review

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The Garmin Forerunner 35 is at the cheaper end of the fitness-watch scale and it looks it, too. But fitness watches aren't rated on appearance alone, so we took this relatively compact watch to the lab to test out the wrist-based heart-rate monitor,...

May, 2017

Consumer review by: carly_handbags (

Great motivator!!


I really love this Watch. Looks fab. Comfortable to wear. Great for tracking your exercise/steps/heart rate and sleep.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Kitboy (

Just what I needed


I wanted a simple gps for running, biking and walking and this is just the job. It is easy to use and move between activities. It does have a wrist heart monitor, but you do not get lots of the metrics detail that I never use. I am delighted with it....

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Bushy99 (

Very stylish


Brought four weeks ago very easy to use and set up

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: James (

Does what it says on the tin.


Really easy to use! Excellent when used with Strava. Tracking my runs perfectly, if you are looking for an affordable watch to run with this is the one!!!

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Keeley (

Does the job


This watch is comfortable to wear and does exactly what I need it do. It has a good range of functions for a leisurely runner.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Great for 10 days


Watch worked fine for about 10 days then refused to sync with iPhone having happily done so previously. Not ideal for a smart watch! Tried all the recommended methods suggested by Garmin's ‘help' desk but without success.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Green / Black, White
Protection features:Shock resistant
Water resistance:5


Display Resolution:128 x 128
Display size (HxV) (imperial):0.93 x 0.93

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 50

Packaging Content



Activity monitoring:Y
Alarm clock:Y
Automatic pause:N
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calories burned:Y
Find my phone function:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Interval training:Y
Music control:Y
Personal goals:Y
Recommended activity:Running
Time/distance alert:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Virtual pacer function:Y

Ports & interfaces



Battery Life:13
Battery life (max):1.3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Rechargeable battery:Y

Weight & Dimensions