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Garmin Forerunner 35

Garmin Forerunner 35
alaScore 87

145 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 35. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Forerunner 35 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Lee Crane (

Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS running watch review


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...

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 : Dan Graziano (

Garmin adds heart rate to entry-level Forerunner 35 GPS watch


The Forerunner 35 is the cheapest Garmin sports watch to offer a built-in optical heart-rate sensor.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

Garmin Forerunner 35 Review: GPS and Heart Rate in One


The Garmin Forerunner 35 is a good, but unexceptional, running watch. It has a safe design, connects fairly quickly to GPS satellites, and lasts a while on a charge. However, if you want a GPS watch with more features, I would suggest spending an extra...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

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


Spring sales! A bunch of companies have products are sale right now, as is always the case in May. These only last a few more days, but include $100 off the Garmin Fenix 5 series, 30% off Suunto watches, and GoPro at $50 off. Plus cycling deals like...

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

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (

Garmin introduces Forerunner 35 GPS watch and VIRB Ultra 30 4K action camera


For those who love exercise and the great outdoors, Garmin has introduced two new products you'll love – the Forerunner 35 GPS running watch and the VIRB Ultra 30 action camera. Garmin's mission is to provide users with data about their workouts and...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (

Does the job.


Been using the for a couple of months now and it does everything I want it to. I simply use it for tracking my pace and distance. Links well with Garmin Connect and Strava.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (

ok watch for the price


had this watch quite a while. It's good for the price. However the heart rate sensor isn't 100% accurate. a lot of the time it says I'm 160 when I'm not that out of breath, and sometime the opposite where I'm going 100% and it's only registered 105....

Mar, 2019

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Great features very accurate


Great features, very accurate, relatively cheap for a gps watch it's waterproof, Configurable And data display is configurable Measurements so far seem to be accurate I'd recommend this and currently trying to ge the other half to get one too.

Jan, 2019

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