Analysis and handling of the Pack Forerunner 735XT from Garmin.

As a preamble to this test

You may find that the connected watches are identical, with a small screen, rather fragile and not very evolutionary?Some of them are oriented towards monitoring physical condition and even go as far as monitoring calories burned, others are more for office automation with e-mail synchronization.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

The Pack Forerunner 735XT, the right one for healthy use?

Many technological developments have taken place since the first health monitoring watches.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Following our tests, this Pack Forerunner 735XT has a low score for healthy use.It was clearly not designed to be a tool for monitoring your physical condition.

The operating system remains the weak point of the watches produced by Fossil; and this Pack Forerunner 735XT is no exception.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We would have preferred something more conventional.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
The sensitivity of the accelerometer is able to detect even micro-vibrations of the wrist and arm.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
It allows you to monitor your heart rate at all times, to better manage the stress of everyday life and follow its evolution over time.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

A smartwatch for everyday life

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?How is this useful in your daily life?This is precisely what the Pack Forerunner 735XT test shows.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.Some users will never use it.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
An important point on the waterproofing side, the manufacturer did not want it to operate underwater.
Garmin opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
We will regret the absence of a touch screen on this model.This watch does not support NFC function, so contactless payment is not possible with this watch.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.That wasn’t planned here.

The smartwatch designed for sports

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.And as far as the Pack Forerunner 735XT is concerned, here’s the thing.
This new model is not for those who play sports on a regular basis.It is interesting, but not for those who want to improve their sports results.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
Another positive point of the Fossil watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

The Garmin watch: a good choice to be connected?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for PropriƩtaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Only those installed by default are available.
And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

What about the Pack Forerunner 735XT?

As you can see, this watch is not one of the best.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
The few weak points could be:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications