Track HR, highest, resting, average etc. And graphs improvements over time
Tracks sleep quality, including graph of when deep sleep occurs and when you wake up
Tracks calories burned at rest and exercise and can also be paired with my fitness pal to compare calories in vs calories out to eliminate guessing of deficit vs surplus
Waterproof and long battery, I wear it for 5 days straight including nights then charge it for about twenty minutes and it’s 100% again.
Easy layout, it does what it’s designed to, tracks workouts and not much else
Set up to track indoor and outdoor runs, swims and rides, but you can create custom activities such as strength training or hiit etc
When you pair it to the free Garmin app it’s amazing. Automatically syncs with updates. Also get my SMS messages alerts on my watch and can read them
I really like the heart rate zone, for me it’s the best tool for running because I can easily see how hard I’m actually working without being distracted by the duration or distance, which mentally throws me off.
The gps is great, it maps your run and creates ‘segments’ which are like courses and it can check popular ones nearby and you can compare yourself to other people. You can also have ‘friends’ on Garmin and send challenges etc which is pretty cool
And lastly it gives you ‘trophies’ and has levels for the amount of work you’ve done and things like that. Eg. Running 5km in one session or running a PB etc.
If you’re after a badass watch specifically for triathlons I recommend it. It’s wrist based so it doesn’t need a chest strap, unless you want to be able to also measure your lactate threshold, or your HR while swimming which deactivates automatically while in the water
It’s no Apple watch in terms of gadgets and apps, but then again the Apple watch is no Garmin.
It’s my first one but I’m loving it, and Garmin has a real good rep with runners in particular
For strength training it really only tracks the length of the workout, my HR throughout and calories burned
So I mostly use it to time my rest and push really hard as my HR actually stays much lower than I’d
Thought. You can manually enter all your exercises, sets and reps etc on the Garmin app once you’ve completed it, and I think you can even set it up before to enter it…but I just prefer pen and paper for that.
The Garmin store has plenty of free watch faces too so you can customize the watch to show what you’d like.
That’s about all I can think of so far