- Forerunner 35: Easy-to-use GPS Running Watch with Wrist Heart Rate
- Forerunner 35: Getting Started
- Forerunner 35: Pairing with Your Smartphone
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Easy-to-use GPS Running Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate
- Monitors heart rate at the wrist, all day and night, using Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology- Built-in GPS tracks how far, how fast and where you run
- Connected features: smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, live tracking and music controls
- All-day activity tracking counts steps, calories and intensity minutes and reminds you when to move
- Automatically uploads your data to Garmin Connect, our free online fitness community where you can join challenges, receive insights and share your progress as you meet your goals
Run Your Heart Out
Forerunner 35 is slim and lightweight — perfect for daily runs, training and racing. It features built-in wrist-based heart rate as well as GPS that tracks your distance, pace, intervals and more. And since all these stats are captured by the watch, your watch is all you need — no phone, no chest strap. Just put on Forerunner 35 and go.
When paired with your compatible smartphone, Forerunner 35 offers the convenience of smart notifications right on your wrist along with a variety of other connected features makes it easy to live and run without one interrupting the other². Stay connected to family and friends with the live tracking feature, which lets them follow your runs in real time. Forerunner 35 also keeps you up to date with automatic software udates, and it allows for music controls and more on your device.
Customize and Connect
Forerunner 35 GPS running watch allows you to automatically upload your stats and runs to Garmin Connect, our free online fitness community where you can review your progress and even share via social media. This free software is available for desktop or on your smartphone with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app.
Activity Tracking All Day and Night
There’s no reason not to wear your Forerunner 35 every day, thanks to its extensive activity tracking features. That includes steps, calories, distance, sleep and intensity minutes, not to mention 24/7 heart rate monitoring. It also watches out for periods of inactivity and gives you vibration alerts when it’s time to move.
Why does Heart Rate Matter?
Heart rate training is all about stimulus and response.
In Cardio, the workload (how fast you run, climb the stairs, or how hard you pull the rower handle) is the stimulus and the heart rate is the response.
Being able to see the exact response to a given stimulus (how high your heart rate goes when you hike up a hill and how fast you come back to normal when you reach the top) allows you to gauge the appropriateness of the stimulus and whether the response is positive or negative.
Heart Rate Training gives intelligent direction to Cardio, allows you to measure IF your workout was good or bad, AND can allow you to make the necessary adjustments for your next workout to be effective.
What you get out of it?
Heart Rate Training during Cardio, is just like periodization in weight training. That is, we should do it to bring about positive adaptations, not just to burn calories.
What kind of changes can we create through Heart Rate Training?
Weight Loss – Tracking Heart Rate can help with weight loss. We know that Base, Moderate intensity, and High intensity intervals all have their place in increasing the percentage and amount of fat burned through our metabolism. Tracking your heart rate can help you achieve these all-important weight loss adaptations.
Endurance – Tracking Heart Rate helps with endurance training. In general, to run, cycle, swim, row, faster for longer, we (along with several other prominent exercise scientists ) abide by the 80/20 rule.
That is, 80% of your week’s heart rate training should be around your aerobic base (zones 1 and 2 by the 5 zone system). 20% of your training should be around anaerobic threshold (zones 3-5 by the 5 zone system).
Most heart rate monitors today
have the capability to compile your week’s (and even your month’s worth) of data to show you how much time you spent in each zone.
Analyze the look back and plan the next week accordingly. Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up!
Muscle Growth – Tracking your Heart Rate can help with Muscle Growth. A strong cardiovascular system improves type 1 muscle fiber functionality, increases blood flow through new capillaries, and even bolsters mitochondrial density (cellular powerhouses) so that you can lift heavier weight for more reps with less recovery.
All of that equates to more intense weight lifting that will force the growth of muscle tissue.
Recovery and Program Progression – Tracking your Heart Rate can help you recover better. Muscles won’t grow, endurance won’t improve, and weight won’t be lost if you don’t recover well.
A lack of recovery between intervals (Heart Rate stays high when it would normally drop) or even exaggerated spiking (Heart Rate is higher than normal during a particular workload) can both be indicative of poor recovery. Maybe your sleep is affecting your recovery. Maybe you need to take a rest day, or maybe your nutrition is sabotaging your efforts. Tracking your heart rate can clue you in!
How to get started
You can pick up something simple
that links to you phone via Bluetooth and use your favorite fitness app. Or you can get real fancy and go for something James Bond would wear
. Either way, pick something that is convenient and that you can grow into.
After you’ve gotten into the habit, now it’s time to start using that information. You can subscribe to our free, educational podcast
with our Metabolic Expert— Coach Dan to jumpstart your general knowledge. Or, if you’re a “go the whole 9” kind of person, you can complete a metabolic assessment
to get a personalized breakdown of your heart rate zones and how you should train them.
Remember, we often change on the inside before we see it reflected on the outside.
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