Product Comparison: Garmin Forerunner 735XT vs Garmin Forerunner 920XT

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General Specifications
About the Product
Be a better athlete today than you were yesterday with Forerunner 735XT. This GPS running watch with multisport features is for athletes who want dialed-in data for training and a lighter load on race day. A smaller form factor and comfortable band make 735XT the ideal watch to get you from workout through workday. Connected features4 like automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, our free online fitness community, let you share your stats and triumphs through social media.
From the company that launched the world’s first GPS multisport devices comes a watch that’s qualified to guide the training of elite and amateur athletes alike. Introducing Forerunner 920XT — with advanced features including running dynamics, VO2 max estimate, live tracking and smart notifications.
Forerunner 735XT
Forerunner 920XT
Key Specs
Operating System
Garmin wear
Garmin wear
Display Size
1.23 in.
1.1 in.
Band Material
GPS Enabled
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garmin Forerunner 735XT Multisport GPS Training Watch, Black/Gray
  • Easy to use, light, comfortable, attractive in a sporty sort of way. I am small boned with small hands, and the watch doesn't overwhelm my wrist.
  • I am very happy with my Garmin 735xt. It gives me more stats and info than all the other fitness watch I've tried. I got it for the multi-sport functions for triathlon training.
  • Overall size is about the size of an oreo. Being a female, I cannot wear a bulky watch so this watch sits perfectly.
  • This watch fit all the fitness needs in my life. Indoor and outdoor swims, sleep tracking, running, GPS, heart rate etc. it is accurate and reliable.
  • Only had a week ,not as easy to work as the Garmin Vivo active he. But a lot more comfortable and smaller.
Garmin Forerunner 920XT White/Red Watch
  • Flexible bands makes it very comfortable during everyday wear.
  • Although its a bit Big in Size, it is very light weight
  • This watch is BIG but it has all of the features that I was looking for.
  • Wearing this watch is a bit chunkier than what I expected, but it isn't uncomfortable during any activity.
  • I like the functions of the watch and the look, but am disappointed that the band is already getting dirty after two wearings.
Size & Weight
1.75 in.
2.16 in.
1.75 in.
1.77 in.
0.47 in.
0.47 in.
1.42 oz.
2.15 oz.
Display Type
Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Transflective Memory-In-Pixel
Screen Resolution
215 x 180
205 x 148
What customers say about "Display"
Garmin Forerunner 735XT Multisport GPS Training Watch, Black/Gray
  • Bought this as an upgrade to my Forerunner 620 as I needed a little longer battery life - and I like this non-touch display much better than the 620 as well.
  • This watch would have 5 stars if the display and back light were better. The pictures of the watch are really enhanced and show all of the display brighter than what they are.
  • Not the brightest display, but it's okay.
  • Now about the form factor and weight. It is plastic. And this may be a be negative for some. I remember trying on the display model at REI and it felt like a toy. Of course I know these display versions are basically shells and not the real thing, but even the real thing feels a bit like a toy.
  • However, the display is not crisp and the backlighting doesn't make the characters pop.
Garmin Forerunner 920XT White/Red Watch
  • Long battery life, clear display, easy to use
  • The screen is fantastic and it has so many functionalities that I'm just scratching the surface.
  • Forerunner 920XT is lighter than the 910XT and has a higher screen resolution which makes it very easy to read no matter where ever you’re at
  • The screen does it's job, but there is no way you would ever get the brightness shown in the marketing materials - this is not a display that has the same type screen as your phone
  • My one complaint is that the colors on the display are not as bright as they appear on photos
Protection Class
Water Resistant 5ATM
Water resistant up to 164 ft
Customizable Watch Faces
Built-In Microphone
Vibration Alert
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor, Compass, Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass
What customers say about "Features"
Garmin Forerunner 735XT Multisport GPS Training Watch, Black/Gray
  • Outdoor run and bike worked great and transferred cardio workouts (including the swim) to Strava seamlessly.
  • Upgraded to this from my forerunner 10. Many more features and easy to use. Looking forward to using it for triathlons this summer!
  • Purchased for my daughter who is a high school Xc and track runner. She has enjoyed all of the watch features
  • Been a garmin fan for many years. This is a fairly good watch thus far. like the features.
  • I love this sports watch. Had the 920 XT and was somewhat big and didn't have the features this has. The ease of operation and how lightweight is makes this a fantastic Sport Watch
Garmin Forerunner 920XT White/Red Watch
  • I got it because I wanted the swim features. I was tired of counting laps manually.
  • Really appreciate the addition of pool rest timer, a metronome for run cadence and stroke cadence, the ability to sync over wifi AND via bluetooth on your phone.
  • The step tracking and goals is also a nice feature and the watch is far more wearable day-to-day than its' predecessor.
  • Great watch and easy to use! Syncing is fast and GPS connects quickly too. Smart notifications via Bluetooth to phone doesn't always work
  • I didnt like the loud beeping when hitting the menu buttons either.
  • Good buy, but gps for swim is off a bit. Doesn't calculate accurate distance.
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Compatibility
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
Magnetic Connector
Battery Life
264 hours
40 hours
What customers say about "Power"
Garmin Forerunner 735XT Multisport GPS Training Watch, Black/Gray
  • I am getting around 6 days with a single charge with around 5 hrs of workouts.
  • Battery life is amazing in normal watch mode, and GPS mode seems to drain battery as stated by Garmin about 12 to 14hrs.
  • I haven't used the Garmin in an ironman race yet so I don't know how the battery is, although I used it all last week and did workouts every day plus wore it for daily activities and I seem to only have to charge it once every 7-9 days.
  • Much more accurate than my Apple Watch 1st Generation, and battery life is great, lasting over 5-6 days without using the 'workout tracking' feature.
  • Only knock would be battery life can usually go 3-4 days between a charge.
Garmin Forerunner 920XT White/Red Watch
  • GPS is very accurate and I like the style, battery have to be charge every 3 or 4 days.
  • The battery lasts a long time and it connects to the satellites much quicker than my past Garmin watches. Recommend.
  • Battery life if long and after 5 hours of constant gps use > 95% remains. The charging stand is wonderful in that it lock the watch into place.
  • Great battery life and performed flawlessly.
  • The garmin I purchased was surposed to have a battery life of 24 hours but only lasts 17 hours and 15 minutes which was very disappointing.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
499.99 $

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