Garmin has released a new device in the wild. Called the Garmin Forerunner 735XT, the device is designed for suffering -- yes, Garmin's goal is to make you suffer with this GPS running watch. The device features in-built GPS to track your running location and path as you carry on with your physical fitness routine, and you still have access to Garmin's Connect IQ store so that you can purchase apps that will enhance your fitness experience, as well as Garmin's community service called Garmin Connect (where you can also track sleeping and workout patterns).
The Garmin Forerunner 735XT (trying saying that name too quickly) brings you a 60-day trial of Strava Premium, a service that allows you to review your "Live Suffer" score on a daily basis (on the Strava Live Suffer app that comes pre-installed). Outside of the services and trials Garmin offers, you'll get 24/7 heart rate monitoring, 50-meter water resistance, and the choice of four colors (frost blue, midnight blue, gray, and black) to choose from. You can get the Garmin Forerunner 735XT for $450, but you can purchase an HRM-Run bundle for $500, and an HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim bundle for $600.
The Forerunner 735XT is Garmin's second GPS running smartwatch, with the Forerunner 235 being the first. There are other GPS running watches from the company, such as the Garmin 230 and Garmin 630, but it seems as though the Garmin Forerunner 735XT is one of the mid-range offerings from the company, though its price tag is higher than the Garmin Forerunner 235 ($450 for the 735XT vs. $329 for the Forerunner 235).