At the end of September, official images and features were leaked, but today it's official. The new Garmin 920XT is coming to replace the 910XT, which was already being eaten away by the competition. Polar V800 and Suunto Ambit3 on the market, Garmin needed to renew its flagship. And not because the 910XT was a bad watch, but the competition is tight and Garmin can't stand still.
The Garmin Forerunner 920XT changes its look quite a bit compared to 910XTIt receives a design similar to that of the Forerunner 15 and inherits the color screen that we saw in the Forerunner 620According to official Garmin data, it is also a 15% lighter and a 18% thinner than its predecessor, and incorporates the GPS antenna into the watch itself, thus achieving a completely flexible strap.
It can be purchased in two colors, blue/black and white/red.
Multi-sport and triathlon-oriented
The Garmin Forerunner 920XT is clearly geared towards this sport, as it incorporates advances in swimming, cycling and running.
Waterproof up to 50 meters, it allows us to monitor data not only in the pool, but also in open water. distance travelled, type and number of strokes, rhythm, SWOLF or exercisesWhen you ride your bike (and thanks to its integrated altimeter) it will facilitate climb and descent dataIt also includes support for many sensors such as speed, cadence and of course heart rateAs for running, if we use the HRM-Run monitor we will have information on cadence, how your body moves when you run or how much time your foot spends on the ground between stepsIt will also let you know your VO2 Max and at the end of the training it will give information about the optimal rest time after the training.
The Garmin Forerunner 920XT will not only track your entire workout, it will also monitor your daily activity. will count steps, estimate distance and calories consumedand to keep you always active, it will warn you when you have not moved for a long time.
In the same way, and as we are used to in other activity monitors, it will also save data on how you sleep to obtain the sleep pattern through Garmin Connect.
The new 920XT includes connectivity Bluetooth Smart 4.0On your screen you will be able to receive messages, calls, e-mails and other notifications. You will also be able to follow your training remotely, when connected to your phone.
As a watch designed for the world of triathlon, range is a factor that has been taken into account. It can be used up to 24h in a row with the GPS activatedAnd if this is too little, you can always turn on the Ultra Trac in which it reaches up to 40 hours.
Garmin Forerunner 920XT, availability and pricing
Garmin will launch the 920XT at a price of $449.99 (which is sure to become 450 on the European market), and if you want it with heart rate monitor its price will be $499.99 (converted to euros, 500€) We'll be able to see it on the store shelves before the year is out.