The Garmin Forerunner 35 might not be a looker, but it does offer a solid all round running watch experience. It covers the basics well and is easy to get out running with. If you put in the time, there are plenty of other modes and settings lurking around the software and the hardware that runners and smartwatch fans will appreciate as well. At just under $200/£200, it’s competing with the likes of the TomTom Spark 3 Cardio (minus the music playback), which is a bit of a Wareable fave, although the Spark does lack the smart notification support and music playback controls you get on the 35. If you’re willing to compromise on the lacklustre design, there’s a lot to like about the Forerunner 35, which is a great entry level running watch.
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