Garmin unveiled the Forerunner 920XT, the sport-centered smart watch made for athletes who need metrics beyond what average fitness trackers can provide.
With a price tag of $449.99 — or $499.99 in a heart rate monitor bundle — Garmin’s device caters towards serious athletes, delivering detailed stats on swimming, biking, and running. Notifications for incoming texts, emails, calls, and calendar reminders also come included.
In the water, the Forerunner 920XT will log the swim distance, pace, stroke type, stroke count and SWOLF score. When biking, it will track “precise ascent, descent and gradient data” with the help of a built-in altimeter, as well as speed and cadence. Finally, runners will get detailed metrics on cadence and few special measurements like the amount of “bounce” in your step and how much time your feet spend on the ground between steps.
For those exercising in the middle of nowhere, Garmin included the UltraTrac mode that extends what’s usually 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode for up to 40 hours.
The Forerunner 920XT is available in black/blue and red/white. It’s not a mass-market product, but it should find its niche among fitness fanatics and professional athletes. You can check the full list of features that make this the best fitness watch ever from Garmin’s website.