Bert Casal
February 23, 2018     |    

Garmin Forerunner® 920XT

Forerunner® 920XT is quite an easy watch to use

The Garmin Forerunner® 920XT is an old model, but it gets the job done. It comes either with or without a heart rate monitor. But if you are investing in a sports watch, it’s better to get one with a heart rate monitor.

This watch can be worn on the wrist, like a regular watch, or detached from the straps and attached to a bicycle via a quarter turn bike mount, sold separately of course. You can also connect it to a bike speed sensor to collect data on your speed and cadence while pedaling through your favorite bike course.

The Forerunner® 920XT is quite an easy watch to use, although navigating through menus is not as intuitive as it should be. It takes a little bit of time to get used to the menus and look for the data you want to study. It measures 45 x 55 x 12.7 mm, quite bulky for people with small wrists and may be a bit bothersome when swimming and running. But people with larger wrists may find it less cumbersome.

GPS connectivity is okay, it takes less than a minute for the watch to find a GPS signal, and to connect to the heart rate monitor. Although there are some areas where it is hard to find a connection. In those cases, it can take close to a minute to get a signal.

The Garmin Forerunner® 920XT can connect to training apps such as Garmin Connect and Strava. And if you are a triathlete training for your next race, you can connect your watch to Training Peaks where your coach can review your training stats and track your progress. But despite its cons, its still a good sports watch to have for training, or just exercising to keep in shape.