Garmin Forerunner 920XT

Garmin Forerunner 920XT Test Videos

In late November 2014 I became proud owner of a brand-new Garmin Forerunner 920XT multisports watch. It’s on test now to feature as an in-depth review, but to do justice to the amazing variety of modes and huge capabilities of the watch (which is also an activity tracker) it’s going to take a few weeks to write-up. In the meantime, I thought I would publish two short YouTube clips to give a little taster of what’s to come.

I also wanted to say a huge thank you to the amazing people at TFN for getting this unit out to me so quickly after the UK launch. Head over to their online store using the link on the right hand side if you want to get hold of your own Garmin Forerunner 920XT.

The first clip shows the unboxing of the device and its components.

The second clip shows the Garmin Forerunner 920XT going for its first run in acquiring a satellite fix.

Please stop by TriedOnline again shortly for the full in-depth review. If you have any queries or questions about the test or wish to share some of your own experiences whilst training with the Garmin Forerunner 920XT (or its predecessor) please feel free to comment below.

7 Comments

  1. Hello, What would be most helpful is a comparison between Garmin 920XT and Polar v800. I’ve compared the specs but just curious real practical uses. I’m currently with BLE devices and switching to Garmin (ANT+) will be expensive.

    – Is the 920xt run metrics useful? Or the HR data from v900 more valuable?
    – Between the two watches, I presume 920 is ahead in terms of swim metrics?
    – As an activity tracker (sleep, fitness level measurements), which one is better?

    Thank you as always

    • Hi. The full review of the Garmin FR920 is underway and I will be benchmarking the majority of fuctions against the Polar V800. The run dynamics are the same as the FR620 (see the review) and I do genuinely find them useful. Yes, at present the 920 offers greater detail with swim metrics. I’ll have to come back to you on the activity tracker question as it’s only been on the wrist for a week (all good so far though).

  2. Hello Tim, I have a 920xt and have found it to be fantastic. I’ve tried to call Garmin support with a query however they appear to be closed still for the festive season and I wondered if you might know the answer? I did a treadmill run at the gym and then saved the activity on the watch. Should the watch then have uploaded the data automatically over wi-fi when I returned home or does it only upload automatically when you hit save and are immediately in range of a saved wi-fi connection?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    • Hi Mike. As you save an activity the FR920XT will attempt to transfer to your WiFi network. However, if you’re out of range (i.e at the gym) it cannot transfer so will default to Bluetooth (if paired with smartphone). Whilst it won’t automatically recognise when you return to your WiFi zone you can unlock the FR920XT to prompt a transfer. Failing that, holding down the menu button (left side lower button) will also manually prompt a WiFi data transfer.

  3. Hello Tim, thank you for coming back to me. When you say you can unlock the FR920XT to prompt a transfer, do you mean unlocking it and then going to settings, wi-fi and then connect to wi-fi to transfer the data or are you saying that by unlocking it, the FR920XT will then try to transfer the data automatically?

    Kind Regards,

    Mike

    • Just the simple unlocking from sleep mode (i.e left button then enter) will prompt the transfer. This will at least work for Bluetooth transfer and if it doesn’t prompt WiFi you can just hold the menu button. No need to adjust the settings.

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