Garmin HRM-Tri & HRM-Swim$129.99
Heart rate monitor design9/10
Heart rate monitor features9/10
- Swimming heart rate monitoring
- Compact and comfortable design
- No slipping on men with the 'sticky strap design'
- Running Dynamics for feedback on running form
- 10 months battery life / 18 months HRM-Swim (replaceable CR2032 battery)
- Unable to see heart rate during a swim, only at the end of the session and out of the water
New Garmin underwater heart rate monitors designed specifically for triathletes and swimmers.
Garmin has again considered triathlon training with the announcement of it’s new underwater heart rate monitors designed for in the pool and open water swimming. These new heart rate monitors feature compact and comfortable designs for minimal drag through the water and puts them on a par with competitors such as Suunto and Polar who already have straps for recording underwater.
The HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim add another level for triathletes and swimmers, offering them the most comprehensive data to help them train for and achieve their goals.
The HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim are compatible with the Forerunner 920XT and Epix and can store up to 20 hours of heart rate data during swims. When paired with one of these watches the HRM transfers the data at the end of the session. When the heart rate monitor is out of the water they send real-time data to the watch so the user can see heart rate data immediately after their swim session.
HRM-Tri Designed for Triathletes
For triathletes who want all the data, the Garmin HRM-Tri provides heart rate information from beginning to end. The HRM-Tri captures heart rate data during swims and forwards to the Forerunner 920XT or other compatible devices after the session. In addition to standard heart rate metrics for every leg of the race, it provides running dynamics – including cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time – while running.
HRM-Swim Designed for Swimming
Customized for pool swimming, the HRM-Swim has a unique non-slip design that keeps it in place during push-offs and withstands repeated exposure to pool chemicals. It stores heart rate data when underwater, and sends real-time heart rate data and interval summaries with the monitor out of the water during rest periods. Customers can purchase the heart rate monitors individually, as an accessory bundle, or as a Forerunner 920XT Tri Bundle, which includes a special edition Forerunner 920XT, HRM-Tri, HRM-Swim and quick release kit.
Garmin HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim Quick Comparison:
HRM-Tri is designed for running, biking and open water swimming.
- Bike rides, runs and bricks
- Open water swimming
- Multisport activities (for example: run to the lake, swim, and run home)
- Race day for a typical triathlon with open water swim
HRM-Swim is designed specifically for pool swimming.
- Swim training in a pool
- Open water swimming
- Multisport activities involving a pool swim (for example: run to the pool, swim, and run home)
- Race day for a pool swim triathlon
HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim will begin shipping in Q3 and is available individually for a suggested retail price of $129.99 and $99.99, respectively, or as an accessory bundle for $199.99.
A special edition Forerunner 920XT Tri Bundle will also be available, which includes a black/silver Forerunner 920XT, HRM-Tri, HRM-Swim and quick release kit, for a suggested retail price of $599.99.
Garmin HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim Compatible Products
Garmin already has a great range of compatible watches which can be used with the new underwater heart rate monitors. Each watch has slightly different features, depending on which outdoor activity you participate in.
Garmin Forerunner 920XT – Triathlon Watch
Swim, run and ride with the Garmin Forerunner 920XT, the ultimate multisport watch. It easily changes from event to event, tracking every second of your race with ease.
Read the Garmin Forerunner 920XT review.
Garmin Fenix 3 Outdoor GPS Sport Watch
With feature sets for fitness training plus feature sets for outdoor navigation, Garmin Fenix 3 is ready for any training activity and competition.
Garmin Epix Outdoor GPS Mapping Watch
The Garmin Epix has a high-resolution, color, touchscreen watch features a worldwide, shaded relief basemap, 8GB built-in memory and a stainless steel EXOTM antenna.