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Logitech M720 Triathlon Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Review updated Dec 06, 2023 at 02:35 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Jan 05, 2024 at 02:54 pm
Logitech M720 Triathlon Picture
8.3
Work
7.1
Video Games (FPS)
7.5
Video Games (MMO)
6.3
Raw Performance

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is an ergonomic wireless mouse designed for productivity and everyday use. It features an ergonomic shape with a thumb rest, a scroll wheel that unlocks for free scrolling, and L/R tilts for navigating spreadsheets or documents horizontally. It has multi-device support, where you can pair it with three devices at once through Bluetooth and its USB receiver and switch between them with its third side button. It's almost identical to the Logitech Precision Pro, a Costco variant, with some minor color differences.

Our Verdict

8.3 Work

The Logitech M720 is a great mouse for office use. It feels impressively well-built, and it has an ergonomic shape and a thumb rest that will make it feel very comfortable for most hand sizes during long periods of use. It has a fair number of programmable buttons and nice features like gesture commands, both infinite and notched scrolling, and multi-device pairing.

Pros
  • Feels very comfortable and well-built.
  • Multi-device pairing.
  • Fully compatible with Windows and macOS.
  • Gesture commands and infinite scroll.
Cons
  • Might feel too small for larger hands.
7.1 Video Games (FPS)

The Logitech M720 is decent for FPS gaming. Although it's very comfortable to use and feels well-built, it's quite heavy, and its click latency is too high for competitive gaming. Also, its CPI can't be adjusted, and its maximum polling rate is very low.

Pros
  • Feels very comfortable and well-built.
  • Decent sensor latency.
Cons
  • Quite heavy.
  • CPI range can't be adjusted.
  • Low polling rate.
7.5 Video Games (MMO)

The Logitech M720 is decent for MMO gaming. It has great build quality and a fair amount of additional programmable buttons. However, its low polling rate and high click latency make it unsuitable for competitive gaming. Also, it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice have, but at least you can reprogram some of its inputs to your needs.

Pros
  • Feels very comfortable and well-built.
  • Great customization software.
Cons
  • Might feel too small for larger hands.
  • CPI range can't be adjusted.
  • Low polling rate.
6.3 Raw Performance

The Logitech M720 has mediocre raw performance. It has okay click latency and sensor latency, which are suitable for everyday tasks. It has a polling rate of 125Hz, which hinders its overall performance, but it provides the mouse with a very long battery life.

Pros
  • Decent sensor latency.
Cons
  • CPI range can't be adjusted.
  • Low polling rate.
  • 8.3 Work
  • 7.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.5 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.3 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Jan 05, 2024: We've updated the CPI graph displayed in the Sensor Latency section of this review. Our results remain the same, but these graphs have two new columns with results from the Delay At Half Movement and Delay To End Of Movement tests.
  2. Updated Dec 06, 2023: We've updated this review to improve clarity and readability and ensure all text is accurate and up-to-date.
  3. Updated Oct 02, 2023: We've added text to this review for the new tests added in TBU 1.5.
  4. Updated Oct 02, 2023: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.5. This update adds a new Main Button test group, which provides button actuation data and switch information. We've also made minor changes to how we calculate the Office usage score. For more details, you can see our full changelog here.
  5. Updated Jul 12, 2023: We've added a link to the newly-reviewed Logitech MX Anywhere 3S in the Portability section of this review.
  6. Updated Feb 24, 2023: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.4. This update modifies our Hand Size Recommendation test, adding a more granular hand size recommendation chart. We've moved several minor tests into different test groups, removed the Travel usage, and added a new Raw Performance usage. For more details, you can see our full changelog here.
  7. Updated Sep 08, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.3. This update adds a new Sensor Latency test and makes minor changes to several of our existing tests, resulting in test result changes in several sections. For more information, you can check out our full changelog here.
  8. Updated Aug 12, 2022: Following the update to Test Bench 1.2, some of our test results have changed within both the Weight and CPI sections. We've added or modified some of the text in this article to clarify these changes.
  9. Updated Aug 10, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.2. This update simplifies our Weight test and expands on our CPI test from Test Bench 1.1, resulting in changes to test results in both sections. For more details, you can see our complete changelog here.
  10. Updated Jun 13, 2022: We've updated this review to Test Bench 1.1, which revamped our click latency test methodology. We've updated the text to reflect our new results in various sections, including the Click Latency test box, Usages, Introduction, and other locations where we discuss click latency.
  11. Updated May 30, 2022: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.1. This update revamps our Click Latency test and results in changes to test results. For more details, you can see our full changelog here.
  12. Updated Jan 18, 2021: Review published.
  13. Updated Jan 13, 2021: Early access published.
  14. Updated Jan 11, 2021: Our testers have started testing this product.
  15. Updated Jan 08, 2021: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  16. Updated Jan 07, 2021: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech M720 Triathlon has a Costco variant called the Logitech Precision Pro. The biggest difference is their colors: The M720 Triathlon is black with a white underside, while the Precision Pro is black all over. Aside from some slight differences in performance that may be due to testing variations, the two mice are almost identical. You can view the label of our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent mouse for office use thanks to its comfortable, ergonomic shape and multi-device pairing capability. While its small size makes it unsuitable for people with larger-sized hands, it'll be more ideal for smaller-sized hands than the bulkier Logitech MX Master 2S and Logitech MX Master 3. The Triathlon has similar features to the MX line but is much more budget-friendly.

For other options, check out our recommendations for the best ergonomic mouse, the best wireless mouse, and the best Logitech mouse.

Logitech Marathon Mouse M705

The Logitech M720 Triathlon and the Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 are office mice with similar looks, but the Triathlon is a better mouse with more features. The Triathlon has a sturdier-feeling build, Bluetooth support, and a button on the thumb rest for gesture commands. It also has better mouse feet made of PTFE rather than plastic and is ideal for a fingertip grip, regardless of hand size. On the other hand, the Marathon is suitable for all hand sizes, depending on grip type. It also has a slightly lower click latency but doesn't support Bluetooth, so it only connects wirelessly with its USB receiver.

Logitech Signature M650

The Logitech M720 Triathlon and the Logitech Signature M650 are both wireless mice designed for office use; however, the M720 Triathlon performs better overall. It has a button behind the scroll wheel, which allows you to toggle between notched and free-scrolling modes. Also, it can connect with up to three devices wirelessly using Bluetooth. On the other hand, the Signature M650 comes in two size variants and a left-handed variant, which is difficult to find for an office mouse.

Logitech MX Master 3S

The Logitech MX Master 3S and the Logitech M720 Triathlon are both productivity mice with ergonomic, right-handed shapes. The MX Master 3S has several features the Triathlon lacks, including a secondary scroll wheel for horizontal scrolling and quieter click buttons. It also uses Logitech's new BOLT USB receiver, while the Triathlon uses the older Unifying USB Receiver. On the other hand, the M720 Triathlon is slightly smaller and more portable. It also uses an AA battery for power, while the MX Master 3S recharges with an included USB cable.

Logitech MX Anywhere 2S

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is better for office use than the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S, although the MX Anywhere 2S is still a very good option. The M720 feels better built, and its high back makes it suitable for people with small or medium hands if you like using a claw or palm grip. Also, it has a third side button, making switching between paired devices easier. On the other hand, the Anywhere 2S is significantly lighter and smaller, so it should fit in laptop bags and cases much easier.

Logitech MX Master 3

While the Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent office or multimedia mouse, the Logitech MX Master 3 may be a better choice for most people, thanks to its more ergonomic and comfortable design. The MX Master 3 has a better build quality, it has a thumbwheel, and its larger size may be a better choice if you have larger hands. However, the Triathlon is smaller, so it may be more suitable if you have smaller hands.

Logitech MX Master

The Logitech MX Master is a superb high-end office mouse, while the Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent mid-range office mouse. The MX Master has a wider CPI range, and you can adjust the set CPI by increments of 200. It also has a secondary scroll wheel on the left side, and It recharges via a micro-USB cable. It's larger and should feel more comfortable for most people, but it's only suitable for larger hands using any grip type. On the other hand, The Triathlon has a fixed CPI, but it's smaller, lighter, and has an additional side button. It's better for travel as it's less bulky and has a storage bay for its USB receiver. It also uses a single AA battery for power and is very well suited to small and medium hand sizes using any grip type. However, those with large or extra-large hands likely can't use a palm or claw grip.

Logitech MX Master 2S

While the Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent mouse for office or multimedia use, the Logitech MX Master 2S is likely a better option for most people, thanks partly to its more ergonomic and comfortable design. The MX Master 2S feels better built, has a thumbwheel, and its larger size may be a better choice if you have larger hands. However, the Triathlon may be the ideal option if you have smaller hands.

Logitech Precision Pro

The Logitech Precision Pro is the Costco-exclusive variant of the Logitech M720 Triathlon. They are nearly identical, but the Precision Pro is all black, while the M720 has a white underside. Although the CPI variation and the click latency vary, this is likely due to testing variations.

Logitech MX Anywhere 3S

The Logitech M720 Triathlon and the Logitech MX Anywhere 3S are productivity-focused wireless mice. The M720 Triathlon is larger, somewhat sturdier feeling, and has a more ergonomic right-handed shape. It also has an integrated gesture button on the thumb rest, and its scroll wheel has left and right tilt inputs. It connects wirelessly via Bluetooth or Logitech's Unified Receiver. On the other hand, the MX Anywhere 3S is somewhat smaller and lighter. It has a symmetrical shape and is designed more with portability in mind. Its sensor has a higher maximum CPI, and it has quieter mouse clicks.

Logitech M570

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent wireless office mouse, while the Logitech M570 is a very good ergonomic trackball mouse. The M720 Triathlon connects with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It has four side buttons, a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons that also unlocks for free scrolling, and customization software compatible with Windows and macOS. It's best suited for a fingertip grip for all hand sizes. On the other hand, the M570 is a stationary trackball mouse with a pinky rest and only connects with its USB receiver. It's best suited for a palm grip for all hand sizes.

Logitech M535

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent office mouse, while the Logitech M535 is a good budget travel mouse. The M720 connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It has a right-handed shape, three side buttons, and a thumb rest with a gesture button. It also has a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons and free scrolling. It's best suited for a fingertip grip and suitable for a claw or palm grip if you have smaller hands. Comparatively, the M535 is ambidextrous. It lacks free scrolling and only connects via Bluetooth. It's suitable for smaller hands using a fingertip or claw grip.

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse

The Logitech M720 Triathlon and the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse are both ergonomic mice designed for office use; however, the Logitech performs better overall. It has more programmable inputs and a scroll wheel that unlocks for free scrolling. It also feels better built and is Bluetooth-compatible. Conversely, the Microsoft has a tilted ergonomic shape so that your wrist rests directly on the surface you're working on.

Logitech M525

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent office mouse, while the Logitech M525 is a good budget travel mouse. The M720 has a right-handed design and connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It can also pair with up to three devices. It has a thumb rest with a gesture button, four side buttons, and a scroll wheel with L/R and free-scrolling functions. On the other hand, the M525 is an ambidextrous mouse that only connects with a USB receiver, but it's significantly lighter and more portable. Both mice are best suited for a fingertip grip.

Logitech M100

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is a better office mouse than the Logitech M100. It has a right-handed shape and connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or Bluetooth. It also has side buttons, a thumb rest with gesture support, a scroll wheel with L/R tilt that unlocks for free scrolling, and software for customization. On the other hand, the M100 is much lighter, but it's wired-only. Both mice are well-suited for all hand sizes using a fingertip grip and better-suited for smaller hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Dell Alienware AW310M

The Logitech M720 Triathlon is an excellent wireless office mouse, while the Dell Alienware AW310M is a decent wireless gaming mouse. Both connect wirelessly with a USB receiver and use an AA battery, but Logitech has Bluetooth support and software compatible with Windows and macOS, two features that the Dell lacks. Both mice also have a thumb rest, but the Dell has a pinky rest as well. The Logitech feels sturdier and has four more programmable buttons. It also has a scroll wheel with L/R tilt inputs and free-scrolling. Comparatively, The Dell has a lower click latency and an adjustable polling rate and CPI.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Logitech M720 Triathlon has a simple, professional design similar to the Logitech MX Master 2S and Logitech MX Master 3. It looks almost identical to the Logitech Precision Pro, except its underside is white instead of black. Its L/R clicks are made of black plastic with a matte finish, and its sides are covered with rubber grips. Since it has a thumb rest on its left side, it's designed for right-handed people.

Design
Shape
Length 4.3" (110 mm)
Width 3.0" (75 mm)
Height 1.7" (44 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
Ambidextrous
No
Left-Handed Friendly
No
Finger Rest
Thumb
7.5
Design
Portability
Box Volume
22.03 inยณ (361 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
Yes

Although it has a high back, the Logitech M720 has good portability and will fit well in most laptop bags. Also, it has a compartment to store its USB receiver. If you want a similar mouse with a more compact design, check out the Logitech MX Anywhere 3S.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech M720 Triathlon feels impressively well-built. Its L/R clicks are made of solid-feeling plastic, and the rest of its body is covered with grippy rubber. None of its parts are loose or squeaky, and while the scroll wheel wobbles a little, it's likely due to its tilt feature.

5.6
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
114.6 g
Default Weight
134.8 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

While this mouse is quite heavy compared to gaming models, you're unlikely to experience any discomfort using this mouse for long periods for work or everyday browsing. This mouse doesn't include any weight optimization features. However, you can use an AAA battery adapter, which allows you to power the mouse with an AAA battery rather than an AA battery, which is how the Lowest Weight result is obtained.

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

Thanks to its high back and the thumb rest on its left side, the Logitech M720 Triathlon will feel very comfortable for right-handed people. However, due to its compact size, people with larger hands may be unable to grip it comfortably with a palm or claw grip. Also, its tall hump might be an issue for users with small hands for certain grip styles. Otherwise, all of its buttons feel well-placed and reachable.

9.3
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
3
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
1x AA
Use When Charging
No ( Single use batteries)
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator Yes

The Logitech M720 Triathlon has fantastic wireless versatility. You can pair it to three devices through Bluetooth and its USB receiver, and you can easily switch between them using its dedicated side button. It uses one AA battery that Logitech claims will last 24 months. If you're considering a more basic, wired office mouse, check out the Logitech M100.

0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
N/A
Cable Type
No Cable
Permanent Kink
No
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
No Port

This mouse is wireless only and doesn't have a cable.

7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No

The PTFE feet glide decently well. They're fairly thin and have a few sharp edges that may cause some scratchiness. It doesn't come with extra feet, but third-party feet are available to purchase.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech M720 Triathlon wireless mouse
  • USB receiver
  • 1x AA battery
  • User manual

Control
Control
Main Button
Switch Type
Mechanical
Switch Model
Not Specified

The left- and right-click buttons on this mouse use non-specified mechanical switches. They have a fairly satisfying tactile feel but are also somewhat loud compared to many switches used in more recent Logitech releases. For more details, see the Noise section.

7.0
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
10
Number Of Side Buttons
4
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
Gesture Support
Yes

The Logitech M720 has a decent number of buttons. You can reprogram the L/R tilts, the scroll wheel click, the two first side buttons, and the button on the thumb rest through the Logitech Options software. Its third side button lets you easily switch between three paired devices, and the button below the scroll wheel lets you unlock infinite scrolling. It has a button on its thumb rest that enables gesture commands for as long as you press it.

6.9
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
13.7 ms
Wired
N/A
Receiver
13.7 ms
Bluetooth
16.0 ms

The Logitech M720 has okay click latency. It's too high for competitive or reaction-based games but well-suited for daily browsing tasks and casual gaming.

7.8
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.83%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-1.29%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.58%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.84%
Precision Error Between CPI
5.60%
Worst Tracking Error
-11.00%
Minimum CPI
1,000 CPI
Maximum CPI
1,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
N/A

The Logitech M720 has good CPI performance. While its tracking error and accuracy variation make it unsuitable for competitive gaming, its performance in everyday tasks will be adequate for most users.

Note: Since the CPI of this mouse is fixed at 1000 CPI, we used Logitech's Options app to set pointer speed at the different CPI levels for our SRAV tests.

7.2
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
23.3 ms
Delay At Half Movement
11.7 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
14.3 ms

This mouse has decent sensor latency that's fine for productivity and everyday browsing. The sensor reacts quickly enough when you mouse your mouse, so you don't perceive any noticeable delays with the timing of the movements to your cursor on-screen. However, its 125Hz polling rate makes it unsuitable for competitive gaming.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
125 Hz

The Logitech M720 uses an optical LED sensor that's fixed at 1000 CPI. Unlike most of Logitech's MX line, you can't adjust the native CPI on this mouse. However, there's a pointer speed option in the Logitech Options software that you can customize to increase the cursor speed. Except for a slight difference in the CPI variation, the sensor specifications are identical to the results we got for the Logitech Precision Pro, although this deviation may be due to testing variations.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel Type
Notched Wheel + Free Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
Yes
Thumb Wheel Type
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The mouse wheel is grippy thanks to the texturized rubber strip wrapped around it. It has L/R tilts, and you can unlock infinite scrolling by hitting the button below the scroll. The mouse wheel has less resistance than the Logitech Precision Pro. However, since these two mice appear to be practically identical, this may be due to manufacturing differences and may vary between units. If you're interested in a more premium office mouse with a wheel that automatically shifts to free scrolling when you scroll quickly and a second dedicated scroll wheel for horizontal scrolling, check out the Logitech MX Master 3S.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud

The Logitech M720 wireless mouse is loud but won't bother people around you unless you're in a quiet environment. If you're looking for an office mouse with very quiet switches, check out the Logitech Signature M650.

Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name Logitech Options
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
Yes
Profile Auto-Switching
Yes
RGB On/Off
No RGB

The Logitech Options app is very user-friendly and easy to use. You can reprogram most of its buttons by choosing from a list of functions. While you can't change the native CPI, there's a pointer speed option that you can adjust in the software. Unfortunately, the mouse doesn't have on-board memory, so you can't save and maintain your settings when moving to another computer. On the bright side, it's available on both Windows and macOS.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Since the companion software is available on Windows and macOS, the Logitech M720 is fully compatible with both operating systems.