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Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications - Black/Frost Blue
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- Tracks heart rate, VO2 max estimate and recovery advisor through Elevate Wrist Heart Rate technology
- Connected features: Automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking, audio prompts, smart notifications, social media sharing and music control
- Customised training plans from Garmin Connect on your watch for real-time coaching
- Tracks heart rate at the wrist day or night to provide more accurate calories burned information
- Activity tracking counts steps, distance, pace, heart rate and calories burned indoors and out
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Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications - Black/Frost Blue.The product will require a GPS fix before it can synchronise the time and date to the region in which it is being used. A GPS Fix is obtained by setting the watch to the ‘run’ mode and has the watch outside in clear view of the sky.
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Stay on pace for your next personal record with Garmin Forerunner 235
Wrist-Based Heart Rate
Forerunner 235 uses Garmin Elevate heart rate technology. An optical sensor measures heart rate 24/7 at the wrist, giving you the option to run without a strap. Its colourful gauge identifies your heart rate zone and beats per minute in real time.
On and Off Road Running
A built-in accelerometer captures distance and pace data when you’re running on an indoor track or treadmill. Forerunner 235 estimates VO2 max, recovery time and predicts your race times for several distances when used with the heart rate. Receive audio prompts for lap times.
Once you’re done running, it doubles as an activity tracker, counting your steps and calories throughout the day. It also reminds you to move after sitting for more than an hour.
Forerunner 235 is compatible with GPS and GLONASS satellites to locate your position quickly and precisely whether you’re running deep in the woods or near tall buildings.
Customise Your Watch and Your Training
No two runners are the same, and neither are their goals. Set yourself up to reach yours by downloading advanced workouts and training plans to your Garmin Forerunner 235 from Garmin Connect. Customise your watch face with any photo from your mobile device. Simply download the free Garmin Face-It App, choose an image from your photo library, add the time and set it as your watch face. You can also customise your data fields, and download widgets and applications all for free at Connect IQ.
See incoming email, text messages, call alerts, calendar reminders and more on Forerunner 235, from your compatible smartphone.
Concise, easy-to-understand charts, graphs, maps and more let you view your activities, track progress toward goals and wirelessly upload and share relevant data directly with the online Garmin Connect network. So, you can compete with friends or family members on weekly step or running challenges — and compare your results in real time, using the LiveTrack feature. You can also use the Garmin Connect Mobile app’s wireless connectivity links to receive current weather conditions, forecasts and smart notifications right on your Forerunner 235.
|Forerunner 230||Forerunner 235||Forerunner 630||Forerunner 920XT|
|Wrist-Based Heart Rate Monitor||✓|
|Running Metrics (indoor/outdoor)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Cycling Metrics (indoor/outdoor)||Outdoor only||Outdoor only||Outdoor only||✓|
|Advanced Running Dynamics (with HRM-Run)||✓||✓|
|Lactate Threshold (with HRM)||✓|
|Connect IQ Compatibility||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Music Control / Audio Prompts||✓||✓||✓|
|Battery Life||5 wks. smartwatch / 16 hrs. training||9 days smartwatch / 11 hrs. training||4 wks. smartwatch / 16 hrs. training||5 wks. smartwatch / 24 hrs. training|
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Top Customer Reviews
What I really wanted was a watch that would give me base notifications (phone ring, text), has to be waterproof (for on holiday), long battery life, have step counting to replace my MI band activity tracker, and heart rate monitor. This Garmin fitted the bill.
It is much smaller than the previous model which my brother has, and is lighter.
The GPS works well- I don't use the Glonass to save battery, but it works well anyway without it.
It is certainly waterproof.
The notifications work in a bit of a clunky and basic manner but they work well enough.
The battery is excellent. With GPS and heart rate on (not Glonass GPS) it uses circa 10% per hour. So with a couple of hour runs a week, I easily get a week out of it- I think it would go to at least 9 days if I let it totally run down (charged at 8 and still had some juice left).
The step counting seems to work OK. The sleep tracking needs a bit of work in software as it is accurate, but when you lay in bed reading or wake up and don't get up, it still thinks you are in light sleep- the Mi band could work it out.
The step counting when on indoor treadmill is accurate.
As to the heat rate monitor, this has come in for some real stick. This is mainly centred on 2 criticisms. The first is that when you want to look at your heart rate at any given time, and move onto that screen to do so, the heart rate initially goes up to 72bpm, then stabilises to what it actually is. This can take a minute.Read more ›
Benefits of 235:
- Multiple activities; The 225 only had running, so if you were cycling you had to change the activity type manually afterwards. 235 has running (outdoor / indoor) as well as cycling and other. A major improvement
- it's noticeably smaller than the 225. You can wear it under a shirt sleeve - not really possible with the 225
- it seems to capture satellites more quickly - a benefit of using Glonass as well as GPS. Waiting for the 225 to find satellites in a built up area was always a pain
- notifications. Not a big one for me, but you can get text messages etc shown, albeit no replies from the watch. It's no Apple Watch substitute
- bigger screen. Noticeably bigger than the 225
- better training screens. You can customise what you see while training and how many data points
- more training data. Haven't investigated fully yet, but VO2 Max and recovery times now come included as well as race prediction times
- widgets. You can download widgets such as new watch faces, weather and other training data.Read more ›
I had real reservations due to the size as I am a small female with the smallest wrists ever. I had been recommended the Vivoactive HR however when I tried it on it was just too big for my small wrists and I really didn't like the look of the watch. Yes the Forerunner 235 does look like a sports watch, particularly in the frost blue like I have, but that what it is and I'm not ashamed of it! I colleague let me try on their Forerunner 230 and that was what prompted me to go for the Forerunner 235.
The features and overall functionality of the watch are great. The integration of Garmin Connect with MFP for logging meals and Strava for activities is seamless in my experience and I have been really pleased. I love the notifications from my iPhone on the watch which wasn't one of the reasons why I bought the watch but I have found it so handy when in meetings or on the phone to see what a message says. I also discovered today I could answer my phone from my watch.
The speed of the GPS to connect seems pretty good although once or twice it has taken around 10seconds. Not an issue but that is a change from the iPhone for logging activities in an instant. I have found that there is a bit of disagreement between distances/times on the Strava App and Garmin connect but I am inclined to believe that the Garmin connect is the more accurate of the two and that its something funny in the algorithm. The interface when running and cycling is clear and easy to read with all the information you need and fully customisable with the inbuilt options and also a range of widgets/apps.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely fab watch. I use it almost every day. I'm very happy with this choice.Published 7 hours ago by Dagmar Green
Bought for my wife who has now started running. I have the Garmin Fenix HR . She loves it. Could do with a walking app though.Published 1 day ago by Rich
2 times I have been unconfigured and I can not load my watch from the PC. I can not use my watch now. I think I threw my money away ... I would not recommend the purchase.Published 4 days ago by mpm76
The watch is fine, however there are a couple of issues - I am not convinced the heart rate monitor problem has been fixed, I have used the watch extensively over the last couple... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Sean Dexter
Bought for me as a gift. nice watch, useful features, just a shame the battery life is a complete myth. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Ian
Wasn't sure what watch to buy finally decided on the forerunner 235 im moderate runner 25 miles a week so far the watch has been amazing the heart rate monitor is really accurate... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this for my husband, he is a keen runner and mountain biker, he loves a gadget and this provides plenty of information to increase/monitor performance.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Really disappointed with the heart rate performance, very irratic.
Also disappointed with the lack of options for training activities.
Would not recommend