Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch: Make the most of your workout with this watch, which uses a wrist-based Elevate heart rate monitor to calculate your VO2 max and help you predict race times for various distances. Track your activity levels and receive a nudge when you have been sitting for too long, and monitor your steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled and sleep quality and quantity for an overall picture of your physical fitness.
Including activity vs. inactivity, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and sleep quality and quantity. Wrist-based Elevate heart rate monitor lets you calculate run times for various distances.
1.23" LCD screen
Offers clear, easy-to-read text.
Delivers reliable location information
GPS GLONASS ensures location accuracy.
So you don't have to worry about getting caught in the rain during a run. Never miss a thing with smart notifications from your compatible Android or iOS device.
Download workouts and training programs
Garmin Connect helps you get the most out of the Forerunner 235. Upload data on your workouts automatically when synced to your compatible device.
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Best wearable on the market
Posted by: Nordikman from: on
I've had the surge and charge HR and they do not hold a candle to my 235. The 235 is more accurate for running, biking and even steps. The messages are easy to read and everything syncs up quickly. The big selling point for me is its water proof. I want to be able to shower, swim and do the tough mudder and keep my watch on, I can do that with the 235. The app still needs work but Garmin is working on that. This watch is definitely a keeper!!!
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Crwilson from: on
This is an amazing upgrade from the Fitbit Surge. I love the fact that it's water resistant meaning I can shower and swim with it and I don't have to worry about the dreaded rash that I'd get from the surge. Easy to use and with my small wrist, it fits just right!!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MS150 from: on
I've had the forerunner 235 since Jan 2016, and has been very pleased with it. I mostly use it for cycling and cardio...user friendly, accessible function keys, easily syncs with my garmin edge when cycling. HR sensor is a few seconds delayed, but is reliable when using it for trends. Overall, satisfied with it compared to the Fitbit charge.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!
Posted by: Meme from: on
Love this watch!! I have small wrist but it's not heavy. I can connect with my sisters watch and we compete daily on our steps and activities which then motivates me even more. Downloaded a hike app and it works good. Can't say enough it's so cool !!
9 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jenn from: on
I love this watch don't ever want to take it off! A bit expensive but it is totally worth it. Combined the Fitbit with my garmin forerunner 10 now I only have to wear one!
8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
HR sensor needs work
Posted by: markm from: on
Nice watch, does most things well, heart rate Sensor could be better as well as the sleeping function. Would be nice if the "other hr activity" option on the watch could be customizable
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
tons of potential but falls short
Posted by: BarneyStinson from: on
this watch has a lot of potential because of the many features it offers but doesn't quite deliver. the screen is advertised as bright but is very dim and the one i got had light bleeding at the bottom. my iphone showed i was connected to the watch but the garmin app and watch said i was not. very confusing menu system. really only usefull for runners, cant track any other activities as well
5 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Great running watch
Posted by: Ramirezr3 from: on
The 235 is a really good watch for running. I bought it when my Vivoactive HR quit working after less than a years use. In the month have had he Forerunner, I have enjoyed using it for running and everyday fitness tracking. That being said it lacks some of the features people wanting a fitness tracker might look for. Also there is no barometric altimeter, so for hiking and trail runs that info is not readily available.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Running watch and more!
Posted by: runningiowagirl from: on
I love this watch! The best part is not having to wear a chest strap to track my heart rate. I run 3+ times a week and cross train 3 times a week and use my watch to track all of my workouts. You can set it up for interval training and it also has settings for running indoors, biking outdoors and indoors. I use the other setting for cross training. It's very comfortable. I thought it would seem big at first but I have no problem wearing it. It's very light. The gps syncs up really fast and as long as it is tracking your heart rate before you start your workout it is pretty accurate. If you start your workout without your heart rate recognized, it normally won't pick it up. The only issue I've had is that occasionally when I interval train it doesn't track my heart rate accurately. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I don't know if I'm moving too much but I'll be totally out of breath and it says my heart rate is 80 or 90 bpm. It will eventually find it, but for a while I know it isn't right.
3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great GPS/HRM watch
Posted by: NYY42 from: on
Love the Forerunner 235. GPS connects quickly, and is accurate. Battery seems pretty long lasting when not in GPS mode. Love that the HRM is part of the watch, and not a chest strap. Easy to use. Only problem is that it is very big on small wrists, and the optic sensor is uncomfortable against my wrist bones. But if I wear the face against my inner wrist, it is fine. Love the fount of information that is at my fingertips.