Garmin - Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch - Marsala

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.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch
  • Charging/data cradle
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (338 out of 366)

Features


Tracks a variety of health metrics

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.

Water-resistant design

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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Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 366 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best wearable on the market

    Posted
    Nordikman
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lov it!!!

    Posted
    Crwilson
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!

    Posted
    Meme
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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 !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    Jenn
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied customer

    Posted
    MS150
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch for running

    Posted
    bsmithlfd
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This watch is pretty sweet. PROS: ease of use, great for running, ability to personalize, constant HR monitor, app is light years ahead of the competition, when connected to my phone it would show all my texts and alerts, EXTREMELY Comfortable. This is hands down the most comfortable watch in the history of the world CONS: no MP3 storage - must be connected to blu-tooth for music, bad for PT - during workouts the buttons would automatically press up against my wrist and switch the timer or turn off the timer entirely- this is no good when trying to maintain certain time requirements This is a great watch for a tech savy person and also a runner. As far as an "all around" fitness watch I believe it to be below the competition. It feels very delicate and that it could break at any minute. I loved this watch but needed something a little more durable. If you are a runner GET THIS WATCH! If you are a crossfitter or spartan racer or whatever the TomTom might be a better route.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great running watch

    Posted
    Ramirezr3
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    HR sensor needs work

    Posted
    markm
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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

    I would recommend this to a friend



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