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Garmin - Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch - Black/Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 606 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great with a flaw

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    RunForestRun
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    Bought this watch for my wife and she really likes it. The only problem she has with it is the optical heart rate sensor. She feels like it isn’t accurate enough so we got her a chest monitor that pairs with the watch. Other than that the fit and usablity is perfect. The app is great as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great gift for runners

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    BBTechy
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    Bought this as a gift for my granddaughter who runs competitive races. She finds it extremely useful especially in training. But be careful of the bezel. It can scratch or crack relatively easily. You might want to purchase a screen protector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS workout device for runners and more.

    Posted
    Mike
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    I decided to buy this watch because it had more options than most others. For example it detects stride length and strides per minute which was really good to know when trying to increase SPM. The battery life was great which was really nice! Notifications were also handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Running AND Cycling Watch !!!

    Posted
    RayzF4c
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    My recent purchase of the Garmin Forerunner 235 has been an excellent fitness, distance and performance watch. After my routine, it is a HAPPY PLACE to review my efforts and to be able to compare with your history on Garmin Connect !!! Very light and the screen size is just the right size. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Accurate

    Posted
    F0rte
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    I like this watch a lot. There are endless apps and faces to download. It is very accurate counting steps. The GPS works really well, and then transfers your route to your phone, which is cool. The only problem I've had with it is my wrist bone hitting the upper right "run" button to start a workout, while I'm not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome watch

    Posted
    Nyrunnergirl
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    I wanted an upgrade from my old Garmin watch and chose the 295 because of the heart rate monitor. I love it so much that I wear it all of the time. This watch has become my favorite piece of running equipment and when used in conjunction with the Garmin Connect app, it provides great detail about each run and my weekly progress. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lov it!!!

    Posted
    Crwilson
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    My son loves it!

    Posted
    Teekaybee
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    Got this as a Christmas gift for my son who runs cross country and track in high school. It’s a major upgrade from the Forerunner 25 he had before. It provides him great insight from his training runs. He is so pleased with it, I may eventually get one for myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My 10 yr old enjoys the fitness tracking

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    Steve
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    Purchased as a Christmas gift for my son. He runs track at his school and enjoys the GPS / distance tracker so he can time his runs & distance. Functions were easy enough for him to figure out how to work within a day. The "move" reminder actually seems to motivate him.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works good for some features.

    Posted
    chica6969
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    I bought this as a replacement for my last garmin watch (lost in lake). While it does basic run features most others have to be downloaded. I constantly hit the buttons and it'll start and stop itself. not as user friendly as I would have expected and over all kinda wish I had chosen a different model

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great running GPS watch

    Posted
    Servy
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    Absolutely love this watch. I generally run 4-5 days a week, sometimes with GPS and sometimes using indoor run, and the battery will last me roughly 5-6 days. Watch is easy to use and sync wjth Garmin Connect and Strava. GPS is accurate and haven't had any issues with the heart rate sensor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Feelings

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    Malibu
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    I like all of the things the Garmin is capable of doing especially after coming from a Fitbit HR however, the sensor is very temperamental and that's extremely frustrating when running and it goes blank or is obviously reading incorrectly. I'm running full speed and it's registering a walk pace. I may be switching to Apple Watch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    Turin
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    After the Apple Watch and then the Gear s3 I finally found a keeper!! Battery life is great! Get all notifications. Two things that I love about it are it tracks your heart rate and sleep very accurate. Still playing with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great multi-purpose running/fitness watch

    Posted
    requirednickname
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    Watch works well. Effective at collecting and presenting workout data. Does not have built in functions for hiking and swimming like the Fenix 3 does, but there are good apps for each of those activities. Garmin Connect is a good app, easy to use and understand. flexible layouts, good battery life. Happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressed

    Posted
    dnee43
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    The battery life - both with and without using GPS - is great and that's a huge one for me, as I don't want to have to charge a watch every day or 3 or even 5. My one nit would be that I haven't found a count-down / count-up timer, but then I didn't first research whether it had one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!

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    Meme
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, great product.....

    Posted
    Trailrunner
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    Great product and I like the wrist based heartrate monitor; however; the verdict is still out on how reliable the heart rate monitor is. There have been times where it was clearly off. I'm still trying to figure out if it's operator error or the product itself. Other than that, I love the product and am happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    this is why I buy local

    Posted
    steves
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    The first one I bough was DOA, a simple drive back to the store that day and I got a replacement, without any hassle. It is a great product, fun to use and has lots of features. I would recommend it in a heart beat. Which it tracks very well along with steps, distances and alot of other things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best watch I've owned!

    Posted
    AMFitness
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    My previous watch was the Garmin 610. The Garmin 235 is significantly lighter, easy to use, connection to gps is faster and I love the design. The info transfer to my smart phone is immediate. No ant stick to worry with and the data is almost instantly available to review your activity. Love this watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best garmin watch to date

    Posted
    runner2019
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    I have owned a few garmin watches over the years. This is the best so far. It also links with myfitnesspal app. Easy to use. Tracks heartbeat. Gives a runner any and all information they could want.

    I would recommend this to a friend