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Garmin - Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch - Marsala-Angle_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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS Watch

    Posted
    rulah
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    GPS functionality works great. I'm not a hard core runner but I do like to keep stats on my runs. GPS lock is quick and the tracking so far has performed well. The sleep tracking and step counting are oftentimes inaccurate. They are either over what I have done or severely under. I also wear a jawbone UP3 to track my steps. My only complaint is this watch doesn't give the option for indoor and outdoor walking along with a list of other activities that can be found on cheaper Garmin products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING GARMIN DEVICE!

    Posted
    cgreenfield
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    This review is for people who are either NOT Garmin enthusiasts or are looking for a new/first time smart watch. This watch does it all!! It is great for runs and reminders especially when you don't have your phone in your hand! Highly recommend this watch and overall very pleased so far!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great

    Posted
    oleman
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    I have become addicted to GPS tracking my hikes bikes and runs. I had some wishes with my previous Garmin watch. I wished I could tell at the beginning whether it was a bike or a run. I wished the battery lasted longer. I wished the info on the watch synched with the Connect application using Bluetooth. Guess what? The new watch is totally a wish come true. Pinch me, I'm dreaming

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS watch!

    Posted
    Crazycarla
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    Great fitness watch! Connects to GPS quickly, has the added bonus of counting steps. The only thing I have had difficulty with is the charging system. It is a clip and if you are not careful the watch will not charge. Once charged though , you can go a week in between charges. It has lots of fun features that are fun to have and a better manual would be nice for setting up all those fun preferences. Overall a dependable GPS watch that can't be beat for accuracy and dependability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good runner's watch, great step up from basic.

    Posted
    TimP
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    The watch is solid and delivers on its promises. I need to read up on the functionalities so I can take advantage of all it has to offer. It is a little challenging to navigate but that is more due to my lack of understanding at this point. Great step up from a basic running watch. Look forward to learning more and utilizing it to help me improve my running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So happy I bought this!

    Posted
    Mandy
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    I was nervous about buying this version over the upgraded one, but i'm so happy I got this one because it does everything I need, I wear it everyday and I always get compliments on it. One of the complaints I saw was that the screen is too dark, but I live in South Florida and really don't have much of an issue with it. So durable great for in and out of the ocean!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nearly perfect

    Posted
    Anonymous1
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    Great for inputting and completing running workouts pacee on pace, distance, time, etc. Elements and repeats can be mixed. The only shortcoming is that the wrist heart rate monitor pick up my cadence as heartbeat and therefore does not work as well as my FR35. However, original HR chest strap links easily and works well, even more accurate than FR35. Would be 4.5 stars if available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I've had others and THIS is HORRIBLE

    Posted
    Beachppl
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    What's wrong with this? Mostly the software. I bought the same model a few das ago and it would not connect with my phone. But, it had great ratings and my son loves his. For over 2 hours, I've tried to create activity profiles for Elliptical, Treadmills, and kayak use. I managed 1, but not the others. The Polar M400 did this with ease. So, I will return this hunk of junk and will go back to the M400. I wish the Garmin Watch was as good as the Garmin Auto GPS's I've owned.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good.

    Posted
    RunningIsMyThearpy
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    Love the frost blue color. It’s not too big either. It’s perfect while running. My only complaint is the GPS is a little faster than me. During a half marathon race it would vibrate every mile and I wasn’t to the mile marker yet. It’s about .1 or .2 of a mile ahead. Also had trouble getting BT to connect. But Geek squad helped. So many bad reviews on the Garmin Connect app. It self. But the watch is good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch!

    Posted
    JPKBuysStuff
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    A great product - typical Garmin quality (great), with a lot of features. Bought for my daughter, who is an elite Spartan racer. She wears it all the time while training, but doesnt risk it during a race (too wet, muddy, shock-danger filled...) Now, of course, my son wants one - but I think I'll get him a Golf version, since that's his sport of choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    Mischelly
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    I love my Garmin and I’m probably not even using it to its full potential. I can read my texts and see who is calling. You can answer or ignore calls but requires your phone to actually talk. Only thing I don’t like is that the start button sometimes turns on with the bend of my wrist. Overall this is a great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for running

    Posted
    Kris
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    This watch is great for training for a race with average pace measurements and split times. The GPS feature is great for accuracy and cool to look back at your course. I specifically bought it for marathon training. As far as all day activity tracking, it is different to the Fitbit alta I used to have, as it doesn't automatically record all my workouts, and the sleep tracker seems more inacurate. Way better for training though!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS/HRM watch

    Posted
    NYY42
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fitness and everyday watch

    Posted
    Sluginbill
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    I have had this watch now for just over 3 months and I love it. The main reason I purchased it over other fitness tracker so a for the build in GPS and accuracy. Top notch for tracking my running and fitness. The everyday features outside of workouts has been something that I have learned to use and has been very helpful in having. Overall I'm am satisfied and impressed with Garmin. I have owned other fitness trackers and watches and this one so far is the best!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS watch.

    Posted
    jandes613
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    I love this watch! I had it prior, and then got rid of it because I was gifted the GPS Apple Watch. I was extremely frustrated with the GPS on the Apple Watch that I decided to purchase this again. It is very great for running. I haven't used much of the other features, but seems great. The watch is extremely lighweight. The only opportunity is that I have a small wrist, so the face of the watch is a little big.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Running over smart

    Posted
    Ejcarls13
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    After a year of the Apple Watch, I finally made the realization Garmin made this watch and I have not looked back. The Apple Watch was a fine device but did not suit my running needs and I barely used any of its extended functions. The Garmin offers all of the running metrics and functionality you expect and provides you with the smart watch notifications an Apple Watch user grew used to. I couldn't be happier with the switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    1 star for durability

    Posted
    ScottK

    After reading many reviews and getting input from coworkers, I purchased the Garmin Forerunner 235. The function is fine but unless you plan on taking it off before doing any manual labor, I would not recommend it. I was putting one of my horses back in her stall and bumped the gate...crack all the way across the face. I'll switch back to the 30 dollar Ironman. Not as cool but it can handle abuse.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch for runners

    Posted
    Earl
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    I purchased this watch for my wife. Once setup was complete I showed her how to manage her app and watch and she loves it now. GPS connects quick so it is ready for when she wants to run. Changing watch faces to meet her needs is a great option as well. Overall very nice watch, I am a little concerned with the watch face itself though. There isn't a lot of protection and the face is large, just hope it doesn't break in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too Dark of screen

    Posted
    JPaige
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    I thought this would be an amazing runner watch and it probably is but I ended up returning because the screen was waaayyy to dark. not user if it was just the watch I or not but it was way to hard to see. I tried everything to get it brighter but nothing worked. The only time I could see it was inside, the sun made it hard to see.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    tons of potential but falls short

    Posted
    BarneyStinson
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    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

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend