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Garmin - Forerunner 25 GPS Watch and Activity Tracker - Pink/White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple watch for easy data capture

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    nordmanbp
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    I used to have a Forerunner 220 and when that finally died I simplified to the 25. It's my everyday watch and I've had it 4 months. I do not use the alarms, but I do use the smart notifications (not a big feature for me though), and I have a heart-rate monitor. I walk, run, do yoga and fitness classes. The step counter is great, the auto-sleep feature works well, and the accuracy on my walks / runs is good, too. On occasion I will accidentally pause the workout when I'm wearing gloves, but that's rare. I do have intermittent syncing issues w/ my Moto X phone but I just hook it to my PC if needed. Also, twice since I've owned it, it has gotten frozen just after a workout and I've lost that data. That's a problem, but the pros outweigh the cons for me. I'm 6'2", 220 lbs and workout 4/5 times per week from 30 - 60 minutes at a time. I'm not a pro athlete - just trying to stay active and track my progress. Biggest positive: ALL the data via Garmin Connect is FREE. Every other site I've tried or researched has some portion of the data withheld for premium paid customers only. With Garmin Connect, everything that the watch captures is FREE. Pace, heart rate, sleep, steps, workouts, courses, averages of each of those, total calories, etc...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty easy to learn, mostly useful

    Posted
    Seth
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    The Garmin Forerunner 25 is a very good watch. I learned how to use it pretty quickly, it took me one run to figure it out, but I did find it a little difficult to discover how to connect my watch to my phone but I did ulitimately discover that you don't need the calories tracker app that is suggested by the garmin connect app to connect your two devices, but also that calories app is quite annoying since the struggle to connect it with your garmin app is basically impossible. The watch itself is very good. Nice and light, aesthetically pleasing, easy to use during runs. One thing that bothers me is how difficult it is to manage during sprint workouts. Being a crosscountry runner sprint workouts are a must and starting the watch to set time takes time, you can't just press the run button because that requires the gps and so it has to find it. Instead you have to select the indoors mode so it doesn't use gps unfortunately that makes it not as accurate. So that's a slight struggle. But the rest of the watch is perfect. Also when you sync your watch with your phone and the garmin app your specs to how your watch displays certain things and plays sounds to certain settings is set back to default or however your app had it set at, so annoyingly changing your watch settings is mostly a must through your phone instead or else it won't be permanently set. But I still love this watch a ton, it is highly impressive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid watch

    Posted
    Soleil0578

    I bought this watch to keep track of pace, distance and time while running. It was chosen from amongst all others because it had gps, would upload data via Bluetooth and the price was reasonable. It's a great watch and does everything EXCEPT the Bluetooth. There is a bug in the garmin app and the watch will not sync unless unpair it, forget it from my iPhone, and turn the watch off. Then everything gets turned back on and repaired. I called garmin and they told me to do everything I have just listed. So no help there. If they could fix the sync issue this watch would be 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great running watch & pretty good fitness tracker

    Posted
    rte24
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    Great at being a GPS watch with basic functionality. Garmin android app is excellent. Step tracking is good. Docking a star due to some minor nuicances that on their own wouldn't be much of an issue, but are cumulatively pretty annoying. I have occasional trouble pairing with my phone that takes some messing with to work again, the move alert and button tones both turn themselves back on after a while, even though I've turned them off, and my text messages stopped displaying the body on the main screen when I receive them. The SMS messages now just display the sender and a +1 for the message, this just started happening after the last firmware update. Battery life is amazing, though. I charge mine maybe once a month. Also picks up satellites very quickly, usually within about five seconds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch for beginner runner

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    CMcC
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    I bought this watch to help me keep track of my training and running stats. It was great for a beginner but as I advanced and wanted to do things like intervals and running sets, the watch wasn’t the best for those, you can set them but for only one interval at a time rather than a set of 5 or something. I do like all the features of Garmin connect and that I could share them with the people I was training with and see trends and things

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin Forerunner 25

    Posted
    BamBam
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    I had a Fitbit Charge 2 prior to getting this product as I was having trouble getting the Charge 2 to reawaken after a year of non-use and didn't want to spend any more money on the Fitbit so after careful research, I decided to get Garmin instead.I am not a fully dedicated person to devote my time to fitness. The product exceed my expectation plus it is waterproof! I recommend this product over Fitbit as Fitbit is over rated for cost and use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this watch

    Posted
    TYaney
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    This watch replaced an older Forerunner, which I also liked. This one is quite bit easier to read, especially in low light. The band is more comfortable as well, and seems easier to keep clean. It is nice to be able to sync without a cable, as that makes bringing it on trips a lot more convenient. Only downside is that it's a running watch - not a biking one, but Garmin Connect makes it easy enough to switch it afterward..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for the buck but hard to learn to use

    Posted
    Zadok
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    Probably the best GPS watch for the money. Lot's of features, less some high end features, like won't predict race finish time. Instructions waaay insufficient. Have not idea the math behind, "Avg Lap Pace." WTH is that? Also, have not learned how to name routes, and my next learning disaster will be how to use this for track intervals. I'm going to push that question out to my running club as I don't have hours to spend gleaning info from user forums online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded my expectations

    Posted
    MikeSilvestre74
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    I have owned Garmin watches for several years and have always been happy with their performance. This watch really set the bar for me. When I use the free Garmin Connect app on my iPhone the watch not only acts as an activity tracker but as a smartwatch as well - giving me all my notifications (text, calls, Facebook, Instagram, etc) right on my wrist. Awesome!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    garmin forerunner 25

    Posted
    bohntr18
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    perfect watch for tracking activities. I personally use mine for cycling thru the garmin connect and transferring to strava. It seems to track gps signal very well even thru heavy canopy in the woods. The info it provides seems accurate and real time. I really like the auto pause feature that only records info while your on the move so if you stop for a break it stops and when you start again it automatically starts. Well done garmin.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good GPS for Running

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    Runner
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    This unit has good battery life, and simple to use. So many GPS units have lots of features that are not needed but this one tells me how far I've gone and how fast and that's what I need. The digits are large enough for me to see while I run, the one improvement opportunity there would be to make the digits bolder just as my old Nike plus GPS watch. It could be a bit more stylish like the old Nike plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jut what I w wanted

    Posted
    Burgundy
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    I read the reviews of several different fitness devices before selecting this one t selling point was that it is waterproof I didn't want to worry about getting it wet when I get in the water. The Geek squads set it up to work with my phone. It took me a little bit to get it sinc with fitness but I think that was my fault for not reading everything on fitness pal not this devices fault

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    Posted
    Essexdoug
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    This is my first smart watch and I love it. I use it to measure my morning run and it syncs all the details I could ever want to my phone. This makes it easy to view time, distance, steps, topography and calories burned. The map and temperature feature is interesting too. I recommend this for runners although it offers the same features for additional activities like swimming and bicycling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great basic GPS tracker

    Posted
    jimmc
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    It does exactly what it should: locks onto GPS quickly, is accurate, battery lasts a long time, and connects online to Garmin Connect to store your previous runs. The upside of this model versus a lower model is the ability to upload via Bluetooth on your phone (iOS, Android, or Windows Phone).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light and easy to see while running

    Posted
    Jan413
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    Wanted to give this a five but there are a few annoying things about this watch. First the pluses. GPS turns on quickly. It is very easy to follow your pace. The minuses are no second hand when used as a watch. I found it hard to first use it as I am not a techy. I bought a Fitbit and returned it because it was not comfortable. This is light and very comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good GPS watch with some smart watch features

    Posted
    Rte24
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    This is first and foremost a GPS watch. It has smart-watch notifications(which you can control from the Garmin App) that are nice. I like seeing texts and incoming call notifications. Step tracking is nice(and pretty accurate), too. I wanted a fitness device with built in GPS being my main requirement for running and this fit my needs perfectly. The Garmin App is well designed, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Battery does not last as long as claims

    Posted
    Mildrunner1
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    I love the watch and the running features. However, the battery does not last as long as it says. I have to charge it about once a week doing a regular run everyday. Which isn't a problem, however the 10 week battery life nonactive and 8hours battery life active should maybe look to be amended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job... most of the time

    Posted
    RunnerGirl
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    It's a basic watch that's mostly good. Sometimes it takes a long time to find the GPS, one time never found the GPS. As long as it does find the GPS it does what it's supposed to and it works well. I also don't mind wearing it as an everyday watch since it isn't too bulky for my wrist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    Posted
    FamilyMan4Life
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    The activity tracker or does everything it's supposed to except for the Bluetooth and lose the signal quite often and I had to open up the app for it to connect back up which is why I returned it it should automatically re-connect to Bluetooth but I had some issues there

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great entry level runners watch!

    Posted
    KimB
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    I bought a fitbit earlier this year that died 6 months later. Fitbit customer service was disappointing, so I decided to go back to Garmin - they have never failed me before! And this watch is no exception. A terrific, sturdy watch if you don't have any need to track heart rate.

    I would recommend this to a friend