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Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors

Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM

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GARMIN® FORERUNNER® 235 GPS RUNNING WATCH with HRM :: You work hard and you deserve to see the results! You will when you get smarter about your workouts with the new Garmin® Forerunner® 235 GPS HRM running sports watch, heart rate monitor and activity tracker. Garmin®'s first GPS to measure heart rate at the wrist, the Forerunner® 235 features a customizable, colorful, graphic interface that allows you to check your zone and heart rate at a glance. Thanks to the built-in activity tracker, you'll also get all of your essential data including steps, distance, pace, and calories throughout the day. Plus, you'll love that the Forerunner® 235 lets you automatically upload all of your data to Garmin® Connect IQ™, where you can track your personal records over time, get free training plans and connect with friends for an extra boost of inspiration.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Wrist based Heart Rate Sensor that can track 24/7, as long as the watch is being worn
  • Longer battery life for, up to 12 weeks in watch mode and 12 hours in training mode
  • Larger screen, 44% larger than previous models without added bulk
  • Able to receive audio prompts from your connected smartphone that includes laps and lap times
  • See incoming email, text messages, call alerts, calendar reminders and much more from your compatible smartphone
  • Estimates VO2 max and predicts your race times for several distances when used with heart rate
  • GPS and GLONASS capability
  • Also doubles as a watch and activity tracker: Count steps, calories, and distance throughout the day
  • Vibration alert motivates you to move when you have been sitting too long
  • Easy to read color graph shows your heart rate zone at a quick glance
  • Customize with free watch face designs, widgets and apps from Garmin®'s Connect IQ™ store
  • Water Rating: 5 ATM
  • Display Size: 1.23"
  • Unit Dimensions (WxHxD): 1.8" x 1.8" x 0.5"
  • Unit weight: 1.5 ounces
Product 06482 Review

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Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Running (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Great Watch and you will love the HRM

By Bruce

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

Best purchase I've made in some time - easy to use and does everything I need. Love the heart rate monitor!

 
4.0

Definitely would recommend

By Bruce

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

Using it mostly for indoor gym workouts and elliptical machine while I'm sidelined from running with back injuries. Hard to get used to the buttons instead of the touch screen of my FR620, The HRM is spotty at times but overall, it is a great watch.

 
5.0

Best running watch!

By Rebecca

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

I love this running watch! I replaced my well used Forerunner 10 with the 235 and what a difference! The GPS works extremely well and this is a very comfortable watch to wear daily. It took me a little while to learn all of the functions, but after using the watch for several months, I'm very pleased with my purchase.

 
5.0

No complaints, love it

By Rebekah

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

Love this! Finds the satellite so fast and is very easy to use. Wrist heart rate monitor is very convenient too. No complaints at all. Definitely an upgrade from my last Garmin.

 
5.0

Love it

By Patricia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

Learning to use all the settings. Love the heart rate monitor.

 
5.0

Great and Fun watch to have for anyone, not just Runners!

By tuan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

Best watch i've own. Easy to use and really keeps me connected whether i'm on the go or on the run

 
5.0

Love this watch!

By Rebecca

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

So far I love the Garmin Forerunner 235. I've been using the Forerunner 10 for the past several years and I was definitely ready for an upgrade. This watch is lightweight, has lots of useful running features, is fairly easy to use, and also allows you to track other activities such as biking and swimming. I still have a lot to learn about this watch, but I'm very pleased with my purchase. I purchased it on Black Friday, so the price was great too.

 
5.0

best fitness watch ever

By B.Hatch

from Atlanta GA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy To Use
  • Gives A Quick Reading

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running

    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

    I have several Garmin watches over the years and as a women who runs a half marathon every month or more it is the perfect watch.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Good balance of Tech and Budget

    By Thomas

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

    Replaced my old Garmin 410 - Love the BlueTooth connection - read up on the HRM - there are many tips and tricks. My suggestion is that you put the watch on 20 minutes before you run so your HR is stabilized and then wear it 20 minutes after. Of course if you wear it all the time then you are all set!

     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By Cheryl

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

    So far I love my Garmin 235. Easy to use, and like the bigger numbers on the face. It was easy to set up, and go from one screen to another. Like the HR option right on the wrist, I also like all the information you log from it from one devise.
    I would recommend the screen protection.
    Cheryl
    Cleveland, Ohio

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again... however I wouldn't need to

    By Dustyn

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

    Very good

     
    4.0

    Love the HRM!

    By Jennifer

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

    Love it! It didn't take long to learn how to use it, and I really like the HRM. Only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars is because sometimes it takes a while to sync. No matter - it will be a valuable training partner!

     
    5.0

    Love this Watch!

    By KimmyK

    from San Marcos, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Data Transfers to Connect easily
    • Easy to Navigate through Screens
    • Easy to Use
    • Picks up GPS right away

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

      This is the 3rd Garmin Watch I have owned and is the best by far. It is easy to navigate through the screens and each screen can be set up with 4 data elements. It transfers easily to Garmin Connect and provides a lot of information. I just ran a half marathon and loved he watch! I think the battery is more than sufficient. Much better than previous versions.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Still unsure...

      By Julie

      from New Jerser

      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

      Received a unit that kept freezing up on me. Tried everything from hard resets and deleting all files, watch must have been faulty. The watch seemed awesome if it would stay running for longer than a few minutes at a time.
      I applaud Road Runner Sports for their no hassle returns - I will re-review when I receive the new FR235.

      BTW - the Marsala looks GREAT!!!! slight hint of red showing through the band, and I like the little bit of red on the face

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Fourth Garmin GPS I've Owned

      By Runningdog

      from GA

      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

      The 235 is the fourth Garmin GPS I've owned and is by far the best.

      One problem that plagued earlier generations was the tendency to lose satellite fix during runs. The 235 does not have this issue. A second issue in shady areas was the length of time it took the GPS to acquire satellite fix. Again this issue seems to have been resolved.

      My earlier GPSs had larger displays. My older eyes have a little trouble with the 235's display, but this is a minor irritant given the overall product. Finally a wrist mounted GPS that is not clunky!

      I've used each generation of the Garmin GPSs I've owned as a training tool. For those on the fence about the benefits of a GPS, I unequivocally recommend the 235. You wil see the training benefits. While I no longer race, or train, at an elite level, I still enjoy logging my training electronically. Who knows the 235 might even motivate me to buckle down and race as a golden master!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Easy HR monitor

      By Brian

      from undisclosed

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Fast Gps Lock
      • Modest Size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor Exercises
        • Running

        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

        Got this from Garmin in trade for a pesky Forerunner 225. Much thinner than 225, and gets HR with less band tension. In cold weather, I pull back sleeve to see, or some of my Nike shirts have thumbholes that fit over watch. Solid HR data, sometimes with brief pause in Hr or pace data for the first few seconds of an activity. Much better than Forerunner 225, or even some strap based Forerunners, all of which had a tendency to count cadence as HR for first few minutes of activity. GPS lock is fast, even indoors. Battery life is fine for me, but I don't wear 24/7.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Battery life needs improvement but overall happy to own it.

        By Jodi

        from West Bloomfield, MI

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Heart Rate On Wrist
        • Seems Accurate
        • Tracks Distance Pace

        Cons

        • Battery life is horrible
        • Hr Not Avail W Sleeves

        Best Uses

        • Running

        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with HRM Monitors:

        I'm happy to own this. It's really useful for both running and activity tracking. I love that it's customizable.

        It wasn't super easy to set up but once you learn its quirks, it's not too hard.

        Biggest peeves: battery life lasts about two runs and two days max. About 1/4 of the length of time advertised. Bummer. Another con is in Michigan in the cold I can't use HR outside as it needs skin contact to detect through wrist. But I do love that it's wrist based.

        It also isn't accurate when using HR for weight lifting at all. Not sure why.

        Overall it's nice to own but I'd say 3 of 5. If they fix battery then 4 of 5. Certain changes could upgrade it further.

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        • No

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