Garmin 235

Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch Review

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Features:
• Activity tracking, counts daily steps, distance, calories and sleep
• GPS for increased accuracy and mapping features
• Tracks heart rate at the wrist day or night (chest strap not required)
• Virtual Pacer data field and custom interval workouts to help you achieve your goals
• VO2 Max estimate
• Auto sync data with Garmin Connect
• Smart notifications
• Advanced workouts, including audio prompts to keep you on pace
• Water-resistant to 5 ATM – Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters

Available from Amazon:
Garmin 010-03717-71 Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications, Black/Marsala Red

Review:
I purchased this watch for running last week after getting frustrated with my old Garmin Forerunner 10. I was recommended to buy it from lots of members of my running club who also have the same watch. So far so good, it looks nice and smart and it’s very comfortable. It was also really quick to set up.

I like the fact that you can now easily change the bands when they wear out which is a big improvement on Garmin’s older models where you had moulded bands. The battery life seems to be pretty good too, managed to record a long Sunday run (12 miles)  and two weekday runs (six miles each), before recharging.

Pro’s:
• Easy to set up and use, connects to your phone via bluetooth
• Clear display – sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
• The strap is much better than previous models, is made from silicone
• Quickly picks up GPS Signal – compatible with GPS and GLONASS satellites
• Syncs very easily with Garmin Connect app, iPhone & Strava
• Good battery life
• Watch case is made from plastic, so corrosion problems should not be a problem
• Lens made from chemically strengthened glass
• Suitable for running, cycling, walking, and swimming

Con’s:
• The watch face is quite big but all the other benefits outweigh this
• The full price of £299 is quite expensive but I was happy to pay £179

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