Garmin - Forerunner 235

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Garmin - Forerunner 235

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Stay on pace for your next personal record with the Forerunner 235, the GPS and GLONASS running watch with a built-in optical heart rate monitor and smart features. Its built-in activity tracker keeps recording steps, even when you’re not running. Pair your watch with a compatible smartphone for connected features like automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, smart notifications, audio prompts and live tracking. You can also download customizable watch faces and applications from Connect IQ. Train more effectively with data such as heart rate, heart rate zone and VO2 max estimate utilizing Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate technology . For more challenging runs, download advanced workouts and training plans from Garmin Connect.


  • Tracks distance, pace, time, heart rate and more
  • Connected features: automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, live tracking, audio prompts, smart notifications and social media sharing
  • Activity tracking counts daily steps, distance, calories and sleep
  • Download data fields, watch faces, widgets and applications from Connect IQ™
  • Elevate™ heart rate technology: An optical sensor measures heart rate at the wrist 24/7, giving you the option to run without a strap. Its colorful gauge identifies your heart rate zone and beats per minute in real time. 


Physical dimensions 1.77" x 1.77" x 0.46" (45 x 45 x 11.7 mm)
Display size, WxH 1.23" (31.1 mm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH 215 x 180 pixels
Color display Yes
Weight 1.5 oz (42 g)
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life 11 hours training, 9 days watch + activity tracking + notifications +  heart rate
Water rating 5 ATM
GPS-enabled Yes
High-sensitivity receiver Yes 
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone) Yes 
Vibration alert Yes 
Music control Yes 
Find my phone Yes 
VIRB® control Yes 
Watch functions Includes date and alarm


Maps & Memory

History  200 hours of activity data 


Running Features

V02 max estimate
Recovery advisor 
Race predictor 
Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod) 
Personal records 


Cycling Features

Bike speed/cadence sensor  Yes (optional) 


Performance Features

Heart rate monitor Yes (wrist-based) 
Foot pod Yes (optional)
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed) Yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap) Yes 
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout) Yes 
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts) Yes 
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace) Yes 
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal) Yes 
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals) Yes 
Heart rate-based calorie computation Yes 
Calculates calories burned Yes 
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)  Yes 
Customizable screen(s) Yes 
Shock Resistant Yes 


Activity Tracking Features

Step counter 
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) 
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)   
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) 


Garmin Connect™

Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)  
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer) 


Additional Features

  • Connect IQ™ app support: Yes 
  • Wrist-based heart rate: Yes

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