Garmin Forerunner 230 – Black/White

May 11, 2017 - Comment

Stay on pace for your next personal record with Forerunner 230, the GPS and GLONASS running watch with smart features1. Its built-in activity tracker2 keeps recording steps, even when you’re not running. Pair your watch with a compatible phone1 for connected features like automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, smart notifications, audio prompts and live tracking.

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Stay on pace for your next personal record with Forerunner 230, the GPS and GLONASS running watch with smart features1. Its built-in activity tracker2 keeps recording steps, even when you’re not running. Pair your watch with a compatible phone1 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. HR data such as heart rate, heart rate zone and VO2 max estimate allows you to train more effectively2. For more challenging runs, download advanced workouts and training plans to your watch from Garmin Connect.

Product Features

  • AUDIO PROMPTS – Receive audio prompts from your connected smartphone that include laps and lap times.
  • LARGER SCREEN – A 44% larger screen than the 220 but the same physical size.
  • BATTERY LIFE – Longer battery life than the 220, 16 hours in training mode and up to 5 weeks in watch mode6.
  • SMART NOTIFICATIONS – See incoming email, text messages, call alerts, calendar reminders and more from your compatible smartphone.
  • ACTIVITY TRACKING – Forerunner 230 doubles as a watch and activity tracker. Count steps, calories and distance throughout the day. The move bar with vibration alert motivates you to move when you’ve been sitting too long. NOTE – This product does not include heart rate monitor(Sold separately)

Comments

Kim W. says:

Love this watch! Great addition to a runner’s arsenal! And a month later…After much deliberation, I decided to go in and buy one of these watches (FR 230, Purple) since started training for my first half marathon. I decided to ignore people’s complaints about the terrible screen and poor battery (two comments I highly disagree with), and I’m really happy I did. And then I decided to write a review due to the lack of reviews and photos on small-wristed women, and the fact that as of Feburary 2016 I…

MatV says:

Great Watch with Great Extras! For starters, I’m a runner so any additional activities (biking, walking, whatever) that this watch tracks are just bonus to me and there are certainly quite a few of them. Also, I can’t speak to the VO2 and fitness testing since I don’t have a HR monitor but I definitely like the option. I got this Garmin after researching some of the other “smart watches” available at the time (main competitors were Fitbit Surge, Garmin Vivofit and Microsoft Band2) and hearing a lot of positive…

Amazon Addict says:

Awesome additional functions make this a worthwhile buy!!! This is my review for the garmin 235 but all the functions here applies to the 230 as well so I posted this:TLDR: Additional functions make this a worthwhile buy. GPS is quick, watch is reliable for running – we already know that. Read other reviews if you want to know about these things(DCRAINMAKER website goes into extensive details). I’m going to focus on the extras:1. GLONASS – This is the GPS satellite owned by russians. It complements the GPS we already know and…

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