GPS Running Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate
With a high-resolution colour display.
Now you have the option to run without a heart rate strap because this watch has a built-in sensor using Mio Heart Rate Technology that measures heart rate at the wrist.
Forerunner 225 uses an optical sensor that shines light into your skin and then measures the amount of light returned. Because there are slight changes as blood pumps through your wrist, the sensor detects those changes and uses a sophisticated filtering process to determine your heart rate. A light seal on the back of the watch blocks out ambient light to help ensure proper heart rate detection.
A colourful gauge identifies your heart rate zone and beats per minute in real time: when it's gray, you're in your warm-up zone, which starts at 50 percent of your max heart rate; blue is your easy zone (starts at 60 percent of max); green is aerobic (starts at 70 percent of max); orange is threshold (starts at 80 percent of max); and red is your maximum zone, which starts at 90 percent of the maximum rate your heart can beat. If your training plan calls for running a set time or distance within a certain zone, you'll appreciate this colourful interface that helps you see your zone at a glance.
In addition to using GPS to calculate distance and pace, the 225 has a built-in accelerometer. This allows it to capture distance and pace data when you're running on an indoor track or treadmill, with no need for a separate foot pod accessory. The accelerometer can also track distance when GPS is unavailable, such as when you run through a tunnel.
Garmin Connect & Connect Mobile
Auto uploads when paired with your compatible smartphone.
Tracking your data is simple with Garmin Connect for free data analysis and sharing. Simply download the free Garmin Connect Mobile app, and then pair your watch. When you save your completed run, it will automatically upload when you’re in range of your phone.
Additional connected features include live tracking, which allows your friends and fans to follow along and see your stats in real-time. You can also share your activities on your social media sites by posting updates through the Garmin Connect Mobile app.
You can choose to keep all your data private, or share with other Garmin Connect users.
It's compatible with free training plans from Garmin Connect, which you can schedule and send to your watch, for real-time coaching.
Activity Tracking Counts Steps & Calories All Day
Alerts you when you need to move.
The forerunner 225 is also an activity tracker, counting the steps and calories you burn all day.
Plus, it will remind you to move if you’ve been sitting for more than an hour. When you get that cue to move, just walk for a couple of minutes to reset the inactivity indicator.
It features simple button operations and a sturdy, hinged wristband that's comfortable for any size wrist, and the colour display makes it easy to interpret your data at a glance.
You can set up alerts for heart rate, pace or run/walk intervals to help you stay in the desired range. The 225 features vibration alerts and audible alerts, and you can customise your watch to provide both or just one type of prompt. When your run's done, a post-run summary appears so you can see how you did. The 225 also notices if you hit any personal records on that run, like your fastest mile, 5k, 10k, half or full marathon or your longest run to date.
Physical and Technical
Maps and Memory
|Unit Dimensions (W x H x D): ||287 mm x 48 mm x 16 mm (11.3" x 1.9" x 0.6")|
|Display Size (W x H): ||2.5 x 2.5 cm (1.0" x 1.0") diameter|
|Display Resolution (W x H): ||180 x 180 pixels|
|Weight: ||54 g|
|Battery: ||Rechargeable lithium-ion|
|Battery Life: ||Up to 4 weeks in watch mode; up to 10 hours in GPS mode with optional HRM|
|Water Resistant: ||Yes (5ATM)|
|High-sensitivity Receiver: ||Yes|
|Vibration Alert: ||Yes|
|Watch Functions: ||Includes date and alarm|
|History: ||200 hours of activity data|
Running & Cycling Features
|Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod): ||Yes|
|Personal Records: ||Yes|
Activity Tracking Features
|Heart Rate Monitor: ||Yes|
|Foot Pod: ||Compatible (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|
|Interval Training (set up exercise and rest intervals): ||Yes|
|Heart rate-based Calorie Computation: ||Yes|
|Calculates Calories Burned: ||Yes|
|Customisable Screen(s): ||Yes|
|Shock Resistant: ||Yes|
|Step Counter: ||Yes|
|Auto Goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal): ||Yes|
|Move Bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it): ||Yes|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep): ||Yes|
|Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyse, categorize & share data): ||Yes|
|Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer): ||Yes|
Specifications are provided as a guide only, and are subject to change without notice.
|Wrist-based Heart Rate: ||Yes|
|Activity Tracking: ||Yes|
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