GPS Running Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate
And connected features.
Now you have the option to run without a heart rate strap because this watch has a built-in sensor that measures heart rate at the wrist.
The Forerunner 235 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 235 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.
Forerunner 235 is compatible with GPS and GLONASS satellites to locate your position quickly and precisely whether you’re running deep in the woods or near tall buildings.
You can even customise your data fields, and download watch faces, widgets and applications all for free at Connect IQ.
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.
Concise, easy-to-understand charts, graphs, maps and more let you view your activities, track progress toward goals and wirelessly upload and share relevant data directly with the online Garmin Connect network. So, you can compete with friends or family members on weekly step or running challenges — and compare your results in real time, using the LiveTrack feature. You can also use the app’s wireless connectivity links to receive current weather conditions, forecasts and smart notifications right on your compatible Garmin device.
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 235 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 235 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 235 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): ||45 x 45 x 11.7 mm (1.77" x 1.77" x 0.46")|
|Display Size (W x H): ||31.1 mm diameter (1.23")|
|Display Resolution (W x H): ||215 x 180 pixels|
|Weight: ||42 g|
|Battery: ||Rechargeable lithium-ion|
|Battery Life: ||Up to 9 days in watch mode; up to 11 hours in training mode|
|Water Resistant: ||Yes (5ATM)|
|GPS-enabled: ||Yes (including GLONASS)|
|High-sensitivity Receiver: ||Yes|
|Vibration Alert: ||Yes|
|Watch Functions: ||Includes date and alarm|
|Smart Notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone): ||Yes|
|Find My Phone: ||Yes|
|VIRB® control: ||Yes|
|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|
|Virtual Pacer™ (compares current pace to target)
|V02 max Estimate: ||Yes|
|Recovery Advisor: ||Yes|
|Race Predictor: ||Yes|
Activity Tracking Features
|Heart Rate Monitor: ||Yes (wrist-based)|
|Foot Pod: ||Compatible (optional)|
|Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person): ||Yes|
|Virtual Racer™ (compete against other activities): ||Yes|
|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|
|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.
|Connect IQ™ app Support: ||Yes|
|Wrist-based Heart Rate: ||Yes|
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