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Garmin Forerunner 230 GPS Fitness Watch With Premium Soft-Strap HRM

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With the Garmin Foreunner 230 GPS fitness watch you can take your cycling and running performance to the next level. This Forerunner 230 comes with a Premium soft-strap heart rate monitor for super accurate calories burnt, heart rate zones and VO2 max data. 

The Garmin Forerunner GPS watch also tracks distance, pace, time as well as a pedometer and sleep information. 

Get connected when paired with a compatible smartphone with automatic uploads to Garmin Connect. Live tracking lets your friends and family monitor your progress. Audio prompts, smart notifications and social media sharing are all at your fingertips. 

Customise the Garmin Forerunner for your needs with different watch faces, widget, applications and data fields downloaded from Connect IQ.

Garmin Forerunner 230 GPS Watch Key Features

Customise Your Watch and Your Training

No two runners are the same, and neither are their goals. Set yourself up to reach yours by downloading advanced workouts and training plans to your watch from Garmin Connect. You can even customise your data fields, and download watch faces, widgets and applications all for free at Connect IQ.

On and Off the Road Running

A built-in accelerometer captures distance and pace data when you’re running on an indoor track or treadmill, with no need for a separate foot pod accessory. Once you’re done running, it doubles as an activity tracker³ (³Activity tracking accuracy), counting your steps and calories throughout the day. It also reminds you to move after sitting for more than an hour. Forerunner 230 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.

Colourful graphic interface shows your heart rate zone and beats per minute¹ (¹When used with a heart rate monitor. Included with some models; sold separately on others.) at a glance.

It's Simple. Full Stop.

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.

In The Box

  • Forerunner 230 GPS watch
  • Premium (soft strap) heart rate monitor
  • Charging/data clip
  • Documentation

Physical & Performance

 

Physical dimensions

45 x 45 x 11.7 mm

Display size, WxH

31.1 mm diameter

Display resolution, WxH

215 x 180 pixels

Color display

Yes

Weight

41 g

Battery

Rechargeable lithium-ion

Battery life

Up to 5 weeks in smartwatch mode; up to 16 hours in training mode

Water rating

5 ATM

GPS-enabled

Yes

GLONASS

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

Yes

Recovery advisor

Yes

Race predictor

Yes

Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod)

Yes

Personal records

Yes

   

Cycling Features

 

Bike speed/cadence sensor

Yes (optional)

   

Performance Features

 

Heart rate monitor

Yes (Some versions)

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

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™

 

Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)

Yes

Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)

Yes

   

Additional

Connect IQ™ app support: Yes

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