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Garmin Forerunner 235

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Pros

  • compatible with the forerunner 235
  • The GPS is super accurate and very quick to acquire satellites
  • all four units tracked fairly well

Cons

  • built-in HR sensor
  • the 230 alerts are particularly horrendous
  • it s just a touch bit too variable

Key specs

  • 215, 180 px
  • no
  • yes
  • LCD
  • Men's, Women's
  • Built-in
  • yes
  • yes

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Garmin Forerunner 235 - Pros & Cons

Garmin Forerunner 235

Pros

  • compatible with the forerunner 235
  • The GPS is super accurate and very quick to acquire satellites
  • all four units tracked fairly well
  • display
  • lightweight and race predictor for 235
  • happy and tracked the rest of the run quite nice
  • Rhythm+ is awesome and extremely accurate and reliable
  • it handled quite nicely
  • insight and info that DC Rainmaker provides
  • it works perfectly
  • Backcountry & Competitive Cyclist offer free 2-day shipping

Cons

  • built-in HR sensor
  • the 230 alerts are particularly horrendous
  • it s just a touch bit too variable
  • optical HR is still a poor solution
  • garmin would use oled screens
  • HR accuracy not only in land-based activities
  • optical sensor could be turned off to increase battery life
  • Mute function of music is not working
  • lacked Garmin s Connect IQ platform
  • the display is not as vibrant and colourful as the box makes
  • feel too clunky on my wrist

Garmin Forerunner 235 - Technical Overview

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50 m
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41.3 g

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Garmin Forerunner 235 - Full Specifications

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Display
Screen resolution215 x 180 px
Touchscreenno
Colour screenyes
Backlightyes
Display typeLCD
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Design
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Black,Green
  • Black,Red
Protection featuresWater resistant
Waterproof depth50
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Connectivity
Bluetoothyes
Bluetooth version2.0
GLONASSyes
GPSyes
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Dimensions
Gender
  • Men's
  • Women's
Width1.81 in
Depth0.51 in
Weight1.46 oz
Thickness0.46 in
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Features
Heart Rate MonitorBuilt-in
Distance meteryes
Calorie counteryes
ANT+yes
Alarmyes
Compassno
Date displayyes
Display lightyes
Pedometeryes
Sleep readingyes
Solar poweryes
Speedometeryes
Stopwatchno
Timeryes
Vibration alarmyes
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Power
Battery typeBuilt-in
Battery life (running)11.0 h
Battery life (standby mode)9.0 day

Garmin Forerunner 235 - Q&A (21)

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    Productz
    over 1 year ago
    Can I answer a call from a Garmin Forerunner 235?
    alonso
    over 1 year ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 allow you to answer calls, but you must use your connected phone.
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    Productz
    over 1 year ago
    What can my Garmin Forerunner 235 do?
    everette
    over 1 year ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 tracks your heart rate during regular exercise using a built-in optical sensor to measure blood.
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    Productz
    over 1 year ago
    Does The Garmin Forerunner 235 measure blood pressure?
    joaquin_lehner
    over 1 year ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 is not measure blood pressure directly.
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    Productz
    over 1 year ago
    Is The Garmin Forerunner 235 good?
    mario_weber
    over 1 year ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 is a great running watch for athletes and all-in-one fitness tracker.
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    Productz
    over 1 year ago
    Is The Garmin Forerunner 235 discontinued?
    linnie
    over 1 year ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 discontinued on the Garmin US site. The watch can still be purchased on local site.
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    rosalia_paucek
    about 2 years ago
    Why is the time wrong on my Garmin Forerunner 235?
    tina
    almost 2 years ago
    Because The Garmin Forerunner 235 updates the time and date when it syncs with your smartphone.
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    daron.upton
    about 2 years ago
    Can I use The Garmin Forerunner 235 for cycling?
    ettie.altenwerth
    almost 2 years ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 is a fantastic watch for cycling who want to record their ride,
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    petra
    about 2 years ago
    Can I use The Garmin Forerunner 235 for swimming?
    tommy
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Forerunner 235 is water-resistant and can be worn while swimming.
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    jewel
    about 2 years ago
    Is The Garmin Forerunner 235 waterproof?
    olinda
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Forerunner 235 is waterproof to depths of up to 165 feet.
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    dwight
    about 2 years ago
    Is The Garmin Forerunner 235 touchscreen?
    emmitt.kautzer
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Forerunner 235 comes with a touch screen. It is a true smartwatch.
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    mirian
    about 2 years ago
    Does The Garmin Forerunner 235 automatically detect sleep?
    floyd_quitzon
    almost 2 years ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 automatically detects your sleep during your normal sleep hours.
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    doug
    about 2 years ago
    Does the Garmin Forerunner 235 have a step counter?
    kenneth.bins
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, the activity tracking feature of Garmin Forerunner 235 records your daily step count, distance, and calories burned.
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    terese
    about 2 years ago
    Does The Garmin Forerunner 235 have music?
    olinda
    almost 2 years ago
    No, The Garmin Forerunner 235 does not have the ability to download and store music.
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  • 0
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    geneva.hoeger
    about 2 years ago
    Does The Garmin Forerunner 235 track swimming?
    kimberely
    almost 2 years ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 watches that support swim activities use arm movements data, such as pool size, to provide swim metrics recording the swim activity.
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    frederick
    about 2 years ago
    Is the Garmin Forerunner 235 heart rate monitor accurate?
    trudi
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Forerunner 235 heart rate data to be relatively accurate.
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    alexis
    about 2 years ago
    Is The Garmin Forerunner 235 a smartwatch?
    loreta
    almost 2 years ago
    Yes, The Garmin Forerunner 235 is a smartwatch that will help you train smarter, recover smarter.
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    andera
    about 2 years ago
    Does The Garmin Forerunner 235 track REM sleep?
    edward.champlin
    almost 2 years ago
    No, The Garmin Forerunner 235 cannot track REM is not available for FR235.
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    nedra
    about 2 years ago
    How old is the Garmin Forerunner 235?
    jamal
    almost 2 years ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 Release on 21/10/2015.
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    marvin
    about 2 years ago
    How long should I charge my Garmin Forerunner 235?
    marcelino
    almost 2 years ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 battery takes up to two hours to fully Charge.
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    rupert.damore
    about 2 years ago
    Does The Garmin Forerunner 235 track cycling Vo2 Max?
    wallace
    almost 2 years ago
    The Forerunner 235 does not have the ability to record a cycling Vo2 Max.
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    thalia.glover
    about 2 years ago
    How long should Garmin Forerunner 235 battery last?
    arlie.labadie
    almost 2 years ago
    The Garmin Forerunner 235 battery can last up to 9 days in watch mode.
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Garmin Forerunner 235 Garmin - Editorial Reviews (10)

3.3
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Garmin Forerunner 235 Everything you ever wanted to know: Garmin’s new Forerunner 230, 235, and 630 watches
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DC Rainmaker
Published: 21.10.2015
Everything you ever wanted to know: Garmin’s new Forerunner 230, 235, and 630 watches

(Update: Both my FR230/235 & FR630 In-Depth Reviews have now been published at those links.  Definitely need to check those out to get all the juicy details on whether these devices are worth it after long-term usage.) Ahh yes, that

Garmin Forerunner 235 Garmin Forerunner 230 & 235 In-Depth Review
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DC Rainmaker
Published: 25.11.2015
Garmin Forerunner 230 & 235 In-Depth Review

It’s been almost exactly a month since Garmin announced their lineup of fall running watches, including three new units: The Forerunner 230, 235, and 630.  Each of those units replacing previous iterations of the FR220, 225, and 620.  The FR230

Garmin Forerunner 235 Garmin Forerunner 235 review: A top-notch running watch with Windows support
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Windows Central
Published: 10.05.2017
Garmin Forerunner 235 review: A top-notch running watch with Windows support

There are plenty of fitness trackers to choose from these days. If you need to track your running workouts, along with your steps, the Garmin Forerunner 235 is a solid entry-level running watch.

Garmin Forerunner 235 The best watch for casual and serious runners
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CNET
Published: 15.04.2016
The best watch for casual and serious runners

The Forerunner 235 tracks pace and distance, provides easy-to-read smartphone alerts and has a ton of running features that are typically found on more expensive watches.

Garmin Forerunner 235 Garmin Forerunner 235: The Best Running Watch Yet
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Tom's Guide
Published: 20.11.2018
Garmin Forerunner 235: The Best Running Watch Yet
4.5

Thanks to its fast GPS, accurate heart-rate monitoring, and thin and light design, the Garmin Forerunner 235 is the best GPS running watch for the money.

Garmin Forerunner 235 Garmin Forerunner 235 Review
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Gadget Review
Published: 14.09.2020
Garmin Forerunner 235 Review
4.2

Table Of Contents_Why We Like It – Garmin Forerunner 235 ReviewPerformanceDesignValueGarmin Forerunner 235 Review Wrap Up Reader Rating0 Votes08.3Expert RatingThis watch is equipped with multiple functions that allow any athlete to record their physical history accurately. Activity tracking records steps, sleep, and other body functions through the day. New features are available through the garmin connect app, such as watch faces that keep your watch looking fresh. Even when there is no activity to track, this running watch will always […]

Garmin Forerunner 235 ​Garmin Forerunner 235 review
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Wareable
Published: 22.01.2016
​Garmin Forerunner 235 review
4.0

The Garmin Forerunner 235 is the company's latest running watch with wrist-based heart rate monitoring built in. Coming less than a year after the Forerunn...

Garmin Forerunner 235 Garmin Forerunner 235
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ProductReview.com.au
Published: 20.03.2022
Garmin Forerunner 235

Garmin Forerunner 235 (Smart Watch / Fitness Tracker): 4 out of 5 stars from 84 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au.

Garmin Forerunner 235 Garmin Forerunner 235 Review and Guide: Awesome Exercise Tool
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Smart Geek Wrist
Published: 05.08.2020
Garmin Forerunner 235 Review and Guide: Awesome Exercise Tool
0.0

Are you a runner that needs an accurate fitness tracker? Don't miss our review of the Garmin Forerunner 235 to see if it's the one for you!

Garmin Forerunner 235 Garmin Forerunner 235 review
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TechRadar
Published: 04.12.2019
Garmin Forerunner 235 review
4.0

Age is just a number

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