Garmin Forerunner 235

Garmin Forerunner 235

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Garmin Forerunner 235 is a GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate tracking. It can receive audio prompts from a connected smartphone, show new email, text messages, call alerts, calendar reminders and more.

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  • Laura Webb
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This watch is the best on the market in my opinion. It has smart notifications, heart rate monitor, weather updates and activity tracking. And the Garmin app is beautiful and easy to use. I highly recommend this activity tracking smart watch."
  • Randy Pearson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The Garmin Forerunner was one of my favorite buys recently. I really enjoyed using the watch and I used it frequently. Recently though, it has stopped turning on, even when fully charged."
    Ronald Ellis
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "This is a great device to use while working out. I can see myself using this often."
  • Angélica Guerrero
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This watch has a price point that is average, I like the built in GPS feature, and the heart monitor. The style really just looks like everything else on the market, nothing special here."
  • Gary Guerrero
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "The Forerunner might be pricey for some but for me it was well worth what i paid for it. It does have some bells and whistles that i may never use but at least i know it is there when needed. It is a little on the bulky side but for my hand it fits just right . "
  • Russell Peters
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Stay on pace for your next personal record with Forerunner 235, the GPS running watch with Elevate wrist heart rate technology and smart features. Includes activity tracking and connected features like automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, smart notifications and audio prompts, as well as customizable widgets, applications and watch faces from the Connect IQ store."
  • Christina West
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "I browsed a lot of GPS fitness trackers before settling on the Garmin Forerunner 235 and I couldn't be happier. It is totally worth the price! I have been impressed with how well it works and the wide array of functions it offers. Don't hesitate!"
  • Billy Rogers
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The Garmin Forerunner 235 is second to none in my book. I recently upgraded to this model from one of their competitors. I love all of the features. The fact that it connects to my emails and calendar makes my life so much easier!"
  • Aaron Bell
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Having a fitness tracker with high customization can be extremely useful with changing fitness routines. The audio prompts make it extremely convenient for running as you don't have to look at your phone. It's just an all around super useful product. "
  • Martha Saldaña
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I consider myself to be an athlete, and the Garmin Forerunner 235 is everything I could ever need in a watch. I can actualy customize my training with this device. I have never had a device be more useful for my fitness. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting a running watch."
  • Zachary Moreno
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I am very pleased with the Garmin 235. It was easy to set up and has been very easy to use. The Garmin software tracks and gets me the data I want to review. Activity options shown on the watch are Run, Indoor Run, Bike, Indoor Bike, and Other. I love that the heart rate is very accurate with no crazy highs and lows. And the GPS is also very accurate from the runs I have tested with it. Very satisfied with this purchase."
  • Susan Banks
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "Garmin would be my second choice for a tracker brand. I am not sure if FitBit offers the GPS tracking though. Good choice. "
  • Andrew Delgado
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I really wanted to see what the big deal was with athletic watches. So I decided to give the Garmin Forerunner 235 a try for health reasons. I was really satisfied with the results."
  • Paula Esparza
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "great smart watch. the heart rate monitoring is a very helpful feature."
  • Ryan Richardson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The product is a good one. The price is unreasonable, though."
  • Sean Gomez
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "It has a good amount of features and it isn't as expensive as I thought. It's a pretty good option and could be one of the best."
  • Justin Pena
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I like that the Forerunner 235 has GPS and a 9-day watch/11-hour activity battery before it needs a recharge. Plus, it connects with my smartphone to give me notifications I can see just by looking at the watch."
    Olivia Guerrero
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "The Garmin Forerunner 235 is a fairly standard activity tracker with heart rate monitor. It works well, and it looks pretty good. I would recommend this as long as you aren't looking for anything too fancy."
  • Andrea Freeman
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "One of my favorite features about this watch is the activity tracking feature. It even alerts you if you've been inactive for too long. I also like that you can add so many features like email and text notifications. "
  • Tyler Peterson
    Written on May 27, 2018
    "I like this tracker because it's simple and has a really good display. The audio prompts are good but I wish it didn't need to be connected to the phone to use it."
  • Hansika Tata
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "The forerunner 235 is an awesome tool to help you meet your fitness goals. I use it ALL the time. It is not only a fitness tracker but also a gps running watch. I love it!"
  • Brenda Contreras
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "Aside from the nice screen and display that it sports, I think that another feature that should be highlighted in this watch is the altimeter that it has. It says running, but I also use it in my outdoor activities."
  • Anthony Chapman
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "GPS Running Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate and display type is sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel(MIP) Customize Your Watch and Your Training, Larger Screen - a 44% Larger Screen than the 225 but the Same Physical Size Audio Prompts - Receive Audio Prompts from Your Connected Smartphone That Include Laps and Lap Times Smart Notifications - See Incoming Email, Text Messages, Call Alerts, Calendar Reminders and More from Your Compatible Smartphone Battery Life 11 Hours Training, 9 Days Watch, Activity Tracking, Notifications + Heart Rate. Refer user manual below"
  • Jacqueline Powell
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "This sporty Garmin watch has a a really simple to read display that is great for glancing while running or working out. Also, it is great for connecting to other devices like your computer or smart phone to make sure you stay atop of emails and other alerts when you're enjoying your exercise routine."
  • Eric Johnson
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This is a great smart watch for multitaskers. I telecommute and work out in the middle of the work day a lot, so the fact that I can sync this with my devices and even see when I get work emails is great. The look is a bit sporty, so I wouldn't really wear it to the office, but it works great for me."
  • Dolores Rivas
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "A solid entry in the Garmin line up of fitness tracker watches. It still has lots of features in comparison to other brands. However in comparison to the Garmin watches it is an older model. Newer better features are on the latest releases of Garmin fitness trackers. "
  • Diana Parker
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "I am reallynot a big fan of these tech watches hey have out now. But, I must say that this Garmin Forerunner 235 has been a great help for my dad who has Afib. It just helps with keeping him more aware of his heart rate. The only down side is that he is not the most tech savvy person, so I had to take him step by step on how to use the thing."
  • Lori Roberts
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This GPS watch is fantastic, i definitely love it. It is very professional and precise in tracking all your activity. Battery lasts for 11 hours and more, it can be customized, also you can connect it with your phone, and it will work perfectly. Price is very affordable for the quality you get. "
  • Elizabeth Peña
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I like the design. I'm going to have to read through the reviews a little more. They're not terrible but the price is a big high."
  • Ronald Cruz
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I am really split on this fitness tracker. On one end I really like the quality and durability the watch has. I don't like the extremely high cost and the bulkiness of the watch. In fact I'd have to say that this was probably made for much larger individuals in mind because the tracker looks out of place on smaller people."
  • Daniel McDonald
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I was trying to lose weight, so I wanted to get a watch that would help me count calories. With the Garmin Forerunner 235, I got a stylish, effective watch that helped me lose weight by counting calories from all of my workouts. "
  • Heather Simmons
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I really like this watch, the GPS is a great part of this, don't have to use a separate one. The audio prompts are a great way for reminders and tracking. Connecting to my smartphone means I only need to carry one device while running."
  • Andy Ma
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "You can't go wrong with Garmin for any sort of GPS device but I can see the watch portion of this going bad like the strap or the watch face."
  • Eric Crawford
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I am astonished at my Garmin Forerunner 235. I thought I would have lost or broken it by now, but it stays secure on my wrist. I love the different colors for the bands too."
  • Timothy Oliver
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "As someone else mentioned, make sure you are buying this watch for the right reasons! I have been a dedicated Fitbit user for the past 3 years. I have had the Charge HR, the Surge and the Blaze. I was a runner through the Charge and Surge (GPS) but then had a knee injury and became a gym rat through the Blaze time period. My knee has been doing better and so I am pleased to say that I am back to running! I used the Garmin and Fitbit Blaze together through various days and workouts to compare them. I hope this review helps someone switching from a Blaze/Surge to a Garmin 235."
  • Philip Turner
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This smartwatch is fantastic, i use it all the time, and i can say that it has a very high quality, and the price if very fair compared with other brands that have the same features. "
    Janet Gomez
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "Love the Garmin smartwatch! The GPS is great, the big face and font is easier to read and being able to see my messages, on the go, is the best."
  • Wei Xie
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Watch is nice and light. GPS tracking is accurate and connect app provides information in an engaging way. This is a great digital watch useful for daily running, and even walking around. Heart monitor works fine"
  • Randy Webb
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "First off, this watch is amazing. It is great at doing what it does, and I am able to get great workouts thanks to it. It's a little pricey, but I think it is worth the price honestly. I have been having better workouts since I got it. It helps keep my heartrate at a high level to make sure I get the most out of my workouts. The gps too is great for mapping out your workouts, and if you are someone who like to exercise somewhere far of the beaten path, this will help keep you from getting lost. The watch looks nice too, and I almost always have it on. "
  • Bryan Carpenter
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "Track your heart activity with this brilliant watch. Have everything you need on display right on your wrist."
  • Brandon Black
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "I can't say enough good things about Garmin. I have had the Garmin Forerunner for around 6 months now and it has been one of the best watches for tracking my fitness. There are apps out there, but this watch is all you need. It tracks everything and is like a little motivational sidekick. I have really liked this watch and am glad I purchased it!"
  • Janice Jackson
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "This product is one that just about everyone should have to monitor their health condition, especially during strenuous activity. Aside from that important feature alone, this product will do so much more by way of communicating with your smartphone and includes a feature called Connect IQ, which allows the user to download apps with ease."
  • Brian Bailey
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "As a big fan of wearable devices I use Garmin Forerunner 235. It is a GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate tracking. The cool thing about it lets you customize your watch and your training, receive audio prompts from your connected smartphone, see new email, text messages, call alerts, calendar reminders and more."
  • Joseph Carlson
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "The Garmin Forerunner 235 is an excellent activity tracker. It's amazingly accurate. As a smartwatch, however, it comes up way short because it's only capable of a limited number of very basic functions. It's alright as a smartwatch, but not worth the price."
  • Christopher Alexander
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Garmin Forerunner 235 is very high quality. Its GPS is the most accurate I have ever used over the years. The screen seems small, but thats expected since it is not met to be large. "
  • Anthony Miller
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "This GPS watch is very good. I love the heart tracking feature."
  • Christopher Munoz
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "As far as the Forerunner goes it is based on linux but I feel that it is sorely lacking in a lot of areas. I don't really like the ui and it feels a little incomplete to me. "
  • Lily Fang
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is an OK watch. For all the features it offers, though - I'd trade them all in just to get an accurate heart rate out of the thing! It works well when an update doesn't make it freeze (not too often in my experience) and the UI is generally well laid out, but the heart rate was far more accurate on my previous watch. This one just gets up to a certain rate and freezes. Not sure if I got what I paid for here."
    Ridhi Sharma
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This thing is feature-packed and easy to use. It's almost as good as much more expensive smart watches out there, despite its primary purpose being as a fitness tracker. It's lightweight and easy to wear, as well."
    Aditya Nair
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This is a great fitness tracker watch. It tracks my heartrate and also can use it as a smart watch to get email alerts. The battery life is great too."
    Kenneth Coleman
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This a great runner's watch! This Garmin does it all! I have to say that I also do find it very useful to have the watch buzz when I get messages, emails and phone calls. I also have really become spoiled by waking up with the watch alarm, looking at the watch to check my calendar and then check the weather for a morning run or even what to wear that day! I LOVE THIS WATCH!!!!! "
    Benjamin Black
    Written on June 6, 2017
    "I love this watch! The display is beautiful and easy to read. The price point may seem high, but I see this watch as lasting forever and an investment worth making. It's so much easier to read emails and text messages without the hassle of taking out my phone. The watch is great for my exercise goal and provides feedback that motivates me to continue on."
    Tyler Contreras
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "When it comes to the name Garmin, you know GPS will be involved. This unique take on the fitness tracker has a GPS to help you plan and track your runs. It also connects to a smartphone allowing for text and email notifications."
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