Garmin Forerunner 15

Garmin Forerunner 15

Garmin Forerunner 15 Features

  • Fitness Activity and Burned Calories tracking
  • GPS Tracking
  • Distance Walked and Steps counting
  • Sleep Tracking with Sleep Reports
  • Swimproof
  • Thirtyfive Day Battery Life

Garmin Forerunner 15 Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alertn/a

Additional Features

Watch / Clock
Alarm Clock
Music Playbackn/a
ReportsActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Controln/a
Camera Controln/a
Find Phonen/a


Duration35 days
Battery TypeRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance
Weight43 grams
Dimensions1.79” x 2.25” x 0.62” (45.5 x 57.2 x 15.7 mm)


Display TechnologyE-ink Screen
Display Sizen/a
Screen Resolutionn/a
Color Displayn/a
Touch Screenn/a


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Featuresn/a



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • All-Day Activity
  • Running
  • Walking

Garmin Forerunner 15 Review

If you need a GPS Running Watch that tracks your distance/pace/calories and monitors your heart rate you need the Garmin Forerunner 15. Not only does it keep track of your fitness levels, it reminds you to keep moving. How well has this smart fitness tracker been received by different sports enthusiasts? If you plan on buying this device, read on and find out if this smartwatch has your name written on it.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • When reading different consumer reviews the first thing we noticed that all users found the price affordable and are one of the cheapest wearables tracking the heart rate.
  • What most aerobics and runners found helpful is that they can connect the Forerunner 15 with an HR strap and the GPS allows them to connect to the Garmin Connect platform.
  • Another benefit all consumers found outstanding is the battery life that holds up to 5 weeks of use with the watch and activity tracker. A professional runner found it lasts up to eight hours when tracking their run with the GPS. Even the battery indicator is visible and a bonus.
  • Most swimmers found the waterproof rating up to 40m terrific and others found they do not need to remove the wearable when taking a shower.
  • The smartwatch has loads of alarms and the buttons are easy to use. A jogger mentioned that you can turn off the alarms and is a joy to wear when taking their morning run.
  • Compared to premium fitness trackers health experts found the device connects to GPS fast and holds a connection well without the need of pairing it with your smartphone. Even, tracking your run is accurate and displays important info without the fluff.
  • Joggers found the different run options with virtual pacer and training zones with alerts outstanding.
  • A regular treadmill user found pairing it with the foot pod to track sessions is accurate.
  • A standout, when paired with a heart rate strap, is that you can set up HR training zones and notifies you when to slow down.
  • One more standout for most fitness users is that they can sign up with different training plans, but the lack of recovery time indication and no vibrating alerts is a bit of a negative.

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • Different sports users found the step count and activity monitoring exceptional, but lack a sleep tracker.
  • The only downside for different users is that you need to synchronize the device with a desktop to view your performance stats.
  • Although most consumers can connect the Forerunner 15 with external heart rate monitors, you can only connect it to ANT+ models.
  • Another negative for most runners is the lack of Bluetooth.


The Garmin Forerunner 15 compared to their latest creations is affordable. For runners, the watch offers enough features to show how they are progressing. In addition, the extended battery life is a bonus. This is a decent watch and the Garmin Connect stats are great.


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Expert Reviews and Ratings

  • • Expert Review by James Stables

    An excellent running watch that comes highly recommended. The top accuracy and ease of use means it's a great tool for intermediate runners looking to ... Full review

    4.5of 5
  • • Expert Review by Елена

    В целом, можно сказать, что FR15 – этот результат своеобразного синтеза устройств: компания Garmin просто взяла свою модель часов FR10 и встроила в них Vivofit. ... Full review

  • • Expert Review by Dana Wollman

    For about the same price as an entry-level running watch, the Forerunner offers all the usual running features, plus step tracking so you can monitor ... Full review

    83of 100
  • • Expert Review by Valentina Palladino

    The $139 Garmin Forerunner 15 is an affordable GPS running-watch as well as a decent activity tracker, but we wish it offered Bluetooth syncing. Full review

    7of 10
  • • Expert Review by Dan Graziano

    Its lack of Bluetooth notwithstanding, the affordable Garmin Forerunner 15 is otherwise a great health tracking wristwatch for runners. Full review

    7.6of 10
  • • Expert Review by Mark Mayne

    For a lot of runners - newcomers and those on a budget - this will be a really great choice. It's not flash but it ... Full review

    4of 5.0

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