Garmin Forerunner 235

Garmin Forerunner 235

Garmin Forerunner 235 Features

  • Activity/Inactivity and Calories Burned tracking
  • Heart-rate monitoring
  • GPS
  • Walking Distance and Steps counting
  • Auto Sleep Monitor
  • Waterproof (5 ATM)
  • Nine Day Battery
  • Color LCD Touchscreen

Garmin Forerunner 235 Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
VO2 Max
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alert

Additional Features

Watch / Clock
Alarm Clock
Music Playback
ReportsActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Control
Camera Control
Find Phone


Duration9 days

GPS mode: Up to 11 hours

Battery TypeRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance
IP Rating5 ATM
Weight42 grams
Dimensions1.77" x 1.77" x 0.46" (45 x 45 x 11.7 mm)


Display TechnologyLCD Screen
Display Size1,23 inches
Screen Resolution215 x 180 pixels
Color Display
Touch Screen


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Features



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • Biking
  • Outdoor
  • Running
  • Treadmill
  • Walking

Garmin Forerunner 235 Review

The Garmin Forerunner 235 is not just a normal watch but an activity tracker as well. All sports users love the running watch. The great thing is the watch has a dual function offering your smartphone notifications and running metrics with an accurate heart rate while strapped to your wrist. However, these are not the only features loved by all.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • Whether you are a jogger or professional runner, most users found the activity-tracking feature helpful. One runner said it helps to keep you moving and burning calories throughout the day.
  • The great thing is that runners found that their goals are different and love the fact that they can customize the smartwatch according to their training needs. They can set up their goals by using the advanced workouts and plans directly from the Garmin connect.
  • Another highlighted feature all gym users found interesting is the accelerometer as it captured their distance and pace data while running on a treadmill. The great thing is that even outdoor runners can use it while connected with GPS and GLONASS. This helps them to locate their position and according to users is very accurate.
  • One professional athlete mentioned that the 24/7 heart-rate monitor keeps track of their activities all day from their steps to sleep patterns. The other great thing is they can view the information directly on their Android or iPhone device.
  • A notable thing is the water-resistance design and users found this helpful, as there is no need of removing the device when stepping into the shower or taking a swim.
  • One of the most important features for athletes is that they can download directly from the IQ store and it is free.
  • Runners and walkers found the weather widget useful, but does need a Bluetooth connection and notifies them when the weather changes. Furthermore, they found reading the screen in sunlight excellent.
  • All sports users found the full message to read on the display helpful while working out and the fact that they can answer calls even better.

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • One athlete said that the heart rate monitor works well, but does have an occasional connection and synchronizing problems.
  • While another user advised after the firmware update, they had problems with the Bluetooth connection as well.
  • Many professional sports users mentioned they needed to install the Garmin Express on the computer and plug the watch in to update the software.


If you are looking for value in Smartwatches, the Garmin Forerunner 235 offers from casual to serious runners an outstanding tracker device. You can keep track of your workout while answering calls and reading messages at the same time.


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Expert Reviews and Ratings

  • • Expert Review by George Ponder

    The Forerunner 235 regularly costs around $329.99, but it's not uncommon to see the device on sale. While that is a healthy investment, all in ... Full review

    4of 5.0
  • • Expert Review by Анастасия Пивоварова

    Garmin Forerunner 235 — это часы не для тех, кто занимается спортом время от времени. И не для тех, кто пару раз в неделю ходит ... Full review

  • • Expert Review by Dan Graziano

    The Garmin Forerunner 235 offers the best value for serious and casual runners looking for an all-in-one running watch and fitness tracker. Full review

    8.1of 10
  • • Expert Review by James Stables

    The Garmin Forerunner 235 is a solid running watch that blends top sports metrics with excellent 24/7 daily activity tracking and a lovely design. It's ... Full review

    4of 5
  • • Expert Review by Mike Prospero

    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 ... Full review

    9of 10
  • • Expert Review by Kieran Alger

    The Garmin Forerunner 235 still manages to stand out, despite its age. A lower price helps, but the depth and breadth of its tracking skills ... Full review

    4of 5.0

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