Garmin announces three new GPS sport watches and an updated smartphone application sale
The FR 230 provides up to 16 hours of battery in training mode and 5 weeks in watch mode with activity tracking and notifications enabled. The FR 235 gets 11 hours in training and up to nine day in tracking. The Forerunner 230 will be available for $249.99 while the Forerunner 235 will be priced at $329.99. There are several available colors with availability coming in the fourth quarter.
Garmin is a leader in GPS sport watches and today announced three new devices for runners. I reviewed the
GARMIN FORERUNNER 230 AND 235
Garmin Forerunner 225 this summer and these three new devices offer some smartwatch capability and more.
The Forerunner 230 is similar to the 235, except that it does not include an integrated heart rate monitor. You can track your heart rate through an external ANT+ chest or wrist strap.
These new form factor devices also include the Connect IQ GPS watch platform that I previously tested out on the Garmin Vivoactive.
Like the Garmin Forerunner 225, the new Garmin Forerunner 235 includes an integrated heart rate monitor. However, the FR 235 has been improved with new Garmin Elevate technology. Garmin Elevate provides heart rate and zone information on the display as runners train.
A new 44 percent larger, sunlight-readable display in full color is used on these new sport watches. You can connect your smartphone and receive notifications for calls, text, and email alerts while also managing your connected smartphone's music controls