Garmin just released three new easy to use GPS watches – the Forerunner 230, 235 and 630 – all of which contain unique features suitable for every type of runner.
The Forerunner 235 is the first ever product to feature Garmin’s Elevate wrist heart rate technology, which displays heart rate via its colorful graphic interface. The 235 also includes daily activity tracking features like an all-day heart rate tracker, all-day steps, calories and sleep. This one is designed to be an excellent standalone item whether you are out for a casual 5k on the town or you are crushing the final long run before a taper. It gets 11 hours of battery life in training mode and an absurd 9 days in activity tracking mode. Coming in black/grey, black/marsala and frost blue/black, the 235 will have a suggested retail price of AU$469.00
The Forerunner 230 is a lower-intensity product which pairs with your existing heart-rate monitor to read all the same data that the 235 does. Additionally, when connected to a compatible smartphone you can stay connected with smart notifications and motivated with music controls and audio prompts with your lap times. The 230 takes battery life to another level, with up to 16 hours of life n training mode and 5 weeks in watch mode with activity tracking on. You can wear this through endless workouts and it’ll keep pumping – in black/white, purple strike/white and force yellow/black, it will have a recommended retail price of AU$389.
And last, but certainly not least, the Forerunner 630 features Garmin’s most advanced running watch technology yet. The touchscreen Forerunner 630 contains more running dynamics than the prior 620, and additional physiological measurements allow runners to be more aware of their body at all times around a workout. The 630’s robust offering can track information such as stride length, vertical ratio, lactate threshold and other things that hardcore runners understand way more than your average Joe. The Forerunner 630 will be available in black/white and midnight blue, and will also be available later this year. It will have a suggested retail price of AU$579.00, and the performer bundle with HRM-Run will have a suggested retail price of AU$649.00.