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Garmin Forerunner 235

alaTest has collected and analyzed 929 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 235. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The size and performance also get good opinions, whereas there are mixed opinions on the maps and durability.

usability, performance, size, screen, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Forerunner 235 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Forerunner 235

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 235 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications - Black/Marsala RedGarmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications - Black/Marsala Red

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Forerunner 235

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 235 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 235 - Black/GrayGarmin Forerunner 235 - Black/Gray

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Garmin Forerunner 235 review

 

The Garmin Forerunner 225 was one of my favorite running watches of 2015. It was a device I personally recommend to numerous friends and family members, but there's a new king of the hill -- the Forerunner 235.

The Garmin Forerunner 235 has accurate GPS for tracking runs and a 24/7 wrist-based heart-rate monitor. It can track all-day activities like steps and sleep, and can display notifications from iPhone and Android devices. It's water-resistant and can be...

Heart rate accuracy drops off during interval training, there are occasional connection and syncing problems and Garmin's Connect app can be confusing to navigate.

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

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Garmin Forerunner 235 (marsala)

 

The Forerunner 235 does everything both casual and serious runners would want. It has GPS to measure pace and distance when running, it has an optical heart-rate sensor, and it can track daily activities like steps and calories. These are all features...

The Garmin Forerunner 235 has accurate GPS for tracking runs and a 24/7 wrist-based heart-rate monitor. It can track all-day activities like steps and sleep, and can display notifications from iPhone and Android devices. It's water-resistant and can be...

Heart rate accuracy drops off during interval training, there are occasional connection and syncing problems and Garmin's Connect app can be confusing to navigate.

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

Apr, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Garmin Forerunner 235: The Best Running Watch Yet

 

Moderate to active runners will love what the Forerunner 235 has to offer. It's thin, light and easy to use; accurately tracks your location and heart rate while you're running; and lets you customize its display. The only feature it lacks that I wish...

Accurate GPS, heart-rate monitor ; Very thin and light ; Easy to read in sunlight ; Customizable interface

App could be better organized ; No built-in storage for music

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 money.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.co.uk)

Garmin Forerunner 235 review

 

The Garmin Forerunner 225 was one of my favorite running watches of 2015. It was a device I personally recommend to numerous friends and family members, but there's a new king of the hill -- the Forerunner 235.

The Garmin Forerunner 235 has accurate GPS for tracking runs and a 24/7 wrist-based heart-rate monitor. It can track all-day activities like steps and sleep, and can display notifications from iPhone and Android devices. It's water-resistant and can be...

Heart rate accuracy drops off during interval training, there are occasional connection and syncing problems and Garmin's Connect app can be confusing to navigate.

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

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com.au)

Garmin Forerunner 235 review: The best watch for casual and serious runners

 

The Garmin Forerunner 225 was one of my favorite running watches of 2015. It was a device I personally recommend to numerous friends and family members, but there's a new king of the hill -- the Forerunner 235.

The Garmin Forerunner 235 has accurate GPS for tracking runs and a 24/7 wrist-based heart-rate monitor. It can track all-day activities like steps and sleep, and can display notifications from iPhone and Android devices. It's water-resistant and can be...

Heart rate accuracy drops off during interval training, there are occasional connection and syncing problems and Garmin's Connect app can be confusing to navigate

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

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Garmin Forerunner 235 review

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The Forerunner 235 is a GPS running watch that's suitable for tracking exercise indoors and outdoors. There are a lot of different features and functions packed into this slim sports watch, but how well does it perform when truly put to the test? We...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Garmin Forerunner 235

 

The Garmin Forerunner 235 sees improvements across the board, most significantly in the look of the watch, smartwatch notifications and enhancements in heart rate measurement.

Great look and feel, much improved app, all day heart rate monitoring

Four day battery life, Garmin website still needs work

The jump that Garmin made from last year’s Forerunner 225 to this year’s 235 is quite significant. It’s a leap that sees improvements across the board, most significantly in the look of the watch, smartwatch notifications and enhancements in heart rate...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Thriller (bestbuy.com)

Elegant

 

I purchased this watch for my runner son as a Christmas gift. He was thrilled to have it and wears it all the time. It looks very classy on his wrist. He says that it is the best gift he received! He recommends it for all runners....

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Ken (currys.co.uk)

GARMIN Forerunner 235 - Black & Grey

 

Heart rate transfer to other garmin device and the 4 hour heart rate graph

N/A

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Ken (reevoo.com)

Garmin Forerunner 235

 

Heart rate transfer to other garmin device and the 4 hour heart rate graph

N/A

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Green / Black, Grey / Black, Red
Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof:Y

Display

Backlight:Y
Display Resolution:215 x 180
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.23 x 1.23
Display Type:LCD
Touchscreen:N

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

Memory

Memory capacity:8.3

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

Chest strap:N

Performance

Alarm clock:Y
Barometric altimeter:N
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calendar:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Electronic compass:N
Foot pod:Y
Heart rate data transfer:Bluetooth
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Interval training:Y
Languages support:English
Motivating feedback:Y
Pace alert:Y
Recommended activity:Running
Recovery time suggestion:Y
Stopwatch:N / Y
Time/distance alert:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Weather forecast:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y

Power

Battery Life:11 / 9
Battery low indication:Y
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Rechargeable battery:Y

Software

Compatible operating systems:Android\niOS

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):1.77 x 0.461 x 1.77 / 1.81 x 0.512 x 1.81
Weight:1.46 / 1.48