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Garmin Forerunner 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 30. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and usability are generally positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

reliability, design, price, usability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Forerunner 30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Hands-on: Garmin’s New Forerunner 30 Running GPS Watch


Hold on, I know what you're thinking: Didn't the Forerunner 30 come out last year?

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew London (

Garmin Forerunner 30 review


A pared-back run tracker that packs in some serious features

Clear screen ; Intuitive controls ; Great app

Design definitely fitness-focused ; No touchscreen ; Move IQ isn’t capable enough yet

The Garmin Forerunner 30 is a pared-back version of the Forerunner 35, and while it lacks some of the more advanced features of its bigger sibling, Garmin has got the balance right to still leave the 30 feeling well-rounded and impressive.

Nov, 2017

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Garmin Forerunner 30 review


Garmin's cheapest Forerunner is a solid budget motivator for road runners...

Very easy to use ; Clear screen ; Solid GPS tracking ; Garmins don't get cheaper than this

Buggy phone notifications ; Not a looker ; HR sensor struggles with high intensity workouts

Garmin’s simplest running watch lacks flexibility and software sheen, but it's a great budget choice for road runners

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Alan Martin (

Garmin Forerunner 30 review: A bargain at full price, now even cheaper


The Forerunner 30 delivers good performance, GPS and heart-rate tracking in a beautifully affordable package

The Garmin Forerunner 30 is a solid, dependable running watch. It's not flashy, but it gets the job done and you miss it when it's not around. On one run, wearing my charmingly inaccurate Gear Fit2, a pair of running headphones and the Forerunner 30,...

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Band color:Black / Purple / Turquoise
Band material:Silicone
Housing color:Black
Splash proof:Y


Built-in camera:N
Built-in Microphone:N
Clock mode:12h
Display Diagonal:0.93
Display Resolution:128 x 128
Display size (HxV):0.925 x 0.921
FM radio:N
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

Packaging Content


Ports & interfaces

USB port:N


Battery Life:120


Compatible memory cards:Not supported

Weight & Dimensions