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Garmin Forerunner 15

Garmin Forerunner 15
alaScore 92

1431 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and usability are overall positive. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Forerunner 15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Forerunner 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 15 Large GPS Running Watch - Black/BlueGarmin Forerunner 15 Large GPS Running Watch - Black/Blue

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Forerunner 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 606 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.com.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 15 Large, Black/BlueGarmin Forerunner 15 Large, Black/Blue

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Garmin Forerunner 15 review

 

What would happen if you combined a GPS running watch with an activity tracker? You would get the Forerunner 15, the newest running watch from Garmin. The Forerunner 15 combines the features found in Garmin's budget-friendly Forerunner 10 GPS running...

The Forerunner 15 has both a GPS and a pedometer. It also includes an always-on display with a backlight, long battery life, a waterproof design, and is compatible with wireless heart-rate monitors.

The lack of Bluetooth makes syncing to your computer and mobile device a real nightmare. The design isn't all that fashionable and may be a bit bulky for some work environments.

Its lack of Bluetooth notwithstanding, the affordable Garmin Forerunner 15 is otherwise a great health tracking wristwatch for runners.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Garmin Forerunner 15 review: sports watch first, fitness tracker second

 

For about the same price as an entry-level running watch, the Forerunner offers all the usual running features, plus step tracking so you can monitor your activity between workouts. It's a good buy for runners who need a sports watch, and would prefer...

Long battery life ; Fair price, considering the feature set ; Includes step tracking, allowing it to double as a basic fitness tracker ; Compatible with heart rate monitors ; Waterproof

No wireless syncing ; Doesn't automatically track sleep ; App doesn't offer much motivation ; Because it's more of a running watch than fitness tracker, you won't necessarily want to wear it every day

I'll admit, after testing the Forerunner 15, I was tempted to return the pricier Forerunner 220 I recently purchased and get this instead. If you're like me -- a runner who also wants to track activity between workouts -- the 15 is a compelling choice....

Jun, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Garmin Forerunner 15

 

Garmin is one seriously trusted name among data-loving athletes, and its Forerunner 15 is the best hybrid sports watch-activity tracker we've tested. The price is right, too.

Expertly designed runner's watch. Great price. Includes step tracking for daily activity monitoring. Clear display. Long battery life, and rechargeable. Includes GPS. Waterproof up to 50m. Simple navigation. Rich data analysis via website. Optional...

Overtly sporty design means you might not want to wear it 24/7. Doesn't track sleep. Can't sync directly with phones.

For more, see How to Choose a Fitness Tracker and The 25 Best Fitness Apps.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (tomsguide.com)

Garmin Forerunner 15 Review

 

The Garmin Forerunner 15 is a solid GPS watch that will track and map your runs with little effort on your part. It's great for those transitioning from casual activity to more serious activity or anyone who wants to start running more or needs to...

Accurate GPS tracker ; Long battery life ; Waterproof

Bulky watch face ; No Bluetooth ; Indoor running only possible with foot pod

The Garmin Forerunner 15 is an affordable GPS running-watch as well as a decent activity tracker, but we wish it offered Bluetooth syncing.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Ray Maker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS Watch & Daily Activity Monitor In-Depth Review

 

In keeping with the popular trend of adding activity monitoring to devices, back in April Garmin announced their latest running watch – the Forerunner 15 (FR15). This would take their popular FR10 budget-focused GPS running watch and then combine it...

Jun, 2014

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Expert review by: Bethany Gordon (toptenreviews.com_old)

Garmin Forerunner 15 Review

 

This fitness monitor is a convenient choice for GPS and heart rate training. When you're looking to improve the intensity of your workouts, the Garmin Forerunner 15 has some of the best features such as lap time, calories burned and an accurate chest...

The Garmin Forerunner 15 has GPS capabilities to monitor your speed, distance and duration as well as your heart rate.

Even though you can transfer data, the watch itself only stores seven laps at a time, which is much less than competitors.

The Garmin Forerunner 15 is a highly capable watch with GPS and app compatibility so you can save and review your progress over time.

Expert review by: Mark Mayne (techradar.com)

Garmin Forerunner 15 review

 

Running tech going cheap

Low price for a GPS running watch ; Rapid and accurate GPS ; Garmin Connect offers DEEP analysis ; Good battery life

No Bluetooth means no mobile sync ; Fairly flimsy build and basic screen ; Polar M400 is almost as cheap, even better

For a lot of runners - newcomers and those on a budget - this will be a really great choice. It's not flash but it does have a lot of power for its price.

Sep, 2015

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

Garmin Forerunner 15 review

 

What would happen if you combined a GPS running watch with an activity tracker? You would get the Forerunner 15, the newest running watch from Garmin. The Forerunner 15 combines the features found in Garmin's budget-friendly Forerunner 10 GPS running...

The Forerunner 15 has both a GPS and a pedometer. It also includes an always-on display with a backlight, long battery life, a waterproof design, and is compatible with wireless heart-rate monitors.

The lack of Bluetooth makes syncing to your computer and mobile device a real nightmare. The design isn't all that fashionable and may be a bit bulky for some work environments.

Its lack of Bluetooth notwithstanding, the affordable Garmin Forerunner 15 is otherwise a great health tracking wristwatch for runners.

Aug, 2014

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

A great watch for the casual runner

 

What would happen if you combined a GPS running watch with an activity tracker? You would get the Forerunner 15, the newest running watch from Garmin. The Forerunner 15 combines the features found in Garmin's budget-friendly Forerunner 10 GPS running...

The Forerunner 15 has both a GPS and a pedometer. It also includes an always-on display with a backlight, long battery life, a waterproof design, and is compatible with wireless heart-rate monitors

The lack of Bluetooth makes syncing to your computer and mobile device a real nightmare. The design isn't all that fashionable and may be a bit bulky for some work environments

Its lack of Bluetooth notwithstanding, the affordable Garmin Forerunner 15 is otherwise a great health tracking wristwatch for runners.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Garmin GPS running watch

 

Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS watch : Garmin, the leader in satellite navigation, announced the Forerunner 15 - an affordable GPS running watch with daily activity tracking for all fitness levels. The Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS watch keeps runners motivated...

When connected to a Mac or Personal Computer, users can upload their activities to Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community, to analyze training progress, set and track goals, and share activities with other Garmin Connect users or on social...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Battery Life:840

Memory

Memory capacity:7

Packaging Content

Chest strap: Yes

Performance

Recommended activity:Running