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Garmin Forerunner 225

Garmin Forerunner 225
alaScore 97

554 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 554 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 225. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Forerunner 225 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Forerunner 225

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 225 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 225 GPS Running Watch with Wrist Based Heart Rate and Colour Display - Black/RedGarmin Forerunner 225 GPS Running Watch with Wrist Based Heart Rate and Colour Display - Black/Red

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Forerunner 225

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 225 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 225Garmin Forerunner 225

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225 review

 

Over the past year, an influx of dedicated fitness gadgets have included both GPS and heart-rate sensors. The Microsoft Band and Fitbit Surge may come to mind.

The Garmin Forerunner 225 has an always-on display, accurate GPS for tracking runs, a wrist-based heart-rate monitor, and can track steps and calories. It's water-resistant and can be worn in the shower and pool.

Heart-rate tracking is limited to workouts, there's no automatic syncing, sleep data lacks detailed information, and Garmin's mobile app is dated.

Runners interested in tracking both heart-rate and all-day activities can't go wrong with the Forerunner 225.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225

 

The Forerunner 225 is Garmin's first runner's watch with a built-in heart rate monitor. It's pricey compared with similar fitness trackers, but it's an excellent running companion.

First Garmin Forerunner with optical heart rate monitor on the wrist. Includes GPS. Superb battery life. Very easy to use. Tracks steps, sleep, calories burned, weight, runs, and other activities.

Pricey. Frustrating charger. Very sporty for a 24/7 tracker. Heart rate monitor designed for activity, not resting heart rate measurements.

If you're not already a dedicated Garmin user and are shopping around, I'd only recommend the Forerunner 225 if you intend to use it mainly for tracking runs. For daily step counting, there are better options; I prefer the Fitbit Surge and the Garmin...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225 In-Depth Review

 

This past spring Garmin running watch. The unit would mark the first Garmin watch that contains an optical heart rate sensor within the watch, allowing you to view and record your heart rate without a separate strap. The Forerunner 225 (FR225) was...

Aug, 2015

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Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225 Review

 

Ever since I started incorporating my heart rate into my training regimen, I've become a lot more efficient with my running. The Garmin Forerunner 225 takes everything I liked about the Forerunner 220, and adds the crucial heart-rate metric to the mix....

Accurate GPS ; Built-in heart-rate monitor ; Easy to use ; Doubles as a fitness tracker

Bulky

With the addition of an optical heart-rate monitor from Mio, the Garmin Forerunner 225 is the most well-rounded running GPS watch yet

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Kieran Alger (techradar.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225 review

 

Garmin's new GPS running watch measures your heart rate from your wrist

Easy to use Heart rate tracking from your wrist Infinitely customisable intervals

Lack of running dynamics No micro-UBS charging

Garmin's first heart rate tracking watch may not satisfy die-hard athletes but its range of features and engaging interface is brilliant for recreational runners.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Garmin Forerunner 225 review: Heart-rate from your wrist (finally!) - Pocket-lint

 

Finally Garmin has taken the plunge and released its first running watch with a built-in heart-rate sensor, the Forerunner 225. We got to handle one at

May, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225 review: the leader of the running watch pack?

 

Garmin's running watch measures your heart rate and hits the right beats

East to use on the move ; Strap-free heart rate tracking ; Great interval training

A bit on the bulky side ; No micro USB charging ; Lacks a few high-end features

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

Garmin Forerunner 225 review

 

Over the past year, an influx of dedicated fitness gadgets have included both GPS and heart-rate sensors. The Microsoft Band and Fitbit Surge may come to mind.

The Garmin Forerunner 225 has an always-on display, accurate GPS for tracking runs, a wrist-based heart-rate monitor, and can track steps and calories. It's water-resistant and can be worn in the shower and pool.

Heart-rate tracking is limited to workouts, there's no automatic syncing, sleep data lacks detailed information, and Garmin's mobile app is dated.

Runners interested in tracking both heart-rate and all-day activities can't go wrong with the Forerunner 225.

Jul, 2015

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

Garmin Forerunner 225 review: The running watch that gets almost everything right

 

Over the past year, an influx of dedicated fitness gadgets have included both GPS and heart-rate sensors. The Microsoft Band and Fitbit Surge may come to mind.

The Garmin Forerunner 225 has an always-on display, accurate GPS for tracking runs, a wrist-based heart-rate monitor, and can track steps and calories. It's water-resistant and can be worn in the shower and pool

Heart-rate tracking is limited to workouts, there's no automatic syncing, sleep data lacks detailed information, and Garmin's mobile app is dated

Runners interested in tracking both heart-rate and all-day activities can't go wrong with the Forerunner 225.

Jul, 2015

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

Garmin Forerunner 225

 

With the Forerunner 225, Garmin joins TomTom with a wrist-based heart rate monitor GPS running watch, kicking this trend off with a good start.

Heart rate monitor works like a charm, Good battery life, Forerunner 225 a good all rounder

Bulky design, too much emphasis on activity tracking, more expensive than regular

Oct, 2015