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Garmin Forerunner 230

Garmin Forerunner 230
alaScore 89

363 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 363 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 230. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 363 reviews)

4 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Forerunner 230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 230 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 230 Smartwatch with up to 16 hours battery life black/white Size:One sizeGarmin Forerunner 230 Smartwatch with up to 16 hours battery life black/white Size:One size

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Forerunner 230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.com.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 230 - Black/WhiteGarmin Forerunner 230 - Black/White

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ray Maker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Forerunner 230 & 235 In-Depth Review

 

It's been almost exactly a month since Garmin announced their lineup of fall running watches, including three new units: The Forerunner 230, 235, and 630. Each of those units replacing previous iterations of the FR220, 225, and 620. The FR230 and FR235...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Jodie (reevoo.com)

Garmin Forerunner 230

 

First ever running watch. Really simple and straightforward to use. It does everything I need it to.

The watch face is a bit on the large side for my small wrists and it keeps slipping round. Doesn't cause any problems whilst running though.

Sep, 2017

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

GARMIN Forerunner 230 - Purple & White

 

First ever running watch. Really simple and straightforward to use. It does everything I need it to.

The watch face is a bit on the large side for my small wrists and it keeps slipping round. Doesn't cause any problems whilst running though.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Suesan (reevoo.com)

Garmin Forerunner 230

 

No heart rate, for the price this is shocking

Aug, 2017

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

GARMIN Forerunner 230 - Black & White

 

No heart rate, for the price this is shocking

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Sarah (reevoo.com)

Garmin Forerunner 230

 

It was purchased as a gift & my nephew is very impressed with the product

I have nothing negative to say about the product only the store where i purchsed the product - very poor attitude of staff, lack of knowledge & experience in dealing with customers, poor management

Jun, 2017

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

GARMIN Forerunner 230 - Black & White

 

It was purchased as a gift & my nephew is very impressed with the product

I have nothing negative to say about the product only the store where i purchsed the product - very poor attitude of staff, lack of knowledge & experience in dealing with customers, poor management

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: LG (reevoo.com)

Garmin Forerunner 230

 

Connects quickly to GPS

Jun, 2017

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

GARMIN Forerunner 230 - Black & White

 

Connects quickly to GPS

Jun, 2017

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

GARMIN Forerunner 230 - Black & White

 

Able to download apps and install it . Big range of apps for the model . 8-10 days with one charge of the battery

No build in heart rate

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, White / Black, Yellow / Purple / Purple, White / Yellow
Protection features:Shock resistant / Shock resistant, Vibration proof, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Waterproof:Y

Display

Backlight:Y
Display Resolution:215 x 180
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1 x 1
Display Type:LCD
Touchscreen:N

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

Memory

Memory capacity:200 / 8.3

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Chest strap:N

Performance

Advanced workouts:Y
Alarm clock:Y
Audible alarm(s):Y
Automatic daily activity detection: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:N / Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Integrated timer: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:N / Y

Power

Battery level indicator:Y
Battery Life:16
Battery life (power save mode):100
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 / 1.77 x 0.465 x 1.77 / 1.81 x 0.512 x 1.81
Weight:1.44 / 1.45