Garmin - Forerunner 230

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Garmin - Forerunner 230

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Stay on pace for your next personal record with Forerunner 230, the GPS and GLONASS running watch with smart features. Its built-in activity tracker keeps recording steps, even when you’re not running. Pair your watch with a compatible smartphone for connected features like automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, smart notifications, audio prompts and live tracking. You can also download customizable watch faces and applications from Connect IQ. Pair with an optional heart rate monitor and train more effectively with heart rate data, heart rate zone and VO2 max estimate. For more challenging runs, download advanced workouts and training plans from Garmin Connect.


  • Tracks distance, pace and time. Pair with a heart rate monitor (not included) to track heart rate and VO2 Max. 
  • Connected features: automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, live tracking, audio prompts, music controls, smart notifications and social media sharing
  • Activity tracking counts daily steps, distance, calories and sleep
  • Download data fields, watch faces, widgets and applications from Connect IQ™


 Physical dimensions  1.77" x 1.77" x 0.46" (45 x 45 x 11.7 mm)
 Display size, WxH  1.23" (31.1 mm) diameter
 Display resolution, WxH  215 x 180 pixels
 Color display  Yes
 Weight  1.4 oz (41 g)
 Battery  Rechargeable lithium-ion
 Battery life  16 Hours training, 5 weeks watch + AT + Notifications 
 Water rating  5 ATM
 GPS-enabled  Yes 
 High-sensitivity receiver  Yes
 Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)   Yes
 Vibration alert  Yes 
 Music control  Yes 
 Find my phone  Yes 
 VIRB® control  Yes 
 Watch functions  Includes date and alarm


 Maps & Memory

 History   200 hours of activity data 


 Running Features

 VO2 max estimate (only when paired with heart rate monitor)
 Recovery advisor 
 Race predictor 
 Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod) 
 Personal records 


 Cycling Features

 Bike speed/cadence sensor   Optional 


 Performance Features

 Heart rate monitor   Optional
 Foot pod  Yes (optional) 
 Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)  Yes
 Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)  Yes 
 Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)  Yes 
 Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)  Yes 
 Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)  Yes 
 Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)  Yes 
 Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)  Yes 
 Heart rate-based calorie computation  Optional (With HRM) 
 Calculates calories burned  Yes 
 Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)   Yes 
 Customizable screen(s)  Yes 
 Shock Resistant  Yes 


 Activity Tracking Features

 Step counter 
 Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) 
 Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)  
 Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) 


 Garmin Connect™

 Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) 
 Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer) 


 Additional Features

 Connect IQ™ app support: Yes 

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