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Garmin Forerunner 235 Specifications, Features and Price

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  • Release date:: October, 2015
  • Display:: 1.23 inches, Transflective (MIP) LCD
  • Body:: Silicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Battery Life:: 9 days
  • Compatibility:: Android and iOS

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Battery:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Features:3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Price:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)

Last updated on January 27, 2020 8:51 amCompare

Garmin Forerunner 235 Specifications and Features – The Forerunner 235 is a lightweight GPS fitness smartwatch with lots of fitness tracking features and has a long battery life that keeps you going for over a week. The Forerunner 235 has an outstanding design that’s both stylish and elegant built to last with durable reinforced polymer case, interchangeable silicone straps that’s comfortable to wear.

The 1.23 inches color display is powered by a transflective LCD MIP that’s easy to read outdoors. Its accompanied by 5 physical buttons that makes it easy to navigate the small interface. The Forerunner 235 is equipped to track of your active life and keeps you connected to all that matters to you. It connects with the Garmin Connect app as its companion app which lets you see summaries, manage your fitness goals effortlessly, connect and compete with other members of the community.

Garmin Forerunner 235 Features

  • 1.23 inches transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display, bright and easy to read outdoors, and touchscreen.
  • Preloaded sport modes.
  • Up to 9 days long battery life in smartwatch mode.
  • Clock features include time/date, GPS time sync, auto daylight saving, alarm and stopwatch.
  • Download watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ Store.
  • Find my phone, watch, control music on smartphone and remote camera control.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you, so you never get to miss important updates.
  • Rated 5ATM (swim-proof).
  • 22mm interchangeable straps with quick release feature.
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
  • Sync and upload data from watch to the Garmin Connect community – a thriving community of fitness enthusiasts where you can connect and share.
  • Garmin Forerunner 235 Activity Features
  • Safety and tracking features include, LiveTrack.
  • Activity tracking features includes, steps counter, sleep monitoring, calories, floors climbed, distance, intensity minutes, fitness age and all day stress tracking.
  • Training, planning and analysis features includes, downloadable training plans, VO2 max, activity history on watch, GPS speed and distance, create custom activity profiles and advanced workouts.
  • Heart rate tracking features includes, HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, recovery time and HR broadcast data to paired device.
  • Running features includes, GPS-based distance, time and pace, run workouts, foot pod capable, and available run profiles such as running, indoor track running and treadmill running.
  • Outdoor recreational features includes, back to start and destination-to-destination.
  • Cycling features includes, time/distance alerts, speed and cadence sensor support and available cycling profiles such as biking and indoor biking.

Pros

  • Lightweight design.
  • A comprehensive fitness tracker.
  • Long battery life.

Cons

  • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.
  • Lacks onboard music storage.
ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Forerunner 235

Device type

Fitness/Sport smartwatch

Gender

Unisex

Release date

October, 2015

Predecessor

Successor

Garmin Forerunner 245

Versions

Garmin Fenix 5, Garmin Fenix 5S, Garmin Fenix 5X

BODY

BODY

Dimension

45 x 45 x 11.7 mm

Weight

42 grams

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Ceramics

Strap size

20 mm

Screen protection

Chemically strengthened glass

Water resistance

Yes, 5ATM

Durability test

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Color

Black, Blue, Gray

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.23 inches

Display type

LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective

Display resolution

215 x 180 pixels

Pixel density

Always on

Yes

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

5 Physical buttons

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth calling

No

GPS

GLONASS, GPS

NFC

No

Wi-Fi

No

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

Memory card slot

No

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

None

SIM type

None

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

Third-party apps alert

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

No

Bluetooth music

No

Loudspeaker

No

Microphone

No

Camera

No

Radio

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Yes

Altimeter

No

Ambient light

Yes

Barometer

No

Compass

No

ECG

No

Gyroscope

No

HRM

Yes

Pulse oximeter

No

Thermometer

No

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Blood Pressure

No

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

ECG tracking

No

Fitness Level

Yes

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Steps

Yes

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

No

Menstrual cycle

No

VO2 Max

Yes

Swim-tracking

Yes

Swim-heart tracking

No

On-screen workout

No

Sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

Battery life

GPS mode: 11hrs, Smartwatch mode: up to 9 days

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging time

1-2 hours

Solar power

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

CPU

GPU

Operating system

Proprietary OS

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Garmin Connect

Compatibility

Android 5.0+, iOS 11.0+

Payment system

None

Interchangeable strap

Yes

Voice command

No

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Garmin Forerunner 235, Manual, Straps

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