A weekend in the mountains running a half marathon with your college friends? Sounds perfect. Sure, the weekend will mostly be about hanging out and catching up, but 13. 1 miles will be waiting for you at some point during those few days. Now that you’re committed, step up your training by investing in Garmin’s Forerunner 235. With its user-friendly design and host of training metrics, the Forerunner 235 will help you train efficiently so you can impress your friends at the finish line. One of the biggest features Garmin added to the Forerunner 235 to set it apart from other Forerunner models is wrist-based heart rate. Leave the cumbersome heart rate band at home without missing out on your BPM with this new addition to the watch, then check up on your pace, estimated V02 max, and distance whether you’re logging your miles inside or out. When you lace up your shoes, leave your phone at home and get some dedicated time for yourself out on your run; the Forerunner 235 will display your smartphone notifications while you’re out so you aren’t bombarded with a slew of missed calls and texts when you get back home. Finally, Garmin also rolled its all-day fitness tracking into the Forerunner 235 too, which will hold you accountable for your sleep schedule, overall steps, and the time you spend sitting each day.
- Heart Rate Monitor: yes, Elevate technology
- Wireless: yes
- Clock: yes
- Battery Type: lithium ion
- Recommended Use: running