Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications - Black/Grey​ - £184.57 @ Amazon
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Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications - Black/Grey​ - £184.57 @ Amazon

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Found 27th Dec 2017
  • Tracks heart rate, VO2 max estimate and recovery advisor through Elevate Wrist Heart Rate technology
  • Connected features: Automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking, audio prompts, smart notifications, social media sharing and music control
  • Customised training plans from Garmin Connect on your watch for real-time coaching
  • Tracks heart rate at the wrist day or night to provide more accurate calories burned information
  • Activity tracking counts steps, distance, pace, heart rate and calories burned indoors and out
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Great watch!! Just upgraded to fenix 5
This is a good Price...
Any good as an activity tracker or is this more aimed at the runner? Asking as I probably won't do a huge amount of running.
I started running in October 2016 and ran half-a-marathon in January 2017 and planning to do another one in January 2018.

Every runner I know has a Garmin, including my coach. I personally find them too bulky for my taste and can't justify the higher price tag.

I went for the cheaper Amazfit from Xiaomi for £80 (slightly cheaper now ~£70). As far as I know, the only thing you get extra with the Garmin is the training plans. The Amazfit has training plans built-in in the watch but I find them very basis compared to the Garmin ones.

Apart from the plans, I find the Amazfit superior to the Garmin because:
1. It trackers other sports than running.
2. It works independently without the phone (i.e. you can store music on the watch and listen via bluetooth headphones).
3. The battery lasts much longer (around 6 days without continuous heart-rate, 4 days with continuous heart-rate monitoring, and less if you run a lot [because of GPS] or listen to a lot of Music).

If you're in the market for this particular Garmin model, this is the cheapest price according to camelcamelcamel.
refaey7th Jan

I started running in October 2016 and ran half-a-marathon in January 2017 …I started running in October 2016 and ran half-a-marathon in January 2017 and planning to do another one in January 2018.Every runner I know has a Garmin, including my coach. I personally find them too bulky for my taste and can't justify the higher price tag.I went for the cheaper Amazfit from Xiaomi for £80 (slightly cheaper now ~£70). As far as I know, the only thing you get extra with the Garmin is the training plans. The Amazfit has training plans built-in in the watch but I find them very basis compared to the Garmin ones.Apart from the plans, I find the Amazfit superior to the Garmin because:1. It trackers other sports than running.2. It works independently without the phone (i.e. you can store music on the watch and listen via bluetooth headphones).3. The battery lasts much longer (around 6 days without continuous heart-rate, 4 days with continuous heart-rate monitoring, and less if you run a lot [because of GPS] or listen to a lot of Music).If you're in the market for this particular Garmin model, this is the cheapest price according to camelcamelcamel.


Does it support sports such as golf? The only reason I plumped for my Garmin was to use it on the golf course, but the Xiaomi sounds great.
Hillster28th Dec 2017

Any good as an activity tracker or is this more aimed at the runner? …Any good as an activity tracker or is this more aimed at the runner? Asking as I probably won't do a huge amount of running.


Overkill for activity tracking but will do that fine. You probably just want a Vivoactive or similarfor activity tracking.

Personally, while this is a good watch, £185 is too much for a 235 - it’s going to be replaced soon and I don’t think much of optical HR for any serious activity.
Great price a couple of years ago. I have this watch as it is good, but lacking in some areas for a keen runner. The newer watches come with android pay integrated and other useful everyday features too.
Hillster28th Dec 2017

Any good as an activity tracker or is this more aimed at the runner? …Any good as an activity tracker or is this more aimed at the runner? Asking as I probably won't do a huge amount of running.


There are a lot cheaper alternatives for a fitness tracker with the occasional run recorded. Look at the Garmin Vivo line.
Hillster28th Dec 2017

Any good as an activity tracker or is this more aimed at the runner? …Any good as an activity tracker or is this more aimed at the runner? Asking as I probably won't do a huge amount of running.


I use it for CrossFit and running.
For CrossFit I find I have to wear it slightly further up my wrist and tie it quite tight to get an accurate reading.
If I wear it normally then when lifting weights your wrists move around and it doesn't get an accurate reading on the heart rate
This is brilliant !!
Any good for Strava? I want something which integrates with Strava and also reads HR.
refaey7th Jan

I started running in October 2016 and ran half-a-marathon in January 2017 …I started running in October 2016 and ran half-a-marathon in January 2017 and planning to do another one in January 2018.Every runner I know has a Garmin, including my coach. I personally find them too bulky for my taste and can't justify the higher price tag.I went for the cheaper Amazfit from Xiaomi for £80 (slightly cheaper now ~£70). As far as I know, the only thing you get extra with the Garmin is the training plans. The Amazfit has training plans built-in in the watch but I find them very basis compared to the Garmin ones.Apart from the plans, I find the Amazfit superior to the Garmin because:1. It trackers other sports than running.2. It works independently without the phone (i.e. you can store music on the watch and listen via bluetooth headphones).3. The battery lasts much longer (around 6 days without continuous heart-rate, 4 days with continuous heart-rate monitoring, and less if you run a lot [because of GPS] or listen to a lot of Music).If you're in the market for this particular Garmin model, this is the cheapest price according to camelcamelcamel.



Can't find for the price quoted!
simplelearning20th Jan

Any good for Strava? I want something which integrates with Strava and …Any good for Strava? I want something which integrates with Strava and also reads HR.


Perfect for Strava
Curlyman8320th Jan

Does it support sports such as golf? The only reason I plumped for my …Does it support sports such as golf? The only reason I plumped for my Garmin was to use it on the golf course, but the Xiaomi sounds great.


Warranty if it goes wrong?

I do wish that the garmin stored music, that is a great feaature on the model you mention
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