Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications - Black/Marsala Red - £179.99 @ Amazon
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Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications - Black/Marsala Red - £179.99 @ Amazon

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Found 7th Nov
Seems to be at it's lowest price.

  • 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 ; Display type:sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel MIP
  • 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 ; Memory/History:200 hours of activity data

Top comments

Robjh42 m ago

Good watch but dated.. try the new vivosmart at around £299 it's miles …Good watch but dated.. try the new vivosmart at around £299 it's miles better has more stuff and it's nearly as good as Fenix or the 935 Forunner...but £200 Less than....The 235 is Good but you can really futureproof for £125 more


You do realise that a 40% increase is a substantial amount right? And it really isn't worth it for what little features you get.

Im sure you're also referring to the vivoactive (not vivosmart) in which case the 735xt would be a better a companion as it's the same price (£300), It's worth noting the 735xt supports open water swimming and advanced running dynamics (via pod and hrm-run/tri etc), does the vivoactive?
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Good price for this, heat added

So what makes it worth £180? Does it give you electric shocks every so often to make you run faster?
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Really good watch, been happy with mine for the last year ... GPS and HRM are spot on.

Glad I ditched Moto Sport watch and TomTom runner.

I bought one the other day when they were on for 195 via Amazon, I've asked if they can refund the price difference. The watch is good though.

Have just started using one of these, so far have only done a treadmill run but was amazed the calculated distance on my watch matched exactly the distance on the treadmill (presumably using purely the step counter).

The HR monitor also matched that of the treadmill to the beat.

Looking forward to using it outside

Good watch but dated.. try the new vivosmart at around £299 it's miles better has more stuff and it's nearly as good as Fenix or the 935 Forunner...but £200 Less than....

The 235 is Good but you can really futureproof for £125 more

speric0743 m ago

Really good watch, been happy with mine for the last year ... GPS and HRM …Really good watch, been happy with mine for the last year ... GPS and HRM are spot on. Glad I ditched Moto Sport watch and TomTom runner.

I found the moto sport awful, unreliable with poor battery life. Upgraded to a 735xt (basically the tri version of this) and, apart from some Bluetooth issues, its been great. Estimates VO2 max, lactate threshold and has a race finish predictor (although I'd take it with a pinch of salt, unless you're on a flat course and have specifically trained for that distance). Battery life is very good, too.

Robjh42 m ago

Good watch but dated.. try the new vivosmart at around £299 it's miles …Good watch but dated.. try the new vivosmart at around £299 it's miles better has more stuff and it's nearly as good as Fenix or the 935 Forunner...but £200 Less than....The 235 is Good but you can really futureproof for £125 more


You do realise that a 40% increase is a substantial amount right? And it really isn't worth it for what little features you get.

Im sure you're also referring to the vivoactive (not vivosmart) in which case the 735xt would be a better a companion as it's the same price (£300), It's worth noting the 735xt supports open water swimming and advanced running dynamics (via pod and hrm-run/tri etc), does the vivoactive?

JellyFox14 h, 2 m ago

You do realise that a 40% increase is a substantial amount right? And it …You do realise that a 40% increase is a substantial amount right? And it really isn't worth it for what little features you get. Im sure you're also referring to the vivoactive (not vivosmart) in which case the 735xt would be a better a companion as it's the same price (£300), It's worth noting the 735xt supports open water swimming and advanced running dynamics (via pod and hrm-run/tri etc), does the vivoactive?


I'm in the dilemma of 235 or 735.

£179 does look a good price for 235.

What I slightly struggle with is buying a 2 year old product....

Before buying any smart watch check out the reviews on wrist rashes???? I've had the new Vivoactive 3 for about a month and although the watch and functions are really good the strap is crap and given me a bad rash, which is common amongst smart watches with some being worse than others.

The advice is always to remove the watch at night.....but what's the point paying £300 for a watch that you can't wear all the time??

mbailey3 h, 27 m ago

I'm in the dilemma of 235 or 735.£179 does look a good price for 235.What …I'm in the dilemma of 235 or 735.£179 does look a good price for 235.What I slightly struggle with is buying a 2 year old product....


You could always wait for the 245 to come out whenever that might be, it'll probably share the same chassis as the 935 which is pretty nice and has the new HRM sensor but will obviously cost alot more than this... But functionality wise this is still a good running/cycling watch (I believe), if you want a triathlete watch the 735xt is good and also supports advanced running metrics (if you want that/find it useful?)

Garmin devices are always best after at least a year. I have had a 235 since 235 were new and the first few firmware releases were woeful. Now it's a few versions older it's a very reliable bit of kit. My missus has a vivoactive hr and that was the same, along with my original vivoactive and my Garmin 810 and 1000 bike computers. All awful until the firmware settled down. I'd say this is a great time to be buying a 235 unless you really need the multisport functions of the 735xt. The 935 is too junior yet and needs a few update cycles.

I would wait a month. Garmin traditionally do pretty good Black Friday and Christmas deals

nyasham4 h, 5 m ago

I would wait a month. Garmin traditionally do pretty good Black Friday and …I would wait a month. Garmin traditionally do pretty good Black Friday and Christmas deals



Thanks nyasham - bought one just before you posted. Was after the tomtom runner 3 which has my size with HRM at £149.99 on amazon so going with this for £20 more. Looks much better quality. Just hope I don't get too upset when its much cheaper on black Friday!

It's the same price now on Wiggle, where you can get 3% cashback with Quidco.

I'm tempted, but TBH aside from iffy battery life my old Forerunner 10 does pretty much everything that matters.

JellyFox17th Nov

You could always wait for the 245 to come out whenever that might be, …You could always wait for the 245 to come out whenever that might be, it'll probably share the same chassis as the 935 which is pretty nice and has the new HRM sensor but will obviously cost alot more than this... But functionality wise this is still a good running/cycling watch (I believe), if you want a triathlete watch the 735xt is good and also supports advanced running metrics (if you want that/find it useful?)



Been searching online and few "rumour" sites are suggesting it won't be long before the 245 is announced. It could align with the reduced price on the 235 if suppliers are trying to get rid of excess stock of the 235 before the 245 appears.
Edited by: "mbailey" 9th Nov

JellyFox17th Nov

You do realise that a 40% increase is a substantial amount right? And it …You do realise that a 40% increase is a substantial amount right? And it really isn't worth it for what little features you get. Im sure you're also referring to the vivoactive (not vivosmart) in which case the 735xt would be a better a companion as it's the same price (£300), It's worth noting the 735xt supports open water swimming and advanced running dynamics (via pod and hrm-run/tri etc), does the vivoactive?


Substantial amount to you maybe....but in the scale of things not a lot...then you do realise the benefits of the Fenix or 935...?

Not keen on the Pod too much hassle and bulky...prefer the built in approach...

Great find! Been monitoring the 235 for a while now and this is as good as it's got for a good couple of months.

Question is, how much will the prices drop on Black Friday? Maybe down to 150 in places? Perhaps the 735 with run bundle will go below 300.

Very hard to decide whether to pounce now or wait it out!

Robjh13 h, 10 m ago

Substantial amount to you maybe....but in the scale of things not a …Substantial amount to you maybe....but in the scale of things not a lot...then you do realise the benefits of the Fenix or 935...?Not keen on the Pod too much hassle and bulky...prefer the built in approach...


No, not to me, a 40% increase of anything is a large amount.

There is no built in method for measuring advanced running dynamics, it's the pod or the strap... The pod is small and clips on, no hassle.

Go on what are the benefits of the F5 and 935? Enlighten me

Is this suitable for cycling and uploads onto strava?

andy_wickedboy19 m ago

Is this suitable for cycling and uploads onto strava?


It isn't designed for cycling but it does work well enough for it. Yes it syncs perfectly to Strava.
Edited by: "stephenashforth" 13th Nov

andy_wickedboy2 h, 58 m ago

Is this suitable for cycling and uploads onto strava?


Not really, you are better of getting a proper bike computer instead of a watch.

Price had gone back to £200, but today it's dropped back to £179 again on amazon.

stephen.campbell10th Nov

Great find! Been monitoring the 235 for a while now and this is as good as …Great find! Been monitoring the 235 for a while now and this is as good as it's got for a good couple of months.Question is, how much will the prices drop on Black Friday? Maybe down to 150 in places? Perhaps the 735 with run bundle will go below 300. Very hard to decide whether to pounce now or wait it out!



Exactly the same here.

Almost thinking about buying at £179 price, but not opening the box. That way can return it back to Amazon for refund, minus return postage cost.

Would really like the 735xt, but needs to be alot cheaper than the current £300 price.

Buy now or wait for black Friday ??....hmmmmm

Back to £200 again.

JellyFox17th Nov

You do realise that a 40% increase is a substantial amount right? And it …You do realise that a 40% increase is a substantial amount right? And it really isn't worth it for what little features you get. Im sure you're also referring to the vivoactive (not vivosmart) in which case the 735xt would be a better a companion as it's the same price (£300), It's worth noting the 735xt supports open water swimming and advanced running dynamics (via pod and hrm-run/tri etc), does the vivoactive?


Totally agree. I just returned my Vivoactive 3 and looking to purchase the 235
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