Garmin had released three new running Smart watches with inbuilt GPS called Forerunner 230, Forerunner 235 and Forerunner 630 back in October last year. Yesterday Garmin has officially launched the Forerunner 230 and 235 in India. These GPS running watches come with Heart rate monitor and other fitness tracking options but work in a different way.
The Forerunner 235 comes with an Elliptical Optical sensor, which helps in displaying the heart rate and training zone on the display. In the Forerunner 230 you need to use a chest strap or the ANT+ heart rate strap to record heart rate. So the Forerunner 230 can record steps, calories and distance throughout the day along with sleep monitoring. Whereas the Forerunner 235 is capable of recording steps, calories, sleep monitoring and distance throughout the day along with heart rate using Garmin’s Optical sensor through out the day.
The Garmin Forerunner 230 measures 1.0″ having a resolution of 215 x 180 pixels, the Forerunner 235 is comparatively larger in size measuring 1.23″ having a resolution of 215 x 180 pixels. Both the smart watches can be connected with a smartphone and receive alerts and notifications using vibration alerts. They support iOS, Android and Windows 10 mobile, users can see any incoming email, text messages, call alerts, calendar reminders and more from your compatible smartphone.
Using Garmin Connect users can download data files, watch faces widgets and applications from Connect IQ along with sharing audio prompts, live tracking on social media. The Forerunner 230 gives 16 hours of battery life in training mode and 5 weeks in watch mode. The Forerunner 235 gives 11 hours of battery life in training mode and up to 9 days in watch mode which includes activity tracking + notifications + heart rate.
With Garmin officially launched the Forerunner 230 and Forerunner 235 in India, they will be available exclusively on Flipkart. The Forerunner 230 is available in Black and Yellow colors priced at Rs. 22,990. The Forerunner 235 is available in Lava Red, Solar Flare Orange and Gray colors priced at Rs. 27,490. Both these smartwatches are on the high-end range in the smartwatch segment.