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Garmin Forerunner 230

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Garmin Forerunner 230 review: specs and price

Garmin Forerunner 230
Garmin Forerunner 230

Why is Garmin Forerunner 230 better than the average?

  • Weight
    41gvs66.08g
  • Resolution
    215 x 180pxvs25611.74px
  • Thickness
    11.7mmvs14.79mm
  • Height
    45mmvs53.09mm
  • Screen size
    1.23"vs1.19"
  • Width
    45mmvs47.23mm
  • Volume
    23.69cm³vs2507.48cm³

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Design

1.Has a display
Garmin Forerunner 230

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

2.resolution

215 x 180px

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3.waterproofing maximum depth

50m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

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4.weight

41g

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5.thickness

11.7mm

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9.6mm

6.height

45mm

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40.4mm

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Sensors

1.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.has an accelerometer
Garmin Forerunner 230

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
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Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

2.Tracks distance
Garmin Forerunner 230

It tracks how far you travel.

3.Measures pace
Garmin Forerunner 230

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

4.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Forerunner 230

This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

5.Has goal setting
Garmin Forerunner 230

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

6.Has multi-sport mode
Garmin Forerunner 230

Multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling and swimming. This is ideal for those who need to change quickly between different activities, eg. triathletes.

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Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Forerunner 230

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Forerunner 230

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

3.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Forerunner 230

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

4.Supports ANT+
Garmin Forerunner 230

ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.

5.Automatically syncs
Garmin Forerunner 230

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

6.Is compatible with Windows Phone
Garmin Forerunner 230

It is compatible with a range of Windows Phone devices.

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Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life

35 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

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3.battery life in training mode

16h

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.

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4.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Forerunner 230

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
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Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

2.Has inactivity alerts
Garmin Forerunner 230

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

3.Has notifications
Garmin Forerunner 230

If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

4.Locates your phone
Garmin Forerunner 230

The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

5.Integrates with social networks
Garmin Forerunner 230

It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

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Miscellaneous

1.Has trackback mode
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This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.

2.Provides the sunrise/sunset time
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It can provide you with the exact time when the sunset or sunrise will take place. This feature will help you to plan your day by knowing when daylight starts and finishes.

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