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Garmin Forerunner 230
Garmin Forerunner 230
Top 43%978 points
Top 43%
Top specs and features

Garmin Forerunner 230 review: 37 facts and highlights

1. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Garmin Forerunner 230
62% have it

2. Is compatible with Android

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Garmin Forerunner 230
25% have it

3. Provides activity reports

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.
Garmin Forerunner 230
40% have it

4. weight

41g
Polar RCX3 GPS: 33g

5. battery life

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
35 days
Casio STB-1000: 730 days

6. Has vibrating alerts

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
Garmin Forerunner 230
32% have it

7. resolution

215 x 180px
Suunto 9: 300 x 320px

8. Syncs wirelessly

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Garmin Forerunner 230
34% have it

9. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Garmin Forerunner 230
95% have it

10. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Garmin Forerunner 230
86% have it

11. thickness

11.7mm
Motorola MOTOACTV: 9.6mm

12. has an accelerometer

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.
Garmin Forerunner 230
39% have it

13. Has trackback mode

This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.
Garmin Forerunner 230
19% have it

14. waterproofing maximum depth

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.
50m
Casio GWA1000FC-2A: 200m

15. Has goal setting

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
Garmin Forerunner 230
37% have it

16. Tracks distance

It tracks how far you travel.
Garmin Forerunner 230
76% have it

17. Supports ANT+

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.
Garmin Forerunner 230
27% have it

18. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Garmin Forerunner 230
30% have it

19. Measures pace

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.
Garmin Forerunner 230
70% have it

20. Has multi-sport mode

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.
Garmin Forerunner 230
29% have it

21. Has inactivity alerts

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
Garmin Forerunner 230
19% have it

22. battery life in training mode

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.
16h
Casio PRO TREK PRW2500T-7: 3600h

23. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Garmin Forerunner 230
76% have it

24. Locates your phone

The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
Garmin Forerunner 230
12% have it

25. Counts how many calories you have burnt

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.
Garmin Forerunner 230
71% have it

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