50points

Garmin Forerunner 235

93points

Garmin Instinct

Garmin Forerunner 235
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Garmin Forerunner 235 vs Garmin Instinct

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
50
points
Garmin Forerunner 235
93
points
Garmin Instinct

Why is Garmin Forerunner 235 better than Garmin Instinct?

  • 10g lighter
    42gvs52g
  • 2.36x higher resolution
    215 x 180pxvs128 x 128px
  • 3.6mm thinner
    11.7mmvs15.3mm
  • Automatically syncs
    ?
  • 36.67% bigger screen size
    ?

    1.23"vs0.9"
  • 12.94% higher pixel density
    227ppivs201ppi
  • 23.53% less body volume
    23.69cm³vs30.9825cm³
  • Is compatible with Windows Phone
    ?

Why is Garmin Instinct better than Garmin Forerunner 235?

  • Provides activity reports
    ?
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
    ?
  • Has a route tracker
    ?
  • Sweat resistant
    ?
  • 5 days longer battery life
    ?

    14 daysvs9 days
  • Syncs wirelessly
    ?
  • Has a barometer
    ?
  • Can upload maps
    ?

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
?

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
2.sweat resistant
?

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
3.Has a display
?

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

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
4.resolution
?

Best

Suunto 9 Baro

300 x 320px

215 x 180px

128 x 128px

5.weight
?

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

42g

52g

6.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.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

50m

100m

Sensors

1.has GPS
?

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

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
2.Has a heart rate monitor
?

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
3.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 235
Garmin Instinct
4.Has a barometer
?

This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
5.has a compass
?

A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
6.Has a 3D compass
?

3D compass is a compass that will show accurate readings also when the compass is tilted. Therefore you don’t need to keep the compass on level ground to get steady readings.

For example

Garmin Fenix 5X

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
?

It tracks how far you travel.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
2.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 235
Garmin Instinct
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 235
Garmin Instinct
4.Has a route tracker
?

With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
5.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 235
Garmin Instinct
6.Has goal setting
?

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

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
?

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

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
2.Has Bluetooth
?

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
3.Is compatible with Android
?

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

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
4.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 235
Garmin Instinct
5.Is compatible with iOS
?

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

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
6.Automatically syncs
?

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

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
2.battery life
?

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

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

9 days

14 days

3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
4.Alerts you to low phone battery
?

When your paired smartphone is running low on battery, the smartwatch will notify you.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
5.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
6.Has a solar power battery
?

A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.

For example

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
?

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

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
2.Can upload maps
?

You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
3.Includes access to online portal
?

Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
4.Has silent alarm
?

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
5.Has achievements
?

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Instinct
6.Acquires GPS faster
?

It can periodically download data on the future position of GPS satellites. This enables it to lock on much faster, so you don’t have to wait around to get a GPS fix.

For example

TomTom Spark 3

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