64points

Garmin Forerunner 235

43points

Polar M430

Garmin Forerunner 235
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Garmin Forerunner 235 vs Polar M430

Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
64
points
Garmin Forerunner 235
43
points
Polar M430

Why is Garmin Forerunner 235 better than Polar M430?

  • 3h longer battery life - GPS
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    11hvs8h
  • 2.36x higher resolution
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    215 x 180pxvs128 x 128px
  • Syncs wirelessly
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  • 9g lighter
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    42gvs51g
  • Has a stopwatch
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  • Has silent alarm
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  • Tracks elevation
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  • Automatically syncs
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Why is Polar M430 better than Garmin Forerunner 235?

  • Detects activities automatically
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  • Has voice feedback
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  • 0.6 higher rating on the App Store
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    4.6vs4
  • Is compatible with Mac OS X
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  • Is compatible with Windows
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Price comparison

Garmin Forerunner 235

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Forerunner 235 AmazonGarmin Forerunner 235, GPS Running Watch...Garmin Forerunner 235, GPS Running Watch, Black/Gray
Amazon logo
$149.99
Garmin Forerunner 235 AmazonGarmin Forerunner 235 GPS Sport Watch - ...Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Sport Watch - Black/Gray - Charging Clip Bundle Includes Forerunner 235 GPS and Charging Clip
Amazon logo
$159.99
Garmin Forerunner 235 AmazonGarmin Forerunner 235 GPS Sport Watch - ...Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Sport Watch - Marsala - Charging Clip Bundle Includes Forerunner 235 GPS and Charging Clip
Amazon logo
$159.99
Garmin Forerunner 235 AmazonGarmin 010-03717-49 Forerunner 235 with ...Garmin 010-03717-49 Forerunner 235 with Wrist Based Heart Rate Monitoring, Forest Blue/Black
Amazon logo
$179.90
Garmin Forerunner 235 AmazonGarmin Forerunner 235 - Frost Blue (Rene...Garmin Forerunner 235 - Frost Blue (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$140.99
Garmin Forerunner 235 walmartGarmin Forerunner 235
walmart logo
$164.00
Garmin Forerunner 235 aliexpressOriginal for garmin forerunner 235 Displ...Original for garmin forerunner 235 Display replace
aliexpress logo
$39.99

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.sweat-resistant
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.Has a display
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
4.resolution

215 x 180px

128 x 128px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
5.weight

42g

51g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.has branded damage-resistant glass
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
3.has an accelerometer
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
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.
4.has a compass
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
5.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.

Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430 (Polar Beat)
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 235
Polar M430
It tracks how far you travel.
3.Measures pace
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
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.Has a route tracker
Garmin Forerunner 235 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Polar M430 (Polar Beat)
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.
5.Has goal setting
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
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.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
3.Automatically syncs
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
4.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
6.Is compatible with Windows
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

Battery

1.battery life with GPS on

11h

8h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
2.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.battery power

240mAh

240mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
5.has wireless charging
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
2.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Forerunner 235 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Polar M430
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
3.Has silent alarm
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
4.Includes access to online portal
Garmin Forerunner 235 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Polar M430 (Polar Beat)
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.
5.Has notifications
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
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.
6.Locates your phone
Garmin Forerunner 235
Polar M430
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

Miscellaneous

1.Compatible with external heart rate monitors
Garmin Forerunner 235 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Polar M430 (Polar Beat)
It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.
2.Has live tracking
Garmin Forerunner 235 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Polar M430
You can share your workout progress live, for example allowing your friends to see where you are on your running route.
3.languages supported
You can use a broader range of languages in the app. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.
4.Has exercise diary
Garmin Forerunner 235 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Polar M430 (Polar Beat)
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.
5.Can be personalised
Garmin Forerunner 235 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Polar M430
You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
6.Has music playback
Garmin Forerunner 235 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Polar M430
You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.

Price comparison

Garmin Forerunner 235

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Forerunner 235 AmazonGarmin Forerunner 235, GPS Running Watch...Garmin Forerunner 235, GPS Running Watch, Black/Gray
Amazon logo
$149.99
Garmin Forerunner 235 AmazonGarmin Forerunner 235 GPS Sport Watch - ...Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Sport Watch - Black/Gray - Charging Clip Bundle Includes Forerunner 235 GPS and Charging Clip
Amazon logo
$159.99
Garmin Forerunner 235 AmazonGarmin Forerunner 235 GPS Sport Watch - ...Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Sport Watch - Marsala - Charging Clip Bundle Includes Forerunner 235 GPS and Charging Clip
Amazon logo
$159.99
Garmin Forerunner 235 AmazonGarmin 010-03717-49 Forerunner 235 with ...Garmin 010-03717-49 Forerunner 235 with Wrist Based Heart Rate Monitoring, Forest Blue/Black
Amazon logo
$179.90
Garmin Forerunner 235 AmazonGarmin Forerunner 235 - Frost Blue (Rene...Garmin Forerunner 235 - Frost Blue (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$140.99
Garmin Forerunner 235 walmartGarmin Forerunner 235
walmart logo
$164.00
Garmin Forerunner 235 aliexpressOriginal for garmin forerunner 235 Displ...Original for garmin forerunner 235 Display replace
aliexpress logo
$39.99

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