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Garmin Forerunner 230 GPS Running Watch, with Premium Heart Rate Monitor

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A GPS watch for runners, that motivates you to progress your training.

  • Tracks distance, pace, time, heart rate¹ and VO2 Max¹
  • Connected features²: automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, live tracking, audio prompts, smart notifications and social media sharing
  • Activity tracking³ counts daily steps, distance, calories and sleep
  • Download data fields, watch faces, widgets and applications from Connect IQ™


The Garmin Forerunner® 230 GPS Running Watch measures all your essential data - like distance, pace and heart rate - providing constant feedback at a glance whilst recording your stats. Stay focussed on your run and set yourself up to reach your goals by downloading advanced workouts and training plans directly to your watch, with easy custumisation so it can look and work how you prefer.

On and Off the Road Running

A built-in accelerometer captures your distance and pace data when running on an indoor track or treadmill, and once you’re done running, it doubles as an activity tracker³, counting your steps and calories throughout the day. It's compatible with GPS and GLONASS satellites to locate your position quickly and precisely, whether you’re running deep in the woods or near tall buildings. The colourful graphic interface shows your heart rate zone and beats per minute¹ at a glance, and it will also remind you to move after sitting for more than an hour.

Stay Connected
You can easily analyse your post-run stats by automatically uploading your data to Garmin Connect, their free online community where you can save, plan and share your activities. Just download the free Garmin Connect Mobile app to your smartphone and then pair your watch. When you save your completed run, it will automatically upload to Garmin Connect when you’re in range of your phone.
Live tracking allows your friends to follow along and see your stats in real-time, but you must have your phone paired with the 230 throughout your run to use this feature. You can also use the app’s wireless connectivity links to receive current weather conditions, forecasts and smart notifications during your run.

What's in the box
Forerunner® 230 GPS watch
Premium (soft strap) heart rate monitor
Charging/data cradle
Product documentation

By wirelessly transmitting your heart rate to your Forerunner® 230 you gain instant feedback on how hard you’re working and, once paired with your device, it automatically recognises it each time.

The comfortable soft fabric strap adjusts for a secure fit, while the plastic heart-rate module is easily removable which allows you to wash the strap as often as needed. Optimised for use in crowded areas like the gym and road races it will only pick up your signal.

¹When used with the included heart rate monitor
²When paired with a compatible smartphone
³Activity tracking accuracy

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Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions: 45 x 45 x 11.8 mm
Display size: 1.0" (25.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution: 215 x 180 pixels
Colour display
Weight: 41 g
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Battery life: Up to 5 weeks in smartwatch mode; up to 16 hours in training mode
Water rating: 5 ATM
GLONASS High-sensitivity receiver
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)
Vibration alert
Music control
Find my phone
VIRB® control
Watch functions includes date and alarm
200 hours of activity data

Training Features
Virtual Pacer™ (compares current pace to target)
V02 max estimate
Recovery advisor
Race predictor
Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod)
Personal records
Bike speed/cadence sensor (optional and sold separately)

Performance Features
Heart rate monitor (included)
Foot pod (optional and sold separately)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)
Virtual Racer™ (compete against other activities)
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)
Heart rate-based calorie computation
Calculates calories burned
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)
Customisable screen(s)
Shock Resistant

Activity Tracking Features
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)

Additional Features
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)
Connect IQ™ app support

Soft Strap Premium Heart Rate Monitor
Module: 2.4" W x 1.3" H x 0.4" D (62 mm x 34 mm x 11 mm)
Strap Length: Adjustable from 21" to 29.5" (533.4 mm to 749.3 mm)
Weight: 1.6 oz (45g)
Water Resistance: 98.7 ft (30 m)*
Battery: User-replaceable size CR2032 (3 volts)
Battery Life: Approximately 4.5 years (based on average use of 1 hour per day)
Operating Temperature: 23°F–122°F (-5°C–50°C)
Radio Frequency/Protocol: 2.4 GHz
ANT wireless communications protocol
Range: 3 m
System Compatibility: ANT+

*Does not transmit heart rate data to your device while swimming.

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  • 5 out of 5
Very happy, 13 June 2016
By Sean.My (Manchester)
I got a really good deal due to Go Outdoors price match. I'm really happy with the watch, it provides very accurate measurements and information. The battery life is really good, its very easy to use. Garmin Connect IQ has numerous apps and widgets so that it can be customised to the user's preference. My first GPS watch so I can't compare it but it's a big improvement over using my phone to track my runs.



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