Customise Your Watch and Your Training
No two runners are the same, and neither are their goals. Set yourself up to reach yours by downloading advanced workouts and training plans to your watch from Garmin Connect. You can even customise your data fields, and download watch faces, widgets and applications all for free at Connect IQ.
On and Off the Road Running
A built-in accelerometer captures distance and pace data when you’re running on an indoor track or treadmill, with no need for a separate foot pod accessory. Once you’re done running, it doubles as an activity tracker³, counting your steps and calories throughout the day. It also reminds you to move after sitting for more than an hour. Forerunner 230 is 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.
Colourful graphic interface shows your heart rate zone and beats per minute¹ at a glance.
It’s Simple. Full Stop.
Concise, easy-to-understand charts, graphs, maps and more let you view your activities, track progress toward goals and wirelessly upload and share relevant data directly with the online Garmin Connect network. So, you can compete with friends or family members on weekly step or running challenges — and compare your results in real time, using the LiveTrack feature. You can also use the app’s wireless connectivity links to receive current weather conditions, forecasts and smart notifications right on your compatible Garmin device.
Physical & Performance
|Physical dimensions||45 x 45 x 11.7 mm|
|Display size, WxH||31.1 mm diameter|
|Display resolution, WxH||215 x 180 pixels|
|Battery life||Up to 5 weeks in smartwatch mode; up to 16 hours in training mode|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)|
|Find my phone|
|Watch functions||Includes date and alarm|
Maps & Memory
|History||200 hours of activity data|
|V02 max estimate|
|Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod)|
|Bike speed/cadence sensor||Yes (optional)|
|Heart rate monitor||Yes (Some versions)|
|Foot pod||Yes (optional)|
|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)|
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)|
|Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)|
|Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)|
In the Box
Watch Only Version