The Garmin Forerunner 230 is a clever and unique smartwatch that sells for under $200. It has lots of great features that will enhance your daily life and it’s not the complicated to setup & configure. Let’s take a look at some of it’s best features in this posting.
The Garmin Forerunner 230 comes in 3 colors: black/white, force yellow and purple strike. You can receive audio prompts via any connection to a smartphone that includes laps and lap times. The Forerunner 230 has the same physical overall size as the 220, but it has a 44% larger screen.
The battery life is also improved in comparison to the 220 model. It offers 16 hours in training mode and about 5 weeks in watch mode. You can also see incoming emails, text messages, calendar updates and much more as long as you are using a compatible smartphone.
The Garmin Forerunner 230 is a watch and activity tracker. It will count your steps, track your calories and distances throughout your busy day. You will also get motivated to keep moving during the day with vibration alerts via the MOVE BAR. This will occur if you have been sitting idle for too long at any point in time. Unfortunately this smartwatch does NOT include a heart rate monitor.
With this smartwatch you can also download customizable watch faces, widgets and other various apps from the Connect IQ store, all at no charge. The watch comes with a built-in accelerometer which will capture your distance and pace data whenever you are running on an indoor track or treadmill. This is great because there is no separate foot pod accessory needed. After you are done running, it will then double as an activity tracker, and it will count your steps and calories throughout the day.
This is a great gps smartwatch to consider in the low-to-moderate price range.