Wellness

A Sports Watch Triple-Threat: The Garmin Forerunner 230

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* GPS watch with smart features and activity tracker
* Battery lasts up to 16 hours in training mode and 5 weeks in watch mode
* Fuss-free use with easy-to-read goal tracking

Don’t let those big fitness resolutions go by the wayside — up your game with a little help from Garmin’s Forerunner 230 GPS sports watch. Created for runners, it has everything you’d expect from a typical running watch, with functions to clock distance, pace, time and heart rate.  What’s not typical is its dual status as a GPS/GLONASS running device, with smart features and an activity tracker.

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It’s the same size as its predecessor, the Forerunner 220, but the screen is 44% larger than the original model. That means no squinting when checking split times or miles completed.

Access to advanced workouts and training plans with Garmin Connect is standard, as are customizable widgets, data fields and watch faces through the Connect IQ app store. Dual connectivity to GPS and GLONASS satellite systems delivers more accuracy than GPS-only models – a plus when mapping runs and retrieving data.

Also keeping the Forerunner 23o ahead of the pack are its smart features for accessing email, text messages, call alerts, calendar reminders and more from your compatible smartphone.

Not having to fuss with your phone mid-workout isn’t the only performance edge. Once you’re off the road or treadmill, the activity tracker mode kicks in, counting steps, calories and distance covered during the rest of your day, eliminating the need for yet another gadget to manage. And maybe another bill, too – you’ll won’t need a personal trainer when you’re wearing one on your wrist.

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