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Garmin Forerunner 230 GPS Running Watch & Activity Tracker

Regular Price: $249.99

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Item # 010-03717-230-Parent

Garmin Forerunner 230 GPS Running Watch & Activity Tracker

Bored with your current watch or ready for an upgrade? The all-new Bluetooth smart Garmin Forerunner 230, gives you running metrics, smartphone notifications, and an accurate heart rate that provides efficient calorie counting to maximize your health. But that's not all. This smart running watch tracks your daily activity, so you'll know exactly how much you're moving and burning throughout the day. All this, on a large, fully customizable color graphics screen with downloadable apps, data and widgets - yet amazingly, it's still the same convenient size as the Forerunner 220. Train efficiently indoors and out with this phenomenal new addition to the Garmin family.


  • Underestimating or overestimating your calories burned can have a dramatic effect on your weight loss goals and performance. Using your heart rate*, the Forerunner 230's accurate calorie count enables you to make better food choices, so you eat just the right amount to meet your goals.
  • With so many tools in your life to keep charged, rest assured knowing the Forerunner 230 will run 12 weeks in watch mode and up to 17 hours in training mode. That's potentially over a month of training time without the need to charge!
  • Speaking of simplifying your life, why purchase an additional activity tracker just because your current running watch doesn't track your daily activity? The all-in-one Forerunner 230 measures steps, distance, and calories even when you aren't working out, so you have an overall picture of your movement throughout the day. Not active enough? Program Forerunner 230 to let you know!
  • Tired of squinting with your current watch? We hear you! The 230 boasts a 44% larger screen (complete with at-a-glance color graphs) than that of its 220 predecessor, yet it's the same convenient size.
  • On par with the Forerunner 920XT, the 230 boasts GPS plus GLONASS, a Russian-based navigating system that adds an additional 24 satellites for more reliable accuracy.
  • Running is that much better when you don?t have to lug around your cell. Get call, text, and email alerts, plus calendar reminders sent right from your compatible smart phone. Plus, you get the added benefit of lap and lap time audio prompts.
  • You'll train much more effectively thanks to the V02 Max and Recovery Advisor features, and the Forerunner 230 will even predict your race times using your heart rate*.
  • Get a more personalized workout thanks to the downloadable watch faces, weather widgets, apps and more. Use Garmin Connect for automatic uploading and more advanced training suggestions - all complimentary!
  • Changing weather may force you to run indoors, but the Forerunner 230 has you covered with a built-in accelerometer.
*Paired with compatible HRM or Bundle option


  • Physical Dimensions: 1.77" x 1.77" x 0.46" (45.0 x 45.0 x 11.7 mm)
  • Display Size: 1.23" (31.1 mm) diameter
  • Display Resolution: 215 x 180 pixels
  • Weight: 1.4 oz (41 g)
  • Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Battery Life: 16 Hours training, 5 weeks watch + AT + Notifications
  • Water Rating: 5 ATM

What's in the Box:

Garmin Forerunner 230:
  • Garmin Forerunner 230
  • Charging/Data Cradle
  • Manuals
Garmin Forerunner 230 Bundle:
  • Garmin Forerunner 230
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • Charging/Data Cradle
  • Manuals

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes—you can create and save workouts using the Connect IQ app on your smartphone to wirelessly transfer workouts. These workouts can include goals like varied times, distances and calorie burns. You can also schedule workouts ahead of time and store them right on your device!

You can—just turn off the GPS feature in the activity settings. The FR230 will then automatically switch to indoor mode using the built-in accelerometer. Simply switch back to GPS mode when you’re ready to take your runs back outside.

Only if you want to know your heart rate or take advantage of the more advanced running features like VO2 max, Race Predictor, or Recovery Advisor.

No—FR230 can store your workouts and has a built-in GPS to track the data you need during your runs.

FR230 is primarily a running watch, though it does have some nice cycling features, including the ability to sync to ANT+ speed and cadence sensors. You can see this data on the watch itself and the Connect IQ app. Thanks to the GPS, you can also map your rides. As for swimming, you can wear it in the water but it was not designed specifically to track laps, strokes, etc.

FR235 has built-in heart rate monitoring. If you’re only interested in heart rate data during your workout, the FR230 is a great choice and pairs with compatible chest straps for heart rate plus advanced running dynamics. Although the FR235 tracks your heart rate throughout the day, it will still require a heart rate strap to give you advanced running dynamics.

Learn the differences between the Forerunner 230 GPS Watch from other Multisport Fitness watches on the market.

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Product Manual

Garmin Forerunner 230 Manual