What the experts say
Very Well Fit think you will love this watch - but only if you are a serious runner. If you prefer other exercises then look elsewhere. It has a slightly complicated design and gives you a ton of info - but if you are serious about getting fir through running, that might be just what you want.
TechRadar reckons that the Forerunner 235, despite being an older model, still has a lot to offer in terms of tracking and looks pretty stylish. It has also dropped quite a lot in price over the years. Sleep tracking could be improved though and sometimes it has a bit of difficulty syncing with apps.
An affordable price tag and an enviable set of features make this a great option for runners. A few people did have concerns over heart rate accuracy.
What users say
29 Apr 2020
The Garmin Forerunner 235 is so easy to use, it picks up GPS really quickly, you can use it cycling as well as running, it can also use be used indoors, and you can still load your activity to Garmin Connect, I am so glad that I purchased it. I also have a message for the Argos staff who are working during this Pandemic, and that is keep safe and thank you for being there
22 Apr 2020
Previously used a iPhone and Strava to track my runs which just didn’t work out for me, so switching to a GPS watch really changed my running. Being able to pace easily and check heart rates has transformed my running, with me now being able to beat PB’s. Would definitely recommend!
11 Mar 2020
I love this watch, it tells me how many steps I have done, how many calories I have burnt and helps me keep up with my fitness. Really pleased with it.
29 Jan 2020
Great comfort and good features. Does everything you need a watch at this level to do. Usually finds gps very quickly and syncs with strava when you set up Garmin connect. Really enjoying it so far.
29 Jan 2020
As a Garmin fan already I had been considering a new watch to replace my Garmin Forerunner 25 for some time. After looking at the options the Forerunner 235 seemed the best fit. The watch is stylish, the strap seems better quality (a fault of the Forerunner 25) and it had loads of great features. Built in HR monitor, quick GPS connection, 4 data fields displayed at once. No issues connecting to Garmin connect. Great training options and all round great watch.
17 Jan 2020
This is a big upgrade for me from the Garmin 10! I love the big easy to read watch face, very comfortable to wear. I'm still learning to use the features...I'm not a techy person so this is a work in progress. One of the most useful to me is seeing the pace I'm jogging at a glance. I'm really happy with my purchase.
01 Jan 2020
I bought the Garmin watch for my husband.It looks good and has lots of features. Good price too.
27 Sep 2019
A very easy to use watch with lots of great features. Link up with Garmin Connect IQ to download different watch faces. The strap is adjustable to many different sizes, so will pretty much fit anyone. I'm extremely pleased with my purchase.
21 Aug 2019
This is my first running smart watch, easy to use and downloads to the Garmin app watch is full of info to analyse. You can also easily link to Strave. This watch also picks up messages etc from my phone and displays on screen. Lots of other widgets available which I've yet to explore. Great runners watch.
17 Aug 2019
After a run of problems with various cheap non brandrf products. This is probably better than I need but certainly delivers in every way. I believe it to give accurate and useful information. The App it connects to is excellent and a very useable interface. Don't waste your money on cheap products, splash out and get something that actually delivers!