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Garmin forerunner 235 (Read 119 times)


Elite Jogger

    230 user here as well.

    Started using it in Dec of 2016.  It's my everyday wear watch as well.  Still easily holds a weeks worth of charge.  Personally, I'd rather buy the 230 than the 235 as the wrist-based HRM is not all that and that's the difference between the two.  I'd guess the 230 battery lasts a good bit longer than the 235 due to the HRM.  Anyone know?

    At any rate, I like my current setup of FR230 and Scosche Rhythm HRM.

     

    I found this 230/235 comparison and the 230 is supposed to last for up to 5 weeks without GPS and 16 hours when turned on. 235 otoh is up to 9 days on watch mode and 11 hours with GPS.  I only use the watches for running so that’s not really a big deal to me.

     

    https://reviewposition.com/fitness-wearables/garmin-forerunner-230-vs-235/

    5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

    CalBears


       235 otoh is up to 9 days on watch mode and 11 hours with GPS.

       

      Wow... Amazon.com states exactly the same information you just shared with us - word by word! 

      paces PRs - 5K - 5:55  /  10K - 6:05  /  HM - 6:14  /  FM - 6:26 per mile


      Elite Jogger

         

        Wow... Amazon.com states exactly the same information you just shared with us - word by word! 

         

        Maybe you might consider purchasing a 235 watch and become one of the cool kidz. 👍

        5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

        CalBears


           Maybe you might consider purchasing a 235 watch and become one of the cool kidz. 👍

          No, I was looking for a longer running with GPS for ultra races and picked up Garmin 935 (up to 24 hrs in GPS mode - just right for my future Western States 100 race Smile. Right now, if I have to select what watch to buy, I would probably buy Garmin 245 - the same battery as 935 but cheaper by $100.

          paces PRs - 5K - 5:55  /  10K - 6:05  /  HM - 6:14  /  FM - 6:26 per mile

          kcam


             

            I found this 230/235 comparison and the 230 is supposed to last for up to 5 weeks without GPS and 16 hours when turned on. 235 otoh is up to 9 days on watch mode and 11 hours with GPS.  I only use the watches for running so that’s not really a big deal to me.

             

            https://reviewposition.com/fitness-wearables/garmin-forerunner-230-vs-235/

             

            So, yes, big difference in battery life.  If you're one to keep your watch for a long time this will make a difference as the battery goes through it's life cycle and degrades.


            Elite Jogger

               

              So, yes, big difference in battery life.  If you're one to keep your watch for a long time this will make a difference as the battery goes through it's life cycle and degrades.

               

              I would still choose 235 over a 230 as imo HR data is one of the best ways to monitor fitness/workouts. I always turn my watch off after every workout, so hopefully my 235 has a few more years left. 👍

              5k - 17:53 (4/19)   10k - 37:53 (11/18)   Half - 1:23:18 (4/19)   Full - 2:50:43 (4/19)

              DavePNW


                Not necessarily relevant, but I have the 220, predecessor to 230/235, and it’s still going strong after 5 years (knock wood). I wish it would last forever, because it does everything I need without any extra complications. I can’t think of any of the additional features in the newer models that interest me. Alas, I realize based on typical Garmin longevity I am on borrowed time. If my 220 were to go belly-up right now, I’d probably get a 235.

                Dave

                kcam


                  240/245 is then next gen of 230/235.  Might check those.

                  wjosephbaker


                  RunningEsq.

                    I have the 245 music.  Have had it for about 10 runs or so.  Love it so far.

                     

                    I am old school and had the 305 for a number of years.  I loved that one. In fact, it still works.

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