Garmin Forerunner 235 Review – Updated

Garmin Forerunner 235 Review – Updated

Welcome to my updated Garmin Forerunner 235 Review! I wanted to revamp this post now that I’ve had my watch a while and have more experience with the different features.

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Back in June 2017, I purchased my watch refurbished on Amazon. I bought a 3 year warranty because it is refurbished but I’ve had zero problems with it so far!

Photo from Garmin.com

In addition to the warranty, I purchased screen protectors for some extra peace of mind. There are a lot of options but I bought these. These are a must because I have already cracked and replaced 2 screen protectors meaning my watch would have been broken twice over. Screen protector #3 has held strong for a few months now!

Photo from Amazon.com

One feature I like with this watch is that you can personalize it. I’m a huge fan of being able to make something my own and have it reflect my personality. I’m able to change the watch face with dozens of choices through the Garmin Connect IQ store on the Garmin Connect app. You can customize other features through the app but I have only used it for the watch face.

Here are the options for the different features you can customize.
I love to customize my watch face!
Here are the various watch faces I’ve enjoyed!

You can also get different watch straps in other colors. With how much I love having my running apparel and gear match, I know I’ll eventually be getting some in the future.

Photo from Amazon.com

The main reason I adore this watch is its convenience. It is so much better than tracking my runs with my phone. For one, it’s on my wrist. I no longer have to reach into my running belt every time I want to check my distance or pace. This eliminates the problem of other items falling out of my belt or dropping my phone trying to fumble with it while running. I am now a completely hands-free runner!

The watch is very easy to use and I can track other types of workouts such as swimming (the watch is completely waterproof) or biking. I’m also able to set it for interval training which I like to use for my long runs. I like to use 4:1 intervals meaning I run for 4 minutes and walk for 1 minute. You can enter what ratio and how many reps of intervals you’d like to do.

I sync the watch with the Garmin Connect app via bluetooth on my phone. I’m able to see a large range of information on the app by doing this such as run mileage, pace, elevation gain, and heart rate.

The watch also counts my steps, tracks my sleep patterns, and tells me how long I should recover after a workout.

The Garmin Forerunner 235 is easy to use, customizable, informative, and most of all, convenient! It has improved my running life and I will be treasuring it for a very long time. What are your favorite features of the Garmin Forerunner 235? Comment below!

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