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Train Smarter with the Latest GPS Running Watches from Garmin® – Introducing the Forerunner® 230 and 235 and Garmin Elevate™ Wrist Heart Rate Technology

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OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced two of the company’s latest GPS running watches –the Forerunner 230 and the Forerunner 235. Tracking distance, pace, time, heart rate1 and more, the 230 and 235 keep runners on pace for their next personal record. The Forerunner 235 is the first product to feature Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology, which displays heart rate and zone on an easy-to-read, colorful graphic interface, so runners new to tracking heart rate can train more effectively. The Forerunner 230 pairs easily with a chest-worn strap to get all the same data right on the watch. When connected to a compatible smartphone2, runners can stay connected with smart notifications and motivated with music controls and audio prompts that announce their lap times. Daily activity tracking3 features including all-day heart rate tracking on the 235 keep runners apprised of their all-day steps, calories and sleep. The 230 and 235 are also compatible with the Connect IQ™ smartwatch platform. With Connect IQ, users are able to customize their watch with additional apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields.

“These watches provide a new form factor and training toolset, plus the convenient wrist-based heart rate in the 235 is one more way Garmin is helping runners meet their training goals, whether it be running a 5K or a marathon.”

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“We’re excited to add two new devices to our lineup of GPS running watches with the Forerunner 230 and 235,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “These watches provide a new form factor and training toolset, plus the convenient wrist-based heart rate in the 235 is one more way Garmin is helping runners meet their training goals, whether it be running a 5K or a marathon.”

Training with Heart Rate

Measure more than just distance and pace with the 230 and 235 by tracking other essential data such as heart rate, heart rate zone and VO2 max. The Forerunner 235 with Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology features a...


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