Garmin release next generation of GPS run watches
Tech giants Garmin announce the release of the Forerunner 230, 235 and 630 models, with the 630 proclaimed as their "most advanced running watch to date"
Garmin has announced it's latest line-up of running watches, the Forerunner 230, 235 and 630.
The 230 is the simplest watch of these updated models, whereas the 235 and 630 both have heart rate monitors built in amongst other new innovations.
The 630, proclaimed as Garmin's most advanced running watch to date, has a mind-boggling list of features, with the ability to track stride length, make V02 max estimates and calculate lactate threshold to name just three.
It's Wi-Fi enabled so your runs will be automatically downloaded to Garmin Connect, and has a whopping sixteen hours battery life in training mode and four weeks when just being used as a normal watch. What's more, the built-in everyday activity and sleep trackers will still work in watch mode without eating into the battery life.
'Mind boggling' - the 630 has more features than you could shake a stick at
The 235 model also has wrist-based heart rate, whilst the 230 is the simplest offering and needs an ANT+ strap to measure heart rate. Both watches offer daily activity tracking as per the 630, and are also compatible with the Connect IQTM smartwatch platform, whereby users are able to customise their watch with additional apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields.
The RRP's of the watches are £329.99 for the Forerunner 630, £269.99 for the 235 and £209.99 for the 230, and they are set to hit the shelves in November. Triathletes will also be pleased to hear that that all three watches are water-resistant to 50 metres.
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