Garmin Forerunner 230


GPS Running Watch with Smart Features

  • Tracks distance, pace, time, heart rate¹ and VO2 Max¹
  • Connected features²: automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, live tracking, audio prompts, music controls, smart notifications and social media sharing
  • Activity tracking³ counts daily steps, distance, calories and sleep
  • Download data fields, watch faces, widgets and applications from Connect IQ™

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Forerunner 230

Customize Your Watch and Your Training

No two runners are the same, and neither are their goals. Set yourself up to reach yours by downloading advanced workouts and training plans to your watch from Garmin Connect. You can even customize your data fields, and download watch faces, widgets and applications all for free at Connect IQ.

On and Off the Road Running

A built-in accelerometer captures distance and pace data when you’re running on an indoor track or treadmill, with no need for a separate foot pod accessory. Once you’re done running, it doubles as an activity tracker³, counting your steps and calories throughout the day. It also reminds you to move after sitting for more than an hour. Forerunner 230 is compatible with GPS and GLONASS satellites to locate your position quickly and precisely whether you’re running deep in the woods or near tall buildings.

Colorful graphic interface shows your heart rate zone and beats per minute¹ at a glance.

It’s Simple. Period.

Forerunner 230Concise, easy-to-understand charts, graphs, maps and more let you view your activities, track progress toward goals and wirelessly upload and share relevant data directly with the online Garmin Connect network. So, you can compete with friends or family members on weekly step or running challenges — and compare your results in real time, using the LiveTrack feature. You can also use the app’s wireless connectivity links to receive current weather conditions, forecasts and smart notifications right on your compatible Garmin device.

Wear Your Personality on Your Sleeve

Download the free Garmin Face It™ watch face app to customize your device with any photo from your smartphone. Just download the app, choose an image from your photo library, adjust the style for time and set it as your watch’s face. Whether it’s a scenic view from your last hike or a picture of your new puppy, with Garmin you can add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you.

¹When used with a heart rate monitor. Included with some models; sold separately on others.
²When paired with a compatible smartphone
³Activity tracking accuracy
4When using the Garmin Connect Mobile app
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Additional information


General Lens Material glass Strap material silicone Physical size 45 x 45 x 11.7 mm Weight 41 g Water rating 5 ATM Battery type rechargeable lithium-ion Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) Display size 1.23" (31.1 mm) diameter Display resolution 215 x 180 pixels Color display Battery life Smart Mode: Up to 5 weeks GPS mode: Up to 16 hours Memory/history 200 hours of activity data Clock Features Time/date GPS Time Sync Automatic daylight saving time Alarm clock Stopwatch Sensors GPS GLONASS Accelerometer Daily Smart Features Connectivity Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Smart notifications Calendar Weather Music controls Face It™ watch face creator Find my Phone feature VIRB® remote Smartphone compatibility Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Activity Tracking Features Step counter Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) Calories burned Distance traveled Intensity minutes TrueUp™ Training, Planning and Analysis Features Activity history on watch Customizable activity profiles Customizable alerts Audio prompts Advanced workouts Auto Lap® Auto Pause® Auto scroll Customizable data pages Finish time LiveTrack Touch and/or button lock Manual lap Personal records (running, cycling, swimming) yes (Running Only) GPS speed and distance Training Effect (aerobic) Downloadable training plans V02 max Vibration alerts Heart Rate Features HR zones yes (with compatible accessory) HR alerts yes (with compatible accessory) HR calories yes (with compatible accessory) Recovery time HR strap compatible Running Features Preloaded run profiles yes GPS-based distance, time and pace Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Physiological measurements yes (with compatible accessory) Run workouts Personal records (running) Race predictor Foot pod capable Cycling Features Preloaded cycling profiles yes Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal) Interval training Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) yes