Garmin have come to market in time for the Christmas gift rush with three new connectable Forerunner GPS watches. Each with the a range of outstanding features designed to help everyone — from the twice a week casual runner through to the marathon running freaks elite runners — to achieve more from their training.

The Bluetooth connectivity in all three of these devices allows users to receive notifications for call, text and email alerts as well as control music and maintaining control over your run data such as lap times during a run. Making them even more attractive is the 16 hour GPS mode battery life and astounding 5 weeks in watch mode battery life.

Forerunner 230 – RRP $389
The base model pairs easily with a chest-worn strap to get all the same data right on the watch. When connected to a compatible smartphone, runners can stay connected with smart notifications and motivated with music controls and audio prompts that announce their lap times.


Available in black/white, purple strike/white and force yellow/black for $389.

Forerunner 235 – RRP $469
The first product to feature Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology, which displays heart rate and zone on an easy-to-read, colourful graphic interface, so runners new to tracking heart rate can train more effectively. Daily activity tracking features include all-day heart rate tracking on the 235 keep runners apprised of their all-day steps, calories and sleep.


Available later this year in black/grey, black/marsala and frost blue/black for $469,

Forerunner 630 – RRP $649
Features Garmin’s most advanced running watch technology yet. The touchscreen Forerunner 630 boasts more running dynamics than its predecessor (the Forerunner 620), and additional physiological measurements
so runners can be more aware of their bodies before, during and after a run.


Available in black/white and midnight blue for $649.

They’re good looking devices which have some great functionality. We have reached out to Garmin about getting a look at these and taking them for a test run and we hope to have a review unit very soon.

What functionality do you like the look of from these running GPS units?