Garmin Forerunner® 230

Stay on pace for your next personal record with Forerunner® 230, the GPS running watch with smart features1. Includes heart rate compatibility, activity tracking and
connected features like automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™. Pair the Garmin Forerunner 230 GPS Running Watch to your smartphone and get audio prompts based on your own training plan to help you stay on track. The 230 also features live tracking and smart notifications.

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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™

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.connect-screen

Concise, 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.



Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 1.77″ x 1.77″ x 0.46″ (45 x 45 x 11.7 mm)
Display size, WxH 1.23″ (31.1 mm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH 215 x 180 pixels
Color display check
Weight 1.4 oz (41 g)
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life 16 Hours training, 5 weeks watch + AT + Notifications
Water rating 5 ATM
GPS-enabled  check
GLONASS  check
High-sensitivity receiver  check
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)  check
Vibration alert  check
Find my phone  check
VIRB® control  check
Watch functions Includes date and alarm

Maps & Memory

History 200 hours of activity data

Running Features

Virtual Pacer™ (compares current pace to target) check
V02 max estimate  check
Recovery advisor  check
Race predictor  check
Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod)  check
Personal records  check

Cycling Features

Bike speed/cadence sensor Yes (optional)

Performance Features

Heart rate monitor Yes (Some versions)
Foot pod Yes (optional)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)  check
Virtual Racer™ (compete against other activities)  check
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)  check
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)  check
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)  check
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)  check
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)  check
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)  check
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)  check
Heart rate-based calorie computation  check
Calculates calories burned  check
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)  check
Customizable screen(s)  check
Shock Resistant  check

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter check
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)  check
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)  check
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)  check

Garmin Connect™

Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) check
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)  check


  • Connect IQ™ app support: Yes



Watch Only

  • Forerunner 230 GPS watch
  • Charging/data clip
  • Manual


  • Forerunner 230 GPS watch
  • Premium (soft strap) heart rate monitor
  • Charging/data clip
  • Manual