Garmin Forerunner 230

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Lens Material chemically strengthened glass
Strap material silicone
Physical size 45 x 45 x 11.7 mm
Weight 41 g
Water rating 5 ATM
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  Yes
Battery life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 5 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 16 hours
Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Clock Features

Time/date Yes
GPS Time Sync  Yes
Automatic daylight saving time  Yes
Alarm clock  Yes
Stopwatch  Yes
Face It™ watch face creator  Yes


Accelerometer  Yes

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Yes
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)  Yes
Smart notifications  Yes
Calendar  Yes
Weather Yes
Music controls  Yes
Find My Phone  Yes
VIRB® remote  Yes
Smartphone compatibility  Yes
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile  Yes

Activity Tracking Features

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

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

GPS speed and distance Yes
Customizable data pages  Yes
Customizable activity profiles  Yes
Auto Pause®  Yes
Advanced workouts  Yes
Downloadable training plans  Yes
Auto Lap®  Yes
Manual lap  Yes
V02 max  Yes
Training Effect (aerobic)  Yes
Customizable alerts  Yes
Audio prompts  Yes
Finish time  Yes
LiveTrack  Yes
Touch and/or button lock  Yes
Auto scroll  Yes
Activity history on watch  Yes

Heart Rate Features

HR zones yes (with compatible accessory)
HR alerts yes (with compatible accessory)
HR calories yes (with compatible accessory)
Recovery time

Running Features

Preloaded run profiles yes
GPS-based distance, time and pace  Yes
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)  Yes
Physiological measurements yes (with compatible accessory)
Run workouts  Yes
Race predictor  Yes
Foot pod capable  Yes

Cycling Features

Preloaded cycling profiles yes
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)  Yes
Interval training  Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) yes
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