Garmin has today announced new additions to its range of Garmin Forerunner sports watches and has today unveiled the Forerunner 235 priced at $329, the Forerunner 230 bundle with a heart rate strap for $299 and the Forerunner 630 for $399.
To company the announcement of the new trio of sport watches to the Garmin range the company has also released videos providing more details on the features and functions of the new sports watches.
Features of the Garmin 230 for $249 include the ability to track distance, pace, time, heart rate and VO2 Max, together with live tracking, audio prompts, activity tracking³ counts daily steps, distance, calories and sleep.
The Forerunner 235 sports watch is equipped with Elevate heart rate technology that measures heart rate at the wrist 24/7, giving you the option to run without a strap around your chest for $329.
Features of the new Forerunner 630 included touchscreen, GPS together with advanced running dynamics including ground contact time balance, stride length and vertical ratio. as well as features that include automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking, audio prompts, music controls, smart notifications and more. Garmin explains :
Forerunner 630 uses extended physiological metrics to help you get the most out of your workouts and feel confident with what you can accomplish when you toe the line. Once Forerunner 630 learns your lactate threshold through a guided test, you can apply it to your heart rate training when setting up zones.
Overall training load, sleep, nutrition and general life stress play a role in how you will perform in a tough workout. To give you a better idea of what days you should aim for a tough workout or use as a recovery day, Forerunner 630 provides you with a stress score based off your heart rate. Performance condition is another feature that gives you an idea of how you will fare in a workout. As you run, this feature analyzes your pace, heart rate and heart rate variability to make a real-time assessment of your ability to perform.