Garmin today announced new updates to its Forerunner device family. The company has added three new models to the lineup – Forerunner 630, Forerunner 235, and the Forerunner 230.
The Forerunner 630 succeeds the Forerunner 620 as the highest end sport watch targeted at runners. Compared to the older 620 model, the 630 is capable of measuring even more metrics such as stride length, ground contact time balance, vertical ratio, lactate threshold, stress score, and performance condition. The smartwatch is claimed to last up to 16 hours while running and up to four weeks when used in daily activity mode. It will be priced at $399.99 and will go on sale before the end of the year.
The Forerunner 235 and the Forerunner 230 include a larger full color display that boasts of superior sunlight legibility. These watches also allow you to connect to your smartphone and check for notifications such as calls, text messages, and email. Both models are similar to each other, except for the fact that the Forerunner 235 includes a heart rate monitor. The Forerunner 230 offers up to 16 hours battery life when used in training mode and up to five weeks in watch mode. Forerunner 235 is a little less impressive with 11 hours in training mode and nine days in watch mode. The Forerunner 235 and 230 will be priced at $329.99 and $249.99 respectively. These too will go on sale before the end of the year.