Garmin Forerunner Comparison Chart

Whatever your level, whatever your training plan, there is a Garmin running watch for you. Advanced features work around your goals and suggest new ones, encouraging you to a healthier lifestyle, to a personal best, or even a world record. Then, when you’re done with your activity you can monitor and share your progress on Garmin Connect, to help you get a little better each day.

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TEAMMATE

TEAMMATE

MENTOR

MENTOR

EXPERT

EXPERT

EXPERT

25

35

230

235

630

735XT

935

garmin forerunner 25
garmin forerunner 35
garmin forerunner 230
garmin forerunner 235
garmin forerunner 630
garmin forerunner 735xt
garmin forerunner 935

Battery life

Up to 8 wks watch mode
8 hrs in GPS mode

Up to 9 days watch mode
13 hrs in GPS mode

Up to 5 wks smartwatch mode
16 hrs in GPS mode

Up to 9 days smartwatch mode
11 hrs in GPS mode

Up to 4 wks smartwatch mode
16 hrs in GPS mode

Up to 11 days smartwatch mode
14 hrs GPS mode
24 hrs UltraTrac mode

Up to 15 days smartwatch mode
24 hrs GPS mode
60 hrs UltraTrac mode

Wrist heart rate

Compatible with HRM chest strap

HRM-Run

HRM-Run / Tri / Swim

HRM-Run / Tri / Swim

Color display

Auto Pause

Auto Lap

Personal Records

Virtual Pacer

Heart rate-based calorie computation

Calculates calories burned

Customizable screen(s)

Advanced workouts

Accelerometer

VO2 max estimate

Recovery advisor

Race predictor

Connected features

Step counter

Auto goal

Move bar

Sleep monitoring

Pace alert

Connect IQ

Advanced Running Dynamics

 Heart rate variability stress test

Strava Suffer Score

Strava Live Segments

Lactate threshold

Performance condition

Anaerobic training effect

Aerobic training effect

Training load

Training status

Across the Garmin running watch range:

THE TEAMMATE

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Forerunner 25 and 35

Track how far, how fast and where you go, with these easy-to-use GPS running watches.

THE MENTOR

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Forerunner 230 and 235

These smart GPS running watches add improved training features, heart rate analysis, color screen and customization through Connect IQ.

THE EXPERT

garmin forerunner 630 comparison

Forerunner 630

Garmin's most advanced dedicated running watch which adds detailed running dynamics to monitor form and additional training features.

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garmin forerunner 935 comparison
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Forerunner 735XT / 935 / Fenix 5

The most advanced running features plus activity profiles for swimming, cycling, triathlons and more.

Garmin sports watch features at a glance:

THE TEAMMATE

garmin forerunner 25

25

garmin forerunner 35

35

TEAMMATE features are standard in all Garmin GPS sports watches:

GPS

Activity Tracking
Steps / Distance
Calories burned / Sleep

Training Features
Alerts: time / distance / heart rate
Auto Pause / Auto Lap / Run & Walk
Customizable screens / Personal records

Connected Features
Smart notifications
LiveTrack

Heart Rate Analysis
Shows HR zones

Sensor Compatibility (ANT+)
Heart rate monitor
Foot pod

Garmin Connect
Wireless sync with Garmin Connect Mobile

Hardware
Designed for runners
Accelerometer for indoor running
Waterproof: 5ATM
High resolution sunlight readable display

THE MENTOR

garmin forerunner 230

230

garmin forerunner 235

235

Includes all TEAMMATE features plus more:

GLONASS
Improved accuracy in built-up areas

Training Features
Advanced workouts
Interval training
Training plans
Pace alerts

Connected Features
VIRB remote (sold separately)
Weather and calendar widget
Connect IQ
Music controls

Heart Rate Analysis
VO2 Max estimate
Recovery advisor
Race predictor
Training Effect

Sensor Compatibility
Bike speed/cadence

Activity profile
Cycling, and other

Hardware
Color display
Vibration alerts

THE EXPERT

garmin forerunner 630

630

garmin forerunner 735xt

735XT

garmin forerunner 935

935

Includes all TEAMMATE and MENTOR features plus more:

Training Features
Virtual Partner / Virtual Racer
Cadence alerts

Heart Rate Analysis
Stress score / Lactate threshold
Performance condition

Advanced Running Dynamics
Stride length / Cadence
Ground contact time
Ground contact balance
Vertical oscillation / Vertical ratio

Advanced Swim Dynamics
Pool and open water metrics
Personal records
Custom workouts / Stroke identification

Advanced Bike Dynamics
Bike power / FTP / power zone
Platform centre offset
Power phase / Time seated / standing

Triathlon Race Mode
Transition between each sport

Navigational features
Save locations / back-to-start

Compare and Buy Garmin Forerunner GPS Running Watches

THE TEAMMATE

garmin forerunner 25 comparison chart

Garmin Forerunner 25

TEAMMATE features plus:

  • Easy to use
  • Small and lightweight
  • Virtual Pacer
  • Battery: 8 weeks watch mode / 8 hours GPS

garmin forerunner 35 comparison chart

Garmin Forerunner 35

TEAMMATE features plus:

  • Elevate wrist-based heart rate for 24/7 monitoring
  • Easy to use, small and lightweight
  • Intervals
  • Preloaded sports profiles for indoor/outdoor running, cycling and cardio
  • Controls music and displays weather
  • Battery: 9 days watch mode / 13 hours GPS

THE MENTOR

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Garmin Forerunner 230

TEAMMATE & MENTOR features plus:

  • Audio prompts
  • Slim and lightweight design
  • Battery: 5 weeks watch mode / 16 hours GPS

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Garmin Forerunner 235

TEAMMATE & MENTOR features plus:

  • Elevate wrist-based heart rate for 24/7 monitoring
  • Audio prompts
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Battery: 9 days watch mode / 11 hours GPS

THE MENTOR

garmin forerunner 630 comparison chart

Garmin Forerunner 630

TEAMMATE, MENTOR & EXPERT features plus:

  • Audio prompts
  • Touchscreen
  • Battery: 4 weeks watch mode / 16 hours GPS

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Garmin Forerunner 735XT

TEAMMATE, MENTOR & EXPERT features plus:

  • Elevate wrist-based heart rate for 24/7 monitoring
  • Additional activity profiles: rowing, paddlesports, trail running and more
  • Audio prompts
  • Compatible with Vector power meter pedals
  • Compatible with Varia cycling awareness products
  • Intensity minutes
  • Strava Live Segments and Suffer Score
  • Battery: 11 days smartwatch mode / 14 hours GPS / 24 hours in UltraTrac mode

garmin forerunner 935 comparison chart

Garmin Forerunner 935

TEAMMATE, MENTOR & EXPERT features plus:

  • Barometric altimeter
  • WiFi
  • Anaerobic training effect
  • Training load and status
  • Battery: Up to 2 weeks smartwatch mode / 24 hours GPS mode / 50 hours in UltraTrac mode

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