Garmin Forerunner 235- £269.99, garmin.com
With its Forerunner 235 watch, Garmin has created something that’s perfect for runners, while not scrimping on lifestyle elements. What’s more, the evolution of the Forerunner series is back on track. What started out around 15 years ago, as a range of ground-breaking technology that weighed more than many modern smartphones and took up an inordinate amount of space on your arm, has developed into a genuinely useful set
For runners, the 235 is a great companion. It’s quick to lock on to a GPS signal and, while running, you can see your pace, distance, time, cadence, calories and more. A built- in heart-rate monitor means you can see your average
and max heart rate and the LCD screen clearly visualises heart-rate zone training. After a training session, it will also give you an idea of how much recovery time you need.
The 235 is a comfortable wear if you’ve got it on
all day (it weighs a measly 42g) and it easily syncs to your smartphone, giving you access to all manner of notifications. The 235 might not give the comprehensive data that Garmin’s 630 does, but it’s still an exceptional sports watch that deserves to be up there with the best.