Garmin Forerunner 230 is a GPS enabled Smartwatch that is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobiles devices. The smartwatch can be synced with the smartphones through Bluetooth Smart technology. It has a 1 inch circular screen with 215x180 pixels resolution and features a colourful graphic interface, customizable screens, easy-to-understand graphs, maps and charts and a backlight. The device track various activities including running, sleeping, counting steps, calories consumed and distance covered. They can also show maps on the
display apart from running matrices like pace, speed, and distance.
Garmin Forerunner 230 can notify about the incoming call, text, calendar reminders and more from the connected smartphone. The Garmin Connect IQ app can be downloaded on the connected smartphone and used for automatic uploading, downloading apps, watch faces, weather widgets and more. The user can Upload or share activities and goals with the online Garmin Connect network. The device has music control, VIRB control and Find my phone functionality. The smartwatch is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery that lasts up to 5 weeks in smartwatch mode and up to 16 hours in training mode. It is shock resistant and water resistant up to 50 metres.
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The product itself is ok, but comes with a notification software glitch when paired with iPhone. One would expect that Garmin would provide the necessary support or patch to fix the issue, but NO. The 'support' number in India does not have anyone to answer calls and they do not reply to emails. If you buy this expensive equipment and are faced with any hardware issue, you will be left totally stranded. DO NOT GO FOR ANY GARMIN PRODUCT till they get their support right.
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