Garmin Forerunner 225

June 13, 2017 - Comment

Know your zone with Forerunner 225 – the first Garmin GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate. Now you have the option to run without a strap because this watch has a built-in sensor that measures heart rate at the wrist. A colorful gauge shows your zone and beats per minute at a glance: warm-up

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Know your zone with Forerunner 225 – the first Garmin GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate. Now you have the option to run without a strap because this watch has a built-in sensor that measures heart rate at the wrist. A colorful gauge shows your zone and beats per minute at a glance: warm-up (gray), easy (blue), aerobic (green), threshold (orange) or maximum (red). Create customized workouts or download free training plans at Garmin Connect, send to your watch and get coach-like guidance. The 225 offers vibration alerts and a built-in accelerometer to record distance for treadmill workouts. Connected features include automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking and social media sharing.

Product Features

  • WRIST-BASED HEART RATE – Run without a strap – the Forerunner 225 uses a built-in sensor to measure heart rate at the wrist
  • GRAPHIC INTERFACE – A colorful gauge shows your zone at a glance: warm-up (gray), easy (blue), aerobic (green), threshold (orange) or maximum (red).
  • GPS – GPS-enabled, Forerunner 225 provides accurate distance and pace data. You can also view your run on a map when you upload to Garmin Connect.
  • ACCELEROMETER – A built-in accelerometer provides distance and pace data when you’re running indoors, with no need for a separate foot pod
  • ACTIVITY TRACKING – It doubles as a watch and activity tracker. Count steps, calories and distance throughout the day. The move bar with vibration alert motivates you to move when you’ve been sitting too long. (sleep monitoring as well)
  • Unit Dimensions WxHxD : 11.3″ x 1.9″ x 0.6″ (287 mm x 48 mm x 16 mm
  • Color is black with red accent

Originally posted 2016-07-05 08:54:27.

Comments

M. Helmick says:

Great running watch, eliminates the HRM chest strap. First off – yes, I do have one of these even they they aren’t for sale online yet. Garmin had a booth at the expo for the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon and I as able to pick one up. So yes, I do have one, and I have run with it. 

Bill says:

Best Watch I Have Ever Owned I have been using Garmin Sports watches for 7 years. When I first read the feature listing for the 225, I didn’t hesitate to order (in mid-May). I made this upgrade because of this watch’s strapless heart rate functionality. I am so ready to ditch the strap. 

NJD says:

Buy with confidence… Having lost my Forerunner 220 w/ HR monitor (can you really lose a GPS enabled device?) I was in the market for a new heart rate monitor. Having always disliked HRM straps I always viewed them as a necessary evil for accuracy, but i loved my 220. So when a brand like Garmin introduced the 225 with light measuring technology and no strap I was skeptical about accuracy and thrilled about the absence of the strap. Given REI’s awesome return policy I thought I would try it and if I didn’t like it I would go back to the 220. I have been using HRM’s for about 20 years and am very familiar with my HR exertion zones and what the numbers are so I was pretty sure I would know if the accuracy wasn’t great, but I couldn’t tell on the first day out. I was too concerned with the 225’s placement on my wrist, wondered if I was getting the correct reading, thought I was working too hard, etc. Fortunately I didn’t lose the chest strap and transmitter from my 220 so I set out to compare the wrist…

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