I’m getting pretty frustrated with my Garmin 235 (purchased in late 2019) and am looking for recommendations for a replacement.
Here’s what I don’t like:
Battery went from 45% to “low battery” on a 95 minute run this morning
Doesn’t have a “swim” mode
GPS has been wildly inaccurate lately counting a few 7-something miles as 12+ and what was probably two 9:30-10min miles as 7:52 and 5:53. Umm, no, I didn’t do a race warmup that fast.
Here’s what I like:
Using the garmin app (though this isn’t strictly a requirement)
Easy to use the watch
Normally battery life is good enough
Got it for less than $200
built in heart rate monitor (though I know accuracy is not stellar)
I run 5-days/week mainly on roads, swim 3-4 times a week and would love something with better gps accuracy and (if this exists) somewhat accurate heart rate monitoring for under $300.