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Garmin Forerunner 225

Garmin Forerunner 225
alaScore 95

545 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 545 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 225. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Forerunner 225 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Forerunner 225

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 225 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 225 GPS Running Watch with Wrist Based Heart Rate and Colour Display - Black/RedGarmin Forerunner 225 GPS Running Watch with Wrist Based Heart Rate and Colour Display - Black/Red

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Forerunner 225

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 225 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 225Garmin Forerunner 225

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Kieran Alger (techradar.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225 review

 

Garmin's new GPS running watch measures your heart rate from your wrist

Easy to use Heart rate tracking from your wrist Infinitely customisable intervals

Lack of running dynamics No micro-UBS charging

Go back ten years and buying a GPS running watch usually meant handing over some cash to Garmin, Polar or maybe Timex. For a long time these guys kept a niche audience of stat-obsessed runners to themselves. But fast-forward to 2015 and that's all...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225 review: the leader of the running watch pack?

 

Garmin's running watch measures your heart rate and hits the right beats

East to use on the move ; Strap-free heart rate tracking ; Great interval training

A bit on the bulky side ; No micro USB charging ; Lacks a few high-end features

Expert review by: Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Garmin Forerunner 225

 

With the Forerunner 225, Garmin joins TomTom with a wrist-based heart rate monitor GPS running watch, kicking this trend off with a good start.

Heart rate monitor works like a charm, Good battery life, Forerunner 225 a good all rounder

Bulky design, too much emphasis on activity tracking, more expensive than regular

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225

 

Over the past year, an influx of dedicated fitness gadgets have included both GPS and heart-rate sensors. The Microsoft Band and Fitbit Surge may come to mind.

The Garmin Forerunner 225 has an always-on display, accurate GPS for tracking runs, a wrist-based heart-rate monitor, and can track steps and calories. It's water-resistant and can be worn in the shower and pool.

Heart-rate tracking is limited to workouts, there's no automatic syncing, sleep data lacks detailed information, and Garmin's mobile app is dated.

Runners interested in tracking both heart-rate and all-day activities can't go wrong with the Forerunner 225.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225

 

The Forerunner 225 is Garmin's first runner's watch with a built-in heart rate monitor. It's pricey compared with similar fitness trackers, but it's an excellent running companion.

First Garmin Forerunner with optical heart rate monitor on the wrist. Includes GPS. Superb battery life. Very easy to use. Tracks steps, sleep, calories burned, weight, runs, and other activities

Pricey. Frustrating charger. Very sporty for a 24/7 tracker. Heart rate monitor designed for activity, not resting heart rate measurements

Garmin has long been the first name in watches for athletes. For years, runners in particular have turned to its Forerunner line for tracking everything from pace to foot-ground contact time. The Garmin Forerunner 225 ($299.99) is the first device from...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com.au)

Garmin Forerunner 225 review: The running watch that gets almost everything right

 

Over the past year, an influx of dedicated fitness gadgets have included both GPS and heart-rate sensors. The Microsoft Band and Fitbit Surge may come to mind.

The Garmin Forerunner 225 has an always-on display, accurate GPS for tracking runs, a wrist-based heart-rate monitor, and can track steps and calories. It's water-resistant and can be worn in the shower and pool

Heart-rate tracking is limited to workouts, there's no automatic syncing, sleep data lacks detailed information, and Garmin's mobile app is dated

Runners interested in tracking both heart-rate and all-day activities can't go wrong with the Forerunner 225.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Ray Maker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Forerunner 225 In-Depth Review

 

This past spring Garmin running watch. The unit would mark the first Garmin watch that contains an optical heart rate sensor within the watch, allowing you to view and record your heart rate without a separate strap. The Forerunner 225 (FR225) was...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: MWHRUNNER (johnlewis.com)

Garmin 225 - great for a week

 

Loved this watch immediately out of the box, downloaded the app to my iPhone and enjoyed reviewing my data by the Bluetooth auto upload connection. All was great until yesterday morning, Garmin Forerunner 225 - Sync Failed message - I dismissed as a...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Andrew89 (johnlewis.com)

Great fitness monitor

 

Does what is expected and enables easy syncing with Strava and similar online tools for detailed monitoring of progress.My only gripe, it takes quite a few steps to turn off the GPS which you don't need in doors and which switches itself on after you...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: register54321 (cnet.com)

save your money and wait for something else

 

It's okay, but Garmin cheated us all in that prior to release, it said it would have running dynamics (which I don't care about and they are available in the Garmin 2 and 3 (and probably others)), BUT it did say it would have virtual pacer so I could...

pretty good display, small and light

doesn't sync easily, doesn't have virtual pacer (though Garmin said it would)

Dec, 2015