Garmin-Forerunner235-2015-10-21-01If you’re in the market for a new fitness tracker, there are probably plenty of options that you can choose from. However if you’re in the market for one with a heart rate monitor, you might be interested to learn that Garmin has launched a trio of new wearables in the form of the Forerunner 235, the Forerunner 230, and the Forerunner 630.

Starting with the Forerunner 230 and 235, essentially at the end of the day both devices are the same. However the main difference is that the Forerunner 235 comes with a built-in heart rate monitor, while the Forerunner 230 doesn’t. That being said, the Forerunner 230 can still track heart rate, although it will require a separate monitor in the form of an ANT+ chest strap.

Both devices will collect and track the same kind of data and will play nicely with the Connect IQ smartwatch platform, introducing new watch faces, apps, widgets, and more. The Forerunner 235 has been estimated to last 11 hours on a single charge, while the Forerunner 230 will last longer at 16 hours, presumably because of the lack of a heart rate monitor.

Garmin-Forerunner630-2015-10-21-01Last but not least, the company has also announced the Forerunner 630 which they are calling its most advanced running watch to date. It will be capable of measuring your stride length, ground contact symmetry, vertical ratio, lactate threshold, and performance readiness. Basically if you’re into hardcore running and want to improve your game, this watch might do the trick.

The Forerunner 630 will not come with a heart rate monitor built into it like the Forerunner 235. Instead users will need the separate ANT+ chest strap. The Forerunner 230 with the ANT+ chest strap is priced at $299, while the Forerunner is priced at $329. The Forerunner 630 will be more expensive and is priced at $399.

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