The Garmin Forerunner 235 is a new GPS watch that happens to be equipped with the first wrist-based heart rate sensor ever seen on a Garmin product.
This particular GPS watch uses the special Garmin Elevate optical sensor, that enables it to display heart rate and training-related information directly on the wearable. The watch's predecessor, the Forerunner 225, is also equipped with an optical sensor although that one was designed by Mio.
This watch allows you to get rid of the invasive, annoying and often odd-looking chest strap, although you have to be willing to pay the price of $329.
At the end of the way, the Garmin Forerunner 235 is a watch that is designed to help you get the most out of your runs and workouts, while learning about your body all the way.