Garmin has announced the Forerunner 30, a simple-to-use running watch with built-in Garmin Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology that aims to deliver streamlined running, activity tracking and connected features. ‘Whether out for a jog or training for a 10K, the Forerunner 30 tracks how far, how fast and where athletes are running without the need to carry a phone.’
In between runs, the watch doubles as an all-day activity tracker, keeping count of steps, calories and intensity minutes so users can record progress and activities even when they are not running. The Forerunner 30 will be available exclusively in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
“The simplicity of the Forerunner 30 means athletes can easily take their running to the next level – all they have to do is put the watch on and go,” said Andrew Silver, Garmin EMEA Product Manager. “With a variety of built-in features, the Forerunner 30 is the perfect tool for runners who want to stay fit, stay connected and share their progress.”
Runners using the Forerunner 30 will get a better idea of their fitness level with the addition of VO2 max, a measurable indication of aerobic performance or fitness level; while training tools like Auto Pause, Auto Lap and pace/speed selection help provide athletes with ‘an essential running experience’. Garmin Move IQ technology will also detect and automatically categorize activities including running, walking, cycling and more.
Vibration alerts for incoming calls, voicemails and text messages help Forerunner 30 users stay connected without having to dig a phone out of a purse, pocket or bag. Throughout the day, the Forerunner 30 automatically uploads to Garmin Connect where users can share their workouts with friends and family in real time with Live Track, join fitness challenges, analyse training progress, set and track goals and more.
The Forerunner 30 features up to eight hours of battery life in activity mode and up to five days in smartwatch mode. It is available exclusively in EMEA in turquoise, amethyst and grey and has a suggested retail price of €149.99.
The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, Garmin adds that there is a product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.