Garmin Forerunner 25 Released
Garmin known for its range of fitness equipment has launched another GPS fitness watch. Garmin Forerunner 25. Many tip that this is a direct successor to Garmin Forerunner 15 released in 2014. The Forerunner 15 retails at around 11,000INR and is one expensive GPS fitness watch. Garmin released Forerunner 25 on August 5, 2015. Continue reading to find out more about the Forerunner 25.
Forerunner 25 is an entry level GPS fitness watch that should fulfill most of your fitness needs. The dial is available in two sizes, small and large. An expensive bundle includes a heart rate monitor along with the Forerunner 25. The watch is available in four different colorways that should please most people. Do not expect a round dial or a metallic strip with Forerunner 25. Expect those with Garmin Fenix 3.
This rechargeable GPS fitness watch houses a Lithium-ion battery that promises to deliver ten hours of life with GPS (Large version of Forerunner 25). The smart watch should last for around ten weeks in standby mode. This is impressive!
The black and white display does a good job even in bright sunlight. The watch is backlit for use in dark conditions. The watch weighs 39g and is water resistant up to 50 meters. You could take a swim with the Garmin Forerunner 25. The interface is customizable as you can switch the distance units and can set a daily alarm that would help your morning jogging session. It has an inbuilt feature that helps you differentiate jogs from cycling. A very handy feature indeed.
Garmin Forerunner 25 can also record your runs so that you can keep a track and improve upon. It features a highly sensitive GPS receiver unit along with HotFix technology. Expect a highly accurate GPS signal even in dense forests. With clear skies, expect a mind blogging accuracy of up to 99%. With heart rate monitor, you can even track your BPM. With the chest strap, you can also measure your calorie computation.
With Sleep tacking, you get to study your sleep pattern. The Auto Lap feature on Forerunner records splits at set distances. The Auto Pause option pauses the timer when you stop during a jog or a run. These two options should boost your running productivity. Virtual pacer option should provide you with an accurate analysis about your runs.
Garmin Forerunner 25 connects seamlessly with either iOS on Android. Upload your workout data with Garmin Connect using Bluetooth. This handy feature also allows you to share your activity and to keep your friends updated. You can also monitor your progress with Garmin Connect Online. Not only that, you shall never miss any update for the watch provides all your call, text, and email updates.
On the other hand, it does not connect with all social media apps. Moreover, there are no additional sport modes other than pace and speed. If you are on hunt for an entry level GPS fitness watch, end it here with Garmin Forerunner 25.
Garmin Forerunner 25 retails at $170 i.e., around 12,000INR. Forerunner 25 bundle costs $200 i.e., around 14,000INR and includes a Heart Rate Monitor. Availability in India is TBA.
Bottom-line: True successor to Forerunner 15.