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Garmin Forerunner 15

Garmin Forerunner 15

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

For about the same price as an entry-level running watch, the Forerunner offers all the usual running features, plus step tracking so you can monitor your activity between workouts. It's a good buy for runners who need a sports watch, and would prefer not to wear a second device for fitness tracking.

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Pros
  • Long battery life
  • Fair price, considering the feature set
  • Includes step tracking, allowing it to double as a basic fitness tracker
  • Compatible with heart rate monitors
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • No wireless syncing
  • Doesn't automatically track sleep
  • App doesn't offer much motivation
  • Because it's more of a running watch than fitness tracker, you won't necessarily want to wear it every day
83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

100
Joe
I've had the Forerunner 15 for 3 years, and it is perfect for my running needs....read more
70
Escargot
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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85
Average user Score
 
100
Joe
12.16.18
I've had the Forerunner 15 for 3 years, and it is perfect for my running needs. I recently purchased the Forerunner 35 which is o.k. I still use the chest HR band because the wrist hr monitor is not as accurate. Both are great.
 
70
Escargot
11.12.14
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget

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