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Forerunner® 30
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Forerunner® 30

Part Number 010-01930-13
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Simple-to-use GPS Running Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate

  • Monitors heart rate¹ at the wrist all day and night, using Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology
  • Built-in GPS tracks how far, how fast and where you run
  • Includes VO2 max estimate, a measurable indication of your aerobic performance or fitness level
  • Connected features² include basic smart notifications for calls and texts, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™ and the ability to track your runs with the LiveTrack feature
  • All-day activity tracking¹ counts steps and calories and reminds you when to move, plus the Move IQ™ feature automatically detects and classifies activity  
  • Battery life³: up to 5 days in smartwatch mode; 8 hours in GPS mode

Forerunner 30 is making it easy to stay fit and stay connected. This simple-to-use GPS running watch provides all the key features you want to take with you when you run, including wrist-based heart rate¹ and basic smart notifications². What else? It also lets you tap into fitness monitoring tools, track activity with ease and automatically upload your data to Garmin Connect, where you can really dig deep into your personal stats.

Run Your Heart Out

Forerunner 30 is slim and lightweight — perfect for daily runs, training and racing. It features built-in wrist-based heart rate as well as built-in GPS that tracks your distance, pace and more. And since all these stats are captured by the watch, your watch is all you need — no phone, no chest strap. Just put it on and go.

Monitor Your Fitness Level

Want to know more about your physical fitness? Forerunner 30 crunches heart rate data for you and provides your VO2 max estimate — an indication of your body’s ability to perform. The higher the score, the better. Regular exercise and hard work can improve your VO2 max over time, so start sweating!

Stay Connected

When paired with your compatible smartphone, Forerunner 30 offers the convenience of basic smart notifications right on your wrist, so you can stay up to date with phone calls and text messages. Stay connected with family and friends while you run by letting them follow you in real time with LiveTrack. Forerunner 30 even automatically uploads your stats and saved runs to our Garmin Connect² online fitness community.

Customize and Connect

Garmin Connect is more than just a place to store your data. It’s a thriving online community where runners like you can connect and compete by joining challenges, encouraging each other and even sharing your triumphs on social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app.

Activity Tracking All Day and Night

Forerunner 30 is your new everyday watch, thanks to its activity tracking features. That includes steps, calories, distance, sleep¹ and intensity minutes, not to mention 24/7 heart rate monitoring. It also watches out for periods of inactivity and gives you vibration alerts when it’s time to move. We’re making activity tracking even smarter with our Move IQ™ feature, which automatically detects when you start moving and classifies your activity as a walk, run, bike or other.

¹Activity tracking accuracy
²When paired with a compatible smartphone
³Battery life may vary depending on selected performance mode and usage

General

Lens Material chemically strengthened glass
Strap material silicone
Physical size 35.5 x 40.7 x 13.3 mm
Weight 37.3 g
Water rating 5 ATM
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size 0.93" x 0.93" (23.5 x 23.4 mm)
Display resolution 128 x 128 pixels
Memory/History 7 activities

Clock Features

Time/date  
GPS Time Sync  
Automatic daylight saving time  
Alarm clock  
Stopwatch  

Sensors

GPS  
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor  
Accelerometer  

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity  
Smart notifications  
Find my Phone feature  
Smartphone compatibility  
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile  

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter  
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)  
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)  
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)  
Calories burned  
Distance traveled  
Intensity minutes  
TrueUp™  
Move IQ™  

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

GPS speed and distance  
Customizable data pages  
Auto Pause®  
Auto Lap®  
Manual lap  
V02 max  
Audio prompts  
LiveTrack  
Activity history on watch  

Heart Rate Features

HR zones  
HR calories  

Running Features

Preloaded run profiles auto indoor/outdoor
GPS-based distance, time and pace  
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)  

Cycling Features

Preloaded cycling profiles cycling auto detected
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