Keeping Pace


What It Is: I bought a fitness tracker last year and I *do* love it, even though it’s often a reminder that I need to get up and get active more! But I’m also curious about getting one that can monitor my heart rate (mine falls more into the motion / pedometer category). Enter the Garmin Forerunner 225. This nifty watch tracks your heart rate through all the different ranges, meaning no more fussy straps when you’re jogging – it even works for indoor running on a machine! For those who really are into running, it can also track your accurate distance map your routes for all those slightly braggy moments on social.

Who It’s For: Your marathon-training sibling. Your getting fit bestie. The person who makes your heart race every time, your spouse.

What It Costs: Normally it’s $328, which is steep, but I noticed it’s on sale right now for $189.99

Where It’s At: You can nab this super deal at

BONUS ENTRY into my Hen + Bear giveaway – tell me in the comments below, how do you track your fitness and activity? Would you love the Garmin Forerunner?

30 Responses to “Keeping Pace”
  1. I would love to give this to my husband as he does not have one! I have a Fitbit and like it.

  2. Sherry K says:

    I have the little Fitbit that fits on my waistband and I like it – makes me aware that sometimes I am not moving much. Don’t think the Garmin Forerunner is for me, though, but my son would love it.

  3. Heather Swanson says:

    Not much fitness after I broke my ankle my boyfriend likes this watch.

  4. Jared says:

    Go to the gym every second day, don’t track anything but would love to have that

  5. Kim K says:

    Yes, I would love this fitness tracker. I currently use an app on my smartphone, but because I don’t always have my phne with me, the activity numbers are kind of skewed at the end of the day.

  6. Anne Derkat says:

    My husband and I walk for an hour every day. My sons would be the ones who would use/benefit from this fitness tracker.

  7. aketch says:

    I exercise everyday but don’t keep any track. This sounds like a great idea!

  8. Lindsey says:

    I don’t keep track of this kind of thing. This product isn’t for me!

  9. katydidit21 says:

    I use a fitbit to track my activity, but it doesn’t have a heart rate monitor. I am not happy with the quality of the fitbit…mine has been replaced 3 times because it has fallen apart. I would love to try the Garmin.

  10. intensev5 says:

    I have a basic fitbit that tells me how many steps I take but it doesn’t have the heartbeat monitor. I would love to win the Garmin Forerunner so that i can have that feature.

  11. Judy says:

    I currently do not keep track of my fitness activity, I would like to. Looks like the Garmin Forerunner
    has some good features.

  12. Mary Pate says:

    I’d love this for my own fitness regimen, I’ve been working hard to keep motivated and this is definitely worth checking out! Thank you for sharing these updates!

  13. Jordan w says:

    currently use a fitbit but this looks better!

  14. AliKira says:

    I track my fitness with Fitocracy and by playing Pokemon GO. This would be a great item for my significant other, however!

  15. I really need this. Fractured both ankles so out of shape

  16. Dawn gordon says:

    I am a subscriber and did enter that contest

    I keep track of my fitness by using an ap on my phone for monitoring my steps and my family reminds me!

  17. Carol Oddy says:

    I do not track my activities at all because I don’t own an activity watch. I would love to own the Garmin Forerunner, would use it every day to track my activities.

  18. Joan G. says:

    I don’t track my fitness but have been considering purchasing a device. This one looks interesting.

  19. Alison K says:

    BONUS Hen Jewelry + Bear Hardware ENTRY: I use STRAVA to track my activity and would be interested in the Garmin Forerunner but only if it linked to my Strava account as I’d rather not have multiple sites to maintain. Once you’re committed it’s a shame to stray.

  20. Wanda Bee says:

    I am currently using a Fitbit to track my fitness and activity. I would love to try the Garmin Forerunner.

  21. beewbedard says:

    I do not track my activities at all because I don’t own a device to do it on

  22. Susan says:

    I don’t track my daily activities. I’m not sure if I would use this device.

  23. Aimee says:

    I use fitness pal app on my phone. This is a great watch. I am a subscriber

  24. I don’t track my fitness but doing so would be awesome.

  25. misselles80 says:

    I have a Fitbit flex and it works well enough for what I need. A heart rate monitor would be nice but I can live without it.

  26. cookie3 says:

    My treadmill keeps track of heart rate & everything else for me.

  27. Victoria Ess says:

    I track my fitness manually but would love a tool to help me do this more regularly!

  28. Kelly H says:

    i like to play sports, but i’ve never had a fitness tracker. Would be interested in trying one out some day, and this one looks extra fancy.

  29. Denae Boucher says:

    I don’t track my fitness as I don’t have any technology like this.

  30. CL Chin says:

    i have an app on my smartphone that tracks my steps but otherwise i don’t really keep track of my heartrate and such.

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