Posted By: 3dealz.comGarmin this year introduced a new entry level GPS running watch geared for runners looking for a basic watch without all the bells and whistles of multisport, touchscreen and complex menus. Retailed at $129.95, the watch is in the market to compete with the Soleus GPS at $99 and has been on the market for a year, and the Timex Marathon GPS at $99.
The Garmin Forerunner 10 comes in two different sizes and three colors. Green and Pink geared towards women and black with red accent for men. Basically the only difference is that the black has a slightly larger watch face and wider wristband.
Forerunner 10 is so easy to use, you can start your run with the press of 1 button. As you run, you can see your time and distance clearly displayed on 1 screen and calories and pace on another. You can also customize the settings to show pace and distance on the same screen.
One of the biggest feature of this watch is the water resistance. It is rated to 50 meter. Only the Multi-Sport version such as Garmin 310xt and Garmin 910xt are rated as such. This watch doesn't provide heart rate data or heart rate recording.
Once you open the box, you will find a USB charger cable which is also used to transfer data into Garmin Connect.
As you run, Forerunner 10 automatically alerts you when you complete each mile, giving you a friendly beep and a screen that flashes your time for that mile. When you complete your run and save it, you'll see a summary of how you did, including your total time, distance, average pace and calories. The watch even lets you know when you achieve a personal record, like your fastest mile or longest run to date.
For runners who want a little more, Forerunner 10 has a couple of simple training features like Virtual Pacer, which compares your current running pace to your target. It also has a run/walk feature that's helpful if you're just starting out or your running plan includes walk breaks.
Once you are done with your run, you can upload your to to Garmin Connect using the cable provided to see your run on a map and get more detail on each mile.
The watch can be worn as a daily sport watch and it looks really nice and not too big. For typical use, the battery life is 10 days. If used continuously with GPS on, the battery life is 5 hours.
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