With Garmin's new Forerunner 10, you're always able to have your running partner on hand. As its lightest-available GPS watch, the Forerunner seemingly disappears once you've put it on, yet it jumps into action when needed. Track your distance, speed/pace, and even your calories with this comfortable, sleek new release from Garmin.
The GPS watch is ready to go the moment that you strap it to your wrist. So, you're able to start your run with the press of a button and watch your time and distance clearly display on one screen, with your calories and pace on another. Or, if you prefer, you're able to customize the Forerunner 10's settings to show pace and distance on the same screen. Another useful feature that's been built into the watch is the feedback provided during various stages of your run. For example, at each mile the watch beeps and a screen flashes your time for that mile. Once you complete your run and save it, you'll see a summary of how you performed. This breakdown shows your total time, distance, average pace, and calories burned. The watch will even alert you when you've reached your personal goals, such as fastest mile or longest run to date.
Additional training tools include a 'virtual pacer' that compares your current running pace to your target pace, and you have a run/walk feature that becomes helpful if you're just starting your run or plan to take walking breaks along the way. You're also able to upload your runs to Garmin Connect through your computer. So, with this free software, you're able to see your runs on a map, get more details, and share running information with your peers, partners, or coach.
The Garmin Forerunner 10 is available in one size and in the colors Green, Pink, and Red. Please note: The Red color's watch face and wristband are slightly larger than the other two colorways.
[red] 1.79 x 2.25 x 0.62 in, [pink and green] 1.58 x 2.02 x 0.62 in
Heart Rate Monitor:
[power save mode] 5 weeks, [training mode] 5 hours
[red] 0.98x0.94 in, [pink and green] 0.81x0.77 in
[red] 1.5 oz, [pink and green] 1.3 oz
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I got this watch hoping to use it for tracking my runs and pacing myself. I was not super impressed with the battery life, but the gps seemed to be accurate. I tried taking it on long hikes to track distances but it would usually die before I made it to the top. I used to have the Garmin forerunner 305 which was a bit large. The forerunner 10 fits much better and is a smaller fit designed for women. I would recommend this watch for runners who are going for a few hours at a time and want a more attractive gps watch compared to others on the market.