Blending the best of its Forerunner 10 and Vivofit into a single package, Garmin's new Forerunner 15 tracks the same metrics as the 10, along with adding in Vivofit's extensive day-to-day activity tracking features and heart rate support. This means one lightweight unit on your wrist, and you are set to go.
The GPS watch is ready to go the moment you strap it to your wrist. 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, customize the Forerunner 15’s settings to show pace and distance on the same screen. Another nice feature 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 can also upload your runs to Garmin Connect through your computer. This free software allows you to see your runs on a map, get more details, and share running information with others.
The Forerunner 15 comes with ANT+ sensor support, an addition of activity monitoring functions, and a longer battery life when compared with the 10 model. This means that with Garmin's Foot Pod and Heart Rate Monitor (both sold separately) you are able to calculate even more metrics than before.
The Garmin Forerunner 15 comes in two sizes: Small (1.58 x 2.05 x 0.62in) and Large (1.79 x 2.25 x 0.62). It is available in the colors Black/green, Black/blue, Red/black, Teal/white, and Violet/white.
- Run, training, and daily activity monitor
- Garmin Connect upload capability
- ANT+ compatible