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Introducing the New Garmin Forerunner 15

June 20th, 2014

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The Garmin Forerunner 15 takes a step forward in the Entry Level GPS watch department.  Utilizing the simplicity of the FR10 and the daily activity tracking features of the Garmin Vívofit, the Forerunner 15 is the perfect hybrid for the runner on a budget.

The Forerunner 15 receives a major upgrade in technology over its predecessor, the FR10, and is the perfect middle ground for someone who isn’t ready make the jump to the advanced FR220 model.  While the Forerunner 15 uses the same outer shell as the FR10 (both small and large options), the technology features are far greater.  One new improvement is the introduction heart rate monitor capability.  This addition allows you to further enhance your training experience by signaling when to push yourself a little harder and when to hold yourself back.  By applying heart rate features along with Virtual Pacer™, the user has all the necessary data to optimize performance.

Color options available from Garmin. Photo: Garmin

Another addition to the Forerunner 15 is the Activity Tracker feature, which counts steps and calories throughout the day and displays the data on the front screen to help monitor progress.  The Activity Tracker also supplies “Move!” alerts to remind you to be active and encourage personal fitness goals.

One of the most useful features of the FR15 from the Fr10 is the significant battery upgrade.  The FR15 now gets 8 hours of active GPS time compared to a meager 5 hours from the Fr10.  This additional battery life is crucial for marathon runners looking to utilize their watch on race day and lessens the need of frequent recharges.  In addition, while in non-GPS mode it’ll get up to 5 weeks for activity tracker/watch mode.

Whether you are looking to upgrade your FR10 or simply looking for additional motivation, the Garmin Forerunner 15 will deliver.  With increased technology and a continued goal of simplicity, the Forerunner 15 is the upgrade we have been waiting for!

Check out Garmin’s blog on the new Forerunner 15 when you get a chance.

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