Posts Tagged ‘Garmin Forerunner 10’

Luck o’ the Garmin Giveaway

March 11th, 2013

Garmin is known as a top name in fitness technology – and now you can wear some of that technology on your wrist for free! The Garmin Forerunner 10 is simple-to-use GPS run watch with all the core features runners need to train and race.

This contest is closed.  Congratulations to Cheryl C. in Florida and Francis F. in Georgia, winners of our Luck o’ the Garmin Giveaway! Thank you to everyone who entered!

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GPS Watches for the Masses: 2013 Running Trend

January 29th, 2013

A decade ago, GPS sounded like something only the FBI or CIA would have access to. Now even your mom has it. And just maybe, she’s a runner who uses GPS to manage and track her workouts. With brands like Garmin and Soleus offering GPS running watches that won’t break the bank, it’s easier than ever for runners to step out into the brave new world of training tech.

There are plenty of GPS models that have it all. They can track your speed/distance, tell you how many calories you’ve burned, track your progress over time, do your laundry…okay, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea. We love these fully loaded models, but they might be a little overwhelming for those making their first foray into the world of GPS.

A few key players in the GPS market are also recognizing this challenge and responding with streamlined, simple-to-use GPS models with lighter price tags than some of their beefier counterparts.

If 2013 is your year to get techie, check out the Garmin Forerunner 10 Small / Garmin Forerunner 10 Regular. Another good option is the Soleus GPS Fit 1.0 Watch. These models are easy to operate, and being able to accurately track the distance and pace of your workouts can help you improve your performance over time.

Do you use GPS to guide your training and track your progress?

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Garmin Forerunner 10

October 26th, 2012

The Garmin Forerunner 10 (MSRP $129.99) is the newest addition to the Garmin lineup. This sleek and simple GPS watch is a great choice for runners who enjoy their gadgets on the streamlined side, or for those who are new to GPS watches. The Forerunner 10 is available in standard (Black/Red) and small (Green & Pink) models to accommodate runners of different builds and sizes.

Here are a few of our favorite tech features of the FR 10:

GPS-enabled: Push-button GPS uses HotFix™ technology to keep the GPS signal strong even in dense, forested areas.

Workout History: Stores up to 7 workouts; upload to Garmin Connect Online after 7 runs to keep an up-to-date record of your training and view your routes

Screen Customization: Choose among 6 screen view options.

  • Time/Distance
  • Time/Current Pace
  • Time/Calories
  • Pace/Distance
  • Pace/Calories
  • Distance/Calories

Virtual Pacer: Stay on pace with alerts when you are ‘ahead,’ ‘behind’ or ‘on target’ for your pre-set pace goal.

PR’s: Automatically alerts and records fastest 5k, fastest mile and other milestones.

Run/Walk Alerts: Set interval timers for running and walking intervals.

Even with all of these features (and more), this watch is still very user friendly. We caught up with two RW staffers who are first-time GPS users to see what they thought of the FR 10. Here’s what they had to say:

“I was a little freaked out about not knowing how to use this watch, but I figured it out really quickly – I didn’t even look at the instructions. The GPS only takes about 10 seconds to load in the morning when I turn it on, and it seems very reliable.” – Christine

“It only took me about 10 minutes to figure out the features. It’s very straightforward. I’m very happy with the function and the display, and the GPS was reliable on the roads and the trails.” – Larry

A Comparison of the Forerunner 10 to the Forerunner 210

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