Garmin Forerunner 10
Garmin Forerunner 10 has proven to be a reliable watch for walking, running or cycling to obtain pace and distance data in its first 6 months.
The $129 Garmin 10 is a new GPS watch by Garmin. Designed as a direct competitor to Nike and Polar, the new watch offers training features like “Virtual Pacer”, auto pause settings and run/walk, along with cycling settings.
THOSE WHO DON'T CARE ABOUT HEART RATE
Let's face it, even as comfortable as heart rate chest straps have become, there are a lot of people out there that don't want to wear one and they just want basic pacing data with distance information. With Forerunner you even get post-activity maps thrown in for good measure and you can chronologically catalog your activities for subsequent review. It's not a heart rate monitor, it's a solid basic pacing tool.
BATTERY LIFE & TRAINING SOFTWARE
A lithium-ion rechargeable battery powers the 10 and it lasts about 4 hours in GPS mode, plenty of time for most walks, runs, hikes or bikes. It will last several weeks in non-GPS mode just telling time and date.
The watch comes with a data charging cable and data transfer cable that allows you to transfer your exercise data to Garmin's free online training software called Garmin Connect. Get map detail, distance and pacing info in a very graphically rich software. There are a whole bunch of cool features inside Garmin Connect, our favorite is the Player function where you can see speed anywhere along the course with pinpoint accuracy.
IS FOREUNNER 10 RIGHT FOR YOU?
Forerunner 10 is best suited to outdoor exercise enthusiasts who like to hike, walk, power walk, Nordic walking, run or ride and would like to have clear pacing data, time and distance in real-time.
"It is not compatible with any of Garmin's heart rate monitors, so if you want heart rate monitoring you will need to look at a different model", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "For affordable GPS pacing information it is the right product".
Users that want cycling functions will need to consider the Garmin Forerunner 910XT. Runners that want heart rate might want to consider the Forerunner 220.
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