New Garmin Forerunner 10 Offers Lightest GPS Pacing Watch Ever
The new Garmin Forerunner 10 is due out in September and offers outdoor fitness enthusiasts the ability to get real time pacing and distance data when outdoors. It also gives them the ability to download high quality maps after their workouts.
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 settings.
STRAPLESS PACING AND DISTANCE
There are a lot of people in the world of sports that have a strap aversion, we understand that all too well. Often times all these types of folks want is pacing, timing and distance data, with perhaps post-exercise maps thrown in for good measure. For this type of person the Garmin 10 is ideal and, while it is not a heart rate monitor it performs all pacing functions well.
BATTERY LIFE & TRAINING SOFTWARE
Like all GPS watches the Forerunner 10 uses a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that lasts about 8 hours in GPS mode per charge. Of course it lasts a long time, several weeks if it is not in GPS mode and just being used to tell time and date.
The Garmin Forerunner 10 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. Here you can see rich mapping detail along with pacing and distance information. Make sure to check out the Player Function, that is super cool and one of our favorite aspects of Garmin Connect.
WHO THE GARMIN 10 IS IS BEST SUITED TO
The Forerunner 10 is best suited to outdoor athletes 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.
"This watch is not a heart rate monitor", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "But, it does fill a gap in the market for people who just want good pacing and distance data at an affordable price".
Users that want cycling functions will need to consider the Garmin 610 or the Garmin Forerunner 910XT. Runners that want heart rate might want to consider the Garmin 210.
The Garmin Forerunner 10 will be sold starting September 14th, 2012 and available at the Heart Rate Watch Company. This device is not a heart rate monitor
TALK TO THE REAL EXPERTS
If you would like to consult with a real expert, one-on-one over the phone, then simply call us at the Heart Rate Watch Company on our national toll-free line at 866-586-7129. We test everything we sell, so unlike 95% of our competition, we know how this stuff works and what it can do for you.
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