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Garmin Forerunner® 10 Review
The Garmin Forerunner 10 is a simple yet stylish way for you to track every mile of your run using GPS tracking technology, record your distance, pace, heart rate, and calories throughout your run, and to use Garmin Connect to record your personal records and to motivate you to do better and better.
One of the biggest advantages of the Forerunner 10 is that it is incredibly easy to use, which makes it a great sport watch for someone who’s just getting started or for someone who doesn’t want to pay extra for special features that they don’t want. You can start your run by pressing just one button, and not worry about it. Your time and distance will be displayed on one screen, and then the next screen will have your pace and calorie count. Or, if you want them all readily available, you can change the settings so that everything is displayed on one screen.
The Forerunner 10 has a rechargeable battery that charges on a dock which connects to your computer with its USB port, which you also use to upload and save your data using Garmin Connect. With normal day to day use, you can get up to 10 days on a single charge, and it will last about 5 hours in GPS or training mode.
Garmin Connect is an invaluable training tool as it allows you to see all of the data from your previous runs, set new goals for yourself, and share information with other users. It’s a great motivation tool because it’s so easy to see how far you’ve come and exactly how far you have to go to reach your next goal. Plus, it’s easy to use. Just plug in your Forerunner 10 to the computer, and upload the data to Garmin Connect.
The Forerunner 10 also has some additional training tools to help you do even better. It has Virtual Pacer, a program that compares your current pace to your target pace as you’re out running or walking. It can store your personal records and let you know when you’ve beat them, and for long runs, it automatically alerts you with the completion of each mile with a beep and a time for that mile. At the end of every run, you can quickly and easily review the data from that run on your Forerunner, without having to upload it to your computer first.
The Garmin Forerunner 10 is not a watch for multisport athletes or for serious long distance runners. It is, however, a great and inexpensive watch for someone who is just getting started in running who isn’t ready to invest in a more elaborate sports watch, or for someone who runs occasionally.