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Garmin Forerunner 610 retail box
The Garmin Forerunner 610 has been one of the leading GPS fitness watches for a couple of years, but I just recently had the chance to try one out. It is really the device that sets the bar for running, but we should see new devices like the TomTom sport watches offer up some serious competition soon.
My preferred device is the Motorola Motoactv, and after using the Garmin Forerunner 610 for a couple of weeks, I have to say that the Motoactv remains my preferred fitness device. It's pretty amazing to me that a company focused on phones can make one of the best fitness devices, but I will explain why I think it is in the text below.
I am surprised that Garmin and other fitness-focused companies haven't yet released GPS watches with MP3 playing capability like the Motoactv, since I see most people out on the road with headphones in and being motivated to compete with music. I was hopeful that the new TomTom devices would include MP3 capability, but that doesn't look to be the case, so the Motoactv should remain the primary choice for those looking for a device that does it all.
If MP3 functionality is not important to you, then the Garmin Forerunner 610 is an excellent choice. I was especially pleased with the long battery life and accurate tracking. I put together a list of pros and cons summarizing my experiences at the end of this post.