Improve your fitness and help get in shape with the Garmin Forerunner 610: Review

Improve your fitness and help get in shape with the Garmin Forerunner 610: Review

Summary: Garmin's Forerunner 610 is their premier GPS watch, and after testing it for a couple of weeks, I agree it is one of the best. As summer approaches, you may want to consider the 610 and hit the road.

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    Motoactv and Garmin 610 on my wrist

    When you press the Menu button, you will see four icons for History, Training, Setup, and Where To. History shows your exercise history, while Training gives you options for alerts, laps, pause, and virtual partner setup. Setup lets you control the heart rate monitor connection, alarm, foot pod, user profile, and more. The Where To option helps you figure out where you are, and gets you back to where you started.

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    Underside of the Motoactv and Garmin 610

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    Typical view from Garmin Connect site

    Garmin gives you free access to its Garmin Connect website, where your collected data is synced for you to view and use. Unlike the closed system of Nike products, you can export data from Garmin and import it into other services. I use Runkeeper to share my activities with friends, and sync to my Jawbone Up, so I appreciate the openness of the Garmin site.

Topics: Mobility, Health, Reviews

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  • Echo... Echo... Echo

    I find it interesting that there are no comments on this story. either the geeks (and we all are on this site) never exercise or they just don't give a damn about fitness products. lol
    rmillersbs
  • Running with MP3s?

    Not my cup of tea. If you're running on streets or multi use trails, I hope you keep the volume low and use open-air earbuds.
    dwoodeson
  • whats wrong with the iphone?

    What wrong with running with your phone? oh well I started google a bit I found it rather interesting with all the functions these running watches has. just take a look at this one. http://my-gps-online.com/nike-inc/nike-sportwatch-gps-powered-by-tomtom-voltblack/
    pitbull4