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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    The Garmin Forerunner 610 is a fantastic GPS watch, and one that I know meets the needs of many people, including some of my friends. I plan to stick with my Motoactv, though, because I like the integrated MP3 functionality. You can find it online for $400 with the heart rate monitor, or $350 without the monitor. DC Rainmaker has some of the most details fitness reviews ever, so I recommend you check out his Garmin Forerunner 610 review when you get a chance, too.

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    Typical running data

    Pros:

    • Decent battery life for most fitness activities

    • Superb quality product

    • Large buttons that are easy to press

    • Easy interface with core functionality

    • Full function website

    • Open nature of data so can be used with other services.

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    Cons:

    • Need special USB ANT dongle to sync Forerunner 610

    • Touchscreen not very sensitive to finger press.

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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