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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    Heart rate monitor

    The included heart rate monitor strap is adjustable, and fit me well. The sensor snaps on to the front with two detection panels in the strap.

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    Back of the 610

    I am not a fan of having to use the Garmin ANT USB dongle to sync data from the Forerunner 610, and much prefer the wi-fi connectivity of my Motoactv. I keep finding that the Garmin takes about 5 minutes to connect and download a single run. I also don't like that I have to use a PC to sync a workout.

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    Side of the 610

    The software on the Forerunner 610 is pretty basic, but it gets the job done. After turning on the 610, it attempts to find GPS satellites and determine your location. I found that it regularly determined my position within about 1 minute. After that, you can simply tap the start/stop upper-right button and be on your way.

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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