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Garmin Foot Pod for Forerunner 305, 405, and 50

by Garmin

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  • Automatically Turns on when you Start Moving
  • Lets you Track your Running Speed
  • Tracks Your Running Distance
  • Tracks Calories Burned While on the Treadmill or Pavement
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 ounces
Product Dimensions3 x 2.7 x 2.5 inches
Item model number010-10998-00
Batteries:1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
Display Size1.3 inches
Warranty365 Days (Parts)/ 365 Days (Labor)
  
Additional Information
ASINB000UO61HC
Shipping Weight1 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Garmin
  • Model: 010-10998-00

Product Description

The Garmin Forerunner 50 Foot Pod calculates running speed and distance and wirelessly sends data to the Forerunner. Jump start your training with the Garmin Forerunner 50. This sleek sport watch is ideal for running, cycling and other fitness activities, and is available with a wireless heart rate monitor or foot pod or both. This option is for the Forerunner 50 with the foot pod. Plus it automatically transmits workouts to your computer so you can analyze, store and share data using Garmin's online community, Garmin Connect . Get the Data You Need Train inside or outdoors. The affordable Forerunner 50 provides you with instant workout data including training time, pace, distance, lap pace, lap time, lap distance, average and best pace, calories, maximum and average heart rate. It also records both lap and detailed data. Available in 3 different versions, this one includes the Heart Rate Monitor and USB ANT Receiver, Forerunner 50 comes bundled with different accessories to help you track your progress for whatever moves you. Listen to Your Heart Forerunner 50 with wireless heart rate effectively tracks and records your heart rate while you work out, providing instant feedback about how hard your heart is working. The included digital heart rate monitor continuously tracks heart beats per minute which is wirelessly transmitted to the Forerunner 50. Even train in a certain heart rate zone to improve your fitness level. And well after your workout is done, Forerunner 50 is still working, wirelessly transmitting your training data to your PC. Measure Speed and Distance Forerunner 50 packaged with Garmin's wireless foot pod lets you track your running speed, distance and calories burned while on the treadmill or pavement. Just snap the foot pod into a clip on your shoe laces, and it's ready to send data to Forerunner 50 as soon as you start moving. After your workout, Forerunner 50 automatically transfers your data to your computer when within range.

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Customer Reviews

It works as advertised, very well made.
Kwan Cheng
Once calibrated, this unit works effortlessly and accurately with my Forerunner 405cx to track my distances and pace when I run on the treadmill.
Stephen M. Charme
I have my Foot Pod paired with my Garmin Forerunner 305 and am very satisfied.
John D. Phillips

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By John D. Phillips on May 22, 2008
I have my Foot Pod paired with my Garmin Forerunner 305 and am very satisfied. The Foot Pod has a plastic bracket that fits under my shoe string, while the Foot Pod fits over my shoe string. It can be a little difficult to get the two pieces to click together, but when they do they form a secure arrangement. I followed the instructions in the Forerunner manual and paired the Foot Pod with the Forerunner on the first try. Once this is done it does not have to be repeated since the Forerunner automatically detects the Foot Pod from then on.

The Foot Pod measures my pace in strides per minute and also measures my distance traveled. I am a little disappointed that the Forerunner allows the distance measured by the Foot Pod to over ride the distance measured by the GPS in the Forerunner. I suspect the distance measured by the GPS is more accurate, but I can not find an option to force the GPS distance to be used while the Foot Pod is in use. Walking the same course results is a measured distance of 3.26 miles using the GPS and 3.30 miles using the Foot Pod, which I feel is good agreement. I did not have to follow the calibration instructions to achieve these results.

Overall I have found the Foot Pod a great addition to my exercise equipment, especially when I am inside and out of range of the GPS satelittes.
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Stephen M. Charme HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 20, 2009
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I recently replaced my Forerunner 305 with the 405cx and decided to replace the original version of the footpod (which I have reviewed on Amazon) with this newer model. I am happy with my decision.

Unlike the original version, this model is smaller, lighter (because it uses a "button" battery rather than an AA battery), and much easier to attach and remove from your sneakers.

However, as a practical matter, I leave it on my sneakers even when I run outdoors because I am not confident that the plastic clips that have to be detached to remove this unit will hold up (i.e. not break) under frequent usage, and if they do, then there is no way to attach the footpod to the laceclip that attaches to your sneakers. But this unit is so small and light compared to the original version (which I also ran with outdoors because it was such a pain to remove it since that required almost completely unlacing my sneakers), that I do not notice it.

The only downside to not removing it when running outside is that unlike the older version, which had an on/off switch, the new footpod is motion-activated, so its battery gets used whenever it is in motion. You can tell when it is activated because a red light will initially flash 3 times. When you initially pair it with your Forerunner, just shake it vigorously a couple of times.

This unit works perfectly with both my 405 cx and 50. With the 405cx I used the GPS calibration method, and with the 50 (which has no GPS) I used manual calibration by running a marked distance on a trail in a local park. Before calibration, I was getting inaccurate readings.

There is no battery indicator, so I keep an extra "button" battery (CR 2032) in my gym bag.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Eric Henninger on August 14, 2008
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I recently got a Forerunner 405 and love it. I wanted to work on my cadence, and realized I could do that with this product. Quite simply, I put it on my shoe and can see my cadence at all times, just like my heart rate and speed. I've found it to be a great training tool for my running.

I have not tried using this on a treadmill or anything like that. I exclusively use this for cadence, and if you've been wanting to work on that, this is a great way to do it.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jim in Boulder on July 27, 2009
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I was unable to pair the Foot Pod with my Forerunner 305 so arranged to return the unit to Amazon. Amazon was great...they sent a new unit out by overnight FedEx, even though my original unit was shipped using 2-day shipping.

Unfortunately, when I got the new unit I wasn't able to pair it either. Having read some of the other reviews here, I bought a new battery for the unit. Again, I was unable to pair it with the Forerunner.

Next, I went to the Garmin support site (which is really poorly designed) and found an article saying that if you swap batteries, you must wait at least one minute after removing the old battery before you put the new one in. Apparently, this is true even if the original battery is weak (as was the one I got new with the unit.) Alas, after pulling the new battery out for a couple of minutes and then reinserting it, I was able to pair the Foot Pod with the Forerunner.

My experience appears to be common, and IMHO, is unacceptable. The Foot Pod should be shipped with the battery not inserted (or with an insulating material blocking it from making contact) so that the unit isn't dead on arrival. For this reason, and also because the Garmin support site is so lousy, I've given my review just three stars. I'll also note (as others have) that the instructions Garmin provides in the support section is very difficult to find, and omits the necessary step of having to shake the unit for it to be found by the Forerunner.

I also think this is overpriced for what you get. Before I bought the Forerunner I used a Nike+iPod sending unit that was a) much smaller; b) much cheaper. (I wanted the integration with the Forerunner, though.)
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