674 of 706 people found the following review helpful
Exactly what I was looking for,
This review is from: Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch (Green/White) (Electronics)
Before this watch came on to the market, I had looked at other GPS watches from time to time, but they generally seemed too big/bulky and expensive. This is the first moderately priced GPS watch with the features I was looking for. I have been using it for 1 week and am happy to say that it operates as advertised. It is lightweight, not too bulky, and starts/stops with the push of one button. The main face is preset to display run time and total distance, but you can toggle to a second screen to see your pace. The watch notifies you as you complete each mile, and displays your average pace for the mile as well as your average pace at the end of your run. You can also set the watch for run/walk intervals, or use the "virtual pacer" to notify you if you are running slower or faster than your desired pace.
Battery life may be a big issue if you want to use the watch outside of running, but I have just used it during runs, and recharged while connecting to Garmin's website to download my run stats, so it hasn't been an issue for me. If you are looking for a basic GPS watch that tracks how far and how fast, this is a great choice! Note that it will not monitor your heart rate, so if that feature is important to you, you should like at a higher end version.
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Initial post: Feb 15, 2013 10:33:53 AM PST
Thanks for the good review. Running my first half marathon and don't really know what I need in a heart monitor. Know that Garmin is a good brand from past experience.
Posted on Mar 28, 2013 1:33:58 PM PDT
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