Garmin Forerunner 210 Water Resistant GPS Enabled Watch without Heart Rate Monitor
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- GPS fitness watch with high-sensitivity receiver tracks distance, time and pace
- HotFix satellite prediction, water resistant (IPX7) and shock resistant
- Plan, review and share runs at Garmin Connect
- Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)
- Compatible with heart rate monitor and foot pod each sold separately
- Display size: 1.0" x 1.0" diameter Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion Battery life: 3 weeks in power save mode; 8 hours in training mode
- History: 1000 laps Garmin Connect compatible: yes Auto Lap: yes Interval training: yes Heart rate-based calorie computation: yes
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|Are Batteries Included||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Are Batteries Required||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Display Type||LCD||touchscreen 180x180 pixel, Color touch screen||LCD||Digital||180 x 180 pixels - LCD, Color Display||128 x 128 pixels, Digital Display|
|Item Dimensions||1.8 x 0.6 x 2.7 in||1.8 x 0.5 x 1.8 in||0.6 x 2.7 x 1.8 in||1.8 x 0.56 x 2.5 in||1.8 x 0.5 x 1.8 in||0.5 x 1.4 x 1.6 in|
|Item Weight||1.76 ounces||1.44 ounces||1.8 ounces||6.4 ounces||1.6 ounces||1.6 ounces|
|Sport Type||Running, Track_&_Field, Triathlon||Wireless||Running, Track_&_Field, Triathlon||Running, Track_&_Field, Triathlon||running||running|
|Style Name||—||Without Heart Rate Monitor||—||Without Heart Rate Monitor||Watch Only||Watch Only|
Forerunner 210 gives you the freedom to train indoors or out, while tracking every minute and every mile. This GPS-enabled sport watch accurately records how far, how fast and how hard you worked. Available in a sleek black model or dark gray with teal accents.
Easy to Use
We made the Forerunner 210 simple to use so you can focus on your workout. Out of the box, you’ll charge it, take it outside to find GPS satellites and answer a few setup questions. Then just press start and take off. Once you’re done, press stop. It really is that easy.
Take It Further
For runners who want more training capabilities, Forerunner 210 lets you create customized interval sessions and see your pace for each interval. If you’re using the 210 with the foot pod, you will later be able to see your cadence, or steps per minute, when you upload your data to Garmin Connect™.
Follow Your Heart
Some versions of our Forerunner 210 come bundled with our premium soft strap heart rate monitor to display your heart rate in beats per minute. It has 5 heart rate zones, which you can customize based on your exact zones. You can also set up heart rate alerts to notify you when you are above or below your targets. Forerunner 210 provides heart rate-based calorie computations so you can more accurately track your calories burned.
Outdoors or In
We took the easy-to-use operations of the Forerunner 110 and added indoor capabilities, making the 210 the perfect sport watch for those who like options. For outdoor runs, Forerunner 210 uses GPS to accurately record your time, pace and distance. To track that same data at the gym, snap the foot pod¹ onto your shoe and you’re good to go. Using advanced accelerometer technology, the foot pod collects and sends precise data about your movements, gathering distance and speed data that is 98% accurate for most users, right out of the box.
For even more options, Forerunner 210 also works with certain indoor fitness equipment so you can track and store data from a treadmill run or an indoor cycling workout. This capability helps you bridge the gap between your indoor and outdoor fitness activities so you can continually track your progress.
Store, Analyze and Share
Whether you’re training for a race or launching a healthier lifestyle, you’ll love the motivation that comes from reviewing your workouts online. Tracking your data is simple with Garmin Connect for free data analysis and sharing. Just upload to Garmin Connect from your computer (Windows® or Mac®), then see the route you traveled on a map, view a summary of your workout data, create goals and more. For indoor activities when the GPS isn’t in use, you won’t see mapping in Garmin Connect, but you’ll still have a record of your workout data.
Monitor Your Health
You also can track weight, body fat, body water and 6 other measurements when using the Forerunner 210 with the Tanita BC-1000 (not included) body composition scale. The readings are stored on Forerunner 210, then automatically sent to Garmin Connect when in range of your computer.
Fast and Accurate
Forerunner 210 features HotFix® satellite prediction, which means it locks onto satellites quickly so you can be out the door and on with your run in no time. It also has a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to stay locked onto satellites, even near tall buildings or under tree cover.
¹Included with some models, sold separately on others.
What's in the Box:
- Forerunner 210
- Premium heart rate monitor
- AC charger
- Charging/Data clip
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Problem 1: Syncing
In order to sync the 210 to your computer & Garmin Connect, you must use the clamp charger which has to line up perfectly. If the prongs are ever so slightly off, this refuses to be acknowledged. Even when you do have it on there perfectly there are issues with it connecting. I stopped uploading to Garmin Connect every day and started doing it once a week because it's not worth the headache every day.
Problem 2: Rust
The sensors on the back of the watch (where the prongs for the clamp charger line up) are made of metal. When you run, you sweat. Inevitably, there will be rust on those metal pieces that are small and near impossible to clean. Maybe for the occasional runner this would not be a problem, but when you pretty much run daily it's an issue because eventually you know those corroded pieces are going to ruin the watch.
Problem 3: Screen of death
Just before my 210 turned a year old, I experienced the screen of death. The watch had been on the charger for 2 days after I ran a marathon. It was clamped correctly (as I had learned my lesson before). When I came to use it for a shake out run, surprise surprise, it was dead. I googled for ways to reset (which I've tried before and have worked) and this time nothing worked. It was dead at only 10.5 months old. I expect my electronics to last longer than that. I called Garmin and then had me send it back. They mailed me a refurbished replacement and I used it for the first time today. So far, so good. But their refurbished exchange warranty is pretty lackluster. Basically, if it dies again I'm upgrading to something better.
Problem 4: Heart rate monitor woes
My 210 used to sync up perfectly with the heart rate monitor. Then it started going through cycles of not syncing. I ran my most recent marathon and according to my Garmin data I apparently died around mile 1. I've decided to not to worry about my heart rate anymore as I'm an experienced runner and can pretty much gauge it myself. I did like using this feature when I was actively trying to lose weight as it gave me a good calorie count. It would be nice if the heart rate monitor feature was consistent. If you're looking for a heart rate monitor for calorie counting, I would look far from this.
I have recommended this watch several times after I first got it and am kicking myself now. I hope no one listened to me and purchased one of these because I said it was good. Time proved me wrong.
>> Stupid simple to turn on and go run. One button press and it is looking for satellites and is ready to start the timer.
>> Wearable style/good size. I would not feel odd wearing the watch while not running, nor is it uncomfortable.
>> Garmin Connect web site tracking. Uploading a run to Garmins site easy and fast, site has many great tools too.
>> Heart rate monitor picks me up real fast and gives a consistent signal.
>> Works well in wooded areas and around the neighborhood. No loss of signals seen yet.
>> Four physical buttons. No stupid touch screen or swivel dial, just four large buttons around the outside I can press without looking at the watch.
>> By default it only shows lap pace and total distance not current pace and lap distance. 20min playing with settings while on the couch change this but still would be nice if it defaulted differently.
>> The prepackaged workouts on the Connect site are a little limited, but I did not buy the gps watch for the canned workouts.
>> On the Connect sites plots of speed and heart rate do not line up vertically making comparisons a little harder. But is still clear enough to see what is going on.
>> The watch does not support user created workouts made on the web that the watch will tell you to follow while running. I assume this is a price point thing.
Other reviewers complained about how it connects to the computer, I have found this to be simple and easy. There are four contacts on the back of the watch that you clamp the included alligator clip to and thats it-then it's just like a normal usb device on the computer. Aligning the four contact might take a second of jiggling but is quite easy.
About a week after I stated using mine my girlfriend bought an identical 210, I had no reservations about recommending it to her.
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