Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors

Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM

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GARMIN® FORERUNNER® 210 GPS w HRM :: A powerful training tool to improve your running and fitness program quickly and easily. Enjoy accurate GPS tracking of distance traveled, plus time, interval tracking and more. Download data to your computer for analysis at Garmin Connect and learn how to improve your workout. Includes soft, comfortable heart rate chest strap, USB cable, and wall adapter. Syncs with some gym fitness equipment so you can track improvements indoors and out!

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Features & Benefits:

  • Easy-to-use, button operated
  • High sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix®
  • Heart rate training: tracks heart beats per minute and allows for customizable heart rate zones and alerts using the Premium HRM soft strap
  • Compatible with foot pod (sold separately): measure speed, distance and runner's cadence indoors and outdoors
  • Interval training: set up customized interval sessions and automatically see your pace for each interval
  • Firstbeat™ advanced heart rate-based calorie computation
  • ANT+™ compatible
  • USB interface, compatible with Garmin Connect™
  • Records position, speed/pace, distance and calorie data
  • Water resistant up to 1m (IPX7)
  • Automatic time zone
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery: up to 8hrs battery life in training mode, up to 3 weeks in power save mode
  • Compatible with external battery pack with solar charger (sold separately)
  • Weight: 1.8 ounces (52g)
  • Display: 1" diameter
  • Display resolution: 52 x 30 pixels
  • Size: 1.8" x 2.7" x 0.6" (4.5cm x 6.9cm x 1.4cm)
  • You can also track weight, body fat, body water and six other measurements when using the Forerunner 210 GPS with the Tanita BC-1000 body composition scale
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Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors
 
3.9

(based on 21 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Accurate (16)
  • Gives A quick reading (15)
  • Compact (14)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

  • Limited features (3)

Best Uses

  • Running (21)
  • Treadmill (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Competitive athlete (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), Yes (3)

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4.0

good but not great

By sportlover mike

from Jakarta,Indonesia

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Gives A Quick Reading
  • Good build quality
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Battery life
  • No real time calories

Best Uses

  • Running
  • Spinning
  • Treadmill
  • Weight Loss

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

Bought this for my mom who goes to the gym 5-6 times a week,she likes the design,built quality,user friendliness and the overall performance of this watch,but a bit disappointed because this watch doesn't show real time calories consumption

I also notice the small issue with battery consumption,after being used for 3,5 hours,the battery already less than half, so i guess the battery can only last 5 hours instead of 8 stated on the manuals

I do hope Garmin will fix the real time calories issue during their next firmware update,after all this is a great GPS sport watch

all in all,I would still recommend this watch for those people with active lifestyle

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
2.0

Can't replace strap, Slow with satellite

By Chris

from South Jersey

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Running

    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

    The integrated strap design is planned obsolesence. Once the strap breaks (mine lasted less than two years), you can either buy a new watch or just carry it as a timer when you run. Also, picking up, and retaining, a satellite lock has gone fair to poor. It now takes about 8-10 minutes for a lock, and has started losing the lock in places. As for accuracy, it is typically within .01 to .02 miles/mile (gets worse as you make more turns). I don't mind the clip, but I've seen better data transfer and charging methods.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    DO NOT BUY THIS WATCH!

    By Andrew H

    from Washington, DC/London, UK

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Unreliable
    • Unstable

    Best Uses

    • Running

    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

    Do not buy this model! After owning it for a few months, it started becoming less reliable. The screen would go blank and it would stop working for days at a time. Recently, it has stopped working for even longer periods than that. The only way I can get it to start working is doing a hard reset, which then loses all my data.

    The GPS device doesn't work well either. Quite often, I will have to run for several miles (10-15 mins)before it actually picks up a satellite and starts tracking my distance.

    I bought this watch because I wanted the GPS and HRM capabilities without spending a fortune. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. Very disappointed, as I figured Garmin (instead of one of the less reputable brands) would have high quality. In my opinion, either just use a basic stopwatch + mapmyrun.com to track your distances, or invest in a top of the line model (and hope it works better).

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Accuracy is Perfect!

    By Makai

    from Kailua, HI

    About Me Competitive Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Gives A Quick Reading

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

      I use this for running everyday. I run about 50+ miles a week and so far this is the best GPS watch I have used! It is very comfortable, small, easy to use, etc. The GPS is on point on so accurate. I just did 6 x mile repeats the other day and i was going back and forth, and it was the same distance every time which most GPS don't do well. Only bad thing is its not very water proof. Definately would recomend buying it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Love it

      By Suebelle

      from Daytona Beach, FL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy To Use
      • Gives A Quick Reading
      • Simple Great For Running

      Cons

      • Limited Features

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

      Great watch for running! Able to perform simple interval workouts. Great battery life. You can shut it down.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Another Bad Garmin Product

      By Mike T

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Limited Features
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

      I have had numerous Garmin GPS watches, each having their own technical issues. For this watch, it's the time it takes to find satellite signals, the connection points for charging and the lack of the auto-pause feature. I stepped down to this model from the Forerunner 405 hoping that a simpler watch would give me what I need. No dice. So much is wrong with all of the Garmin products I have owned I could write paragraphs. Simply stated, my opinion, they're inferior products.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Love it, but USB connection is a problem

      By AntRo

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Gives A Quick Reading
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Freezes up loses data
      • USB connection very sensy

      Best Uses

      • Analyze runs on website
      • Calorie count
      • Running

      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

      The glaring setback of the 210 is when I connect my 210 to the USB connector to download runs and my gps device is not recognized. When I reposition the sensitive connectors of the USB plug with my 210--this causes my gps device to lock up and I lose the current run I am trying to download and all data on the device. All data downloaded onto the garmin website remains, but I prefer to have all data stored on the 210 as well. My 205 never ever had this problem. The described issue with my 210 is serious because it happens quite often and is very frustrating. Bottom line is the USB connection is just a horrible and unreliable design. I have lost so many runs due to this. I would not have purchased this product if I was aware of this issue. If garmin can correct this problem, I would recommend the 210 to all. But until then, I have to "not recommend." Losing valuable data is just to frustrating to me and I cannot stand to lose it! I still have my 210, but I use my 205 all the time instead because it is more reliable in terms of downloading run info.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      That's good stuff

      By LisaP

      from Queens, New York

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy To Use
      • Gives A Quick Reading
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Running

        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

        I use my Garmin GPS whenever i run/walk/bike. It gives great stats on mileage, calories, distance and speed. I love that i can upload my run information to my PC and analyze my workouts. The Garmin website is easy to use and have useful charts for comparisons of your workouts. One small problem I had was with the USB plug. It wasn't charging my GPS. I had to send it back for a refund and purchase another one. Hopefully this one won't have that problem. Overall, I love my Garmin and won't exercise without it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good, but not Great

        By rsm

        from Redwood Coast, CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Gives A Quick Reading

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Running

          Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

          I use a Garmin 310XT for all of my off track running and a Garmin FR60 for track work and racing (the foot-pod on the FR60 give accurate, real-time pace information and the 310XT's GPS pace info is edgy). I hoped that I could combine the best of both with the 210..and for the most part, it works. The 310XT has spoiled me in that I have come to like being able to customize the data screens. You can't do this with the 210.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By Becky

          from south Louisiana

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Gives A Quick Reading

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Running

            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

            I use the watch every time I run. It is very easy to monitor my progress. The watch is light and comfortable for my small wrist.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            A bit of an adjustment

            By Becca

            from Lincoln, NE

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact Design
            • Gives A Quick Reading

            Cons

            • A little confusing

            Best Uses

            • Running

            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

            I run regularly and have been using a Garmin for 2.5 years now. I have only used this watch a few times so far--I returned a Forerunner 110 because I wanted to view my lap history on the GPS. I don't think I'll be using the heart rate monitor very much, if at all. I wish there was a 210 that came without the monitor! I have been disappointed to discover that this one doesn't have weekly mileage that can be viewed on the watch like it could on the 205 (from what I can tell). I probably need to look at the manual a bit more...but it is a comfortable watch that is a lot less bulky than the 205. I don't know what I'd do without having my GPS when I run!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Alot of Info. without alot of price!

            By mbarchitect

            from Westwood, NJ

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Gives A Quick Reading
            • Interval Function

            Cons

            • Limited Features

            Best Uses

            • Running

            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

            This is a great monitor for those looking to get some useful feedback without spending a fortune. I have been using it for my marathon training and it has been very accurate and quick to find the satellite signals. Much better than my previous garmin. So far, i have logged a few hundred miles with my Garmin and it hasn't lost it's signal yet.

            The interval function works great and automatically beeps at the end of each session.

            The garmin connect website gives you tons of data when you download your information. This is very useful in analyzing your run.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Easy to use

            By Alex77pana

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Gives A Quick Reading
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Running

              Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

              The best thing about this watch is that you don't have to spend a lot of time to learn how to use it.
              Is compact and light. I am very please

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Functionality in a small package

              By chris

              from oakland, ca

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Keeps me on goal

              Cons

              • Satellites slow at times

              Best Uses

              • Running

              Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

              This is my first GPS watch, and I'm loving it. I do a lot of trail running, and this is a great way to stay on track with pace, and also know exactly how far I'm running. I haven't used the HRM yet, but I do appreciate that the rigid portion of the monitor is much smaller than it is on polar monitors.
              My only reason for four out of five stars is that it can be a little slow to register satellites near my work. But since I have never owned a GPS watch before, I'm not sure if this is a product-specific issue or a more general one.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Another Great Garmin

              By mac

              from Naples FL

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Gives A Quick Reading

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Running

                Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

                I got this for my girlfriend but also find i am using it. she is not a triathlete so did not need my 310xt. for runs when she don't go i will use this and have in just a 5k , just cause i don't need all that my other offers but like how it is a bit smaller.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Multi functional

                By Chicago Mac

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Running
                  • Spinning
                  • Treadmill
                  • Weight Loss

                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

                  Haven't gotten out to use the GPS function due to the inclement weather in Chicago, but the heart rate monitor works well, and it makes a comfortable wear watch.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By Runner Girl

                  from Crystal, New Mexico

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Satellite start up slow

                  Best Uses

                  • Running

                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

                  This is my first Garmin and I love it. I'm still learning how to use it but I love the milage accuracy and heart rate monitor. Before I would use a stop watch and run according to time limit w/o ever knowing how far I ran or use my vehicle but that had limitations as well. Now, I know exactly how far I ran and I know my heart rate.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Just what I was looking for

                  By Separdue

                  from jacksonville, FL

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Gives A Quick Reading

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Running

                    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

                    Very easy to use and lightweight.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    4.0

                    Very Nice, great tool!

                    By Nancy

                    from Tallahassee, FL

                    About Me Competitive Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Gives A Quick Reading

                    Cons

                    • Instructions unhelpful

                    Best Uses

                    • Running

                    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

                    I have always had concerns about my pacing early in race events and used this in a 50K I just did. It helped me stay on track and not go too fast, as a result I had a perfect 31+ mile race!! Love knowing my precise mileage in my runs, this will be an indispensable tool from now on!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    4.0

                    Garmin Forerunner 210

                    By AZ Sundevil

                    from Peoria,AZ

                    About Me Competitive Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Gives A Quick Reading

                    Cons

                    • No wireless download

                    Best Uses

                    • Running

                    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

                    Very easy to use. Finds satellite signal fast. I run through several tunnels and under tree canopies and have never lost the signal. Love that I don't have to rely on a shoe pod any longer. Heart Rate monitor is comfortable and seems to work flawlessly. One of the coolest features is the ability to set up intervals workouts. No more driving to a track. The only thing that would improve the G20 is if it could upload data wirelessly.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Easy, and with intervals!

                    By MJ

                    from San Diego

                    About Me Competitive Athlete

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Gives A Quick Reading

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Running
                      • Treadmill

                      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS w/HRM Monitors:

                      The same design as the 110, and just as easy to use, but this has the interval function missing from the 110. For me - competitive age grouper - it has what I need without getting overwhelmed with 200+ functions. And you can wear this as a watch also.

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                      • No

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