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Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors

Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS

Item #GAR145
MSRP:$199.99
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GARMIN® FORERUNNER® 210 GPS :: Monitoring your run performance is as easy as the push of a button with the Garmin 210. Record your time, pace, distance and calories burned with the Garmin® GPS-Enabled Forerunner® 210. This water-resistant digital GPS & Heart Rate Monitor watch allows you to customize interval sessions and when paired with the optional heart rate monitor (sold separately) you can also customize heart rate zones. Your Garmin Forerunner 210 is compatible with foot pod to measure speed, distance and your overall cadence indoors or out. USB interface allows you to connect your Garmin 210 to Garminconnect.com for maps and routes.

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Features & Benefits:

  • GPS-enabled training device: Records how far, how fast
  • Interval Training: Set up customized interval sessions and automatically see your pace for each interval
  • Garmin Connect: Upload to Garmin Connect to review, replay and relive each run with analysis and sharing capabilities
  • Water resistant up to 1m (IPX7)
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery: Up to 7 hours when training; 2 weeks in power save mode
  • Compatible with Foot Pod, HRM chest strap, and Weight Scale
  • Does not include heart rate monitor
  • 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 Monitors
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Durable (9)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (11)
    • Women (5)
    • Long-term (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (12), Casual/ recreational (5), Competitive athlete (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Garmin Got It Right with the 210

    By Russ

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Hard to attach charger

    Best Uses

    • Daily

    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

    I consider myself somewhere between the casual/recreational and avid athlete categories, but not a "gym rat." I jog an average of 3.5 miles about every other day. I run a few 5Ks each year, but mainly jog by myself. I travel a fair amount, and have used Garmin Forerunners (205, 405, and now the 210) on six continents (all but Antarctica). I used a Forerunner 405 for over a year, but got fed up with the touch-sensitive bezel: almost every time I jogged with it, something unexpected (often bad) happened when the bezel was falsely activated. The 210 is smaller/lighter, finds satellites fast, and has all the features I need. And it's less expensive than the 405. I have a foot pod for indoor tracks, and use it for cadence data even when I'm using the GPS for location tracking, pace, and distance. The charging/download cable clip connection to the 210 is a little hard to get used to, and has to be reconnected once in a while, but I've used the 210 for over a month now and have gotten the hang of it. I use Garmin Training Center on my laptop to upload and store 210 data and Google Earth to produce location tracks.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Worth the money

    By Training for a Half

    from Summerville, SC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily
      • Long-Term
      • Short-Term
      • Women

      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

      It fits great on my small wrist and stays securely in place. I wanted a watch for the purpose of tracking heart rate, mileage, pace. It does all perfectly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Excellent value for GPS watch

      By Slow n Steady

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Specialized Charge Cord

      Best Uses

        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

        PROS:
        DURABLE - used/abused over a year, have dropped it several times with no ill effects, still like new
        EASY TO USE - takes only a few minutes to get the hang of the basics, e.g. distance, pace, history, records, autolap
        COMFORTABLE - size is perfect for me, large enough to read but not bulky enough to be a nuisance
        FEATURES - offers walk/run, autolap, maintains history, notifies at lap or mile mark.

        AND CONS:
        Sometimes it struggles to get initial signal - recommend planning ahead, work on getting signal while warming up
        Doesn't show current pace
        Specialized charger can be cumbersome, one more thing to pack when traveling, and a bit pricey to obtain a backup
        No way to replace strap (although it shows no signs of wear after a year)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent customer service

        By runnergirl1977

        from Westlake Village

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Large

        Best Uses

        • Men

        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

        I haven't used the product yet, but I like that it has a rechargeable battery, although I am not so sure about the charger connections - I am concerned that this might 'fail' after repeated use. On it's first charge, I had to reposition the charger a few times to get it to work.
        I also find the watch to be quite large for my small wrist. It is definitely more suited to a man's wrist than a woman's, but thankfully the strap adjusts small enough for me.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        solid gps watch-good battery life

        By Lisa

        from North Dakota

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Battery Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily

          Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

          I was looking for a GPS watch to help with training for an upcoming ultramarathon. All I wanted was something easy to use and that would give me the hours of battery life needed for long training runs and to use for multiple runs between charges when traveling for work. I've been able to do about 5 separate runs in a week- totaling >30 miles + standby time without needing to charge the battery, so it seems to be living up to the 5-6 hours/charge claim. The watch will also automatically go into standby after several minutes with the timer stopped, so you cant accidentally for get to turn the GPS off and ruin your battery half way through a trip. would definitely recommend.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          3.0

          Underwhelmed

          By Penny Rhoades

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Charge
            • Difficult To Use
            • Doesn't Hold Charge
            • Not Durable

            Best Uses

            • Short runs

            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

            This watch is great, unless you're training/running a marathon with Galloway. The watch only held a charge for the first 22 miles of my marathons and then died. Every. Single. Time. The battery doesn't last for more than a couple of runs. It's strangely difficult to charge the watch and if you set it down on a surface to charge, it loses contact with the charging surfaces.

            On one marathon, the watch randomly zapped out when I started it, showing a bunch of random characters. Ten miles in, it turned back on and started tracking my run, but lost .3 every mile.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Functional and stylish! Love this Garmin

            By Runner Mom

            from New York, NY

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily
              • Long-Term
              • Women

              Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

              I am a marathon runner and I FINALLY replaced my clunky first generation Garmin. My first Garmin was not broken and I continued to use it but WHAT A DIFFERENCE WITH MY NEW GARMIN. It fits my wrist perfectly, the strap is comfortable and easy on/off and all display information easy to read and use.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Love it

              By Jules

              from New Zealand

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                  I use this for my runs. I love that I can see my distance, time and pace all at once. I wasn't able to do this on my last garmin.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Love it

                  By Soxchica

                  from Midwest

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Charging Pins Are A Pain

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily

                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                  Had been wanting a GPS watch & doing research for ages. I finally decided on the forerunner 210 and ordered it 1 week before running a half marathon in San Francisco. I wasn't sure about being able to figure out the features & worried about satellite reception. It was so easy! Loved being able to glance at my pace. It picked up satellite without any problem. I tried it in downtown SF the nite before and it did struggle- I think because of the buildings. But for the run it was no problem. The only thing I ran into was the auto lap feature, which will pause & display the lap time you can customize. Because it paused so long after the first mile, I thought maybe I had to restart each mile. After the third I realized if I left it alone it would just roll over, I had about 17 laps recorded for 13 mi due to me panicking and pushing every possible button. Thankfully it was smarter than me and just kept going. I'm excited to keep using it- I think it will be by new favorite running gear. I only gave it 4 stars since I can't speak about the durability. And like everyone says, the 4 pin charging system is ridiculous. But it's worked okay.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Love it, love it,love it.

                  By Jennifer

                  from DuPont Wa.

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                      Like it but it doesn't pause when I stop running. And also have a hard time with the USB connection when it's time to upload my runs. I wish it would have that option of auto pause when I stop running for admire or two. Otherwise it's an awesome garmin watch.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Very happy

                      By Terriv

                      from Ocala,FL

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Long-Term
                        • Short-Term
                        • Women

                        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                        I've debated for years about getting a garmin watch. All my running friends had different series & just didn't need one. But I finally decided to get the 210 and so far Im so glad I did & very excited. I received on a Friday, charged it and learned the basics and used for 16 mile run next morning. It helped that a friend wearing hers could point out info. Then went online and registered, downloaded run. It's amazing to see what all it does!Alot of good info online.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Good GPS

                        By Shell13

                        from Columbus, Ohio

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                            I have had my 210 for almost 11 months. I did have to have a factory reset on it 2 times. But for reasons most people would not have noticed. The 210 has out lasted my 610 which only lasted 9 months. If this would go out today I would buy another 210.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            My First Garmin

                            By HaloRunner

                            from Rodney, MI

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Doesnt Slip Down My Wrist
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Love The Green Option

                            Cons

                            • Constantly Needs Charged

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily
                            • Men
                            • Women

                            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                            I use the Garmin 210 on all my long runs because my phone battery doesn't last long enough! I prefer to use my apps to track my runs, but the Garmin 210 is great. Very easy to use, just seems to need a lot of charging.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            A great value and a great watch

                            By Andy

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Competitive Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Comfortable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fair Price

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily

                              Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                              This is a really nice watch. Not the lowest-priced but solid, dependable and useful. The data it collects is terrific, and the way it archives and displays on the Garmin website is great. I use this watch for marathon training, and it's been a terrific value for my uses. Worth the extra $50 if you are looking at some lower-priced models.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Forerunner 210

                              By Jody

                              from St. Augustine, FL

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • The Connection To Charge

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily
                              • Running
                              • Women

                              Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                              Had the 405, and did not like the bezel. My husband ordered me a 110 forerunner. I returned it. It did not have current pace:(. Would not recommend that one at all. I do like the 210 a lot. My favorite one. The only worry I have with it, is that it could get corroded with salt from sweating at the connection to charge. Other wise love the Garmin 210.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Good, no frills running GPS

                              By Mike

                              from Richmond, VA

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Not Versatile

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                                Limited data fields. For example, you can't switch between lap pace and average pace when you are running.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                very good product

                                By TheOne

                                from Mexico

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily

                                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                                  This is a very good product, is easy to use and reliable. Garming connect site is great to track your progress. Is not too fast to find the satellite signal.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Difficult to charge and upload

                                  By Sara the Runner

                                  from Kingston, Rhode Island

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Use
                                  • Not Compatible

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily

                                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                                  This watch is very sensitive to charge. It takes me up to 30 mins playing with the charger on the watch to "catch a charge" or transfer my runs. It has become time consuming and each time I plug my watch onto the charger I always wonder if it will work. Very tempramental. I would not buy this watch again.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Very nice

                                  By Shell13

                                  from Columbus, Ohio

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily

                                    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                                    I have almost 300 miles so far on my 210 in 2 months. Ran a marathon with it. Best thing I like about it is the lap feature and it beeps at every mile. Wish the band could be replaced if it broke. But over all it is a very good GPS.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Good So Far!

                                    By Jaylo54

                                    from Pittsburgh

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Informative

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Charging System

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Half Marathon Training

                                    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Monitors:

                                    I purchased this to help me in my training for a Half Marathon this coming May. I was tired of guessing how far I was actually running, and I had no idea what my actual lap pace was. This GPS is great. I was able to figure things out by reading the online manual plus the PROs/CONs listed on Amazon for this GPS were quite helpful too. I love connecting it to my computer too and actually seeing the aerial view of where I ran and what my statistics were for each mile of the run. It is a little tricky as to how it connects to be charged, but I am learning how to do it more quickly. This is a great toy for a runner, and I wish I would have purchased it earlier because I have been running farther than I estimated. I bought the anniversary special one which is white/green. I love it! Let's just hope it lasts.

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                                    • No

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