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Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors

Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS

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GARMIN® FORERUNNER® 10 GPS :: If you've been waiting for a sport watch that does it all and looks good too, welcome the Garmin® Forerunner® 10 GPS! Get all the great distance, pace and calorie counting data you need to keep your training on track in a sleek, lightweight watch designed to enhance your routine, not weigh you down. Enjoy the fast and accurate GPS tracking Garmin® is known for. And add all your stats quickly with the easy-to-use buttons. Wear it and forget it with the built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5 hours in training mode. You might actually forget you're tracking your performance this training monitor is just that light and comfy.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Large color options: Orange and Red: size: 4.55 cm x 5.72 cm x 1.57 cm; weight: 1.5 ounces (43 g)
    Small color options: Black/Silver, Green, Pink and Purple: size: 4.01 cm x 5.22 cm x 1.57 cm; weight: 1.3 ounces (36 g)
  • FREE software updates at GarminConnect.com
  • High sensitivity GPS receiver
  • Records position, speed/pace, distance and calories
  • Lap pace: average pace in the current lap
  • Average pace: average pace for the duration of your current activity
  • Lap speed: average speed in the current lap
  • Average speed: average speed for the activity
  • Easy-to-use, button operated
  • Identifies personal records
  • Virtual Pacer compares current pace to target
  • Run/walk feature Auto Lap and Auto Pause
  • Store and share workouts at GarminConnect.com
  • Water resistant up to 50m Automatic time zone
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery: up to 5 hours battery life in training mode, up to 5 weeks in power save mode
  • Display: 55 x 31 pixels
  • Temp range: -4F to 140F (-20C to 60C)
  • Package includes: Forerunner 10 GPS, charging/data clip and manuals


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Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors
 
4.3

(based on 100 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (85)
  • Accurate (69)
  • Compact (63)
  • Gives A quick reading (61)
  • Versatile (26)

Cons

  • Limited features (10)
  • Not durable (3)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Running (84)
  • Weight loss (6)
  • Treadmill (3)
  • Walking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (58), Casual/ recreational (16), Competitive athlete (9), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (72), Yes (17)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Womens Fit!

By MJ

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

Finally gps is getting smaller. I got my wife the green one, it's still about 1/4 in. thick, but definitely fits a womens wrist better than any others.

 
5.0

Great product

By Gaëlle Desigual

from Costa Mesa

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy To Use
  • Gives A Quick Reading
  • Simple And Efficient

Cons

  • None yet

Best Uses

  • Running

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

I am started to train for a half-marathon and I wanted a reliable device. This one is perfect, easy to use, reliable, with all the features I wanted.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Awesome Garmin!

By BC

from EC, Maryland

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running

    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

    Great way to track my runs! It is super easy to use and has all the functions that I need and more!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Get one before it is discontinued!

    By CindyPacificNW runner

    from Seattle, WA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

      Got a Forerunner10 years ago and used it until it broke. Can take a few minutes for GPS to find you if you are in a new place. Best to take it off and set it somewhere since anymovement will make it take longer. If you run from the same place everytime, it will only take a few seconds. The GPS is accurate, quick. Gives you distance, pace, speed, calories. No heart rate, which I do not need. Garmin is discontinuing the Forerunner10, so these are on sale. I have tried several other brands, and the GPS is too spotty or inaccurate wiht others. Love this one.

       
      4.0

      Worthwhile

      By Bart

      from Port Washington, NY

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy To Use
      • Gives A Quick Reading
      • Really Nice Features
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Website Not Easy To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

        The watch itself is generally wonderful. However, in my first week of usage, it failed one day to give me an elevation reading and, on another day, gave me a weird calorie number. Nice features are that it lights up when you press start/stop so there's never a problem in the dark about knowing whether it's working; satellites gather quickly; and the watch is easy to customize and use.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great on Mountain Runs!

        By MK

        from Crested Butte, CO

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Running

        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

        Great watch! Helps immensely with tracking my runs in the mountains where GPS normally fails me. The short battery life doesn't allow for extremely long runs.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        1.0

        Broken wristband renders watch useless

        By Caywood

        from Ithaca, NY

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily

          Best Uses

          • Running

          Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

          I was quite happy with the watch's functionality. As others note, the GPS connection isn't the fastest one available, but it got and help a connection for me 99% of the time including in very remote areas. I found distance accuracy to be quite good, in agreement with other devices I used.

          But the wristband broke off from the watchhead - immediately after the warranty expired. It can't be fixed, so it's now useless. It's too expensive a piece to have this short a shelf life. I've seen that this is a common problem from other reviews here and on other sites. I'm very disappointed in Garmin and won't be buying another.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Good Value and Accurate Mileage

          By Kimdawg

          from Natick, MA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Limited Features

          Best Uses

          • Running
          • Snowshoeing
          • Walking

          Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

          The Forerunner 10 provides accurate mileage. For the most part, the GPS signal links up quickly. The verdict is still out on the accuracy of the real-time pace feature. It seems pretty erratic. The Garmin Connect Website connectivity provides useful information. Overall for the money, the Forerunner 10 gets the job done.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great introductory GPS watch

          By RJM

          from San Diego, ca

          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 10 GPS Monitors:

            Easy to use and great value.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            A good GPS and watch for a good price.

            By Tim

            from seattle, wa

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Bulky Design

            Best Uses

            • Running

            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

            It will be better in the future when you will be able to get a smaller GPS but with bigger numbers for this low price. That is how electronic toys have always been... so this one meets my requirements for now and I am happy with it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Attractive functional GPS

            By RunnerMom

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                  I love this for training for marathon/half marathons. It makes the long run easier to guage pace, distance, and time. It's much more compact than previous generation watches. It is fairly accurate, I've only noticed a little inaccuracy when under heavy tree cover. (Be aware, there's no heart rate monitor ont his model.) I have two of these, and my other one is over a year old with heavy use. The battery is holding up wonderfully. It still holds a charger just fine. I got a second so my daughter can use one when we run. Highly recommend!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Good but only displays 2 features @ once

                  By NMCC4life

                  from Muskegon, MI

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                      I have been using an old Garmin watch to run in (the Forerunner 110) for many years and just switched to the Forerunner 10. The main disadvantage to this new watch is that it only displays time and distance on the screen at a given moment. To see your pace, you have to click a button on the watch to switch to a new screen. The old Garmin showed time, distance and pace all at once. Because I am training for a marathon, it is bothersome having to reach over with my other hand to while I'm running and switch screens in order to check my pace. Otherwise, the watch seems to be working well.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Almost perfect!

                      By Lyz

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Easy to read
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Gives A Quick Reading

                      Cons

                      • Too Quiet

                      Best Uses

                      • Running

                      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                      I run with my Garmin and love it for a few reasons:
                      1. It looks good! It's sporty and reasonably small and I don't look like I have a sun dial on my wrist.
                      2. It locates me quickly! The wait time for the GPS to kick in is very short. That is soooo much better than the GPS on my phone.
                      3. It's accurate.
                      4. It's easy to use. Even I could figure it out!

                      The only con is that the beeps are way too quiet. I use the interval timer and if there is traffic noise or if someone is running with me and talking, I can't hear it. I like to run with music, so I keep one earbud in and then wear the GPS on the wrist that is on the side that I'm not using an earbud, but it's still difficult to hear. I think the sound comes from the back of the unit, so I've loosened it on my arm and that seems to have helped, but it really is aggravating. There is no way to increase the volume, so if you like being notified when you reach a mile or at intervals, then you may find it a bit frustrating. I almost returned it because of this, but decided to suck it up.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Love this watch!

                      By marianne

                      from virginia

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Gives A Quick Reading

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Running

                        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                        My 210 broke, so I decided to give the 10 a try and I love it. Very simple to use and gives me all the info I need. PLUS you can wear it in the pool!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Basic GPS watch

                        By CincyFan

                        from Cincinnati, OH

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Running

                            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                            I am a daily runner and decided to up my training by using a GPS watch for distance and time. I find this watch satisfactory for my intended use. I like that the mile split shows immediately with a beep to let you know you've travelled a mile. I like seeing my new records as I acheive them. My only complaint is the time it takes for the GPS to acquire my location. Some mornings its immediate but others it can take up to 10 minutes.

                             
                            1.0

                            Love it! Easy to use

                            By Tracy in training

                            from Manassas Park, VA

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Gives A Quick Reading

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Running

                              Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                              I've only been using my watch for a couple weeks but I love it. I wanted a very basic GPS watch that would track my time and mileage and I got it. The screen is easy to read and you can move through the screens easily. It is really easy to use. I like the intervals feature a lot. I am not a hard core runner but am training for my first 10 miler. I'm not a gadget person and wanted simple. This watch gives me what I need for my level but I could see hard core runners wanting more. I've already recommended to 2 friends.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent Improvements

                              By George1209

                              from Vienna WV

                              About Me Competitive Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Running

                                Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                Replaced an older Garmin and this is an improvement all around. Compact size yet more legible. Can be used as a plain watch also. We'll see about longevity because it's brand new. BE SURE to get the online owner's manual which has a lot more info about display options, etc. than the one in the box.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Great watch- has all the basics

                                By Runlisarun

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Competitive Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate
                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Doesn't Hold Charge Long
                                • No Cumulative Mileage

                                Best Uses

                                • Running

                                Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                My son is using this for cross country summer camp. It's his first running watch and he doesn't have a point of comparison. It's simple to use, good GPS connection and great at providing basic information previously not available with no watch. The only cautions are that it needs to be charged nightly and while running he isn't able to see his current total distance. We'll double check the setting options just in case it's set incorrectly. We went with Garmin paying a slightly higher price than some competitors to get the GPS option and the reliability of Garmin.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Perfect For the average person

                                By Rick - Road Hack

                                from St. Albans Vermont

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Running

                                Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                Running

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                .Fits the Bill

                                By Happy wife

                                from Michigan

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Running

                                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                  Simple, Easy to use. This is a great entry level GPS that is all a recreational runner needs.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Simple and easy to use!

                                  By Lauralei007

                                  from Washington

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Limited Features

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Running

                                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                  For the price, this Garmin is a steal. It does not hold data for more than a dozen runs or so, but I record my workouts in an app so that I can run reports and compare workouts I have completed.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Excellent First Run Watch

                                  By LoriP

                                  from Portland

                                  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 10 GPS Monitors:

                                    As a new runner I found this watch very helpful and easy to use.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    "Best Gift Ever!" said the avid runner.

                                    By DMK

                                    from Jessup, Pennsylvania

                                    About Me Competitive Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Running

                                      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                      Got this watch as a gift after my Garmin Forerunner 210 bit the dust. I have to admit I love this one even more! This watch is more simplified than the 210 and is so easy to use. It has everything I need to know while on a run: time, pace, distance, calories etc. Plus, it comes in an array of fun colors, much nicer than that basic boring black. This is more than your average sport watch.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Good GPS watch for women

                                      By half-marathoner

                                      from washington, dc

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Accurate
                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Running

                                        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                        I've only used the product for one 10 mile race so far, and it worked great. I like that Garmin offers a size tailored toward women - I find all of the unisex GPS watches to be way too big and bulky. It is very user friendly when it comes to the basic functions (for me that means distance and pace/mile). Sometimes there is a slight delay in the GPS, but that is no different from my car GPS. Overall, I'm really enjoying this product.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Love it

                                        By New Runner

                                        from La Crosse, WI

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Running
                                          • Weight Loss

                                          Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                          I really like the watch a lot. I am a beginning runner, and it keeps track of my runs. I can look back at my last run's time, and have a goal to be for my next run. It has helped my running program a lot. Worth the money.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          1.0

                                          wristband

                                          By fuzzylop

                                          from dekaware

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Pros

                                          • Accurate

                                          Cons

                                          • Breaks Easily

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                            this is the second garmin wrist gps I've had and on both watches the wristbands broke in less than 6 months

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Easy to use

                                            By goodinprint

                                            from Reno, NV

                                            About Me Avid Athlete

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                            • No Drawbacks

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Running

                                            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                            I'm impressed at how fast it registers location based on visible satellites.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes
                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Love!

                                            By Lkunk

                                            from Central NJ

                                            About Me Gym Rat

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                                  I bought a timex marathon gps last summer which could never find a signal and was hard to understand. I sent it back and ran without. Now that I'm upping my mileage for a half, I really wanted to see my pace and mileage. Read numerous reviews on different watches and decided for the price this was what I needed. I am SO happy I went with this watch. It was easy to figure out and use right out of the box. I am loving my new running buddy- highly recommend.

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No
                                                   
                                                  3.0

                                                  Slow to Connect

                                                  By Running in the Lou

                                                  from St. Louis, MO

                                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact Design
                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                                      The compact size and features are nice. However, it takes a long time for mine to find a signal and I live in the suburbs. I leave from my house every morning and sometimes it takes 3 or 4 minutes to find a signal! Seems inordinately long. In the 2 months I've been using it, it's found a signal quickly maybe 2 or 3 times. I didn't count on having to stand in the cold for minutes waiting for it to find a signal...I also wish there was a simple chrono option for the times it cannot find a signal; at least I could time my run in those cases. I was very excited to finally purchase this and am a little disappointed.

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No
                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      Love it!!

                                                      By Jenni

                                                      from Southern Oregon

                                                      About Me Gym Rat

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Accurate
                                                      • Easy To Use

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Running

                                                        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                                        Got this to cut down on gear for my runs. It worked great. Easy to set up right out of the box. Can't wait to use more of the features.

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No

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