Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Watch for Runners
The Garmin Forerunner 110 is the latest in Garmin's line of GPS-enabled personal training watches. It has received mostly glowing reviews since its release earlier this year. The 110 was specifically designed for runners, and has been widely praised in the running community for its simple, easy-to-use features and small size.
Both casual and serious runners often want a GPS watch to record their pace, speed, and distance. The Forerunner 110 fulfills these duties, without the feel of an overly large device strapped to one's wrist. It locks onto satellites quickly, and its high-sensitivity SiRFstarIV receiver allows users to keep track of their location even in covered areas like woods, canyons, or near high-rise buildings.
The unit itself can store 200 hours of data from past workouts in its memory. Users can also upload and track their running data on the Garmin Connect website. Here they can analyze past performance, set goals, view maps of routes traveled and more.
The small size of the Garmin 110 is ideal for runners: the basic unit is no larger than an average sports watch. In both men's and women's versions users can choose between a base model that only tracks pace and distance, and a slightly more expensive unit that includes a heart rate monitor and tracking of calorie consumption.
This is the device many runners have been waiting for, one which gives more priority to essential functions without a lot of unwanted added features. Reviews on runners' forums have been giving the unit five stars:
"This is a great product, particularly for the price. [This GPS watch] is the perfect size and provides me with just the amount of information I want."
"Great design. Battery life is excellent. Best gear I've bought myself in a long time."
The GPS watch alone comes in an all black design for $199.99. With the added heart rate monitor the unit comes in men's black-and-red and women's black-and-pink styles. priced at $249.00. Prices below the Garmin retail may be coming soon on Amazon.
The Garmin Forerunner 110 is a simple, "set it and forget it" training aid. Its combination of good design and low price make this a GPS watch that many runners won't want to do without.