Fun New Gadget: Garmin Forerunner 10

watch-pink-glow My new favorite running gadget is a gift I received for Christmas, a Garmin Forerunner 10. Any race I enter I see people of all shapes, sizes and speeds checking their shiny sports watches as they toe the line. Able to calibrate a whole multitude of stats, many runners have turned to wrist ornamentation to track their speeds, paces, mileage, and calories. These stats can then be uploaded to your computer so runners are able to compare their various runs and track goals they have set. Many of the sites linked to gadgets such as the Garmin watch also double as social media sites so runners are able to share their successes and challenges.

There are a whole range of tools designed with a similar purpose in mind. These also range in price from the Nike+ iPod Sports Kit which is set at $28.95 to ones equipped with things like GPS, barometer, and thermometer that run around $500. My new Garmin lands nicely in the middle in both price and features providing me with exactly enough information that I’m not inundated, but am given enough that I can track key stats to monitor my goals and progress. Also, it’s lightweight, easy to use, and a fun pink color (it also comes in bright green and black). It’s a great way to get excited about runs even when the winter weather is floating around freezing. πŸ™‚

Happy running!

 

  1. I, too, got this for Christmas – so exciting!

    • abookdragon
    • January 3rd, 2013

    I’ve looked at a bunch of these but didn’t think I was serious enough to spend the money then realized the iPad Mini I want is expensive too.

    Priorities I guess.

    • Adhityani (Dhitri) Putri
    • January 4th, 2013

    Love the look and features of the FR10 – I wished I had gone down the simple route and purchased something simple like that instead of succumbing to my gear addiction. I have a super complicated pro triathlon watch (and I am just a recreational runner) and at times feel inundated with the data it provides me.

  2. I have a Garmin Forerunner 305, a bit like wearing an old TV on your wrist but I wouldn’t be without it. Sadly, I need to know how far I’ve run, what pace, what time, etc. even though I’m not a fast runner! Lucky Sam!

    • livingrunningdreaming
    • January 4th, 2013

    WOOW! i have my garmin forerunner 410 and i love it! but this new gadget looks great!!! GHAve fun with your new gift and Run Happy!!! πŸ™‚

  3. I’m right there with you. I just recently got my Garmin Forerunner 10β€”the bright green colored oneβ€”and love it and all the stats it produces. LOL, today I went out for my long walk and realized I had forgot the Garmin so back I went then started the walk again. Because an outing without my Garmin just wouldn’t be cool. πŸ˜‰

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