Overview: The Garmin Forerunner 15
is a lightweight, stylish running watch with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver which accurately records
the distance, time, speed, and location of your runs. You can also use it to
simply count your steps during an activity or throughout the day. The package
includes a wearable heart rate monitor which sends data wirelessly to the
device. The device keeps track of your
personal records, and lets you know when you have set new ones. The Forerunner
15 provides constant feedback, including the distance traveled, elapsed time,
pace, lap time, speed, and your heart rate. After your run, you can upload your results to the
Garmin Connect online community.
Water Resistant: The Forerunner 15 has a 5 ATM water
rating, which means it can withstand pressures equivalent to a depth of 50
meters (164 feet). Not only can you run in the rain and wet weather, you can
even swim while wearing the device. The device also has a wide operating
temperature range of 5° to 140°F.
LCD Screen: The Forerunner 15 features a 0.98" x 0.94" LCD screen with a resolution of
55 x 32 pixels. The display has a
8 second backlight timer.
High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver: The unit
features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver which will stay locked onto satellites, even near tall
buildings or under tree cover.
Rechargeable Battery: The Forerunner 15 has a built-in
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which will give you up to 8 hours battery
life in training mode. When not training, you can use the device as a digital
watch for up to 5 weeks on a single charge. A 42" data/charging cradle is
provided for charging the battery and uploading your training data.
Add-on Sensors: The Forerunner 15 can be used with wireless
2.4 GHz ANT+ add-on sensors, such as the supplied Heart Rate Monitor. The
monitor straps around your chest, and transmits your heart rate to the device
for instant feedback on how hard you're working. The optional Foot Pod,
available from Garmin, can work with the Forerunner 15 to monitor your distance
and cadence when you're running indoors or when GPS cannot be used.
User Profile: The Garmin Forerunner 15 uses information
that you enter about yourself to calculate accurate training data. You can modify the
following user profile information: Maximum Heart Rate, Gender, Birth Year, Height, and Weight.
Move Alert: Sitting for prolonged periods of time can be
harmful to your health. You can set the Forerunner 15 to simply remind you to
move. The Move Alert is a timer that is triggered after one hour of inactivity.
When the alert is triggered, the move alert is reset only after a couple of
minutes of continuous activity, such as a short walk.
Heart Rate Alerts: When using the included Heart Rate
Monitor, you can set the Forerunner 15 to alert you when your heart rate is
above or below a target zone or a custom range. Each time you exceed or drop
below the specified range or custom value, a message appears on the display. The
device will also beep if audible alerts are engaged.
Virtual Pacer: The Virtual Pacer feature is a training
tool designed to help you reach your goals. You can set the Virtual Pacer to run
at a target pace or speed. As you run, you can compare your time to the pace you
Auto Lap: Auto Lap automatically marks a lap after every
mile. This feature is helpful for comparing your performance over different
parts of an activity. Each time you complete a lap, the device will beep or
vibrate, and the lap time is displayed.
Auto Pause: You can set the Forerunner 15 to pause the
timer automatically when you stop moving, or when your pace drops below a
specified value. This feature is helpful if you have to stop for traffic or to
tie your shoe during your run.
Interval Workouts: You can create interval workouts with
alternating periods of running and walking based on time. Prior to
your workout, you can enter values for your running period
and your walking period between 30 seconds and 10 minutes in 30 second
Run History: The Forerunner 15 can save your last 7 running
sessions in the device's memory. Your run history displays the date, distance,
run time, and calories burned. If you're counting your daily steps, you can save
your step count, goal, distance traveled, and calories burned. The history can also include
average heart rate data, if you are using the optional heart rate monitor. When the memory is full, your oldest data
is overwritten. History is not recorded while the timer is stopped or paused.
Garmin Connect: After you complete and save an activity to
the Forerunner 15, you can connect the device to your computer and upload the
data to Garmin Connect, the online community created for users of Garmin sports
devices. You can view detailed information about your activity, including time,
distance, heart rate (if using HRM), calories burned, cadence, an overhead map,
pace and speed charts, and customizable reports. This data can be used to track
your progress and to share with friends on your favorite social media sites.
Watch Functions: When you're not working out, the Forerunner
15 can be used as a basic watch, displaying the time and date, along with an alarm.
The time is automatically set by the GPS receiver (or manually, if desired), and
can be displayed in 12-hour or 24-hour format.
Optional Carrying Case: When not in use, or when traveling,
the Forerunner 15 can be stored in an optional
carrying case (sold separately). The case will hold both the watch, heart
rate monitor, and the