Forerunner 210 GPS Sports Watch: The Garmin Forerunner 210
gives you the freedom to train indoors or outdoors, while tracking every minute
and every mile. This GPS-enabled sport watch accurately records how far, how
fast and how hard you worked. For outdoor runs, Forerunner 210 uses GPS to
accurately record your time, pace and distance. To track that same data at the
gym, snap the
separately) onto your shoe.
Shock/Water Resistant: The Garmin Forerunner 210 sports
watch is shock resistant and waterproof (IPX7) up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
LCD: The Garmin Forerunner 210 features a 1.0" x 1.0"
monochrome LCD screen with a resolution of 55 x 30 pixels.
High-Sensitivity Receiver w/ HotFix: The Garmin Forerunner 210
features HotFix satellite prediction, which means it locks onto satellites
quickly so you can be out the door and on with your run in no time. It also has
a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to stay locked onto satellites, even near tall
buildings or under tree cover.
User Profile: The Garmin Forerunner 210 uses information
that you enter about yourself to calculate accurate run data. You can modify the
following user profile information; Gender, Age, Height, Weight, and Lifetime
Note: A lifetime athlete is an individual who has trained
intensely for many years (with exception of minor injuries) and has a
resting heart rate of 60 beats per minute or less. The lifetime athlete sett
affects certain weight scale calculations.
Training Tools: The Forerunner 210
has a couple of simple training features.
- Interval Workouts: The Forerunner 210 lets you create
customized interval workouts based on distance or time. Your custom interval
workout is saved until you create another interval workout.
- Auto Lap: Auto Lap
automatically marks a lap at every mile (kilometer), or you can mark laps
manually. This feature is helpful for comparing your performance over
different parts of an activity.
Run History: The Forerunner 210 can save approximately 180 hours of run history. Your run history
displays the date, time of day, distance, run time, calories, and average pace
or speed. The run history can also include average heart rate data, if you are
use the included heart rate monitor. When the memory is full, your oldest data
is overwritten. History is not recorded while the timer is stopped or paused.
Heart Rate Monitor: The Forerunner 210 includes Garmin's
Heart Rate Monitor. The front part of the strap contains the heart rate module
and is made of flexible plastic. The part of the strap that goes around your
back is made of a soft fabric and is adjustable to your size. Once it's paired
with the GPS watch the first time, it will automatically recognize it each time.
When worn around your chest during an activity, the Heart Rate Monitor
wirelessly transmits your heart rate to the Forerunner 210 for instant feedback.
It has 5 heart rate zones, which you can customize based on your exact zones.
You can also set up heart rate alerts to notify you when you are above or below
your targets. Forerunner 210 provides heart rate-based calorie computations so
you can more accurately track your calories burned. Heart Rate Zone Chart:
Maximum Heart Rate
||Relaxed, easy pace: rhythmic
||Beginning-level aerobic training;
||Comfortable pace; slightly deeper
breathing, conversation possible
||Basic cardiovascular training;
good recovery pace
||Moderate pace; more difficult to
||Improved aerobic capacity; optimal
||Fast pace, and a bit
uncomfortable; breathing forceful
||Improved anaerobic capacity and
threshold; improved speed
||Sprinting pace, unsustainable for
long period of time; labored breathing
||Anaerobic and muscular endurance;
Free Garmin Software: Garmin offers two software options for
storing and analyzing your run data.
- Garmin Connect:
Connect is a web-based software. With a simple connection to your Mac or PC,
you can upload your runs to
Connect to see your run on a map, get more detail on each mile and share it
with friends (all for free). You'll be even more motivated when you see your
miles add up in Garmin Connect and can go back and see how you've improved from
last week, last month, or last year.
- Stored Activities: After you complete and save an
activity with the Forerunner 210, you can upload that activity to Garmin
Connect and keep it as long as you want.
- Analyzed Data: You can view more detailed information
about your activity, including and overhead map view, pace, and speed
charts, and customizable reports.
- Shared Activities: You an email your activities to
others, or post links to your activities on your favorite social networking
- Garmin Training Center:
Garmin Training Center is
computer software that does not require the Internet after installation. It
operates directly on your computer (not on the Internet). The Garmin
Training Center software tracks and analyzes your fitness activities. You
can also use it to review activity history.
- Create Courses: You can create a course from your past
activities. Then edit the course and mark important points along the course
for your next ride.
- Review History: Load workout data from the Forerunner 210 into
Training Center to review your history easily. View detailed graphs, maps,
and stats, and back up all your activities in one place.
Note: You computer will indentify the Forerunner 210 as a USB mass
storage class device. The Forerunner 210 is not compatible with Windows 95,
98, ME, or NT. It is also not compatible with Mac OS 1.3 and earlier.
Footpod Compatible: The Forerunner 210 is compatible with Garmin's
separately). You can use the footpod to send data to the Forerunner 210 when
training indoors, when your GPS signal is weak, or when you lose satellite
Body Composition Scale Compatible: You also can track weight, body
fat, body water and six other measurements when using the Forerunner 210 with
the Tanita BC-1000
body composition scale (sold separately). The readings are stored on Forerunner
210, then automatically sent to Garmin Connect when in range of your computer.
Fitness Equipment Compatible: For even more options, the Forerunner
210 also works with certain indoor fitness equipment so you can track and store
data from a treadmill run or an indoor cycling workout. This capability helps
you bridge the gap between your indoor and outdoor fitness activities so you can
continually track your progress. See a list of
facilities and compatible equipment.
Time, Date, & Alarm Functions: Basic watch functions include
display of time and date, along with and alarm.
Software Updates: You can update the unit's software by
connecting it to a computer using the included USB cable and using
Garmin's myDashboard support site.
Rechargeable Battery: The Garmin Forerunner 210 sports watch
features a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery can be
recharged using the included AC power adapter, or simply plugging it into a free
USB (type-A) port on your computer or laptop (charging cable supplied). Battery
||Training for 45 minutes per day
with GPS with the watch in power save mode the remaining time.
|Up to 3 weeks
||Using the sports watch in power
save mode the entire time.
|Up to 8 hours
||Training with GPS turned on the
Optional Carrying Case: An optional carrying case (150WTCHCAS,
sold separately) is available.