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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
 
4.4

(based on 94 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (81)
  • Accurate (64)
  • Compact (62)
  • Gives A quick reading (57)
  • Versatile (24)

Cons

  • Limited features (10)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Running (79)
  • Weight loss (6)
  • Treadmill (3)
  • Walking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (55), Casual/ recreational (15), Competitive athlete (8), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (68), Yes (16)

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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.

 
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
                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Simple to use

                                                By Donna

                                                from Chester a Springs,Pennsylvania

                                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate
                                                • Compact Design
                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                • Unreliable

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Running

                                                Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                                Use this 5x/week most of the time it connects to GPS quickly but I have encountered times when I could not connect & could not use my Garmin GPS 10. Love the purple!

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No
                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Great for small wrists

                                                By Kenmar Girl

                                                from Fayetteville, NC

                                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate
                                                • Compact Design
                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Running

                                                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                                  Took the F10 out for it's first run today. Replaced a F410. I have a thin wrist with a somewhat prominent wrist bone and the F410 never fit right. Over three years, it rubbed my wrist bone and I now have a permanent small red scar. After enduring multiple marathon training seasons and races, I could not face another season with the F410 and decided to "downgrade" to the F10. I'm glad I did. The F10 fit comfortably and had enough sizing options on the band for my taste. I was sure that I would miss seeing my pace with distance and elapsed time on the display, but I did not miss it at all. In fact, I felt a little bit of freedom from not looking at my wrist every so often to check pace. Set auto-pace for every 1 mile and it seemed right on the money. The F10 picked up the satellite within seconds and seemed to keep perfect mileage compared to the course I set in Garmin Connect. Only early drawback seems to be that there is no option to check remaining battery power other than the battery icon. Have not used long enough to test reliability of the icon and the advertised 5-hour charge.

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No
                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Very happy!

                                                  By Bdb

                                                  from Pennsylvania

                                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                                      I had previously used applications on smartphones to track my runs, and while they worked well i wanted something i didn't have to carry. Although this is a basic model i am very pleased with it, especially for the price. It actually has more features than i realized. It's easy to use (i did so without reading the manual, although when i did read it i found out about the extra features)

                                                      My only suggestion would be that the band should be somewhat larger. My wrist measures as a medium for women in body size charts, but there is not much band left. Someone who has a large frame or wants to wear it outside bulky clothes may find the strap too small.

                                                      It's very easy to upload on the site also. I have uploaded it to garmin and endomondos sites, and it's very straightforward. I've been very happy with the battery life, and having worked in tech support i also have to compliment the design of the charger, which is very sturdy.

                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No
                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      awesome watch

                                                      By Shar

                                                      from simi valley ca

                                                      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:

                                                        I have an older version of this and this one is even better, purchased for my daughter who runs XC and long distance track, she loves it

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • Yes
                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Best purchase!

                                                        By Kelly

                                                        from Garmisch, Germany

                                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Running

                                                          Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                                          Lightweight, easy to use. Has helped me improve my running time! Great online package for viewing elevation, pace at mile marks, and map of run. Couldn't be happier! Just bought my husband one and looking at getting one for my daughter.

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • Yes
                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Would never buy a different one!

                                                          By runner mom

                                                          from North Platte, NE

                                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                                          Pros

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

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Running

                                                            Comments about Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Monitors:

                                                            Great watch! This is my first GPS watch and I love it. At times it catches the location slowly but overall I would buy this again and have recommended it to all my running friends.

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No

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