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Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS Sportswatch with HRM

by Garmin
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)


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  • Touchscreen GPS running watch that records your pace, distance, GPS position, heart rate, calories and more; HRM included.
  • Race against previous bests and compete with a virtual partner over a set distance/time; plus view, replay and share your workout for free online at Garmin Connect
  • Vibration alerts, customisable for time, distance, calories, heart rate or cadence
  • HotFix satellite prediction finds satellites quickly so you can start running straight away
  • Premium soft strap heart rate monitor calculates calorie consumption based on heart rate fluctuations; waterproof (IPX 7)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.6 x 6.4 cm ; 73 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 010-00947-11
  • ASIN: B0050HKOXQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 May 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,234 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Product Description

Forerunner 610 (with HR)

Designed for Serious Runners

This advanced running sportswatch is GPS-enabled and accurately records your distance, pace, GPS position, calories and more. From giving the basic statistics to monitoring your effort through heart rate, creating interval workouts and racing a friend on the other side of the world, Forerunner 610 is a necessary partner for all serious runners.

Measure your distance, time and lap pace
Measure your distance, time and lap pace

A Touch Faster

Forerunner 610 has a sleek touchscreen that is rugged and functional. The swipe and scroll action makes it easy to adjust settings, review your run history and share it with others later. A quick tap of the screen is all it takes to advance to the next training page so you can see more data. It can also cope with rain, sweat and splashes, yet it's sensitive enough that you can operate it with running gloves.

Simply tap through the pages
Simply tap through the pages

Navigate Back

As well as providing all the training data you'll ever need, Forerunner 610 can even guide you back to the starting point of your run, giving you the freedom to explore new routes yet always find your way back.

Navigation at your fingertips
Navigation at your fingertips

Review, Relive and Replay

When your workout's done, Forerunner 610 keeps working. It wirelessly uploads your run data to our Garmin Connect site when in range of your computer so you can go back and review your run in your own time. It works via ANT+ wireless technology and the USB stick that comes with your watch. No wires, no manual uploads, no sweat. At Garmin Connect you can see your activity on a map, view lap splits and explore activities from other users. Garmin Connect is Mac and PC compatible.

Advanced Training

Training tools like the new Virtual Racer can turn any workout into a virtual matchup. This feature lets you race your previous bests or challenge any activities uploaded to our Garmin Connect site. Virtual Racer accounts for varying speeds and real-time conditions, so it's truly you vs. your opponent. Or, use the Virtual Partner function and see how you measure up to a static pace you set. Forerunner 610 also offers vibration alerts, which you can customize for time, distance, calories, heart rate or cadence. So, when you reach your targets, you'll feel a gentle vibration.

With customisable heart rate zones and alerts
With customisable heart rate zones and alerts

Measure Aerobic Fitness

This is Garmin's first sportswatch with the Training Effect capability from Firstbeat. Using the heart rate monitor, Training Effect measures the impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness, which helps you train more efficiently.

Fast and Accurate

Forerunner 610 features HotFix satellite prediction, which means it locks onto satellites quickly so you can be out the door and on 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.

While 610 can be worn as a watch even when you're not working out, you can also power it down completely to conserve battery life.

Box Contains

Forerunner 610 GPS sportswatch
Premium heart rate monitor
AC charger (3-pin UK and 2-pin EU)
USB ANT stick
Owner's manual on disk
Quick reference guide


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Customer Reviews

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent product 31 Dec 2011
By nick
Style Name:with HRM
I've had this watch for a couple of weeks. Having never used anything like this before, and only 6mths into running/fitness, i was very unsure whether to spend this kind of money and especially as it only had 7 reviews at the time. But i read a lot of reviews on other similar products, and the older Garmin ones, and felt that getting the latest version was a chance worth taking, on the basis that most of the -ve's points in the reviews on the older Garmin products would probably have been addressed with the 610 (eg buttons on the older watches, poor battery life etc etc). And i have to say, it would seem that's been the case.

I've used the watch for a couple of 10k runs outside, and about 15 hrs at the gym.

It does everything that it claims to, and very well:

Satellites take 30 seconds or so to locate.

The "swipe" touchscreen is excellent. I just tap it and it changes to the next screen, so very good whilst running (Havn't used it in the rain, so i can't comment).

I'm not especially tech-oriented, but it is very intuitive. The manual is very straight forward and easy to read. I very quickly set-up the screens i wanted to see on the watch.

The HRM strap is very comfortable, and has never lost any signal to the watch.

The only area where i struggled a touch was the software, but if you follow the intructions (ie dont plug in the USB stick right away,,tempting tho it is, before going on the website). I clicked on the Garmin website link via the instruction disk. Created a sign-in, and after that you just click on upload. The data it provides is, for what i want, perfect. EG i set the watch to lap every KM (and also to alert me every KM).
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115 of 121 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb addition to the Garmin forerunner line 30 Aug 2011
By Steven Brown TOP 500 REVIEWER
Style Name:with HRM
I picked this up almost as soon as it came out, as been desperate from an upgrade from my forerunner 305. Avoided the 405 due to the huge amount of criticism on the bezel control format.

Did have to think twice about spending such an amount on a running watch, but I'm pleased to report I've very happy with my purchase.

My main reasons for upgrading from the Forerunner 305 were, firstly, the very slow GPS pickup. If I had moved a fair distance, and started running, it could easily take anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes to get satellite reception.
The 610, despite it's far smaller size, blows this out of the water. My average time so far has probably been about 30 seconds. Often less, though more a couple of times - but never more than a minute.

Secondly was the battery on my 305. Would only take a few decent sized runs before recharging was required. The 610 can manage about 8 hours. From what I've read, this isn't much better than a 405, but definitely better than my 305.

My worry on the 610 was the control mechanism. I was happy with the 305 controls, and the "improvement" on the 405 was regarded as a bit of a disaster.
The 610 has 3 hard buttons on the sizes (for power, start/stop, and lap/reset), everything else is touch screen. I'm finding it very useful. In particular, swiping between screen you've pre configured by tap or swiping is great, much better than the hard buttons on the 305.
I've not had any issues with rain/sweat affecting the connection between your finger at the screen either.

Other features I'm enjoying over the 305 -
- Wireless Sync. When the watch is on near the ANT USB stick, data automatically gets transferred (have tried on Windows and Mac, with success on both). really nice feature.
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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant piece of equipment 22 Sep 2011
Style Name:with HRM
I bought this watch as an upgrade to my Garmin FR60 (which is still working fine, but I wanted something that would log my routes via GPS).
I'd researched the models out there and finally decided to go with DCRainmaker's recommendation, following his excellent online, indepth review.

My plan was to get to know all the features over a 3 week period, prior to my half marathon - but in the event, injury laid me up, so the first time I used the watch was on race day!

I haven't used the watch intensively enough to give much of an indepth review, so I'll leave a few bullet-points on my experiences with the watch.

* I love the customisable pages (but wish you could turn off the time/date page in auto-scroll - hopefully that'll come in a future firmware update).
* Virtual partner was invaluable. I ended up using this exclusively during the race - I'd pre-programmed it with the pace I wanted to keep - and it constantly kept me on track. Much more useful than just glancing at your current or average pace, as it gives an overall report of whether you're behind or ahead - and continually adjusts if you speed up/slow down. It takes all the guesswork out of racing (or training) and allows you to just get on with it.
* The vibrating alerts are brilliant. During my race I was wearing headphones, but had no problem missing any of the alerts (eg behind pace in Virtual Partner).
* Set-up and options are very straightforward and easy to navigate. Initially the touchscreen does take a little getting used to when you're negotiating the different settings, but you soon get the hang of it. I'd initially been a bit dubious about the touchscreen, as I'm usually a buttons woman, but it was surprisingly user-friendly - even in pouring rain.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best gps watches.
Bought for my wife - she loves it. Slightly slow picking up satellites but great sports watch overall. Downloads to our mac wirelessly and so we can track performance.
Published 6 days ago by A. J. Lyne
1.0 out of 5 stars Very slow GPS pick up! Have a look at other manufacturers if I was...
I've had A number of Garmin devices which I've generally been very please with, and the main reason for choosing the 610 was to replace a 410 which had gone wrong. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Ron
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick delivery and a smart looking product
Quick delivery and a smart looking product. Unfortunately, a couple of months down the line,the watch seems to have jammed and nothing will work. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Amber
2.0 out of 5 stars The screens scratch and crack!
Great watch with fantastic freatures. Everything you could possibly want in a very intuative package. Its such a shame that the plastic touch screen is so poor. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Syb
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
perfect
Published 27 days ago by ahmad
5.0 out of 5 stars Garmin 610
This watch is a most for any one who's life is running!!Enough said!!!!Very accurate!Nearly as good as a training partner!But not there yet!Near enough though!HAPPY TRAINING!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by James Ryan
3.0 out of 5 stars Great watch - poor strap
I like what this watch can do and often used it for running and biking.
However, the strap and its design is poor. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tw Parker
2.0 out of 5 stars Failed one week before marathon
I purchased my watch through Amazon it failed one week before the marathon I had been training all year for, I returned to the seller by recorded delivery and they received on... Read more
Published 1 month ago by william
2.0 out of 5 stars Too many flaws
Good:

Finds satellites quickly
Lots of features

Bad:

Strap broke within two weeks.
Very unreliable charging. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Silas
5.0 out of 5 stars New toy
I had been using a previous Garmin for many years until I accidentally put it in the wash. When reading a few reviews about the 610 my only concern was the effects of water and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Phillip Colver
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