20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Does the basics very well and has great web integration,
This review is from: Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Enabled Unisex Sports Watch (Sports)
I'm a regular runner and also compete in races. I've been the owner of a Garmin 201 and 301 in the past without too many problems. After a training run one night the strap pin broke for the umpteenth time on my old 301, so I decided to treat myself that night when I got home.
I'd seen some of my club members wearing newer, smaller Garmins for some time and the feedback was good. Did a bit of research on Amazon and selected the new 110 without heart rate monitor. It promptly arrived, well packaged and after a quick read of the instructions and installation of the software, I charged the watch up and then familiarised myself with buttons and features.
Used it on an evening training run without any problems, but did realise how small the display is up to my 301. I know the small size makes the watch a lot more comfortable to wear but wish I could alter the font size and customize the display like I could with my 201 & 301. Anyway, not a big problem and I've since got used to it. The watch locates satellite signal lock in about 30 seconds if you take it off and put it on top of a car or wall, away from building or tree cover. Once locked on I haven't experienced any signal problems running through wooded areas or even when my training jacket sleeve covers the watch. I do miss the training assistant feature of my old Garmin and would like it to be reinstated in a possible software update??? The strap is very comfortable & easy to use and due to the good looks & size of this new watch I'm tempted to wear it socially.
The PC connectivity is a bit fiddly at first, especially getting all four pins on the strange clamp-type connector to engage. The integration with the web-based Garmin Connect software is superb and has all manner of 'toys' for me to play with.
In summary: Good functionality, easy to use, good GPS performance, compact & comfortable, looks good, great software, little bit expensive, very basic features.