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Lightweight, simple to use and very effective,
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This review is from: Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Running Watch with Heart Rate Monitor - Black (3.5" and 5.25" disks)
This is a great bit of kit which I bought to replace a Polar watch, HRM and footpod that I had had for a few years and, until the watch broke, was very comfortable using. I had avoided GPS based devices in the past because many were quite large/heavy and reports that they were unreliable in acquiring the satellites. It was therefore with some scepticism that I made the plunge into the world of GPS based devices and bought a Garmin Forerunner 210. However, I needn't have been worried as the 210 does exactly what it says in the advertising material!
As soon as it arrived I charged it, which took a couple of hours, then took it on a run. The device picked up the HRM monitor straight away and acquired the satellites in about a minute.
On the run the display provided exactly the information I needed - how far I had run, at what pace I was running, how long for and my HR. The display is easy to read and toggling through the elapsed time, clock and HR views is easy.
On return I uploaded the information on the device to Garmin Connect which provided an extensive analysis of the run including plotting it on a map. I use the wed based version of Garmin Connect through Firefox (on a Linux based PC) which does not support the Garmin Connect plug-in, but manually uploading the file from the watch is easy.
Bottom-line - this is a light and easy to use device which should provide most club runners with just what they need. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: 1 Apr 2012, 00:20:18 BST
thanks for mentioning that you use the watch with linux, that was very helpful
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