Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Heart Rate Monitor

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  • Forerunner 210 includes heart rate alerts, interval training, and foot pod compatibility (foot pod sold separately) for detailed performance tracking indoors and out
  • Answer a few simple setup questions then just step outside, press the start button and begin your walk or run to track essential workout data—it's as easy as that!
  • Forerunner 210 uses GPS to accurately record your speed, distance and average pace information
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver stays locked onto satellites, even near tall buildings and under tree cover
  • Included chest-strap heart rate monitor helps you optimize performance while training
  • Heart rate alerts indicate when your heart rate exceeds the upper limit or falls below the lower limit of your target zone
  • Features advanced heart-rate-based calorie computation
  • Interval training function lets you set up custom exercise sessions and automatically see your pace for each interval
  • Wireless ANT+™ technology allows the Forerunner 210 to communicate with the included heart rate monitor and with the Garmin foot pod (sold separately)
  • ANT+ technology also enables the watch to communicate with third-party equipment such as the Tanita BC-1000 scale and select fitness equipment (all sold separately)
  • Data from each run is stored in the unit so you can go back and review how you did last week
  • Upload data to the Garmin Connect community website for in-depth analysis of time, speed, distance and route; store and share data with other Forerunner community users
  • When you aren't exercising, the Forerunner 210 can be used as a full-functioning watch that features time, calendar (day/date) and daily alarm
  • Slim profile and fashionable look let you wear the watch around town and at the office
  • Water-resistant construction meets IPX7 standards (submersible to 1m for 30 min.)
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery provides up to 8 hrs. of use in training mode and 3 weeks in power save mode
  • Includes the Garmin Forerunner 210 wrist unit, heart rate monitor chest strap, AC charging adapter, charging/data clip and owner's manual

Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Heart Rate Monitor

Specification Description
Best use Multisport
Analog or Digital Digital
Altimeter No
Number of routes 0
Number of waypoints 0
Cycling functions No
Heart rate sensor type Chest strap
Heart rate target zone(s) Yes
Time in target zone No
Average heart rate Yes
Recovery heart rate mode No
Tracks calories burned Yes
Speed/distance Yes
Exercise log Yes
Wireless communication Yes
Average battery life 8 hours
User replaceable battery No
Water-resistant depth IPX7
Illumination Backlight
Date display Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Countdown timer No
Compass No
OS compatibility Windows, Mac
Construction Composite
Watch band material Elastomer
Dimensions 2.7 x 1.8 x 0.6 inches
Face diameter 1 inch
Gender Unisex
Trademarked terms ANT, ANT

Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Heart Rate Monitor

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Rated 3.0323/5 based on 31 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromDoes not tract cals burned Hard to link footpod at first, doesn't track cals burned, contacted Garmin and they are aware of the issue
Date published: 2011-03-30
Rated 1out of5
by fromFailed Great watch out of the box. Had a 405 that drove me crazy with unreliability. This one started out very good, then speed tracking seemed inconsistent and innaccurate after 3-4 months. Satillite connection kept getting slower over time, up to 5 minutes at times to connect on a sunny day. Stopwatch is 2-3 seconds slow on the startup at races. Today,after 6 months, it just died, and will not charge or come on. Not what I hoped for at all. [...] I run 30-40 miles per week, and watch was well cared for.
Date published: 2011-07-04
Rated 1out of5
by fromGarmin all show, fails on functionality I've always owned a Polar Heart Mointor but was attracted to how Garmin integrated the GPS into the watch. I bought the 405 and found its touch bezel was all show and extremely unrealiable and difficult to use while running. REI was great about refunding my money--reason I always shop at REI! I took the money and bought this Garmin 210 watch without the touch bezel. I noticed that the stopwatch has a 2-3 second delay after your hit START. Umm, people who buy this watch participate in road races so why would Garmin feel that a 2-3 second delay on the stopwatch is not a major issue? Polar's heart rate has a blinking heart icon to show it is picking-up every beat. Garmin simply has a static icon which may seem like a non-issue. But if you have used heart mointors much, you know they sometimes don't receive at times so the blinking icon gives you instant feedback on the status of the reception. Finally, the charger clip is horrid. It takes some fiddling to get the contacts to allign properly every time you use it to make it work--has garmin heard of a mini usb port? Although Polar does not have the compact GPS that is integrated into the watch, I have decided to go back to Polar watches (without the gps) since all their functionalities are well thought out--timer turns on without delay, ect.
Date published: 2012-08-20
Rated 2out of5
by fromGPS great Heart Monitor poor Use for running and indoor training. GPS great for real time running pace. Heart rate monitor failed after few weeks. Seems to be a Garmin problem with the monitor strap.
Date published: 2011-05-03
Rated 2out of5
by fromNot for me Bought this to use for hiking and returned it. I don't understand a GPS enabled product that doesn't even display lat/long, much less a breadcrumb trail or anything like that. What's the point?
Date published: 2011-09-19
Rated 2out of5
by fromLoved it at first, useless later Great out of the box. I couldn't believe what a great upgrade it was from the Polar watches I had owned. It never was easy to get to my total calories burned or to even see them during training but that was a "nice to have". After a few months it became more difficult to detect satellites and the heart rate monitor required a new battery every few weeks. I returned the unit when the HRM failed completely. Gotta love REI's return policy or I would have been stuck with this gadget.
Date published: 2011-10-21
Rated 2out of5
by fromFine basic model, but charging is maddening I purchased this a year ago to aid me in my runs. It's a great basic GPS heart rate monitor with an easy-to-navigate menu. The heart rate monitor strap is comfortable, stays in place, and synchs quite well with the GPS unit. However, the four-prong charging ports have always been fickle and as time passed, it got increasingly worse. The prongs slip easily so that while the charger is attached to the device, it won't actually be charging. It's very difficult to determine whether the unit is charging. I returned it to the store tonight absolutely fed up as it reached a point where it would not hold a charge or charge at all, and upgraded.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 3out of5
by fromGood watch with significant flaws I use this watch to keep track of distance and time while running. It is compact, and the basic information it displays (time, distance, pace, heart rate) is easy to read. The battery life is excellent. Very easy to use and I was very happy with it when I bought it. In Madison, it takes less than a minute for the watch to locate satellites. But it has some irritating faults. 1) I had trouble getting a GPS signal in cities. In downtown Baltimore and DC I had to wait several minutes to get a lock and on occasion was unable to get a GPS signal at all. 2) The USB connector to a computer requires you to get four prongs to contact four terminals on the watch. This is not easy and mildly irritating because you cannot be sure that the watch is connected to the computer 3) AFter about 13 months (1 year warranty) one of the knobs fell off. I bought it at REI and they replaced it for free. In the week I was without the watch (the watch was out of stock at my REI store) I tested out several apps on my phone. All of these were much better than the Forerunner 210 except that I could not look at the data during the run. On my long runs I now carry both my phone and the watch. I like the idea of a simple, easy to use watch that gives you all the basic information but this particular watch has some serious flaws.
Date published: 2013-08-14

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