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  • Smaller, lighter and more accurate than the previous version, the foot pod is ideal for indoor tracks, treadmills and anywhere you can't get GPS satellite signals
  • Accurately reports distance when walking, jogging or sprinting; for even higher accuracy, calibrate the foot pod to adjust for your personal stride
  • Foot pod is small enough to attach to shoelaces or fit in the midsole pocket of compatible shoes
  • Compatible with Epix, Fenix, Fenix 2, 3, Forerunner 15, 210, 220, 305, 310XT, 405, 50, 610, 620, 910XT, 920XT;
  • Also compatible with FR60 and FR70 heart rate monitors and bundles; ANT+ iPhone® adapter; Garmin Fit

Compatible with: Forerunner 210, Forerunner 305, Forerunner 310XT, Forerunner 405, Forerunner 405CX, FR60

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Specs

Best Use Fitness
Weight 0.5 ounce
Rated 1 out of 5 by from works great, when it works, but then it doesnt I'm not sure if it's the pod or watch but this is my second pod in 3 months with problems. I'm connected to the VivoActive and after 3-4 weeks of continued use (an hour a day), the reliability drops off the cliff. The batteries are supposed to last for years so I don't get it. I don't think it's the watch b/c it wouldn't work consistently at all. When I change the pod batteries, it works fine for a few days and drops off again. Is this a Garmin quality issue? Or is my gym bag too close to my watch during the day, causing the pod to drain (it isn't supposed to work that way--no movement should turn off the pod). Very frustrating.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised I bought this to start tracking my treadmill training runs over the winter training season with my Garmin Forerunner 305. So far it has worked great. It seems very accurate after calibration. It generally measures within about 1% of the treadmill over a 5 mile run. It's a very simple "set it up and forget about it" deal. When I turn on the Garmin it soon tells me that it detected the foot pod and asks if I want to use it indoors. (Don't say yes if you're running outdoors, else it will ignore the GPS). That's it. The device will track your workout and you can analyze your cadence, pace and distance when you're done.
Date published: 2011-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from in regards to the previous poster - So I want to add about the previous poster. I would questions a trainer who does not know they need a heart rate to calculate calorie burn. Blaming this foot pod for not working during a non-walking running activity is like blaming a drill for not cutting wood. This foot pod is designed for walking and running! Now that said I have worn it during boot camp and arobics and I get some information but the best tool for those activities is a heart rate strap.
Date published: 2010-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from RE: Turbo Tiffany's review It was stated that you need the foot pod to count calories for activities. This is not the case. You do, however, need the heart rate monitor strap that fits just under your chest/bust line. It also communicates with your watch and does measure calories burned by your heart beat. :) With that said, I love the communication between the foot pod and my FR60 watch and am currently using it for marathon training.
Date published: 2010-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice concept but not as accurate The concept of measuring cadence is important. The opportunity to record on the GPS watch is a great idea. But the footpod cannot account for all types of running strides. I find with very short strides, it will fail to measure both feet and the cadence is recorded as half what it really is. This corrupts the data with erroneous information, rendering all the measurements useless. If there were a way to calibrate to one's stride length then this problem would be gone. If you have a "normal" stride and need to research your running cadence then this might be of marginal use.
Date published: 2013-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Foot Pod for Cadence - Great product I bought this product to help me with becoming an efficient runner for Triathlons. I've never been a runner until after I turned 50.. Reading and working with coaches I needed to learn how to run and also run efficiently. This product combined with my Garmin 910tx have been terrific for me. Easy to set-up/pair with my Garmin and the alerts I get as well as the graphical data show me how I'm progressing and what I need to still work on.
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing for alot I bought FR60 Heartrate monitor with the specific purpose of having a calorie counting feature. I then bought this foot pod because I discovered I had to have it in order for the calorie counting feature to work. I am not a runner. I teach group exercise classes like Kick Boxing and Hip Hop Dance. This foot pod does not have a way of counting calories for any activity except walking and running. I did not realize this until I started using it [...]. I am extremely disappointed.
Date published: 2010-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great device...tracks also steps/min The best feature for me is the ability to monitor running cadence (steps/min). It is very easy to calibrate...once done there is no need to recalibrate. Matched the calibration to a treadmill several times and the pod measures up--quite accurate. My first pod was the Suunto and I strongly declare that the Garmin pod is better by far in terms of accuracy, ease of calibration, adaptability to Nike+ shoes pocket... I am very please with this purchase.
Date published: 2009-12-07
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Will this foot pod work with the VivoActive HR?

Asked by: Happy13
Yes, the Garmin Foot Pod will work with the VivoActive HR.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-31

Will this foot pod accurately measure steps on stairmaster machine?

Asked by: Blasinlu1
You will not get accurate data (distance and elevation) when using the Forerunner Foot Pod on a StairMaster.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-12

Will this foot pod also work with Forerunner 235?

Asked by: Danyelli
The Forerunner Foot Pod is compatible with the Forerunner 235.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-04-29

Hi, can this Pod be used with an elliptical or stationary bike? Thank You!

Asked by: Candy
This foot pod will not provide accurate information (distance and cadence) when used with an elliptical trainer or stationary bike.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02

Is this device compatible with a ForeRunner 230?

Asked by: Cranstonez
Yes, the Foot Pod is compatible with the Garmin Forerunner 230.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-06

Is this compatible with velcro straps on cycling shoes? Specifically, I have Pearl Izumi All-Road II Bike Shoes I purchased from REI. Thank you!

Asked by: singingpalmtree
The Forerunner Foot Pod will not be a good fit on Velcro straps.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is this foot pod compatible with the Forefunner 735XT? And if not, will there be an update to the watch or foot pod so we can purchase this item?

Asked by: cjstory
The Forerunner Foot Pod is compatible with the Garmin Forerunner 735XT.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-19
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from works great, when it works, but then it doesnt I'm not sure if it's the pod or watch but this is my second pod in 3 months with problems. I'm connected to the VivoActive and after 3-4 weeks of continued use (an hour a day), the reliability drops off the cliff. The batteries are supposed to last for years so I don't get it. I don't think it's the watch b/c it wouldn't work consistently at all. When I change the pod batteries, it works fine for a few days and drops off again. Is this a Garmin quality issue? Or is my gym bag too close to my watch during the day, causing the pod to drain (it isn't supposed to work that way--no movement should turn off the pod). Very frustrating.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised I bought this to start tracking my treadmill training runs over the winter training season with my Garmin Forerunner 305. So far it has worked great. It seems very accurate after calibration. It generally measures within about 1% of the treadmill over a 5 mile run. It's a very simple "set it up and forget about it" deal. When I turn on the Garmin it soon tells me that it detected the foot pod and asks if I want to use it indoors. (Don't say yes if you're running outdoors, else it will ignore the GPS). That's it. The device will track your workout and you can analyze your cadence, pace and distance when you're done.
Date published: 2011-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from in regards to the previous poster - So I want to add about the previous poster. I would questions a trainer who does not know they need a heart rate to calculate calorie burn. Blaming this foot pod for not working during a non-walking running activity is like blaming a drill for not cutting wood. This foot pod is designed for walking and running! Now that said I have worn it during boot camp and arobics and I get some information but the best tool for those activities is a heart rate strap.
Date published: 2010-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from RE: Turbo Tiffany's review It was stated that you need the foot pod to count calories for activities. This is not the case. You do, however, need the heart rate monitor strap that fits just under your chest/bust line. It also communicates with your watch and does measure calories burned by your heart beat. :) With that said, I love the communication between the foot pod and my FR60 watch and am currently using it for marathon training.
Date published: 2010-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice concept but not as accurate The concept of measuring cadence is important. The opportunity to record on the GPS watch is a great idea. But the footpod cannot account for all types of running strides. I find with very short strides, it will fail to measure both feet and the cadence is recorded as half what it really is. This corrupts the data with erroneous information, rendering all the measurements useless. If there were a way to calibrate to one's stride length then this problem would be gone. If you have a "normal" stride and need to research your running cadence then this might be of marginal use.
Date published: 2013-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Foot Pod for Cadence - Great product I bought this product to help me with becoming an efficient runner for Triathlons. I've never been a runner until after I turned 50.. Reading and working with coaches I needed to learn how to run and also run efficiently. This product combined with my Garmin 910tx have been terrific for me. Easy to set-up/pair with my Garmin and the alerts I get as well as the graphical data show me how I'm progressing and what I need to still work on.
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing for alot I bought FR60 Heartrate monitor with the specific purpose of having a calorie counting feature. I then bought this foot pod because I discovered I had to have it in order for the calorie counting feature to work. I am not a runner. I teach group exercise classes like Kick Boxing and Hip Hop Dance. This foot pod does not have a way of counting calories for any activity except walking and running. I did not realize this until I started using it [...]. I am extremely disappointed.
Date published: 2010-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great device...tracks also steps/min The best feature for me is the ability to monitor running cadence (steps/min). It is very easy to calibrate...once done there is no need to recalibrate. Matched the calibration to a treadmill several times and the pod measures up--quite accurate. My first pod was the Suunto and I strongly declare that the Garmin pod is better by far in terms of accuracy, ease of calibration, adaptability to Nike+ shoes pocket... I am very please with this purchase.
Date published: 2009-12-07
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Questions & Answers

Will this foot pod work with the VivoActive HR?

Asked by: Happy13
Yes, the Garmin Foot Pod will work with the VivoActive HR.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-31

Will this foot pod accurately measure steps on stairmaster machine?

Asked by: Blasinlu1
You will not get accurate data (distance and elevation) when using the Forerunner Foot Pod on a StairMaster.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-12

Will this foot pod also work with Forerunner 235?

Asked by: Danyelli
The Forerunner Foot Pod is compatible with the Forerunner 235.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-04-29

Hi, can this Pod be used with an elliptical or stationary bike? Thank You!

Asked by: Candy
This foot pod will not provide accurate information (distance and cadence) when used with an elliptical trainer or stationary bike.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-02

Is this device compatible with a ForeRunner 230?

Asked by: Cranstonez
Yes, the Foot Pod is compatible with the Garmin Forerunner 230.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-06

Is this compatible with velcro straps on cycling shoes? Specifically, I have Pearl Izumi All-Road II Bike Shoes I purchased from REI. Thank you!

Asked by: singingpalmtree
The Forerunner Foot Pod will not be a good fit on Velcro straps.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is this foot pod compatible with the Forefunner 735XT? And if not, will there be an update to the watch or foot pod so we can purchase this item?

Asked by: cjstory
The Forerunner Foot Pod is compatible with the Garmin Forerunner 735XT.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-19
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