Garmin Forerunner 10 Review & Guide

Garmin Forerunner 10 : Actually, there is nothing to say what we can do to keep our health fit and healthy. But still, something left out to say or follow those. Nowadays, there are some videos which are getting viral on detox for the weight loss, 5-30 min section wise workouts for the gym and much more. But what I think is, there no workout or detox which works out best rather than cycling, swimming and running. Because these three things give the best result in the case of weight loss, fit body and keeps you active in daily life. Being active is really important young people to old in this competitive lifestyle as we need to be on top in our perspective segment.

Forerunner 10 review

This is the reason many companies are brought out their Fit watch for us all. So that by wearing that fit watch we can track our daily workout got to know our lacking’s in our workout and can improve those. Like those company, Garmin one of the best among them to me. They brought many series and still they are coming with some advanced versions of watches and this time they brought Garmin Forerunner 10.

The First Watch Garmin Forerunner 10 Review

Garmin 10 first look

The first look of the Garmin FR10 in the box.

What’s in the box of Garmin Forerunner 10 :

=> Forerunner 10
=> Charge/data cable
=> Manual

Garmin 10 in the box

Garmin 10 in the box

Brief of Garmin Forerunner 10

Forerunner 10 review

Garmin Forerunner 10 is the GPS watch which can track your distance, elevation, pace and calories of the walkers or runners and the person who are of an athlete. The Garmin Forerunner 10 is complicated to use and suits very well. It will give accurate results of the workouts and reading of time, distance, pace, and the calories without letting you to down. Garmin Forerunner 10 will be motivated you for some more workout daily. Just engage the GPS of Garmin Forerunner 10 and it’s able to find out the location of your with a push of the button which is located up right corner. The watch Garmin Forerunner 10 is a perfect for the starters as it is easy to use and the design of the watch is just great and it’s comfortable to use.

Why to Choose Garmin Forerunner 10 Review & Ultimate Guide 

Design and comfort of FR10

garmin fr10 overview

You will love the design of the Garmin Forerunner 10. The wristband of Garmin Forerunner 10 is made of flexible rubber for which it is easy to put on and also to take off. Garmin Forerunner 10 watch comes into sizes and there is a color option from the combination of pink-white, green-white, violet-white and black-silver. Now you need to choose your favorite combination and put on to get ready to show to others and for your workout too otherwise it will be useless. The measure of the Garmin Forerunner 10 watch is of 1.58/2.05/0.62 inches which are fairly light and the weight of the 1.3 ounces or 36 grams. The Larger version of the Garmin Forerunner 10 watch comes in the combination of black-red and orange-black and the measure of the body is 1.97/2.25/0.62 inches which weigh 43 grams or 1.5 ounces.  After purchasing the Garmin Forerunner 10 violet-white (small), I found it comfortable to wear and slim relatively though the watch body is still bulky for which I faced problem to pull it from my coat sleeve while I was walking to track on a cold day. It’s true that there was no problem arise to check the reading in the watch in between my workouts with loose fitted sleeves. Buttons of the Garmin Forerunner 10 easy to press and alerts you with a beep if you set up for specific intervals. For example, when you have covered a mile it will beep than though it is hard to hear the chime as we are located in a noisy environment during that time. You can see more details of Garmin 10 design from user manual.

Garmin Forerunner 10 User-friendly

FR 10 charging

Forerunner 10 charging mode

For everyone, Garmin Forerunner 10 has just given four buttons so that starter can use it with ease. To locate then exact location and for the auto set of time and date, you need to go out with Garmin Forerunner 10 like the other GPS watch. As the GPS doesn’t get in contact with the signals, the device has the problem to detect the when it’s inside the buildings. Once it’s done to set up the time and the date then you are free to wear Garmin Forerunner 10 as a regular watch. You know what? The battery of the Forerunner 10 last up to five weeks. Ain’t it a good news and a helpful too? Yes, it is as most of us really don’t like to charge any devices frequently and because of this reason we hate to use any smart devices.

Though whenever you will activate the GPS you will not have that much backup from the battery life from the Forerunner 10. When the GPS is on, it will give you just five hours backup and who uses the GPS for 30 minutes on a daily basis than the Forerunner 10 will last 10 days with no charging needed. Forerunner 10 is suitable for the people who does the workout for half-day activity and who log for lengthy workouts they will face problem running out of juice. In compare to another product like Polar V800 GPS has the 13 hours battery life on a single charge and the Garmin’s another product Garmin Forerunner 920XT lasts for 24 hours even in GPS mode. Again it’s Garmin who beat Polar. Three cheers for Garmin!!!

Garmin 10 How To Track Your Workout :

FR10 first run

Start Running with Forerunner 10 :

Now if you start to track your workout, you need to press the ‘run’ button for enabling the GPS. Then again press it to start monitoring the workouts but while you are exercising on any urban area which is surrounded by the tall buildings than the GPS of Forerunner 10 will take up to 10 minutes to establish the satellite lock. If you are in the suburban location or in any open space than Forerunner 10 can pick up the satellite signal within a minute or so. The screen of Forerunner 10’s displays two stats in the same time and the side button which is located on the side of the Forerunner 10 is given to toggle to the next screen. They made this two screen wherein one screen they programmed for the distance to display and on the other to display the calories and the pace. If the users want to they can customize the setting on their own requirement so that it shows pace and the distance at a time.

Garmin 10 work out

Pause your tracking & start running ahead :

You could pause the timer by pressing the run button again while you are in the workout and soon your workout is over, it will show the summary of the distance, total time, average pace and the calories which have been burned. Forerunner 10 can save the runs of last seven and this is really handy as you would be able to get a quick glance to your recent workout history. In case to keep track on your workouts, you must have Garmin Connect on your computer. The Forerunner 10 watch doesn’t have any Bluetooth capabilities still you will be able to charge your Forerunner 10 watch with the cable and with that you can upload your data to your computer.

In Garmin Connect you will have many interactive options where you can upload your data either in online and also can share with your friends. By setting your goals and be the fastest mileage’s and win badges with this certain accomplishments. Share your information from Garmin connect and pair them with other applications like MyFitnessPal and let them know how many calories you eat in a day.

Garmin 10 Review : Easy to Use Auto Lap Function

Garmin 10 auto lap

You can hit the Lap button any time you need with this Forerunner 10 watch and it’s easy to do so. Be safe when you do that and keep your eyes off the road and keep on counting it every time. You can also command your watch to lap automatically after every mile or kilometer you complete. Like the other expensive watches, Forerunner 10 will not let you use the lap by using the GPS position. A cool function as this another way of pacing yourself and keep you motivated as you run.

An extra Auto Pause feature is present in Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch. It’s better nor to use this function but it may help you while you are doing a lot of inner city running. What this Auto Pause in Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch really done is that it pauses the GPS recording temporarily.  For example, when you are running through the city and at the pedestrian crossing you need to stop it as the whilst cars drive through.

Durable Design and Water Proof

Garmin 10 waterproof

From Garmin Forerunner 10 Specification :

Water resistant up to a depth of about 50 meters for this Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch. This means, you will not need to submerge the GPS watch that deep, so the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch will not be affected by the rain or by sweat and even in blood and tears. Though it totally depends on how hard you push yourself. It’s interesting that with the GPS enabled, Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch can be used for swimming too. For the triathlete training, Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch is cheap and also affordable.

Forerunner 10 with Cycling

Garmin FR10 Cyling

This Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch is not that much helpful for cycling where Garmin has made far better products which work for bikes. But still it’s possible to use Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS running watch on your bicycle. For that, you need to buy Forerunner bicycle mount kit and you need to attach that with the bicycles handlebars. And while you are using the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS running watch, just set the pace instead of speed. Reason is, while you set the pace it will display minutes per mile but when you set the speed, it will display miles per hour.

Garmin FR10 Backlight:

garmin 10 backlight

If you want to run at night with this Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS running watch then just enable the backlight which is present in the watch. Though you all are aware of the fact that if you enable the backlight of the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS running watch then it may drain your battery life. You can enable it by pressing the top corner button on the watch’s face. After enabling the backlight, it will illuminate the watch just for ten seconds and this will happen to help to save the battery.

Pros

  • Mapping and the GPS units give an accurate result.
  • There is a free and good cloud software is available in Garmin 10 with which it can track a lot of good stats automatically.
  • Auto turns off the system when GPS is not in use.
  • Garmin 10 has good battery life.
  • The backlight is good for night workout.
  • Garmin 10 is easy to read and use.
  • Can find the GPS signal easily.
  • The alert system is there in Garmin 10 for every mile passed.
  • With Garmin 10 can be customized with either average pace or the actual pace.
  • For more accurate reading on calories burned, put your weight.

Cons

  • The wristband of the Garmin 10 is compatible small.
  • It shows two stats at a time.
  • Virtual pacer kind of useless for the runners.

 

Garmin Connect :

Garmin connect

From every Garmin running products, you get a benefit from the Garmin Connect website which is absolutely awesome. The join is free and this is the place where you could upload all your running activities. You can also reply, analyze, and can set your goals with the training schedules. As an essence, Garmin Connect will keep you motivated to use your Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS running watch.

FAQ

Q: If someone is lost will the GPS be able to find them?

A: definitely not as the watch is made to track the mileage.

Q: Is the watch is for women?

A: Absolutely. Rather I would say this is a Unisex watch. Some straps are a little bit small in size which will not fit a male of average-sized. And this could be varied by the color as the pink, green and purple are of smaller framed and the colors black and orange are of larger faced which is suitable for the men.

Q: Does the battery gives an estimated hours life accurately or less?

A: Actually it totally depends on the location and also the level of hardness it needs to work just to catch the GPS signal. If you have a greater run more than 4 hours than it would roughly last for 4 hours.

Q: Can one set the 30 seconds beep sound, vibrate or both?

A: No. The sound is not loud enough to be heard and it doesn’t vibrate while it beeps on the 30-second intervals. It just beeps in a 5 beep tune.

Final Verdict of Garmin Forerunner 10 Review

An interesting thing about this Forerunner 10 review is that this model is the very first watch of the Garmin. In spite their first Forerunner 10 watch, I think they have done some tremendous job. A trial product is hard to have this accuracy like the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS watch has. Most of the function works very well which at least took my heart. Garmin FR10 watch gives you more accurate results of your pace, swimming, running, and cycling. I am hoping best for their unreleased or released models of Garmin. But for now, I would say, Forerunner 10 has success as being the first product. As an amateur, this would be beyond perfect.

Mark Fleming
 

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