Garmin Forerunner 210 Review | Best GPS Running Watch 2017

Garmin Forerunner 210 Review

Garmin Forerunner 210 Review

Garmin Forerunner 210  has aimed to enrich the lives of the customers, distributors, employee, and suppliers specially and they provide the best products with superior quality offer, operational features, safety. All these are given at affordable prices. They started out in 1989 with a handful of dedicated engineers and with the great idea. This helped them to grow into the GPS leader both in sales and in critical acclaim. Garmin is the one who helped the GPS to go to new heights and beyond the ordinary feature and also found the performance in typical GPS receivers.

Garmin Forerunner 210 – I have bought this so that I can get help with my pacing on the long runs and races. For the last few years, I was using my mobile phone, but it didn’t support me practically for in-race feedback in the half marathons or marathons. There was no need of a lot of features rather I was looking for something that would help me to monitor my pace over a run. Form factor was really good for the GPS watch and the design is understandable. What I really like is the physical buttons. The reason is, it is easy to start or stop the watch by feel and the screen is very clear also easy to read out the data being screened on the monitor. It’s like the other normal wrist watch and you can wear it like in a pinch while you are travelling and you don’t want to take the normal watch along. Because of its quite a bit thicker than the normal watch, I merely forget that I have worn something on my wrist and that is the thing I didn’t like (for me, maybe that would be ok for you).

This Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS watch has given me the freedom to train indoors or out meanwhile when I was tracking every minute and every mile. It gives me the exact and accurate records of my running sports and how far and fast I have ran. Garmin Forerunner 210 is simple and easy to use, which keeps me focused on my workouts mostly. Soon after you take the Garmin 210 out of the box, you need to charge it, then take outside to find the satellites and answer some setup questions. When you are done with all those steps, press the start button and go and when you are done with your workout, press the stop button. And it’s that easy.

Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS watch

I am a runner so I need more training capabilities. I am so happy that Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS watch, lets me create and customize interval sessions and I can see my pace for each one. As I am a runner so I have to use the foot pod and later I can see my cadence or steps per minute. Then upload my data onto the Garmin Connect free online training community.

Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS comes with a bundle of Garmin premium soft strap heart rate monitor and to track and display the heart rates beats per minute. There are included five heart rate zones, so I can customize with my exact zone. I can also set my heart rate alerts so that it can notify me whenever I am above or below my targets. Based on the calorie computation I can track the burned calories more accurately with this Garmin 210 GPS watches provided heart rate.

Garmin Forerunner 210 wit built

Garmin forerunner 210 uses the GPS to give the accurate records of my time, distance and pace. I can use this Garmin 210 at my gym, just snapping the foot pod onto my shoe and then I am good to go. As this Garmin 210 review uses the advanced accelerometer technology, the foot pod can send the precise data on my movements by gathering all the distance and the speed rate. And the data are 98 percent accurate for most of the users.

Garmin forerunner 210 Key Feature

  • It’s easy to use with the operated button.
  • Can track the heart beats per minute and also allows to customize the heart rate zone and alerts whenever being paired with Garmin heart rate monitor.
  • Customized interval session set up for interval training and also shows you the pace interval pace automatically.
  • It has the advanced heart rate based calorie computation.
  • Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS can record position, distance, and speed/pace data with ANT+ compatible.

On GPS running computers

The GPS receivers are made of waterproof, light in weight and small enough to take it to the outdoors and it will give you the detailed record of your journey. The units which are given for the run are not intended for the navigation. It gives the extreme and accurate way to analyze your workouts, giving you the information on elevation, speed etc. There are some units which offers to integrate heart rate monitors.Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Review come with the same model with different looks and names like

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Garmin Forerunner 210 Water Resistant GPS Enabled Watch without Heart Rate Monitor-(Certified Refurbished)

This model is certified Refurbished product which means that it’s been tested and also been certified to work as like-new. The refurbishing process- it includes many functionality testing, reconditioning, inspection and packaging too. Garmin 210 GPS is a high-sensitivity fitness watch and the receiver track the distance, pace and time. And the HotFix satellite of Garmin 210 predicts, resists water and also shock resistant. You can plan, review and share runs on the Garmin connect with interval training set up exercise and the rest intervals.

Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Sport Watch w/ Heart Rate Monitor – BLACK (Certified Refurbished)

This model is somewhat same and also Certified Refurbished product with all original accessories, water resistant up to 1 meter. It’s very easy to operate with the operated button.

Garmin Forerunner 210 Water Resistant GPS Enabled Watch without Heart Rate Monitor

There is no difference with the above models and are same with the compatible heart rate monitor and has the each separate foot pod.

Some pros and cons about the Garmin Forerunner 210 Review

Garmin Forerunner 210 after unboxing


  • Looks small and streamlined and not bulky.
  • Has the foot pod in additional.
  • Interval support.
  • Add on instant pace support.
  • Simply works and easy to use.
  • Regular watch function with alarms included.
  • About 1-3 weeks great battery life in standby watch mode depending on the use.
  • Download system is easy to use and has the massive storage platform.
  • Garmin Connect platform are well integrated for the activity management


  • It’s safe for the rain and showers (but not waterproof for the extended immersion).
  • The downloading workouts from the computer is not included.
  • Garmin 210 doesn’t allow to change the data fields to the users.
  • Doesn’t suit for the triathlete aside from the running

All the watches are well designed and looks like the regular timepieces then the some other sport watches. Polar is the another Garmin 210 model with fitness monitor which tends to look like an unimaginative child’s science fiction doodle and has the Timex Global Trainer. That model looks like a stopwatch which is an awaiting and the outcome of an IAAF has investigated on a banned substance.

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Final Verdict

Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS review is the perfect running watch for the 95% of the runners. This is a complete streamlined look and really easy to use the interface. Garmin 210- an overall introduction into the GPS enabled fitness device and there is no complexity. The additional foot pod supports and the instant pace this Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS watch has now become the realistic option for serious runners.

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Mark Fleming