Garmin Forerunner 110

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Garmin Forerunner 110 watch is a GPS watch which is lightweight and fashionable to wear on the wrist. The watch gain a lot of popularity when it was launched. It is a watch that tracks once performance while running or working out. It not only tracks exactly where you went on a running but also how fast and how far.  One is able to download the tracked running or workout data using the Garmin Connect website that provides analysis and sharing capabilities.

The user interface is simplified to ensure uses are able to use the watch effectively and get efficient results. The watch is easy to set up and when one is out running HotFix satellite prediction system provides constant coordinates with its high-sensitivity GPS receiver that stays locked onto satellites, even near tall buildings and trees. Garmin Forerunner 110 is able to keep track of ones heart with the included heart rate monitor which also allows one to calculate calorie expenditure for weight loss and fueling purposes.

Pros
  • The watch is small and lightweight which gives it a nice fashionable style making it a great everyday wear and use gadget
  • It’s a very simple device to use
  • has a good battery life and connects to GPS satellites quickly
  • The watch records data flawlessly and can be reviewed or used later
  • Garmin Forerunner 110 is a fast and accurate
  • The characters on the display are big and clear which makes it easy for one to read while running
  • The base model is compatible with ANT+ heart rate monitor
Cons
  • The interface is simplified therefore a lot of Garmin features have been omitted.
  • The display shows very limited information
Details

Details

Garmin forerunner 110 is a lightweight watch which stores up to 1000 laps of training data which can be used for review as one runs. The watch has high sensitivity GPS receiver which accurately locates and tracks position even near tall buildings and under tree cover. The watch is simple and easy to use for runners of all abilities. The watch is able to record, relive and replay ones work out sessions on Garmin ConnectTM and one is able to interact free with the online training community of Garmin. The watch is compatible with ANT+ heart rate monitor which tracks training intensity and collects accurate calorie burn information.

The watch has an auto lap feature that will automatically create splits or laps every time one goes a set distance. During running when one presses the lap button it shows a mini summary of the past lap including information such as ones average pace and total time spent running.
What’s in the box?

What’s in the box?

Base Model
1 x Garmin Forerunner 110
1 x charging data clip
1 x AC charger
1 x User Manual

Heart rate monitor model

1 x Garmin forerunner 110
1 x Heart rate monitor
1 x Charging data clip
1 x AC charger
1 x User Manual
Design

Design

The Garmin Forerunner 110 is a gadget that comes in different colors. The display measures 52 x 30 pixels and shows time, average pace and distance clearly. However one needs to sync the watch to the website of the Garmin Connect to view elevation information.The gadget measures 4.5x 6.9x 1.4cm and weighs 52g. This makes it one of the smallest GPS gadget made.
Speed and accuracy

Speed and accuracy

The forerunner 110 features Hotfix satellite prediction which means it locks onto satellites quickly so one can be out the door and on with his or her run in no time. It also has highly sensitivity GPS receiver to sty locked onto satellites even near tall buildings or under tree cover.
Usability

Usability

The Garmin forerunner 110 is made in a simplified way which makes it an easy gadget to use. After removing the watch from the box it will need to be charged. It charges fast so one needs not to worry. One will then turn the watch on and it will ask you which language you want to use. Then, it moves onto asking you things like statue or metric (miles or KM), your age and weight. This allows it to determine calorie usage. After that one will be required to either set it by a window or just walk outdoors so it can get its first satellite reading. This allows it to determine the correct date, time and location once it has been set up.
Style

Style

The watch has only four buttons used for adjustments. It is designed for people who need to check GPS training data with ease. One can track his or her activities with ease since it has GPS. Time gets updated automatically on the basis of the GPS location so one needs not to worry about accuracy. The battery is rechargeable through a computer USB port or a power socket. The watch is very light and the rubber strap is soft on the wrist. The watch comes in different colors which makes it stylist and fashionable.
Performance

Performance

The performance of the watch is remarkable. One is good to go for eight hours of training on GPS mode on a single recharge and it can also be used for about three weeks if the GPS is turned off. The watch has a blue backlight and in built alarm which gives one an easy time while using it i.e. one can set an alarm alerting him or her when to stop the work out and change to some other activities.

The watch locks onto available satellites very fast because of its highly sensitive SiRFstarIV and this enables one to track his or her data while running, hiking, cycling etc. The Garmin Forerunner 110 has its own memory that stores your workout data, and the data can be uploaded to the Garmin Connect site as well and shared with friends and family. One can use the Garmin connect to set goals which will motivate him or her during his or her run or work out which makes the activities fun.
Price

Price

This watch is fairly priced and an easy to use gadget for users who want to track their workouts, running or hiking information. On Amazon, one can buy the gadget for $119. The Garmin ANT+ heart rate strap costs a range of $ 37- 70.
Heart-Rate Monitor

Heart-Rate Monitor

The forerunner 110 doesn’t come with a heart rate monitor however it also depends with the bundle one buys since it will either come with the heart strap or one will have to buy it separately. In case one doesn’t buy the bundle with a heart monitor he or she can use ANT+ strap since it’s compatible with the watch and is able to record and report heart rate in beats per minute wirelessly. One can also just buy the Garmin’s own heart rate monitor.
The watch is somehow water resistant to some extend even though it’s not recommended to wear the watch while in the pool but the gadget does withstand accidental drops in water for as much as half an hour.
Battery life

Battery life

The battery is rechargeable through a computer USB port or a power socket. When one is training with GPS on the entire mode the battery will last for up to 8 hours. When one is training for 45minutes per day with GPS on the battery will last up to one week and while using the power save mode the entire time the battery will last up to 3 weeks. The actual battery life of a fully charged battery depends on how much time one uses the GPS and back light. In order to save battery life one can do so by using less memory to record less data streams and doing it less often. The FR110 uses smart recording mode to save both battery life as well as eventual storage or transfer space.
Features

Features

•Physical dimensions: 1.8″ x 2.7″ x 0.6″ (45 x 69 x 14 mm)

•Weight: 1.8 oz. (52 g)

•Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion

•Battery life: 3 weeks in power save mode; 8 hours in training mode

•Water rating: yes IPX7

•GPS-enabled and has High-sensitivity receiver

•Data transfer by use of USB

•Designed for running: yes

•Altimeter type: yes

•Heart rate strap compatibility: yes

•ANT+ heart rate strap capable: yes

•Maps and Memory History: 1000 laps

•Shock resistant

•Heart rate based calorie computation
Bottom line

Bottom line

Garmin forerunner 110 is a simple and easy to use sports watch. One just needs to turn on, press start and he or she is good to go. The watch has various features like distance, time etc. which uses can use to see how fast and far they have gone. The watch is light and small in design therefore can be used for an everyday sport watch and can also be worn on a day to day basis and used as a normal watch. Users are able to view detailed summaries and maps on their workouts by use of Garmin connect. This is an affordable watch.