Garmin Forerunner 110
The Forerunner 110 from Garmin watch is a GPS enabled watch that is both lightweight and fashionable. 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 the exact route you take for your run, but also tracks how fast and far you go as well. One is able to download the tracked running or workout data using the Garmin Connect website that provides analysis and sharing capabilities.
The user controls are user friendly to ensure the ability to be used effectively and get efficient results, regardless of your tech skills. The watch is easy to set up and when you are out on a long run, the HotFix prediction system constantly relays coordinates with its highly sensitive GPS receiver, which is designed to stay locked onto orbiting satellites. They claim that it even works well when surrounded by trees and tall buildings. The 110 is able to track heart rate with the built-in monitor which will also allow you to accurately calculate spent calories.
- This model is fairly 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
- The interface is simplified therefore a lot of Garmin features have been omitted.
- The 110 display limited info
- Not waterproof
You can easily navigate through these measures with the press of a button. They are easy to read because of the large size text used on the screen.
This watch can log a history of 1000 laps of data. This is a great feature for analyzing long term progress in your training to become a better runner.
This unit is not GPS enabled. The tracked data is stored in the device, and then it must be uploaded into Garmin Connect on your PC or Mac via a USB cable. Then, the program will allow you to analyze your workout data.
To use heart rate monitor straps, you simply have to pair your device with the strap. Note that only ANT+ straps are compatible with this device. The Garmin footpod is not compatible with the Forerunner 110.
Garmin Connect has much to offer the runner. Individual workout summaries show your route, and tell you your distance, pace, elevation and calories burned. It will also give your heart rate reading, assuming your were wearing a heart rate strap. And, of course, it will also show your individual lap data. Colorful graphs and charts are created to analyze each individual metric, and the program can create a calendar showing your workout and activity schedule.
This watch is also compatible with an online-based program called Training Peaks, which provides data analysis similar to that provided by Garmin Connect.
This watch is not Bluetooth or smart phone compatible, so if you are looking for something a little more high tech that offers immediate data analysis, this is not the watch for you.
The watch band is made of soft, flexible rubber, so the watch moves with you, rather than inhibiting activity during your workout. It is considered "normal size" by many reviewers, so it is not clunky or overly cumbersome.
The Forerunner 110 is lightweight, which also adds to its overall comfort.
The face display is 1 inch by 1 inch, making it easy to read while on the go. Although it is not a touch screen, the metrics are easily navigated with the click of a button.
Ease of Use
The watch is charged by simply plugging it in. Same process for uploading the data: plug the watch into your computer using its USB cord and Garmin Connect begins the data transfer automatically. A simple press of the button allows you to navigate the metrics screen or connect to the heart rate monitor. This watch offers accurate features without anything extra or unnecessary.
Heart rate straps can be purchased if you plan on using the device to monitor your heart rate. These must be ANT+ to pair with this watch.
A bike mount can be purchased to hold the watch on your handlebars to monitor cycling workout data.
If you need some extra protection while traveling, or if you are a bit clumsy, a carrying case is available for the Forerunner 110.
Heart rate monitoring
Easy to Use
Not expensive compared to other running watches