Following the new Timex Ironman release, Garmin has launched their own new running watch with in built GPS. An ideal entry level device for runners, walkers or even hikers, the slim, paired down Forerunner 110 focuses on simplicity without sacrificing accuracy.
The Forerunner 110 uses the in built GPS to accurately record your distance, time and pace. With a SiRFstarIV GPS chip and Garmin's HotFix satellite prediction technology, the Forerunner 110 quickly locks on to the satellites and stays connected even in dense tree cover or near tall buildings.
The Garmin GPS watch is water resistant and comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts for 8 hours in training mode. Up to 200 hours of data from each run can be stored on your running watch or you can upload the data to the Garmin Connect website for a more detailed analysis.
On Garmin Connect, you can log your workouts, set goals and share performance data with your friends. Visual workout summaries display metrics such as time, distance, speed, elevation and heart rate for each run. You can see your route on a variety of maps such as street view, photos, topographic, elevation and even Google Earth.
The Forerunner 110 running watch comes in three versions: men's, women's and unisex. The men's black/red and the women's grey/pink, comes with a heart rate monitor so you can track your heart rate and measure calorie consumption as you run. You can also use any ANT+ heart rate monitor that you already own with each of the Forerunner 110 versions. Note this GPS watch will not work with any other ANT+ accessories such as cycling sensors.
The men's and women's Forerunner 110 with Heart Rate Monitor retails for $249.99 and the unisex GPS running watch for $199.99.