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03 September 2012

Garmin launches affordable GPS watch for runners

An important part of running, at least if you are serious about it, is making sure your runs are optimized. Hardcore runners like to make sure that they are getting the most out of their training, and data is the key to accomplishing this goal. Garmin has rolled out a new GPS-enabled watch with that in mind. The Forerunner 10 is available now, and it looks to have many of the features runners want.

“The Forerunner 10 provides runners with the most essential data,” is how Garmin defines its latest watch. What is this essential data? How far they ran and how fast they ran are the two key pieces. It will also keep track of personal bests and records. It is hard to know if you are getting better without having the speed and time of previous runs.

While the watch lacks some of the features of higher-end models, the US$129 price tag gives it a broader appeal. Garmin says it designed the Forerunner 10 “for runners who want to simply lace up their shoes, push one button and just run.” It has a few extra features such as Virtual Pacer, which allows runners to compare their current running speed to the speed they should be running at to meet their goal.