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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Garmin Forerunner 110

Thanks for all the input you guys provided about your experiences and observations regarding various GPS devices, particularly your various uses of Garmin's Forerunner series. Particular thanks for informing me of Garmin's latest upcoming device: The 110. I had no clue this was forthcoming, and after doing some reading and researching about it online (particularly a few product reviews), this seems like exactly the kind of Garmin I'd like! It's essentially a simplified version, so it primarily just provides time, distance and pace, but it can be upgraded with other features as well. But truthfully, what I truly care about and use is the basic features: time, distance, pace. In fact, I'm embarassed to admit that I hardly used all of my 205's features, so even though this new model is being advertised as a "beginning runner's gadget," it sounds right up my alley!

Cost? Relatively affordable. For the basic model, it retails for less than $200, and the basic model is all I need (I don't use an HR monitor). A quick call to my local running store later, and I found out that they'll have models in as soon as the first week of May.

And, with my b-day next week, I'm sure to get some b-day money from my parents, grandparents, etc, so I think I'll just stash that b-day cash away and wait for this new Garmin to come out in a few weeks! Until then, I'll just run without, which is kinda nice in its own way -- even though my left wrist feels lonely.

25 comments:

Marilie said...

That's pretty cool! I'm debating on tracking heart rate.

Nicki said...

What a great option! I don't use all the features on my current Garmin either... I love the pink on this one! :)

X-Country2 said...

Can't wait for your review. Happy pre-birthday!

Katie A. said...

Nice! That actually sounds very tempting! But I can't believe it is still as pricey!
I think I have seen the 305's on ebay cheaper than that :)

Running Jen said...

Wow, that's great! I have a 305, and I don't use most of it's features either, so the 110 model looks like it would be right up my alley. I am a bit surprised though, I got my 305 last year through Amazon for $150, so I think I thought this 110 would be cheaper?

Christine said...

I agree, I hardly use my functions either :) I suggest you google the 110 online once it's out, the price of $200 sounds kind of expensive. I bought my 305 for $145 at Costco. Good luck! :)

Monica said...

Sounds like a good one. Will it have the pink stripe. THAT'S COOL!

Nikki said...

This is pretty cool - I don't use many of the advanced features on mine either. Do they make a non-pink one for guys? :o)

ajh said...

I pretty much use the pace, distance and time feature even though mine does much more. Sounds like that one will work. Funny story about the dolphin/shark!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

MAN now I want it...seriously I am like a runners gadget freak, it needs to stop :)

Marlene said...

Sounds like a good choice for you. It's pretty, too!

Carly said...

Looks like it will be perfect for what you need....and a perfect gift too!

inmytummy said...

I have the 305 and don't use any of the features besides time and pace. I should have gotten this one. Or learn how to use the other features on mine.

Firefly's Running said...

Niiice!

Nobel4Lit said...

Is it a GPS watch? I have the 405, but this looks way awesomer. Anyway, my b-day is also next week. Happy b-day to us!!

EricaH said...

thanks for the heads up I have been looking into getting a garmin in the next month and it seems that I may have to look no further. :)

Her Name is Rio said...

Wow- that's actually cute for a Garmin!
Let us know how it works for you!

Jamoosh said...

Oh please, it's the pink stripe that sold you. Just admit it!

Heather said...

That looks like a nice watch! I don't use all the features on my 405, for sure. And that looks a lot smaller . . .

peanutbutterfingers said...

this seems like EXACTLY what i need. the garmin 305 is flippin' hideous & i don't need all those fancy features. this looks great! thanks for the info.

JojaJogger said...

Excellent birthday gift!

Fair Weather Runner said...

oh my, how perfect! i've been thinking lately i wish garmin would come out with a semi-affordable less frilly version (and not big) to snag. nice find! and thanks for sharing. sure am calling my running store today :)

Jess said...

Thanks for pointing this out. I had no idea Garmin was coming out with a cheaper, less fancy model. I don't need the bells and whistles but I'd like a Garmin and this might work for my budget.

Krissy said...

I really like how simple and easy this Garmin seems to use, I think I might go scoop one up myself! I have never had one - mainly because I fight technology! I am so bad with fancy phones and gadgets, etc....but I think this one is worth me checking out! Thanks for the review :)

N.D. said...

it looks really cute, too - I think it will be a great replacement for less cost too. :)