Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My New Garmin Watch

I'm excited that I got a Garmin Watch!! My boyfriend, Kevin gave it to me for Christmas (because that's what I requested)! I tried it out yesterday morning and it's so cool! It amazes me how a little watch can detect where you are aka distance, your time, pace, and calories. I've been wanting  one of these for awhile and now I can't wait to go running and be able to KNOW how far I've gone instead of guessing! 

It is called Garmin Forerunner 10 of course made by Garmin. 
Here is a description from Amazon...

Every mile matters. And now there’s a stylishly simple way to capture each one. Forerunner 10 is a GPS running watch that tracks your distance, speed/pace and calories. It also identifies your personal records and provides motivation along the way.

Ready to Run

Forerunner 10 is so easy to use, you can start your run with the press of 1 button. As you run, you can see your time and distance clearly displayed on 1 screen and calories and pace on another. You can also customize the settings to show pace and distance on the same screen.

It Fits

It’s our lightest, most comfortable watch yet and is available in sporty green, pink, or black with red accents. The black and red model has a slightly larger watch face and wider wristband. All models can be worn as a regular watch, so your running partner is always on hand.

Motivating Feedback

As you run, Forerunner 10 automatically alerts you when you complete each mile, giving you a friendly beep and a screen that flashes your time for that mile. When you complete your run and save it, you’ll see a summary of how you did, including your total time, distance, average pace and calories. The watch even lets you know when you achieve a personal record, like your fastest mile or longest run to date.

Training Tools

For runners who want a little more, Forerunner 10 has a couple of simple training features like Virtual Pacer™, which compares your current running pace to your target. It also has a run/walk feature that’s helpful if you’re just starting out or your running plan includes walk breaks.

Store and Share

With a simple connection to your Mac or PC, you can upload your runs to Garmin Connect™ to see your run on a map, get more detail on each mile and share it with friends — all for free. You’ll be even more motivated when you see your miles add up in Garmin Connect and can go back and see how you’ve improved from last week, last month or last year.
I set my account up on the Garmin Connect and let me just tell you, it's SO COOL! It shows a map of where I ran, my exact pace throughout each mile, the incline, etc. I can also share goals and my training plans. I'm so impressed and I'm ready to take advantage of this awesome resource. 
SO....overall I would say this was a good pick!

Not too big for my wrist!

I love the pink!

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