Garmin Forerunner 110
Earlier today, Garmin introduced a new GPS watch in their fitness series, the Garmin Forerunner 110. As the product number indicates, this fitness watch with GPS is targeting the entry level portion of the fitness market and is designed to be super easy to use.
Garmin will be showing off the watch at the Paris, Boston, and London marathons and then it will become available for sale to the public. Described as “affordable”, pricing is expected to be about $250 for the base model. While style is subjective, they look pretty ugly to me– but that doesn’t mean I might not want one.
Under the hood a SiRFstarIVTM GPS chip is used, and the battery should last up to 8 hours in GPS mode.
“Forerunner 110 fills the needs of runners of all levels by focusing on simplicity without sacrificing accuracy,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Within seconds of stepping outside, you simply press start and instantly know your distance, pace and time – all without any complicated setup or excessive accessories.”
There are options available to add a heart rate monitor and some will be bundled with the monitor. Calorie consumption can be computed from the heart rate monitor. Current pace can be displayed either averaged over the current lap/mile or over the entire run.