Excerpt: Awhile back I reviewed the Forerunner 301 . Today we’re going to look at its little brother, the Garmin Forerunner 201 . Basically the same model, minus the heart rate monitor, this Forerunner shares most of the advantages and disadvantages of the 301. At a mere 2.75 ounces, it is ideal for runners, hikers or cyclists looking for a lightweight device. If your primary interest is in training and tracking your athletic performance, the 201 is a good choice.
Excerpt: GPSLodge takes a look at the Garmin Forerunner 201. We have one coming in, and we will give it a full review in a few weeks. The premise of the is to bring the GPS technology with you while you are out running, hiking, on the water training, or biking. It is more to measure where you went versus where you are going - which is OK, but keep this in mind as you consider it. Overall, the concept is a great idea.
Conclusion: With additional support for downloading your times to a PC (software has to be downloaded from Garmin's website) this is unit has it all. Of course nothing is perfect and we did experience trouble receiving a signal when in heavily built up areas, where the direct line of sight between the unit and the satellites was interrupted. Overall the device performed as well as could be expected from a GPS unit attached to your arm though.
Pros: Virtual partner, waypoint support, large clear screen
Cons: Cumbersome, doesn’t work as well in built up areas
Excerpt: Garmin Forerunner 201 je kvalitní satelitní GPS navigace pro běžce a sportovce vůbec. GPS je v tomto případě použito k přesnému měření uražené vzdálenosti, rychlosti a času potřebnému k výkonu. Není to ani tak satelitní navigace jako spíše vymakané stopky. V této jednotce je zabudován software se spoustou funkcí, které ocení hlavně běžci na jejich tratích.
Excerpt: Il navigatore satellitare Garmin Forerunner 201 è pensato per chi ama il trekking. E' possibile fissarlo al polso e oltre alle normali funzioni è dotato di contapassi e segnalazione delle calorie bruciate.
Conclusion: Le Garmin Forerunner est destiné aux sportifs soucieux de mesurer et conserver tous les paramètres de leur course sur leur PC : distance parcourue, vitesse, nombre de calories brûlées... Dotée d'un GPS, cette montre permet également de connaître sa position et d'afficher l'itinéraire de son parcours.