Do not waste your money on the Garmin Forerunner 210. Find something else.
16 February 2015
Summary: I have used the Garmin Forerunner 210 for over a year, and regret every penny of the $200 I spent on it. I wish I had returned it immediately. I would not recommend the Garmin Forerunner 210 for the following reasons: 1) The battery life is terrible. Even after being put away on a full charge, the battery life drains away within a few days. Take it out for your next run, and no luck if you haven't kept it plugged in and charging the night before.
Summary: The watch does everything I wanted it do and does it well. Current pace is very helpful, total time and minutes per mile, just what I wanted. Now the reason for the 3 stars: I read one review that said she would download the software and update her running information in 5 minutes, yea, and I can run a mile in one minute. This software isn't bad, it's JUNK! I can't believe how bad it is. Updates take forever and syncing the watch is a real pain.
Summary: Very good watch for the price. Others have more features but this does what you need it to for running/biking training. A couple of tips: Once I set it up with Garmin Express, you can connect your Garmin account to a free account at www.strava.com for a nicer, more detailed presentation of your training sessions. Updating Garmin automatically updates Strava, so there are no extra steps. Make sure you update the software on the watch as soon as you get it.
Summary: Great device! The only thing that lacks (and would be very useful) is the option to store pre-defined trainings designed with "garmin connect". This function is, however, in newer versions of the watch. I would say it is the perfect match for a runner who just wants to track and improve his performance without spending way too much.
Summary: Hate the power charge connection you have to mess with it every time to charge and upload at times I have to mess and mess with the start button to get it to turn on this is my second and probable last lone,Garmin is the leader and GPS and I have wrote the company with hey try to turn off and on to see if that works answers .
Summary: I loved my Garmin for about a year; thought it seemed unnecessarily difficult to align the buttons to charge and to download the information, it seemed to work well and gave so much great feedback and info. Sadly, it no longer works at all. Sometimes it's on, then the screen goes dead with no warning. It does this even while connected to power supply.
Summary: Battery lasts about half a day, needs to be charged every day even when not enabling the GPS function. After 6 months the watch doesn't charge and can't be used. Needs to be reset and rebooted frequently. Has been problematic from the start. Do not recommend this watch.
Summary: This is my third Garmin in the last 10 years, and I've had the 210 for 2 years now. It gives you your current pace over an average which made me get this model over the other garmins. The watch is much smaller than previous models and comfortable to wear for full marathons. I'll usually get around 8 hours of battery life on a full charge. It usually only takes a minute to initially connect, but can take longer in the city without a clear sky.