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.
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.
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 the second Garmin I have purchased and this model was extremely disappointing. My first Garmin lasted several years and I felt it was time to upgrade. I purchased it to track some of my longer runs and the battery dies within 6 hours.
Summary: This is my third Gramin watch and will probably be the LAST! This watch has been so disappointing I just can't find any reason to recommend it. The biggest problem is the satellite connection. If the watch is left in an empty field with a clear sunny sky it MIGHT find the satellites in 5 minutes.
Summary: No good, keeps shutting down and can be a pain to restart. Don't have time for that nonsense. HR monitor quit after a few months and replaced with the older style strap thinking it would be more dependable. Works for first couple of minutes then keeps reading HR way to high.
ORDER #113-4997329-5226640 Watch battery sensor was dead
juan pablo pastor, Amazon
30 March 2014
Summary: ORDER #113-4997329-5226640 I received the watch and i flew to Colombia the same day (i did not opened it or checked it). when I arrived to Colombia I tried the watch and discovered it was not working. initially i though the watch was broken.
Summary: When I first received the product, I noticed it would not display the calories burned after each use. After researching other reviews, I saw this was a common problem which I was willing to overlook.
Summary: If you already purchased and can't return or would like to try my work-around, go to last paragraph... I should have read the reviews first, but like others thought the reported trouble with the charging/data USB cable were due to inexperienced users. WRONG!
Summary: You would think that after all these years Garmin would figure-out the basics, design a watch that has the basic functions and has reliability. Also customer support would not be a bad idea either.