Summary: I've had this watch for a year and it has not been great. It takes FOREVER to sync with the satellite. I have a really hard time connecting it to my computer. I run the USB cable between my watch and the computer and it just says "No device connected" so I have to try over and over again. Then the watch randomly restarts. Sometimes I turn the watch off, and 2 minutes later it turns on again. I had one watch die on me and they mailed me a new one for free.
Summary: GPS watch is far better designed than other, pricier Garmin watches. FAR better than the 410 and at least as good as the 610. problem is that it simply does not work as well as advertised and then not at all. uploading results via the odd connector was hit and miss. and then in less than a month after purchase, the watch stopped working at all. talking w other Garmin buyers yielded a higher than expected number of similar stories.
Summary: The Garmin 210 is billed as a "easy to use GPS watch which lets you concentrate on your training rather than on the watch." My last three runs have begun with feverishly futile efforts to get the watch to look for satellites, or, simply just to START...giving up, I wait for some sort of magic to occur and I try again, trying to remain composed but again, ended with ZILCH. It doesn't look for satellites, and it doesn't start..
Lots of money for something that only works occasionally
L. Hickey "Liza", Amazon
20 September 2013
Summary: First, when my watch arrived, everything was in Russian. It's very difficult to find the menu to switch languages when you can't read the language that is being displayed. I muddled through though and finally got it to English. For about a month everything works relatively well -- then it began randomly switching back to Russian, or displaying an error screen, or not turning on at all (blank face).
Summary: A review dated August 2013 said, "Works great most of the time, but don't let water or sweat get on it." I can second that, as I had the same problem after only a week. Now I have to find a tiny screwdriver to take off the back, dry it out, and try to reposition the seal. I gave it two stars, because when it worked it worked great, and I bought a 110 to replace it. Uploading the data to Strava is a blast.
Summary: I was looking for a new running watch after my Nike Sport Band was stolen. I had heard a lot of great things about the Garmin products so I decided to give it a try. I'm not impressed. I like the heart rate monitor but that's about it with this watch. It was just too confusing for me to figure out how to work and I do most of my workouts on the treadmill. This product does not come with the foot pod, it is sold separately.
Summary: When fully charged the watch works just fine, but unfortunately that is rare due to the idiotic recharge clip that is used as opposed to a micro USB port that you might expect on a more or less normal electronic device. If the clip is not perfectly aligned or is bumped or slipped out of alignment one micron, the watch ceases to charge, instead slowly draining the battery until its time for your next run and you find it completely drained
Summary: The watch works in its basic functions but a few things don't look thought through or are just plain cheap. They are so annoying that i would not buy it again but probably get a Suunto Ambit product or similar. - Satellite lock - I don't live downtown Manhattan but in a few story house area. I can do a one minute+ warm-up/stretching session before my 210 gets any signal... Just too annoying on your regular run. - Charging socket - useless!
Summary: I decided to ditch my Garmin 310XT, in lieu of a smaller watch. I'm a numbers geek, but didn't need the features of the 610, because I can download similar data and analyze it myself. I read that the band on this women's smaller fits a woman's wrist better, however, I disagree. The watch doesn't sit on the center of my wrist because of the bulky and rather inflexible band.
Worst design in electronics history from one of my favorite vendors
John M. Smith, Amazon
16 April 2013
Summary: I am literally writing this as I have walked back into my house and ended my workout prematurely because the battery is dead. At the end of my previous workout I reconnected my Garmin (always a 5 minute experience to get the teeth lined up just right) thinking "good, it says its charging, I am all ready to go" only to find something must have shifted by a nano-meter and now my Garmin is dead for lack of charging.