A bargain if you can get one at a refurbished price. Not worth buying at the original price tag. Problems pairing w/satellites.
Ryan P Bell, Amazon
7 December 2015
Summary: I got this refurbished and for the most part it is okay and looks just like it is brand new. However when getting geared up for a run the watch takes FOREVER to find satellites. Grab a chair when getting geared to run as you may be waiting that long for it to find satellites.
Great watch and great value except for data errors following important workouts
15 November 2015
Summary: It would be a great watch if it weren't for the frequent data errors. Of the many times I have used the watch since purchasing, the only three runs that I cared to review using Garmin Connect contained errors and could not be uploaded and analyzed.
Summary: A couple issues with this watch. 1) the heart rate monitor work sometimes, but mostly it's wrong. I ran 10 miles last week and the heart rate monitor had my starting rate at 180 (no way it was that high) and my 10 mile rate was at 80 (way too low) 2) the watch sometimes either cannot find a...
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...
The clock works perfect but the band is poor monitor only lasts 8 months
Gustavo Grana Herrera "tavoxx", Amazon
23 March 2014
Summary: The watch has good satellite signal and it works perfectly. The problem presents monitor strap is of poor quality, I used it 3 times a week and after 8 months has problems. There is a Polar strap is compatible with the garmin sensor I plan to do the experiment
Love it, but Garmin is still way too proprietary for general iOS apps
18 March 2014
Summary: The watch is comfortable and great to use. The GPS feature is very accurate and way better than what my iPhone 5S logs for my workouts. However the Garmin hardware is quite proprietary and does not work well with other applications.
Summary: A friend who works in running stores told me that she generally recommended the FR210 when people wanted to buy their first Garmin. It's relatively inexpensive, especially if you buy it without either the heart-rate monitor chestband or the footpod.
Summary: Overall I like the watch, just be prepared if you are a daily wearer the band cannot be replaced. Which is pretty ridiculous for a $200+ watch. Which is where I am today. I run 6 days/week about 40-50 miles/week and that watch is small enough for me to wear it unobtrusivley at work.