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Garmin-forerunner-210.28950137
7.4 out of 10

Garmin Forerunner 210

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Forerunner 210

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Overall 6
6.0

Battery Life for Garmin Forerunner products

Richard Jares, Amazon
4 July 2014
  • Summary: Does not have enough battery life -- 5.5 hours vs advertised 8 hours
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Love it, but Garmin is still way too proprietary for general iOS apps

Jeremy, Amazon
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. If you want to sync directly to your iPhone, you cannot with this watch.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin watch review

Researcher "Don", Amazon
30 November 2013
  • Summary: Bought this watch in Aug 2012. In the beginning it was a great help keeping track of my runs, distance, speed, and splits. Always connected to my computer after each outdoor run and uploaded the information. Then, I purchased an apple laptop and found the Garmin connect software wouldn't load to my new computer. Ok fine, I'll continue to use my old HP computer. Then occasionally the connection to my watch took a long while to register and find my watch.
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Overall 6
6.0

Comparison with the Garmin 10

transatlantic82, Amazon
5 October 2013
  • Summary: There are lots of reviews here so I'll just do a comparison for those deciding between the budget garmin 10 and this one. For the Garmin 210 1. Obviously if you want a HRM then go for the 210 2. See 3 data fields on one page and not 2. 3. Pace is more accurate as it tracks pace to the nearest 0.01 instead of 0.05. So say you run at 6.52 minutes a mile the garmin 10 will show 6.50 and the Garmin 210 will show 6.52. 4. Simple intervals can be programmed on the watch.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works great most of the time, but don't let water or sweat get on it.

Wendi Turner, Amazon
23 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this for my son to train for X-Country, but have used it off and on myself. It worked great for about 2 months, although twice the location was way off (by about a mile), and once the altitude indicated a 35,000 foot climb. Could be due to the satellite locations on those days, or cloud cover or something, I suppose. Anyway, the majority of the time it works great and tracks location within a few feet.
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Overall 6
6.0

Easy to use, but still quirky

margot, Amazon
5 August 2013
  • 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. It has all the basic features--GPS, website upload, pace tracking. I think the recommendation is pretty sound. However, on the downside: * This watch takes a looong time to lock onto a satellite.
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Overall 6
6.0

great until the watch band breaks

chrisp522, Amazon
27 July 2013
  • 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. So be prepared, the watch band has limited the lifespan of the usability of this watch in my case. I've swam with this and never had an issue.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin

Simone, Amazon
4 July 2013
  • Summary: The whatch is good, but is more complex to use it and as it is to charge all the time sometimes I forgot to charge and when I need to use is out of battery. It should be easier to handle.
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Overall 6
6.0

Charging "clothes pin" with teeth.

Gregory Clark, Amazon
3 July 2013
  • Summary: This is my third Garmin running watch, preceded by the 205 and 305 which have been lost after much satisfactory use. I got the 210 despite the negative reviews mostly concerning the rediculous charging hook-up. The watch itself is a good, basic, watch. I like it (less than a month of runs so far). Read the other excellent reviews about the watch. Now, the charging is done by clamping what amounts to a short fat clothespin with metal teeth onto the watch.
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