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. If you want to sync directly to your iPhone, you cannot with this watch.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: GPS works well, wired connection to PC via alligator clip. Used for running and gym, unfortunately the watch is not that sturdy, face shattered during jump rope... still not sure how that happened...
Summary: I was very happy with my garmin because is very nice and it has a lot of good functionality. The problem came when the heart monitor strap broke my skin. The first time I though it was because I tight it to much but the second time I am really sure it was not. I have two very ugly mark in my skin. I check others brands strap and the material are really diferents. Please improve the material used. Really I am now trying to clear my ugly skin...