Summary: This watch has an embarrassment of features. If all you do with your time is play with gadgets, then you will probably love this one. However, when I go out for a run, I do not want to be constantly futzing with tiny buttons trying to get a few simple pieces of useful information; i.e. heart rate, pace and calories burned.
Summary: This is a great fitness watch. I used it regularly for all exercises (basketball, biking, walking, etc). However, after using for a year, Garmin did something to the associated computer program that breaks the watch. They seem uninterested in fixing this bug as it has persisted for well over a year. I still use for basketball, but must no longer connect to computer otherwise it will become inoperable.
Summary: I owned this monitor for close to 2 years and it always worked well. Suddenly, it turned off a couple times during training rides. I decided to replace the battery and the result was the watch freezing on the software version screen displaying numbers and letters like 2.700 0000.... even upon master resetting the unit, it remained frozen. I called Garmin and they were very helpful in replacing the watch free of charge through the mail in quick fashion.
Summary: This is a great watch for everyday use and hooks up to all the Garmin accessories (very easy to use as a heart rate monitor and bike speedo). The major drawback is the quality of the unit. The band broke and rubber around the face faded after 3-months of use.
Summary: I've been running with the FR60 for over a year. I've used it on runs over 20 miles without a problem. The heart rate strap is comfortable, and the foot pod is surprisingly small and accurate. I've replaced the batteries in all three pieces (foot pod, HR unit, watch) without much trouble - EXCEPT that the watch loses ALL settings when you replace the battery. Which brings me to the software support. I have a Mac.
Summary: I read a lot of reviews before I purchased this product. It was not as easy to use as the other reviews indicated. It was a challenge to get the watch, foot pod and heart rate monitor set up and ready to use. When I did start running with the watch, it was almost .1 miles off for accuracy. I had to search Garmin's website for information on how to calibrate the watch for accurate mileage. It all seems to be working now, but set-up was a nightmare.
Summary: I have had this watch only for a little over a year and am disappointed. It was a great watch for most of the first year, but now the "down" button does not work and the watch no longer makes any sounds. I would not recommend this watch to others.
Summary: I purchased this garmin HRM because of the great features. I use this watch indoors and out, and particularly liked the backlight since it was easy to see in my spin cycle class. The backlight started to fade, so much so that I cannot see the reading in the dark. I thought it might be the battery, so I changed it...no success. Then, today the strap broke in half. Several other readers have had this same experience, and the customer service is not good from garmin.
Summary: Summary: Had device for about 3 weeks. HRM works great, food pod has become problematic. I was looking for a heart-rate and distance device that was smaller than my old Forerunner 301. I use it to record both my running and my circuit type/crossfit workouts. I've used it about 15 times since I received it, in a mixture of runs and circuit type workouts. Unboxing it, the button for the "Mode" button fell off the watch.