Summary: Watch still in perfect condition but six months and the band on the watch broke. All it was used for was to clock time for running and the band lasted long enough not to be in warranty. Will never buy this Garmin Fitness Watch again.
Summary: Garmin has successfully joined the "low-quality" Walmart team!!! The product concepts sold, just as this FR60 was designed has good intentions but lacks on quality control. The process to immediate update on a computer via wireless is substandard with a 9 foot range and low connectivity is appalling. The pacer fails to keep any pace during use, except the watch does keep time as long as you do not touch any buttons. The battery, lacks endurance.
Summary: Foot pod was awkward. I used mine only a couple of times and got a message on the watch that the foot pod battery was low. It was not a rechargeable battery so I returned the watch. Amazon was great about returning it for a full refund. I got a much better value for the money with a Garmin 110 watch bundle which has GPS & a heart monitor. Like it much better. It's also more user friendly & battery is rechargeable.
Summary: The watch had a defective setting button when packaged. However, the gift turned into a February Birthday gift instead of a Christmas gift so the defect was not seen promptly. Therefore I did not contact Big VALUE within the 30 day return window so it can not be returned. My caution/low rating is not for the watch itself, but for purchasers to be sure to note the return window policy of the company with which they are dealing.
Summary: I bought this to replace my old Polar F6 which I used for running and swimming - Polar indeed worked very well in the swimming pool. At the beginning the design and functions of the FR60 M were very attractive and that's why I bought it about 2 1/5 years ago. After having been using it very sporadically during the first year after purchase, I entered the Tri world and started to use it just while biking or running.
Summary: As many other reviewers have mentioned, my watch started showing memory full about 9 months after using it (even though my memory was not even close to being full). The battery died a month later. I had the battery professionally changed and the watch was never the same again. What a complete waste of money. It's been just over a year since I purchased the watch so I cannot return through Amazon.
Summary: I am an experienced runner. I have previously owned Polar HRM watches. Polar software is well thought out, and is runner friendly. Garmin has superior wireless technology (ANT protocol; way more efficient and battery sparing), but the general user-friendliness of the watch and the Garmin Connect internet based interface is much less favourable. I am a heavy user, mostly running for the past 3 years and the watch has been ok, sort of.
Summary: This watch is nothing compared to what I expected...very disappointed in the quality. The band broke after wearing it for 2 weeks during a run. The battery lasts about 1 month and after replacing, it now won't turn on.
Summary: This is the second Garmin that I have had. The first one the button popped out with in the first week. The second one that I replaced it with another button popped out with in the first 4 months. So thats two very expensive garmins that buttons have popped out on. I would find a different brand or maybe a different model. This is model is a waste of money!!
Summary: Do not buy this watch period! I purchased one over a year ago from my local bike shop and was very happy with the way it worked and it's functions. About three weeks ago a message popped up on the screen that there was a low battery, and then shortly thereafter the watch died (due to the battery expiring). No problem - I took the watch to a local watch retailer/jeweler to have the battery replaced, which they did.