Summary: Unless you want a pretty, pink, digital watch, don't buy this. The GPS works for tracking how far you've run or walked. IT WILL NOT GIVE YOUR AVERAGE PACE!. Read the specification carefully. The watch will report your current speed or current pace, but at walking or jogging speed this is useless. You will never know with any degree of accuracy how fast you are moving.
Summary: I've tried to use this watch during runs about 30 times. Of those 30 times the GPS has found my location maybe 3 or 4 times. I'll wait 10-20 minutes before I start my run watching it blink endlessly with no connection. I live in a large city with tons of satellite access so it's not the geography of the area. Honestly, it would be more effective to have someone follow you with a tape measurer. Very disappointing.
Summary: I originally bought this watch because I thought that given the Amazon reviews, it seemed like a watch for the job I needed; it kept my basic running stats and didn't cost >$300. However, TWICE now the bands have been broken after a short time of intermittent use (first time was within one month, second time after four months) While this isn't super expensive as far as GPS watches go, it would be nice if the band would last more than two or so years of intermittent use...
Summary: I've been using the [discontinued] Garmin 205 for the last 4 years and since I love it, I thought I'd treat myself to a new, smaller, brightly colored Garmin. I read the reviews on the 10 and it sounded perfect. This GPS watch has very short battery life. I didn't even think to check the battery specs since my 205 lasts for many hours of running before I have to charge it.
Summary: I purchased the first forerunner 10 about three weeks ago. It worked great for about ten days but then began to freeze up after a fifteen mile workout (even though it was fully charged). It was completely unresponsive and all I could do was hold the upper left button down until it rebooted. But this caused my workout to be lost. At first it found the satellite right away, but took longer and longer upwards of five to ten minutes before it was ready.
GPS doesn't acquire signal quickly enough to make this really useful
24 July 2013
Summary: I have the lime green watch and it is very attractive. Unfortunately, the strap is really too small for my wrist. I can close it but then the end won't tuck in and it looks stupid. I checked and they don't sell longer bands. It seems the men's strap is only wider, plus the extra .4mm for the face. I initially plugged the USB charger into a 3.0 AMP multi-USB powered hub overnight and there was no charge in the morning. I next attempted to charge it on my MacBook Pro.
Summary: For some reason, my forerunner often fails to save my run. I hit the start/stop button, then down to save, then start/stop. About 25% of the time when I later go to import the run, it isn't there. I'm not sure if it's user error or a bug in the device, but the default behavior should be to save a run. After further testing, I discovered that the device's accuracy seems poor.
Summary: I wanted to like this. I really did. I had an old FR60 with a footpod and no GPS, so I was excited to get a GPS watch. When it worked, it was great. Unfortunately, there were many times when it would not find my location. I would wait and wait and wait, but with no luck. It would take minutes. I once waited for 30 minutes, hoping it would work. Nothing. I live in the Northwest so I thought maybe it was a problem with overcast skies.