Summary: Very unsatisfied. The GPS worked during my first run, but has been spotty since. Sometimes it doesn't work at all. During other runs it freezes and stops tracking mileage. Will likely try to send back to Garmin to have fixed soon, as I have only had for a month or so.
Summary: If you care about accurate speed, this thing is a joke. It must be doing some sort of moving averaging over a wide window, so it takes it forever to catch up with your actual speed. And similarly when you slow down, it takes forever for the speed to drop. So, whatever your sport is, if you're looking for immediate feedback to changes of effort or technique, this thing is useless.
Summary: I enjoyed this watch for the first several months that I owned it. The watch itself does everything I want a GPS watch to do, but the watch band is poorly designed. One day the watch simply started to detached itself from the band on one side. The watch lasted several more weeks but eventually separated from the band completely. Garmin customer service is difficult to get in touch with.
Summary: Great opportunity for Garmin to own the low-end of the running watch market - but they blew it: FR10 wristband design is defective and breaks at junction of band and watch-body mount (like mine did). Common flaw, read all about it on Garmin and RunnersWorld forums. FR10 also unreliable and slow getting initial GPS fix when starting a route - plan on standing around/stretching for extra minutes while you wait (yes that's with clear line of sight to sky).
Summary: I train alone so I depend heavily on the pacer. This pacer was only accurate for about the first 60 days. After that, it was all over the board and the total times weren't accurate. This was my second one in a year. Will not buy another one (exchanged it once).
Pros: Good Size
Cons: Doesn't Last, Loses Signal, Not Accurate, Unreliable
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.