Summary: This device is terrible are dealing with tree cover, even light tree cover. On certain points on my run, I am in wide open places with a single row of trees far off to one side, and this device loses the signal.
Summary: I travel a lot for work and typically while in an unfamiliar city I have trained for marathons in the hotel's fitness center on a treadmill because I am the type of runner who needs to know the exact mileage I am running and up until I owned the Garmin Forerunner that was impossible to know if I was...
Summary: This is a great gadget that helped me train for a half marathon. When using this watch I dont feel as though I am training by myself. When I see my pace has slowed down I know it is time to kick it up a notch. I also used the watch during my race. So helpful!
Summary: This navigator has been an awesome tool to inspire me to run more throught the week. It helps my jogs to be less boring & brings out a competitive side I was lacking. I found out about the Forerunner through my brother who trains for the LA Marathon each year, he recommended it to me.
Summary: This is a good product if you want the basics only. It takes awhile for the satellite tracking to find you but once it does you are all set...unless you are around a city with lots of tall buildings. If you want to track distance and time only this is the perfect product for you.
Summary: The Garmin Forerunner 101 may be the entry level for Garmin but it packs all the necessary information to enhance any level of runners workout. I was suprised by all the features offered in the 101, for example: a two year work out history; Workout maps; pace; time; distance; personal assistant...
Summary: I bought my first Forerunner 201 2 months ago. It had so many wonderful functions, I purchased 3 more immediately for our running team. After 2 weeks, one went dead. Then, one by one, three went dead. Amazon is excellent in replacing new ones. But even the replacement broke down after a few weeks.
Why AAA Batteries (101) Best Internal Batteries (201)
Matthew Harris, Amazon
11 April 2006
Summary: I chose to buy the Forerunner 101 rather than the 201 precisely because of its power system. First, rechargeable AAA batteries are relatively cheap, and they last forever. They are also small, and while traveling I'd rather lug around two extra small batteries than a recharging cord.
Unbeatable for Walking - A Fantastic Piece of Technology
Ed Osworth, Amazon
11 April 2006
Summary: This thing is an excellent product at a very reasonable price. It is lightweight and has an ingenious strap system so you can wear it on your wrist or even over a jacket (It get's cold here in Oregon). The batteries last a Long Time, just be sure to turn it off when you are done using it.
Summary: I have owned my Forerunner for a year now. I absolutely love the item. First, it is fantastic to know exactly how far I've run, no matter what roads, trails, or bike path I run on. I am no longer confined to my 'measured routes'...I can explore! The Forerunner also gives the current pace.