Summary: When I placed the order for a used Garmin Forerunner 101 I expected to get that product even though it wasn't new. Imagine my surprise when that wasn't what I was sent. What I actually reveived was a Garmin Foretrex 101, which I have found is an obsolete item.
Summary: I have owned a Forerunner for almost a year and have loved it from the first run. I am so enthusiastic about the Forerunner, that I gave both my running adult children (21 y/o daughter, 30 y/o son) one for Christmas this year, and they both love it, as both have used mine during the past year.
Summary: Disappointed with the unit. It has great capabilities and the price was right, but the pace function does not work dependably, and the battery life does not appear to be the 14 hours advertised.
Summary: If your looking for a GPS watch under $100 to just measure distance walked, run, or biked, then this watch will fit the bill. But if your a runner or biker looking for more advanced features like pacing you will probably be better served getting the Forerunner 205 for $50 more.
Y. R. Wu "The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare - Juma Ikangaa", Amazon
27 May 2009
Summary: The 205 / 305 are about $50-$70 more than this but if you can afford to swing it, here is why you should buy those instead... The 101 is identical except that is uses 2 AAA's instead of having an internal rechargeable battery.
Summary: This is a great, low-end priced product to use for keeping time and pace on long runs. It's a great training tool and very easy to use. The only trouble I've had with mine is that it did not catch the satellite signal in the midst of tall downtown buildings during the beginning of a 1/2 marathon.
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: Knowing Garmin's great reputation for products, I was disappointed that my Forerunner 101 was such a poor investment. I probably only used it 10 times before the plastic molding that holds one of the strap pins in BROKE. And I certainly was not using outside the realm of any reasonable runner.
Summary: I use this device frequently to log my mileage and average speeds. I have found that I can only get about 2 weeks worth of battery life from rechargeable 750 mAh AAA batteries. It takes its sweet time locking onto GPS satellites during a cold start.
Summary: I give these item five stars. I am not a runner or avid bicyclist. I was just looking for a good reliable GPS based method to check the speedometers on my cars and motorcycles. I set up the custom screen with speed, time of day and max speed displays.