Excerpt: The problem with writing a review on any GPS devices at the moment is that features and prices seem to increase and decrease at a daily rate, not wishing to sound like my Granddad but when I first purchased a GPS for hill walking (obviously I use my legs for the majority of the assent and descent) it was very basic and gave coordinates and a breadcrumb trial on a little screen.
Excerpt: A GPS running watch is the best gadget available to any keen endurance runner. The Garmin Forerunner 101 was one of the first to be released. For any runner who is put off by the 3-figure price tags requested for most GPS watches, the Garmin Forerunner 101 is the best place to start. They can be picked up on eBay for well inside £50 So why would you want a GPS watch? OK, so they're not an essential running accessory.
Summary: The Garmin Forerunner 101 is exactly the same as the Forerunner 201, with a couple of small notes: The biggest difference with the 101 is that it uses 2 AAA batteries instead of being rechargeable like the 201. At first I thought this was a big minus in favour of the 201, but it's really not that bad. Besides Li/Ion batteries do fail and AAA are available everywhere, including re-chargable. If the Batteries dies in a 201 your pooched.
Summary: After having the Garmin for several weeks, and having used the GPS on several occasions. I have to say this computer is a AAA battery eater. I get two maybe three one and a half mile walks and I have to replace the batteries. And I am using the premium batteries. Other than that it is a nice computer.
The one to buy out of the Garmin line of GPS's
11 March 2013
Summary: This device is a must have, especially with RC cars & speed. Accurately give speed times on the go! Each time you go to use this unit, it gives you a number of features that will help if you run or jog. You will never get lost again, keeps you up to date on your location & how to get back to your starting point.
I would buy another one if I can get it at the same price I bought this for
9 September 2011
Summary: I love it!! good stuff. Very accurate. Strong GPS signal all around. There is a custom setting for Max speed. I use this for my RC Boats and now I know how fast my boats are and I can tweak accordingly.
Its easy to use and perfect for everything! Well worth the $$
3 May 2011
Summary: This thing is awesome. I put it on my rc cars and on my dirtbike. Once you read the manual its easy to use. Its small and lightweight making it perfect for everything. Couldnt be happier with it!
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. So, here I am with basically a piece of junk and no recourse other than knowing that I'm out something over $95 for my trouble. So, I give warning to potential buyers of "used" merchandise.
Summary: I bought this Garmin running GPS for my son-in-law. He reports to me that it works great, keeps track of his runs, and is very helpful and reliable. He seems very satisfied with it. It is a little bulky but has a velcro band that is easy to adjust. The price was right and it looked good. That is why I purchased this model.