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Yet again I find myself in the market for a new Garmin (Read 344 times)

runlikeagirI


     

    Mine ran the gamut from powering itself off, to freezing, to not getting satellites, to stopping in the middle of a run, etc.

    Have you updated your software regularly? Have you tried calling their tech support? They are very helpful and in the USA.

    At one point, I had an intermittent problem that they could not fix. I just lied to them and told them it powered itself off all the time (previous issue). They can't really argue with that and they sent a replacement. If you do get a replacement, ask for a new one, not a refurbished one.

     

    Thanks for the info.  Yes, I've talked/emailed with their tech support on the occasions I didn't know what was wrong or how to fix it and they were great - no complaints there at all! I bought my 610 from REI and still have the receipt, so if I get to the point where I feel fed up with this unit I'll just go exchange it for another.  I'll have to check on the software updates.  I know updated the software shortly after buying it in November and maybe once or twice since then?

      With the Garmin 210, what does "water resistant" mean in practice? Can I wear it outside in the rain for hours and not worry about killing it?

        With the Garmin 210, what does "water resistant" mean in practice? Can I wear it outside in the rain for hours and not worry about killing it?

         

        Yup. I've run in the rain and wear it in the shower, no problems. I also rinse it off in the sink when it gets gross.

         

        It just means don't swim with it or submerge it for extended periods of time.

         

        Not a huge deal for me but it is about my only complaint about the watch 210, I wish it was truly waterproof so I wouldn't have to remember to take it off at the beach or whatever. The FR10 is a cheaper watch and it is truly waterproof so I don't really understand why the 210 isn't.

        Runners run.

          My 610 works great.  The 410 I had previously was very reliable,as long I didn't have to adjust the bezel in the rain or with gloves.  The 610 has the vibration alert, the touch screen that works even with gloves, and better screen selections.  I know its pricey, but I don't regret one bit making the purchase.

          tinman11


            I've gone from anti-GPS to being the official RA pitch man for the Garmin Forerunner 210. I've practically written odes to that watch. So that's what I'd get.

             

            I just bought the Garmin Forerunner 210.  Here's what I would like to display but I don't think I can with this device.

             

            Current pace, average pace, distance.

             

            Do you know if this can be accomplished?

              I just sold my 310 and put the money towards the 910.  I love it.  I love the smaller size, the display, the vibrate function, the wireless syncing, the more comfortable wrist strap, and the new HRM.  It's a bit pricey, but I think it was worth it.

              Started c25k on 5/30/11

                 

                I just bought the Garmin Forerunner 210.  Here's what I would like to display but I don't think I can with this device.

                 

                Current pace, average pace, distance.

                 

                Do you know if this can be accomplished?

                 

                No, you can only display one kind of pace: either average pace, lap pace or current pace.

                 

                And there are only two data screens: distance, time and pace or lap distance, lap time and pace.

                Runners run.

                tinman11


                   

                  No, you can only display one kind of pace: either average pace, lap pace or current pace.

                   

                  And there are only two data screens: distance, time and pace or lap distance, lap time and pace.

                   

                  Thanks for the info.  It looks like a great GPS though.

                   

                  I like the size for sure, compared to the old 305.

                     

                    No, you can only display one kind of pace: either average pace, lap pace or current pace.

                     

                    And there are only two data screens: distance, time and pace or lap distance, lap time and pace.

                     

                    Never thought I'd see this day .... mikeymike spec'ing out the GPS! Been  holding out all this time, like a kid with his mouth shut while his mom tries to spoon-feed him some carrots!  Those carrots are good for you, man.

                       

                      Never thought I'd see this day .... mikeymike spec'ing out the GPS! Been  holding out all this time, like a kid with his mouth shut while his mom tries to spoon-feed him some carrots!  Those carrots are good for you, man.

                       

                      Hah. Yeah, kinda. Except I first got a 205 in 2007.

                      Runners run.

                        If you need/want advanced features there's another price drop on the 310XT:  $192.50 at heartratemonitorsusa.com (no HRM).

                          My 205 just died about 2 weeks ago and I replaced it with the 110.  I don't need lots of bells and whistles....just time, distance, and pace.  So far, so good.

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