“For Data Overload”
Smaller and more watch-like than previous models, the newest version of the Garmin Forerunner is a worthy upgrade and made this watch stand-out among Women’s Adventure’s strong heart-rate monitor testing lineup.
Setup was quick, easy, and very intuitive and the sensitive GPS accurately records distances so it’s great off the road when you still want to track your miles. The chest strap is comfortable and heart-rate-based calorie computations estimate calories burned.
The watch page button allows quick and easy transition through display modes including your pace, distance, heart-rate and the date. Data from each workout is stored in the watch so you can review past workouts anytime and anywhere.
Garmin’s correlating training software, Garmin Connect, is another perk: the community-based website that allows you to upload, analyze, map, store, and share your workouts, and plugging it in via USB also charges the battery. Women’s Adventure testers claimed that this unit is the best pick for anyone who wants both GPS and HRM features.