Garmin Forerunner 210

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Garmin Forerunner 210
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Garmin knows that you need your GPS watch to track your workouts both inside and outdoors, which is why it developed the new Forerunner 210 HRM. Like the 110 model, the 210 HRM accurately records the vital information from your training sessions, but you now have the capabilities to track your time, pace, and distance while working out indoors. And with this heart rate monitor package, you gain even more information like zone metrics, thresholds, and caloric consumption.

The 210 is compatible with, but does not include, a Garmin foot pod. Essentially, the pod works by using 'accelerometer' technology that collects precise information about your movements and sends it straight to your Garmin device. So, it gathers accurate distance and data as you run. In addition to this, the 210 also works with certain indoor fitness equipment. Accordingly, you're able to track and store data from your run on the treadmill or cycling workout. Furthering these training functions, the Forerunner 210 HRM lets you create customized interval sessions, with each interval's pace clearly visible on the screen. This means that your training is more effective, as you receive instant, motivating feedback directly from your Garmin.

The Forerunner 210 HRM includes Garmin's soft strap heart rate monitor to display your heart rate in beats per minute. The monitor also allows you to fully customize the five built-in heart rate zones, and you have the option to set up alerts to notify you when you're above or below your targets. Additionally, heart rate-based calorie computations are provided in order to more accurately track the calories you've burned.

Monitoring your cadence or steps per minute is also achieved when you upload your data to Garmin Connect. This free data analysis was designed for you to share and review your workouts online through its maps, summaries, and other useful training information. For indoor activities, when the GPS isn't in use, the mapping will not be visible in Garmin Connect, but you'll still have a record of your workout data that's stored on your Forerunner 210. Garmin also made it easy to track your weight, body fat, body water, and six other measurements using the watch. And with the included Tanita BC-1000 body composition scale, readings are received wirelessly from the scale and displayed on your device, which then able to be sent directly to Garmin Connect.

Finally, and arguably the most important feature of the Forerunner 210, is its ease of use. Just charge the watch, step outside to find GPS satellites, and then answer a few initial setup questions. After that you press start to begin your run. That's all there is to it. With built-in HotFix satellite prediction, the Forerunner stays locked onto satellites even when you're under tree cover or tall buildings.

The Garmin Forerunner 210 HRM is available in one size and in the colors Black and Teal. Please note that the 210 includes a heart rate monitor and all of the pertinent software necessary for setup.


  • Forerunner 210 also works with certain indoor fitness equipment so you can track and store data from a treadmill run or an indoor cycling workout


  • Soft-strap heart rate monitor displays your heart rate in beats per minute


  • Due to federal shipping restrictions regarding products containing lithium batteries, this product cannot be shipped to Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, Catalina Island, Puerto Rico, APO, FPO or international addresses. Thanks for your understanding.
  • Heart rate alerts to notify you when you are above or below your targets zone
  • Tracking data and staying motivated is easy with the Garmin Connect website
  • Advanced accelerometer technology gathers data with 98% accuracy for most users
  • HotFix satellite prediction locks onto satellites quickly
  • Compatible with Mac and PC
  • Five heart rate zones, which you can customize based on your exact zones
  • Create customized interval sessions, and see your pace for each interval
  • GPS-enabled sport watch accurately records how far, how fast, and how hard you worked
  • For outdoor runs, Forerunner 210 uses GPS to accurately record your time, pace and distance
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver to stay locked onto satellites, even near tall buildings or under tree cover
  • To track that same data at the gym, snap the foot pod onto your shoe
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Forerunner 210 gives you the freedom to train indoors or out, while tracking every minute and every mile.
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Additional Sensors:Optional
Ant+ Enabled:Yes
Average Heart Rate:Yes
Back-lit Display:Yes
Battery Life:8 Hr. training mode/3 Wks. watch mode
Built-in Maps:No
Calories Burned:Yes
Charger Included:Yes
Electronic Compass:No
Gps Enabled:Yes
Heart Rate Monitor:Yes
Heart Rate Zones:Yes
Online Community:Yes
Speed And Distance:Yes
Total Distance:Yes
Trip Distance:Yes
Watch Type:Digital
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Garmin Forerunner 210 Reviews:


I got this because I got sick of my Android smartphone's GPS being off by as much as 0.5 miles in a 4.25 mile run. The Garmin Forerunner watches all got excellent reviews, and I went with the 210 just for the interval function. It works just as well as I hoped.
*very accurate - generally within 0.01 miles for me
*lightweight - I barely notice that it's on my wrist, in comparison to my brick of a smartphone
*easy to use - both the watch itself and the Garmin Connect website are a piece of cake to use. Even better,it's very easy to export the info as GPX files for import into your favorite run tracking site, if you don't want to lose your history.
*not truly waterproof, I tend to be a bit paranoid about dunking it
*can't see current GPS coordinates - would be nice to just have one device to use for both running and finding a trailhead
*it takes about a minute or so to lock onto satellites initially, so it's not quite as simple as strap it on, step out your door, and start running

AndyM at on 09/02/2013

This watch is great for the everyday runner who is looking to receive more information from their run. What I like most about this camera is that it is very accurate and easy to set up. Similarly, I dislike that the startup can take up to a few minutes meaning you can't walk out the door and begin your run. Along with the cons, is the fact that this watch isn't truly waterproof and should not be completely submerged. Overall this is a great watch to own because of its simplicity and usefulness.

Nick Shuey at on 09/09/2013

I'm a geek in the sense that I want to know where I've gone and what I've done on my adventures. This watch does that well, without overwhelming with a bunch of data. It won't tell you anything beyond mileage/pace/elapsed time while it's in use, but you get a GPS track of your route, elevation loss/gain, and a whole bunch of other metrics at home when you've downloaded the data to your computer. Works well and functions as a normal watch (not bulky or cumbersome like other options).

Andrew Wike at on 06/06/2013


I am using it for marathon training, and for that purpose it is perfect in my eyes. It's very lightweight, which is great when you're wearing it on a long run (minuscule things often begin to annoy you). My only complaint is that it sometimes takes a minute or two to locate the satellite, but this is understandable seeing as I am running in an urban area. A little patience and/or extra stretching solve the problem very easily :).
B-BOP at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2011

I got this watch at the recommendation of my mom & friend, both marathon runners. It's so easy to use & gives me all the information I need while I'm on a run (pace, distance, elapsed time). It was so easy to use right out of the box. The price is great on this watch as well. A win all the way around!

Jess at on 09/18/2013

forerunner 210

i use it for any workout
like i said, the distance seems to be off by about 1-2 tenths of a mile. supposed to be about 98% accurate, so will problay get that. very happy with watch
kelty4300 at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 05/05/2011