Friday, June 01, 2012

I Bought a Garmin FR 610

Yeah, I am pleased to inform that I bought a new Garmin Forerunner 610 – a sleek, A touchscreen GPS-enabled watch that supports customisable data screens and advanced training plans (on 27 May 2012).

Do click here for a comprehensive review by DC Rainmaker.

Do click here for the official Garmin website on FR610.

Two useful features:

a. Return to start location -- once I set the coordinates for my starting location, if I lost my way in the mountains while trekking, the GPS function has an arrow display in the watch to direct me back to the absolute starting point. Likewise, if one "trek" (walk) around a city in a foreign land, one would be able to return to the source location based on the direction indicated by the arrow.

b. Auto-changing time in different time-zone -- for example, if I go to Nepal for trekking which is 2.25 hours behind our Malaysian time, the watch would automatically adjust itself to Nepal time.

Features and Benefits:

Heart rate monitor
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)
GPS (track location, direction, distance)
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)
Virtual Racer™ (compete against other activities)
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert)
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)
Heart rate-based calorie computation
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)
Customizable screen(s)
Shock Resistant
Sport watch

Shown here is heart rate transmitter and the ANT+ USB stick (front).

Looks like I need to spend hours trying to familiarise with the high-tech functions and features of this watch.

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Posted by KC Leong

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