Garmin’s First touch-screen GPS Watch

  • Withstands rain, sweat and splashes
  • Race against previous best times
  • Track your progress against other fitness fanatics

Garmin’s new flagship Forerunner sports watch, the Forerunner 610, is the company’s first touchscreen running watch.

It combines Garmin’s GPS technology and design and features what is claimed to be the world’s first high sensitivity, weather-proof touchscreen that can withstand rain, sweat and splashes.

For the second time in a year, Garmin has been awarded the Red Dot Design award, the world’s largest and most coveted design competition in a field of thousands of submissions from over 60 countries.

The Forerunner 610 features Virtual Racer, which means runners can race against their previous best times, using data stored on the watch.  Virtual Racer also allows users to compete against other runners with data downloaded from the Garmin Connect community. Here users can log their workouts, track their totals, set goals, share workouts with friends and family and participate in an online fitness community of more than 50 million activities around the world. Tracking your progress has never been easier as Garmin Connect displays metrics such as time, distance, pace, elevation and heart rate in a variety of graphic representations.

When used with the Garmin soft strap heart rate monitor, the Forerunner 610 uses a vibration motor for alerts such as heart rate, pace and distance when audible tones cannot be heard. It also allows runners to track their training intensity via the new training effect feature, which measures the impact of exercise on aerobic fitness and lets runners know how their fitness is improved over the course of their workout.

Garmin is dedicated to helping runners achieve their goals. Due to its latest run/walk training methods in the distance running community, Garmin has introduced a new run/walk alert. When combined with other trusted Garmin features, such as Auto Lap and Auto Pause, the new run/walk alert helps push runners to their peak.

Basic $449
With Heart Rate Monitor $499