Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) February 18, 2013
The Garmin Forerunner 10 has been voted the best GPS pacing watch for 2013 by the testers at Heart Rate Watch Company.
"While there are a number of pacing and mapping GPS watches out there, some even under $100, the Forerunner 10 brings more features to the table", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "Garmin 10 can do bike speed in miles per hour as well as running pace in minutes per mile and it also has a built-in pacing feature to keep you on track with your goal".
Timex Marathon also forms a decent GPS pacing watch at under $100, whereas the Garmin Forerunner 10 is $129, but the test team felt like the biking speed and distance, combined with the pacing features were enough to put the Garmin ahead. "We like both watches and if $30 is make or break than it is understandable why someone might buy the Timex Marathon but we felt the bike features and Virtual pacing were worth the extra $30", says Squire.
Quality Mapping & Software
Another aspect that is unrelated to the actual watch is the Garmin Connect software. "The quality of maps that this software generates surpass anything else on the market today thanks to Garmin's experience, altitude correction and a host of other features like the player function", says Squire. He adds, "It is very satisfying to be able to share maps with friends and your social network".
Small Size & Weight
The Garmin Forerunner 10 weighs a mere 1.3 ounces on a digital scale compared to 1.5 for the men's version. Compare this to the 2.5 to 3 ounces that watches like the Suunto Ambit GPS at 2.75 ounces or the Garmin Forerunner 910XT at roughly the same weight and you are looking at nearly half the weight and much less bulk. "This is why the Garmin 10 has been so popular with smaller women and others looking for GPS without the bulk and size", says Squire.
Ease Of Use
This GPS watch is very easy to use, so the complication factor is also greatly diminished. The one thing this GPS will not do is heart rate but for those who want pacing data, maps and are strap averse it is a good fit.