toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Garmin intros first touchscreen Forerunner GPS watch

updated 10:00 am EDT, Tue April 12, 2011

Garmin Forerunner 610 adds touch to GPS running

Garmin stepped up the interface for its GPS watches on Tuesday through the new Forerunner 610. The addition gives it a more intuitive control scheme that lets runners plot their direction along with starting training routines. The surface is grayscale to save battery life and is also weatherproof, making it safe to use not just in rain but after a sweat-inducing run.

The change of interface also adds a few new features. Training Effect shows the impact on fitness; Virtual Racer provides a Nike+ style tracking system that lets users either race against their own best times or compete against others on Garmin Connect. Run/walk alerts can keep certain features active for those who prefer to use mixed speeds.

A vibration motor in any mode will shake the 610 if the wearer reaches a set distance, pace, and even a target heart rate if an optional ANT+ heart monitor is linked up.

Garmin hasn't given out a price, but the watch will be on sale as of the Boston and London marathons.








by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented