Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Guest Post: Product Review: Garmin Forerunner 10-GPS Running Watch

I recently purchased the Garmin Forerunner 10 as a motivational tool to keep me running. I have
never been a runner before, having trouble completing just one mile, but wanted to make it a summer goal to get myself movin’. 

Since purchasing this watch, I have worked my way up to six miles straight. I want to share my opinion of this watch-turned-miracle-worker. I am not being compensated in any way for this review. 

Here’s my take:

Pros:
  • Easy to get on and off of my wrist
  • Comfortable fit while running
  • Large display which makes it easy to read while in motion
  • Lots of helpful and easy-to-use features including distance, pace, personalized interval (run/walk) running, virtual pacer, auto pause, personal records, and data saved from past runs
  • Easy connection to online analysis of your run including GPS route
  • Comes in fun colors—pink, purple, lime green
  • A light feature for your night runs
  • Displays the date
  • Battery life is good—needs to be charged every few days or after a long run
Cons:
  • Somewhat bulky for an everyday type watch
  • Can’t display the time while running with the distance/time showing
  • Can’t find location indoors—only for outdoor use
  • Depending on where you are, sometimes has difficulty finding location
  • Remembering to charge the watch
Overall: I really like the product and its motivational aspect. The pros outweigh the cons for me and I will continue to use this watch to improve my running. I would recommend this product. 

Guest Blog by Kaitlyn! 
Kaitlyn is a senior Nutrition and Dietetics major at Miami University. She is a summer intern for Grass Roots Nutrition and will be co-hosting the August 21-Day Real Food Challenge. She loves finding new, healthy foods to enjoy but her go-to favorite vegetables are mini sweet peppers!

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