Running to Me: Geared Out – Garmin Forerunner 10

I’ve beephoton running with a Garmin Forerunner 305 for over 5 years. It was one of the best/first investments my husband and I made as “athletes,” as we used it for everything from running to cycling. I stopped running with the clunky watch regularly as I learned my own natural pace and primarily used the Garmin for training or races.

I was in the market for a new running/every day watch and the Nike + Sportswatch GPS watch had us sold. It looked good and did enough monitoring for our runs that we thought it’s be a great fit. The style was what sold us. The watch bonked out only a few months after we bought it, much to our disappointment. We took the Nike + back and that’s when we stumbled upon the Garmin Forerunner 10.


Boom. Before I say anything else, no – Garmin did not give me a Forerunner. This is not an endorsed review. But Garmin folks, if you’re listening, I’ll gladly share my address with you.

Regardless of having owned a Garmin in the past, the Garmin Forerunner 10

blew my hair back. It is a solid piece of equipment that’s comfortable enough that I wear it daily. Not too bulky and it does everything the big boy Garmins do, minus heart-rate monitoring (which I never used). It’s been stellar on all my runs.

And now there’s a stylishly simple way to capture each one. Forerunner 10 is Garmin’s lightest, most comfortable GPS running watch yet. It shows how far and how fast and even tracks personal records.

I love finding solid pieces of gear. Here’s to your next run; make those miles count!

What’s your favorite running accessory or gadget?  Do you run naked or with a pimped out watch? What is the biggest benefit of running with a watch?

– Nichole

(Nichole’s motto is to take life, fitness and well-being in stride. Nichole is an overall sports enthusiast with a serious love for running, cycling, triathlons, hiking, skiing, and well, almost anything outdoors. Nichole believes working out and staying fit should be a lifestyle and not “work.” You can check her out on her blog LivefortheRun, or follow along on Twitter @livefortherun.)

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