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Garmin Forerunner 110 Review

We look at another easy-to-use GPS watch from Garmin that allows any type of runner to train smarter. The Garmin 110 is probably one of the easiest GPS watches we have reviewed so far that allows anyone to easily track their workouts. Read on for the Garmin Forerunner 110 review.

Garmin Forerunner 110 Overview

The Garmin Forerunner 110 is an entry-level GPS-enabled sports watch that allows anyone to track and analyse their workouts. The Garmin 110 tracks distances, time and pace with no complicated setups. It works literally by pressing the start and stop button before stepping out the door. The Garmin 110 is easy-to-use and set-up straight-out-of-the-box.

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Garmin Forerunner 110 Models

The Forerunner 110 built-in GPS accurately tracks and records your distances, times and pace so you know how fast and how far you have been going. The Garmin Forerunner 110 also allows you to plan, review and share your runs with your family and friends via Garmin Connect free website allowing users to further check and analyse their workouts.

The Garmin Forerunner 110 is also compatible with a heart rate monitor if you choose to opt for the cheaper unisex black/gray base model, which comes without a heart rate monitor. Alternatively, you can choose the men’s black/red or women’s gray/pink models, which come supplied with a heart rate monitor allowing you to track and display your heart rate in beats per minute and calories burned.

The Garmin 110 has a RRP of $179.99 for the black/gray unisex base model and $229.99 for the men’s and women’s models that come supplied with a heart rate monitor.

The Good Stuff
1. Small and light form factor makes the Garmin Forerunner 110 great for everyday wear and use.
2. The characters on the display are big and clear, which makes it easy to read while running.
3. Simple and easy to set-up.
4. GPS is fast and accurate.
5. Rechargeable battery provides up to 8 hours of use and 3 weeks in standby mode.
6. The base model is compatible with ANT+ heart rate monitors
7. Garmin Connect is useful for recording and tracking your workouts.
8. Water resistant.
9. Relatively inexpensive for a GPS sports watch

The Bad Stuff
1. Only provides average pace during current run rather than current pace. Not a major issue for new or casual runners unless you really want to know your current running pace.
2. Limited features but is primarily aimed for new or casual runners that want something fast and easy to use.

Specifications
Dimensions: 1.8″ x 2.7″ x 0.6″ (4.5 x 6.9 x 1.4 cm)
Display size: 1.0″ x 1.0″ (2.5 x 2.5 cm) diameter
Display resolution: 52 x 30 pixels
Weight: 1.8 oz. (52 g)
Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: 3 weeks in power save mode; 8 hours in training mode
Water resistant: Yes (IPX7)
GPS-enabled: Yes
High-sensitivity receiver: Yes
History: 1000 laps
Heart rate monitor: Yes (Some versions)
Garmin Connect™ compatible: Yes
Auto Lap®: Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation: Yes

(Source: Garmin.com)

What’s in the Box?
Base Model
1 x Garmin Forerunner 110
1 x Charging data clip
1 x AC charger
1 x User manual

Heart rate monitor model
1 x Garmin Forerunner 110
1 x Heart rate monitor
1 x Charging data clip
1 x AC charger
1 x User manual

What Other People Say About the Garmin Forerunner 110
Easy and accurateI LOVE my Garmin. Very accurate and easy to use! I love how you can sync to your MapMyRun account. I also like the heart monitor that comes with it. I find it quite comfortable and forget it is there.” By Lindsey

Great sports watch!!!Is working better than expected and it picks the satellite faster than 30 seconds as stated in the user’s guide.” By Andrea V.

Where have you been all my life? “This is hands down the best running watch I’ve owned. So EASY to use. I’ve owned at least 3 other brands, including Polar and had to constantly refer back to the booklet to do anything. This is very intuitive. Plus it has the best band. Don’t waste time trying to save money on cheaper brands.” By Nicole A. Muskett

Video On Garmin Forerunner 110

Conclusion
For anyone looking for no complicated set-ups before going out for a run, the Garmin Forerunner 110 does what it says on the tin. You just turn it on, press start and you are off. With features such as distance, time and pace tracking, users can effectively see how fast and how far they have gone.

The small and light design makes the Garmin Forerunner 110 ideal for anyone looking for an everyday GPS sports watch. And using Garmin Connect to upload your workout data, users can view more detailed summaries and maps of their workouts.

Although the Garmin 110 is very easy to use, it does only contain the basic features that some more advanced Garmin users will think it’s not advanced enough. So if you have previously used more advanced GPS watches such as the Forerunner 305 or 405, we wouldn’t recommend going for the Forerunner 110.

With a RRP of $179.99 for the black/gray unisex base model and $229.99 for the heart rate monitor models, the Garmin Forerunner 110 is relatively inexpensive for an easy to use GPS sports watch. There isn’t that many GPS sports watches at this price point that offer easy to use features at this price point.

Where to Buy the Garmin Forerunner 110?
At the time of writing, you can currently pick up the Garmin Forerunner 110 from Amazon.com for under $150 for the base model and under $195 for the heart rate monitor models. We suggest shopping around on either EBay or Best Buy to see if you can find a better deal in your local area.

Don’t like the Garmin Forerunner 110?
If you don’t like the look of the Garmin Forerunner 110 or looking for alternative running watches, check out our running watches review page for more ideas.

Do you own the Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS watch? Is it easy to use? Let us know what you think in the comments below.