The Forerunner series by Garmin is known for having an abundance of features for training purposes. This new lineup, the Forerunner 110, has been simplified for increased ease of use.
Start-up is a breeze: take the GPS outside to acquire satellites, turn the unit on, answer a few setup questions and press start. Once you've completed your run, press stop. An incredibly user friendly process!
For training purposes, the Forerunner 110 uses the GPS to accurately collect data such as time, pace and distance. All of this information is stored internally on the unit, and can be brought up for review in comparison to current runs. If you choose to use the free Online service, Garmin Connect, you will be able to perform detailed analysis of run data, plot your data on maps using Google Earth or compile graphs to show your progress.
The Forerunner 110 comes in a variety of colors: Charcoal/Red and Grey/Pink that include heart rate monitors, running at USD$249.99. As well as a Black/Grey model attractively priced at USD$199.99, without the heart rate monitor. All models will feature the HotFix satellite prediction, helping the unit lock onto a signal quickly. They will also include a SIRFstarIV high sensitivity GPS receiver to keep the signal locked when near tall buildings or under tree coverage.
Availability is scheduled for 2nd Quarter 2010, which means by summer we'll be seeing these on everyone!