Garmin Forerunner 610 vs 210 Review

Our side by side comparison of the Garmin Forerunner 610 vs 210 has us comparing a basic vs advanced running watch.  The GPS-based 210 will track your running activities with ease while providing a few bells and whistles (Interval training, heart rate foot pod and scale compatible, auto lap, and sport watch).  The 610 will offer you one of the most advanced multi sport (running, cycling) watches on the market.  You will find features ranging from touchscreen to virtual training.  Easily switch to cycling mode for mult-sport training.  Check out the new colors available for both units.

 

Garmin Forerunner 610

Garmin Forerunner 210

Price Retail: $399.99

Garmin Forerunner 610 Watch

Garmin Forerunner 610 Watch w/HRM

Garmin Forerunner 610 Multi Color

 

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Garmin 210 Watch

Garmin 210 Watch w/HRM

Garmin 210 Watch w/HRM and Foot Pod

 

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 Color Black — White

Black — Teal — White

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Size

1.80″ x 2.5″ x 0.56″

1.8″ x 2.7″ x 0.6″

Weight

2.54 oz

1.8 oz

PC Interface

Wireless USB Ant+ Stick

USB

Display Touchscreen

Monochrome LCD

1.0″ Diameter Screen

128 x 128 Pixels

Button Navigation

Monochrome LCD

1″ x 1″ Screen

52 x 30 Pixels

Battery Type

Rechargeable Lithium-ion

Battery Life:

Power Save Mode: Up to 4 Weeks

Training Mode: Up to 8 Hours

Rechargeable Lithium-ion

Battery Life:

Watch Mode – Up to 3 Weeks

Training Mode – Up to 8 Hours

Water Resistant

Yes (IPX7)

Yes (IPX7)

History

1000 Laps / 100 Waypoints

1000 Laps

Equipment that can be added Heart Rate Monitor

Foot Pod

Bike Speed/Cadence Sensor

Heart Rate Monitor

Foot Pod

Features Automatic data sync with your computer

Compatible with Garmin Connect

Touchscreen

Virtual Racer – Allows you to compete against other activities

Vibration Alert – Choose between vibration alert and/or alert tones

Training Effect – This will measure the impact of a training session on your aerobic fitness

Virtual Partner – Train against a digital person

Auto Pause – Will pause and resume based on speed

Auto Lap – Program to start a new lap based on distance

Auto Scroll – Display will cycle through data screens during workout

Advanced Workouts – Custom Workouts

Alarm triggers based on a preset pace

Time/Distance Alert – Alarm triggers when goal is reached

Customized Interval Training

Heart-rate based calorie computation

Keep track of your weight, body fat, body water and other measurements when paired with the Tanita BC-1000 Body Composition Scale.

Customizable Screen

Shock Resistant

Compatible with Garmin Connect

Auto Lap (Automatically Starts a New Lap Based on Customizable Distance)

5 Heart Rate Zones that are Customizable (Heart Rate Monitor Version)

Heart Rate Alerts will Alert You When You Are Above or Below Your Targets (Heart Rate Monitor Version)

Interval Training (Program Exercise and Rest Intervals)

Heart Rate Based Calorie Computation

Will track and store data from some indoor fitness equipment such as treadmill or indoor cycle Click Here

Keep track of your weight, body fat, body water and other measurements when paired with the Tanita BC-1000 Body Composition Scale.

Alarm

Sport Watch

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What’s in the Box Forerunner 610

AC charger

Charging cradle

USB ANT stick

Quick start manual

Owner’s manual on disk

Forerunner 210

USB/Charging Clip

AC Charger

Manual

Price  

Retail: $399.99

Garmin Forerunner 610 Watch

Garmin Forerunner 610 Watch w/HRM

Garmin Forerunner 610 Multi Color

 

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Garmin 210 Watch

Garmin 210 Watch w/HRM

Garmin 210 Watch w/HRM and Foot Pod