Garmin Forerunner 610 vs 410 Side by Side Comparison

Garmin Forerunner 410 vs 610 is our head to head review of Forerunner running and biking watches.  The 610 is Garmins first watch featuring a touchscreen.  Check out all the specs and features in detail below, but major upgrades in additon to the touchscreen include:  Virtual Racer, Vibration Alert, and Training Effect.  The Training Effect will measure the impact of your training session in relation to your aerobic fitness.  You will also notice that the full screen is utilized in the FR610.  The 410 has the Garmin logo across the top which took up part of the screen.  You will have access to both advanced and customized workouts that will take your training to a new level.  Pair both gps watches with Garmin Connect.

 

 

Garmin Forerunner 610 Watch

Garmin Forerunner 410 Watch

Price  

Retail: $399.99

Garmin Forerunner 610 Watch

Garmin Forerunner 610 Watch w/HRM

Garmin Forerunner 610 Multi Color

 

Retail: $249.99

Garmin 410 Watch

Garmin 410 Watch w/HRM

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Size

1.80″ x 2.5″ x 0.56″

1.88″ x 2.78″ x 0.646″

Weight

2.54 oz

2.11 oz

PC Interface

Wireless USB Ant+ Stick

Wireless USB Ant+ Stick

 New Functions for 610 Only 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

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Display Touchscreen

Monochrome LCD

1.0″ Diameter Screen

128 x 128 Pixels

Monochrome LCD

1.06″ Diameter Screen

124 x 95 Pixels

Button Navigation

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:

 Power Save Mode: Up to 2 Weeks

Training Mode: Up to 8 Hours

Water Resistant

Yes (IPX7)

Yes (IPX7)

History

1000 Laps / 100 Waypoints

1000 Laps / 100 Waypoints

Equipment that can be added Heart Rate Monitor

Foot Pod

Bike Speed/Cadence Sensor

Heart Rate Monitor

Foot Pod

Bike Speed/Cadence Sensor

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Features Automatic data sync with your computer

Compatible with Garmin Connect

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

Vibration Alert

Customized Interval Training

Heart-rate based calorie computation

Customizable Screen

Shock Resistant

Windows and Mac Compatible

Automatic data sync with your computer

Compatible with Garmin Connect

Virtual Partner – Train against a digital person

Auto Pause – Will pause and resume based on speed

Courses – Allows you to compete against your previous activities

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

Vibration Alert

Customized Interval Training

Heart-rate based calorie computation

Customizable Screen

Transfer and Share Data wirelessly between compatible units

Shock Resistant

Windows and Mac Compatible

What’s in the Box Forerunner 610

AC charger

Charging cradle

USB ANT stick

Quick start manual

Owner’s manual on disk

Forerunner 410

USB ANT Stick

2 additional wrist straps

AC charger

Charging clip

Manuals

Price  

Retail: $399.99

Garmin Forerunner 610 Watch

Garmin Forerunner 610 Watch w/HRM

Garmin Forerunner 610 Multi Color

 

Retail: $249.99

Garmin 410 Watch

Garmin 410 Watch w/HRM

 

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