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GARMIN Forerunner 610

GPS Sport

The first to put GPS on runners' wrists just tipped off a whole new race. With a touch, tap or swipe, Forerunner 610 lets you get on with your run while it tracks all the details.

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GARMIN Forerunner 610


The first to put GPS on runners' wrists just tipped off a whole new race. With a touch, tap or swipe, Forerunner 610 lets you get on with your run while it tracks all the details.

A Touch Faster

Forerunner 610: See it in Action

Forerunner 610 gives you several ways to get in touch with your training data. The swipe and scroll action makes it easy to adjust settings, review your run history and more. A quick tap of the screen is all it takes to advance to the next training page so you can see more data.

The 610’s sleek touchscreen is as rugged as it is functional, proving it’s more than just a pretty face. The 610 can stand up to rain, sweat and splashes, yet it’s sensitive enough that you can operate it with running gloves.

Leader of the Pack

Behind that smooth glass surface is a watch that’s ready to work as hard as you are. The 610 provides accurate distance, pace, GPS position, heart rate¹, calories and more. It can even guide you back to the starting point of your run, giving you the freedom to explore new routes and always find your way back.

Advanced Features

Training tools like the new Virtual Racer™ can turn any workout into a virtual matchup. This feature lets you race your previous bests or challenge any activities uploaded to Garmin Connect™. Virtual Racer accounts for varying speeds and real-time conditions, so it’s truly you vs. your opponent. Or, use the Virtual Partner® function and see how you measure up to a static pace you set. Forerunner 610 also offers vibration alerts, which you can customize for time, distance, calories, heart rate or cadence. So, when you reach your targets, you’ll feel a gentle vibration.

Training Effect

It’s time for a sport watch that can help you train smarter, not harder, and the 610 can do just that. It’s our first sport watch with the Training Effect capability from Firstbeat. Training Effect measures the impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness, which essentially helps you train more efficiently. Your Training Effect is calculated based on your user profile, your heart rate and the difficulty of the activity. The 610 also offers customizable heart rate zones, alerts and heart-rate based calorie computations.

Store, Analyze and Share

When your workout’s done, Forerunner 610 keeps working. It wirelessly uploads your run data to Garmin Connect when in range of your computer so you can go back and review your run on your own time. It works via ANT+™ wireless technology and the USB stick that comes with your watch. No wires, no manual uploads, no sweat. At Garmin Connect, you can see your activity on a map, view lap splits and explore activities from other users. Garmin Connect is Mac® and Windows® compatible.

Monitor Your Health

You also can track weight, body fat, body water and 6 other measurements when using the Forerunner 610 with the Tanita BC-1000 body composition scale. The readings are stored on Forerunner 610, then automatically sent to Garmin Connect when in range of your computer.

Forerunner 610: high-tech training with a touch of easy. See It in Action

¹Included with some models, sold separately on others.

Firstbeat ANT SiRF


Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD:1.80" x 2.50" x 0.56" (4.57 x 6.35 x 1.42 cm)
Display size, WxH:1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH:128 x 128 pixels
Weight:2.54 oz (72 g)
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life:4 weeks in power save mode; 8 hours in training mode
Water resistant:yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver:yes

Maps & Memory:

Ability to add maps:no
Accepts data cards:no
Lap history:1000 laps

Features & Benefits:

Heart rate monitor:yes (some versions)
Bike speed/cadence sensor:yes (optional)
Foot pod:yes (optional)
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer):yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):yes
Garmin Training Center® software compatible:yes
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person):yes
Virtual racer™ (compete against other activities):yes
Courses (compete against previous activities):no
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed):yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap):yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout):yes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button):no
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts):yes
Simple workouts (input time, distance and calorie goals):no
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace):yes (for advanced workouts only)
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal):yes
Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert):yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals):yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation:yes
Training effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness):yes
Customizable screen(s):yes
Barometric altimeter:no
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):no
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters):no
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride):no
Sport watch:yes

Watch functions include date and alarm.

Garmin Connect and Garmin Training Center are compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Intel-based Mac OS 10.4.11 or later with Safari.


What's in the Box:

Heart Rate Monitor Version

  • Forerunner 610
  • Premium heart rate monitor
  • AC charger
  • Charging cradle
  • USB ANT Stick
  • Manuals

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GARMIN Forerunner 610

GARMIN Forerunner 610

The first to put GPS on runners' wrists just tipped off a whole new race. With a touch, tap or swipe, Forerunner 610 lets you get on with your run while it tracks all the details.

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