GPS Watches – Garmin’s First Touchscreen GPS Watch

 16 Apr 2011 - By Omar Yesid Mariño+
 omar@myddnetwork.com

The release of the Garmin Forerunner 610 is a milestone for the world’s premiere GPS device manufacturer. It’s a wearable “watch”-style” GPS unit with a touchscreen. Now instead of trying to remember which button does what on your tiny little GPS device all you have to do is follow the prompts on the screen and give it a tap with the tip of your finger.

This device may just be the perfect machine for runners simply because it cuts down on the time and frustration of trying to use a GPS while on the move. You won’t have to worry about dancing over any manholes while concentrating on your unit.

GPS Watches

In addition, the Forerunner 610 features a host of activity enhancing options including keeping track of distance travelled, time elapsed, pace, and even heart rate (which you have to add yourself).

The watch also comes with a fancy new social networking feature. Instead of just uploading your runs to Facebook and annoying your friends (which you can still do with the 610), you can upload them to Virtual Racer, the company’s own network designed specifically for competitors.

The price tag of $350 makes this a GPS for intent users only rather than the curious but for that price you get a wearable GPS that has all the features you’d ever really need with the user-friendliness of a touchscreen.

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Hit up the official Garmin website for all the details.






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