Garmin Forerunner 201 Personal Training Portable Navigator - 010-00328-00

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Performance

This unit does it all. It's many features are easy to configure to your specific needs and access afterword. It's very light and, when I compared to my auto odometer, extremely accurate. The auto off/on feature (if selected) is wonderful for runners. Within 1 second of coming to a full stop the timer stops. Move just one step and it starts again. The readout is large so even while trail running, reading the screen is easy. The memory is great once you've mastered accessing it. The map feature showing where you've run, while small, is still easy to read. The buttons are conveniently placed and work well. It's not as expensive, has more features, is more accurate by virture of its greater ability to read the GPS signal and is much lighter than the Nike or Timex units (all verified in side-by-side comparisons) and it's all in one small, convenient unit. This is a great all-in-one training aid. I'm glad it bought it, you will be too!

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I've had a 201 for a year and it lives up to the marketing hype in every way--accurate, easy to use, and I love the ability to bring run data into my PC for analysis and mapping. The Logbook software that comes with the Forerunner is fine but go to www.sportsim.com to download (much) more capable software. Since I've bought mine, 3 running buddies have bought one and soon that will be four. Now I need to find a way to convince my wife that I really need a 301.

-Rick quote

To There and Back With Style and Accuracy

on 11/15/2004

This unit does it all. It's many features are easy to configure to your specific needs and access afterword. It's very light and, when I compared to my auto odometer, extremely accurate. The auto off/on feature (if selected) is wonderful for runners. Within 1 second of coming to a full stop the timer stops. Move just one step and it starts again. The readout is large so even while trail running, reading the screen is easy. The memory is great once you've mastered accessing it. The map feature showing where you've run, while small, is still easy to read. The buttons are conveniently placed and work well. It's not as expensive, has more features, is more accurate by virture of its greater ability to read the GPS signal and is much lighter than the Nike or Timex units (all verified in side-by-side comparisons) and it's all in one small, convenient unit. This is a great all-in-one training aid. I'm glad it bought it, you will be too! Read More

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Great electronic training partner!

by Rick on 5/1/2005

I've had a 201 for a year and it lives up to the marketing hype in every way--accurate, easy to use, and I love the ability to bring run data into my PC for analysis and mapping. The Logbook software that comes with the Forerunner is fine but go to www.sportsim.com to download (much) more capable software. Since I've bought mine, 3 running buddies have bought one and soon that will be four. Now I need to find a way to convince my wife that I really need a 301. Read More

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Product Overview

The Forerunner 201 offers athletes an easy-to-read display, ergonomic wristband, and integrated GPS sensor that provides precise speed, distance, and pace data. It's a compact, lightweight, accurate training assistant with performance tracking, auto-lap, auto-pause and more. The Forerunner 201 is easy to use right out of the box and delivers the benefits of GPS technology at an affordable price. Working out with the Forerunner 201 means you're never alone in your personal training, because the unit provides a Virtual Partner™. This unique feature allows you to set your training goal by configuring your Virtual Partner's pace and workout distance. You'll get a graphic perspective of your performance by viewing your pace in relation to your Virtual Partner's pace, so you can always see at a glance if you're keeping up or falling behind.

Specifications

Manufacturer Garmin
Mfg Part# 010-00328-00
SKU 90128089
UPC 753759046934
UPC 14 00753759046934
Features
12-parallel channel GPS
User-customized display
Data includes training time, pace, distance, lap pace, lap time, lap distance, average and best pace, elevation and calories
Stores up to 32 years of training histories
You can review lap histories to-date by day or by week
Download histories to your PC
Auto Pause: automatically pauses the trainer timer when you slow down below a specified resting pace; then resumes when you start running again
Auto Lap: triggers a lap when you reach a specified distance
Virtual Partner(tm) displays a graphic "virtual partner" that will run with the goal you set so you can see if you are falling behind
Pace Alert: alarm sounds if you are slower or faster than the pace you want
Time/Distance Alert: alarm sounds when you reach the specified time or distance
Receiver: 12-parallel channel GPS receiver continuously tracks and uses up to 12 satellites to track your speed and distance
Antenna: built-in patch
Mark Location: mark and save up to 100 locations
Find Location: look up and navigate to stored locations
Back To Start: navigate back to starting location
Map Mode: electronic map shows you location along with marked locations
Pointer Arrow: shows the direction to travel when navigating back to the start or to a stored location
Source: rechargeable lithium ion battery
Battery Life: 15 hours
Size: W 3.26 in; L 1.71 in; D .69 in
Weight: 2.75 oz
Display Size: 36.49 mm x 23.35 mm; 100 x 64 pixels
Case: waterproof to IEC 529 IPX7 standards
Temperature Range: 5 to 158-degrees F
Included: expander strap, wrist strap, A/C desktop charger with PC interface, and an owner's manual
Tech Specs
Product Type - GPS receiver
Width - 3.2 in
Depth - 0.7 in
Height - 1.7 in
Weight - 2.7 oz
Recommended Use - Personal
Receiver - 12 channel
Antenna - Built-in
Waypoints - 100
Type - LCD
Resolution - 100 x 64
Battery Enclosure Type - Internal
Technology - Lithium ion
Average Run Time - 15 hour(s)
Included Accessories - PC cable, wrist strap, AC power adapter
Waterproof - Yes
Waterproof Standard - IPX7
Min Operating Temperature - 5 °F
Max Operating Temperature - 158 °F
Product Attributes
Product Line Forerunner
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