Garmin kicked out a new, simpler GPS watch today called the Forerunner 110. It does away with all the frills and features found in Garmin’s previous GPS watches and simply measures your time, distance, and speed. For those of the more competitive ilk, you can view pace in two ways: averaged out either over the current lap/mile (if auto-lap is enabled) or over the duration of the run. Strap on one of Garmin’s heart rate monitors and you can also suss out calories burned, max heart rate and more.
The watch itself is water resistant so it should survive in the most sweaty of marathons or the occasional rain fall. Inside is a SiRFstarIV GPS receiver which should offer a quick satellite fix regardless of over head coverage. Battery life for the watch is rate for 8 hours of continuous use or 3 weeks in standby mode.
Much like Garmin’s other GPS watches you can sync your runs with Garmin Connect using the included USB cord as well as charge the time piece. In case you can’t upload your data on a daily basis the Forerunner 110 has enough storage to track up to 200 hours of saved history.
Expect the Garmin Forerunner 110 to arrive Q2 for $250. It will be available in three stylish color combinations: black/gray, charcoal/red and gray/pink.