Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Watch Review

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Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Watch-6

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8 Comments to Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Watch Review

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  2. i just ran in a tree tunnel GPS worked wonderfully, the question i have is, even though i'm using the heart rate monitor have my zones, my profile with height and age every workout i do counts 0 calories how can i make the calories function to work?
    thanks
    daniel.

    • gadgetreview

      Daniel, unfortunately I don't have the watch in my possession any longer. Check out Garmin's FAQ area and if all else fails reach out to them. You might have a bunk unit, especially if all that info is punched in.

  3. I have the Garmin FR60, which has no GPS, but works with the footpod. The place I run has a lot of trees, I am interested in this watch, but I am afraid that the GPS will not lock due to the trees, what is your experience with that? Thanks in advance!

    • gadgetreview

      Hey Patrick,
      I live in Los Angeles, so as you can image trees are few and far between. When I was under trees just outside of my apartment the 210 had a hard time finding a signal. But once it did find a signal it seemed to keep it even if there were some obstructions. Does that help?

  4. I'm confused, if there's no option to disengage the GPS, why did you say hitting the page button twice gives you a menu that allows GPS to be disengaged? And why did you say that charging the battery requires a usb connection but then later say it uses the clip? And why can't you plug it in and walk away to charge it?

    • gadgetreview

      Hi Dan,
      So to 'manual disengage' the GPS you have to power down the watch and then cycle through the menus. There is not a standalone menu that you can navigate to at any time and turn on/off the GPS – you have to sort of force it at times. Interms of the battery. So there is a wall wart (AC plug) that works in conjunction with the USB plug/clip. The clip attaches to the watch (per the pics), while the USB end plugs into the computer (for syncing) or the AC adapter for charging. You can walk away and charge it, but you'll need to insure that the contacts on the clip are lined up with the watches' contacts, otherwise it won't charge.

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