Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Forerunner 10 running watch - a vibrant, intuitive and affordable solution for runners, joggers and walkers of all levels. Forerunner 10 provides runners with the most essential data: how far and how fast, while also identifying their personal records along the way. The Forerunner 10 will be available at local running shops this autumn. See it in action, www.garmin.com/uk/forerunner.
"Forerunner 10 is our lightest, simplest most comfortable watch yet, and it comes with Garmin's trusted accuracy and reliability," said Andrew Silver, Garmin's EMEA Product Manager, Fitness. "It accurately tracks how far and how fast you run and your calories burned, helping you keep track of your goals. With three stylish color options, the Forerunner 10 will be turning heads and helping motivate runners of all levels for years to come."
Ready. Press. Go: Push one button and just run - the Forerunner 10 is the must have entry-level watch for tracking a runner's progress and goals. It will tell runners how far and how fast they run, as well as how many calories they burn. It even records where they run so they can review and relive later.
Motivating. Educating: Forerunner 10 is designed to educate those runners just starting out and motivate even the most reluctant runner:
Personal Records: When they've run further or faster than ever before, Forerunner 10 will congratulate runners automatically at the end of their run.
Virtual PacerTM: Not sure about pacing? Forerunner 10's new Virtual PacerTM will give runners real time feedback on whether they are running faster or slower than their target pace.
Run / Walk: Just starting out or following a plan that mixes running and walking? Forerunner 10 has a run / walk feature that will guide runners through their run with simple, customizable alerts.
Run. Review. Relive. Share: Forerunner 10 doesn't stop when the run is finished:
As soon as they finish a run, runners will see a summary of how they did, including total time, distance, average pace and calories, as well as any personal records they've achieved. Forerunner 10 then stores and displays a runner's seven previous runs so they can keep a weekly check on how they've done.
And, when back indoors, runners can upload their runs to Garmin ConnectTM, where they can record, and share their progress as part of Garmin's global online fitness community. Newly updated, giving users their own shareable profile, Garmin Connect displays details of all runs and personal records, and helps them review, replay and relive them all on a variety of interactive charts, illustrations, reports and maps.
Outdoor Proofed and Accurate: Water-resistant (50m) and lighter than any other Garmin running watch, the Forerunner 10 is armed with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that quickly acquires and sustains satellite reception in challenging conditions.
Stylish and Comfortable: Forerunner 10 is available in three striking color combinations - sporty green, pink, and a slightly larger black model with red accents. Lasting up to 5 hours in training mode and up to five weeks in power-save mode the Forerunner 10 can be worn as a day-to-day watch, so is always ready to hit the road, track or trail.
Forerunner 10 will be available in shops in September and has a suggested retail price of £99/€129. Forerunner 10 is the latest solution from Garmin's expanding fitness segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users' lives and promotes healthy and active lifestyles. Whether it's running, cycling, or other athletic pursuits, Garmin fitness devices are becoming essential tools for athletes both amateur and elite. For more about features, pricing and availability, as well as information about Garmin's other fitness products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/uk/products/sports-fitness/, http://garmin.blogs.com/uk/ and http://twitter.com/garminuk. To see the Forerunner 10 in action go to: www.garmin.co.uk/forerunner.
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 - most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information visit Garmin's media centre at http://garmin.blogs.com/ukpr.