Garmin Forerunner 101 Waterproof Running GPS

September 4, 2013 - Comment

GPS and a personal training device!The Forerunner 101 is a personal training device designed for the high-performance athlete as well as the recreational walker or runner. This wrist-top GPS product offers athletes the same features as the Forerunner 201, but operates on two AAA batteries and cannot be hooked up to the computer. It offers

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GPS and a personal training device!
The Forerunner 101 is a personal training device designed for the high-performance athlete as well as the recreational walker or runner. This wrist-top GPS product offers athletes the same features as the Forerunner 201, but operates on two AAA batteries and cannot be hooked up to the computer. It offers an easy-to-read display, adjustable wristband and an integrated GPS sensor. It is compact, lightweight and waterproof. The Forerunner 101 is the ultimate personal trainer. It uses GPS satellites to calculate speed, distance and pace information so you can focus on your run. You don’t even have to think about starting and stopping the timer or punching the lap button to record stats; Forerunner will do it automatically. When you need motivation, Forerunner’s Virtual PartnerAmazon.com Product Description The Forerunner 101 offers athletes an easy-to-read display and integrated GPS sensor that provides precise speed, distance, and pace data–all in one compact unit that straps to your wrist. It’s a lightweight, accurate training assistant with performance tracking, auto-lap, auto-pause and more.
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301 1. Allows you to set up profiles for running, biking, and another sport.
2. Set up workouts with specific durations and targets (speed or heart rate). Speed Pace Distance Calories burned Heart rate Sports profiles1 Advanced workouts2 PC interface
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(USB) Analyze workout data on PC Size (inches, WxDxH) 3.3 x .9 x 1.7 3.3 x .7 x 1.7 3.3 x .7 x 1.7 Weight (ounces, with batteries) 2.6 2.75 2.75 Batteries 2 AAAs, 15 hours Rechargeable, 15 hours Rechargeable, 14 hours And because it is a high quality Garmin GPS device, you get many of the features GPS users have come to rely on, such as precise latitude, longitude, and altitude data. The Forerunner 101 is easy to use right out of the box and it delivers the benefits of GPS technology.

Although it lacks the rechargeable battery and PC connectivity features of the Forerunner 201, the 101 retains all of the other great features of the 201, at an even more affordable price. The Virtual Partner 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.

Almost as important as the training device itself are the accessories to integrate it with your active lifestyle. If you’re into cycling, the best way to keep an eye on your GPS while you ride is with a bike mount bracket that straps to the handlebars of your bike, motorcycle, or whatever you’re traveling with for easy viewing.

Other Forerunner 101 features:
Mark specific locations, and then look-up and navigate to these points using an electronic map. Amount of calories burned can be tracked and calculated over the course of a workout. Lap history–such as lap time, lap distance, and average pace–can be stored for 5000 laps. Performance data can be automatically archived and calculated to provide an accurate record. Automated stopwatch provides auto-lap and auto-pause features. Pace whistle sounds alert when you begin traveling slower or faster than your desired pace. Time and distance whistles can be set to sound when you reach a specified duration or distance in your workout.

Auto Menu: Timer pauses when you stop running. Auto lap logs your performance over a predetermined distance.

History: Review training history by day or week.

Map: Navigate back to the start or to a stored location.

Virtual Partner: Set time, pace, and distance goals, and train with a “virtual partner.”
What’s in the box:
Forerunner 101 unit, wrist strap, manual, and quickstart guide.

Product Features

  • GPS Sensor Provides Precise Latitude, Longitude
  • & Altitude Data For Exact Location Information
  • Mark Specific Locations & Then Look-Up & Navigate
  • To These Points Using An Electronic Map
  • Retrace Steps To A Starting Point Or Reverse Normal Routes For Routine Variation

Comments

Scott says:

The Forerunner 201 for those on a budget The Garmin Forerunner 101 is exactly the same as the popular Forerunner 201, with a couple of small changes. Being the case, I won’t review the actual product since everything that needs to be said about it’s GPS features can be found in the reviews for the Forerunner 201.

John A. Radi "jradi" says:

love, love, love, love it!!! That being said, I only give it 4 stars because I kind of miss the ability to link to my computer (I’m an ultra geek). Still, Lion batteries ONLY have a life of 3 years max – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise – and 3 years it won’t be NEAR it’s original life. EVEN IF it were brand new out of the box, Lion chemistry starts to decay the day after it comes off the manufacturing line – do some research on the internet – that’s why the whole slew of ipods are all dying right now.

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