#Garmin #Wearable – Best Garmin running watches : For almost 30 years, Garmin has been producing GPS technology for a wide range of industries, including automotive, aviation, marine, and – crucially for our purposes – fitness.
Garmin is one of the top brands in the running watch world right now, and has one of the widest portfolios, from the budget Forerunner 10 to the expensive, but more fashionable, Forerunner 630.
But – if you’ve decided to go with Garmin as your next running watch producer – it can be tricky working out which is the right device for you and how much you should really spend (and don’t want to push further out into the multi-sport models that can track you over a triathlon or hike).
So whether you’re looking to take your training and race analysis to the next level (thus enabling you to regale/bore your friends and family with details of your VO2 max, resting heart rate and running dynamics) or you’re simply taking your first tentative step into running watches, we’ve got the top models from Garmin right here for you.
Note: the following watches are ranked from cheapest to most expensive according to RRP – prices may vary over time.
1. Garmin Forerunner 10
Garmin’s entry-level offering
Screen size: Pink/White, Green/White, Violet/White & Black/Silver: 0.81-inch x 0.77-inch; Black/Red & Orange/Black: 0.98-inch x 0.94-inch | Touchscreen: No | Battery life using GPS: 5 hours | Battery life on standby: 35 days | Onboard storage: 7 activities | Bluetooth connection: No | Smartwatch capabilities: No | Multisport: No
Waterproof up to 50m
No heart rate ANT+ connectivity
The Forerunner 10 is Garmin’s cheapest and most basic running watch, designed primarily to compete in the saturated market of sub-£100/$130/AU$170 GPS watches. For novice runners, or those who aren’t too concerned with going into the forensic detail of every training session, this watch represents good value.