Garmin Forerunner 410
GPS sport watch for serious athletes
If you want a GPS-enabled watch loaded with advanced training features, reviews point to the Garmin Forerunner 410. It includes a host of features not found on the Garmin Forerunner 210, including wireless data upload, a Virtual Partner pace tool, customized workouts, pace and distance alerts, and a customizable display. It's also compatible with optional speed and cadence sensors for cyclists. Reviewers say the Garmin Forerunner 410 has top-notch training functionality and a fast satellite connection. Accuracy is also very good. Like its predecessor, the Garmin Forerunner 405, the 410 uses a touch bezel for navigation. Not everyone is a fan of this feature, and though it has been improved, reviewers say it is still tough to use when wearing gloves. The Garmin Forerunner 410 is not a good choice for triathletes because the watch is water-resistant only to 1 meter and can't be used for swimming. For these athletes, experts recommend the Garmin Forerunner 310XT (*Est. $350; $400 with heart-rate monitor), which is water-resistant to 50 meters and suitable for swimming.
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*Est. $325; $375 with heart-rate monitor