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Small wrist top GPS receiver with easy to read display, intuitive user interface with touchscreen, heart rate monitor and wireless data exchange with USB receiver. Also well suited as bike computer.

As a personal training assistant, the GARMIN Forerunner 610 records the travelled path (track), your heart rate (requires heart rate monitor), distance, time and pace/speed, computes the calories burned and helps to achieve your personal workout goals. The device is very easy to use thanks to its touchscreen, supports multiple languages and has an extremely sensitive antenna. It is the perfect partner for any outdoor activity. Supports wireless data exchange with other units or with a PC via the included USB receiver.
The optional speed and cadence sensor plus the mounting kit for handlebar make the Forerunner 610 also well suited as a bike computer. Also, there is an optional foot pod to measure speed and distance indoor.

The Forerunner 610 is especially well suited to provide information about your outdoor activities (track, speed, distance, elevation profile, heart rate, time a.s.o.). Use the function "Where am I?" to get the coordinates of the current location. The device also shows distance and direction from the current location to user defined waypoints.

Differences between the various Forerunner models:

All models provide similar functions; these are the main differences:

Model / Feature Power supply Interface Heart rate monitor Navigation Dimensions
in mm
Weight
in g
Price
Forerunner 101 batteries (2 x AAA) - - Back to start only 83x43x23 74 discontinued
Forerunner 110 rechargeable battery USB YES
(included with the models pink and red)
- 45x69x14 52 from CHF 188 | EUR 164
Forerunner 201 rechargeable battery SERIAL - Back to start only 83x43x18 78 discontinued
Forerunner 205 rechargeable battery USB - Back to start and routes from waypoints 53x69x18 77 discontinued
Forerunner 210 rechargeable battery USB YES
(Premium monitor)
- 45x69x14 52 discontinued
Forerunner 220 rechargeable battery USB YES
(Premium monitor)
- 45x45x13 41 from CHF 158 | EUR 138
Forerunner 225 rechargeable battery USB YES
(built-in, no belt)
- 48x48x16 54 CHF 248 | EUR 217
Forerunner 301 rechargeable battery USB YES Back to start and routes from waypoints 83x43x18 78 discontinued
Forerunner 305 rechargeable battery USB YES Back to start and routes from waypoints 53x69x18 77 discontinued
Forerunner 310XT rechargeable battery USB (wireless) YES
(premium monitor included in the pack)
Back to start only 54x56x19 72 discontinued
Forerunner 405 rechargeable battery USB (wireless) YES Back to start only 48x71x16 60 discontinued
Forerunner 410 rechargeable battery USB (wireless) YES
(included in the pack)
Back to start only 48x71x16 60 discontinued
Forerunner 610 rechargeable battery USB (wireless) YES
(premium monitor included in the pack)
Back to start only 46x64x14 72 discontinued
Forerunner 620 rechargeable battery BlueTooth, WLAN, USB YES
(HRM-Run with G-sensor included in the pack)
- 45x45x12.5 44 discontinued
Forerunner 910XT rechargeable battery USB (wireless) YES
(premium monitor included in the pack)
Back to start and routes from waypoints 54x61x15 72 from CHF 288 | EUR 252
Forerunner 920XT rechargeable battery BlueTooth, WLAN, USB YES
(HRM-Run with G-sensor included in the pack)
Back to start and routes from waypoints 48x55x13 61 from CHF 478 | EUR 418

Please find a table with detailed technical data in our Buyer's guide.


Contents: Features - Overview - Main Pages - Training Center - Price - Options - Downloads - Order

GARMIN Forerunner 610

Features:

  • Wrist top device, robust, very handy
  • Easy to read display with background illumination
  • Simple, intuitive handling using the touchscreen (touch sensitive display). Move your finger over the display to scroll.
  • Multilingual user interface in Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish
  • Integrated 12 channel GPS receiver with very sensitive built-in SiRFstarIII antenna. The antenna is positioned behind the bended part of the housing and provides the best possible conditions for receiving the satellites signals regardless of the position of the bearer's wrist.
  • Premium chest belt with heart rate monitor. (included with the "Pack", but also available as an option). The chest belt uses a digitally coded signal, which means, once a heart beat sensor and the GPS have been paired, the GPS will never receive a conflicting signal from another sensor. So you can exercise in close proximity to other sensors without fear of interference.
  • Powered by built-in, rechargeable battery (lasts about 4 weeks with the GPS receiver turned off, about 8 h with the GPS receiver turned on), battery charger included
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF¹: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available)
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -20 .. 60°C (-4° .. 140°F)
  • USB stick for wireless data exchange with a PC included
  • Dimensions: 46x64x14 mm (1.8x2.5x0.56 inches)
  • Weight: 72 g (2.54 ounces); Chest belt 21 g (0.74 ounces)
  • Water resistant up to approx. 100 feet (30 meter)

¹) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the local position is acquired.

Information about your training:

  • Profile: Stores personal information such as gender, date of birth, weight and height in order to calculate the calories burned.
  • Stores various settings per sport mode (running or biking), such as values to be displayed on the custom page, heart rate zones, limits etc.
  • Stop watch with split times (laps). Records split times either manually by pressing the "lap" key or automatically based on a user defined distance or a particular position.
  • Auto pause: Stops the watch automatically if the current speed drops below a user defined value, e.g. when waiting at a red light or during a short break.
  • Virtual Partner: This unique feature helps you to achieve certain goals for your workout. The virtual partner will keep exactly the pace / speed required to achieve the goal you have set. Forerunner will constantly measure your current pace / speed and compares it to the virtual partner's pace / speed. It will ask you to speed up or slow down as needed and it shows on the display whether you are ahead or behind your virtual partner.
  • Virtual Racer: Race against a previously recorded exercise.
  • History: Forerunner keeps track of your workouts. It stores the date, time, number of laps, duration, distance, average speed, calories burned, average and maximum heart rate on a daily basis. It also provides weekly and monthly overviews and running totals for the duration, distance and calories burned.
  • Navigation: The function "Where am I?" shows the coordinates of the current location. The GPS also indicates distance and direction from your current location to a user specific waypoint. It stores up to 100 waypoints.
  • Back to start: This feature helps you to travel all the way back to the starting point of your trip.
  • Stores up to 1'000 laps.
  • Supports metric and U.S. units.
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GARMIN Forerunner 610 overview:

Buttons and connectors of the GARMIN Forerunner 610
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Main pages of the GARMIN Forerunner 610:

Note: You may configure the display through options. The screenshots below are just examples, the actual appearance may vary from the displays shown below depending on the current settings. Especially the content of the data fields is user configurable. You can choose from 51 different values, see the table below.

Time Menu Training
GARMIN Forerunner 610 time and date GARMIN Forerunner 610 Menu GARMIN Forerunner 610 training
  • Indicators
  • Day of week
  • Current time
  • Current date
  • Start run
  • Options
  • Virtual Partner

Choose the number of data fields and your preferred value for each of the data fields. For the available values, see list below. In this example, the following values are shown:

  • Indicators
  • Heart rate
  • Heart rate zone

Data fields on pages with user selectable data fields:

No Group Name Explanation
1 Timer Timer Stopwatch time: Will be paused when the stopwatch is stopped
2 Timer - Avg. Lap Average lap time for all completed laps
3 Timer - Elapsed Total elapsed time for this workout. Continues to run even when the stopwatch is stopped. Will be reset by pressing the reset button
4 Timer - Lap Elapsed time for the current lap
5 Timer - Last Lap Duration of the last completed lap
6 Pace / Speed. Pace Current pace
7 Pace - Average Average pace for this workout
8 Pace - Lap Average pace for the current lap
9 Pace - Last Lap Average pace for the last completed lap
10 Pace Zone Current range (zone) of pace (1..10). Pace zones can be set in Training Center or GARMIN Connect
11 Pace Zone - Lap Current range (zone) of pace (1..10) for the current lap. Pace zones can be set in Training Center or GARMIN Connect
12 Speed Current speed
13 Speed - Average Average speed for this workout
14 Speed - Lap Average speed for the current lap
15 Speed - Last Lap Average speed for the last completed lap
16 Speed Zone Current range (zone) of speed (1..10). Speed zones can be set in Training Center or GARMIN Connect
17 Speed Zone - Lap Current range (zone) of speed (1..10) for the current lap. Speed zones can be set in Training Center or GARMIN Connect
18 Distance Distance Distance travelled during this workout
19 Distance - Lap Distance travelled during the current lap
20 Distance - Last Lap Distance travelled during last completed lap
21 Heart Rate Heart Rate Current heart rate (heart beats per minute, bpm; requires heart rate monitor which is included in the pack but is also available as an option)
22 HR - %HRR Percentage of heart rate reserve (heart rate reserve, HRR = maximum heart rate minus resting heart rate; requires heart rate monitor which is included in the pack but is also available as an option)
23 HR - %Max. Percentage of maximum heart rate (requires heart rate monitor which is included in the pack but is also available as an option)
24 HR - Average Average heart rate for this workout (requires heart rate monitor which is included in the pack but is also available as an option)
25 HR - Avg. %HRR Average percentage of heart rate reserve for this workout (heart rate reserve, HRR = maximum heart rate minus resting heart rate; requires heart rate monitor which is included in the pack but is also available as an option)
26 HR - Avg. %Max. Average percentage of maximum heart rate for this workout (requires heart rate monitor which is included in the pack but is also available as an option)
27 HR - Lap Average heart rate for this lap (requires heart rate monitor which is included in the pack but is also available as an option)
28 HR - Lap %HRR Average percentage of heart rate reserve for this lap (heart rate reserve, HRR = maximum heart rate minus resting heart rate; requires heart rate monitor which is included in the pack but is also available as an option)
29 HR - Lap %Max. Average percentage of maximum heart rate for this lap (requires heart rate monitor which is included in the pack but is also available as an option)
30 HR Zone Current heart rate zone (1..5). Default zones are based on the user profile, the maximum heart rate and the rest heart rate, but may be changed by the user (requires heart rate monitor which is included in the pack but is also available as an option)
31 Training Effect Current impact on your aerobic fitness (1.0..5.0)
32 Calories Calories Calories burned during this workout
33 Calories - Fat Fat calories burned during this workout (requires a New Leaf assessment)
34 Cadence Cadence Revolutions of the crank arm rsp. number of steps per minute (requires speed and cadence sensor rsp. foot pod which is available as an option)
35 Cadence - Average Average revolutions of the crank arm rsp. number of steps during this training unit (requires speed and cadence sensor rsp. foot pod which is available as an option)
36 Cadence - Lap Average revolutions of the crank arm rsp. number of steps during the current lap (requires speed and cadence sensor rsp. foot pod which is available as an option)
37 Virtual Racer Distance to Go Remaining distance during this race if you have set a distance target
38 Time to Go Remaining time during this race if you have set a time target
39 Workouts Calories to Go Remaining calories to burn during this workout if you have set a calories to burn target
40 Distance to Go Remaining distance during this workout if you have set a distance target
41 Heart Rate to Go Difference between your current heart rate and the heart rate you have set as a target for this workout
42 Repetition Remaining number of repetitions for this workout
43 Time to Go Remaining time during this workout if you have set a time target
44 Other Elevation Current altitude above sea level
45 GPS Accuracy The current accuracy of your GPS determined position
46 Grade Current grade computed from elevation change over distance
47 Heading The direction in which you are currently moving
48 Laps Number of completed laps
49 Sunrise Time of sunrise at current position
50 Sunset Time of sunset at current position
51 Time of Day Current time of day
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Training Center:

You may download this software either from GARMIN's website or from our server, see Downloads below. The software requires a PC with Windows 2000 or later and an USB connector or an Intel-based Mac or PowerPC (G3 or newer) running OS X 10.4 or later with an USB connector. Training Center provides the following features:

Examples:

Hint: Click on the images for an enlargement

User profile Overview graphics Overview graphics
Training Center user profile Training Center overview graphics 1 Training Center overview graphics 2
Username, gender, weight, date of birth, speed zones etc. Calendar, logs, track, graphical representation for elevation and pace Calendar, logs, track, graphical representation for grade and speed
Overview values Graph speed over time Detailed map with track
Training Center overview totals Training Center graph speed over time Training Center detailed map
Calendar, logs, totals, graphical representation Graphical representation speed over time If you own a map with detailed information (e.g Topo Switzerland), you can display the track on these maps as well
Training schedule Workout (example 1) Workout (example 2)
Training Center training schedule Training Center workout 1 Training Center workout 2
The Training Center helps you to manage work outs and training schedules.
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Price:

This model has been discontinued; however, you can still order options for the Forerunner 610.

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Options:

Power supply with USB connector (cable not included)
(One such power supply comes with the Forerunner 610)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 22 | EUR 19 [Picture and details]
USB power cable
(One such power cable comes with the Forerunner 610)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 27 | EUR 24 [Picture and details]
Belt for heart rate monitor Add item to shopping basket CHF 16 | EUR 14 [Picture and details]
Premium chest belt with heart rate monitor (soft fabric strap for more comfort)
(Such a premium heart rate monitor comes with the Forerunner 610 Pack)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 79 | EUR 69 [Picture and details]
Belt for premium heart rate monitor Add item to shopping basket CHF 65 | EUR 57 [Picture and details]
Bike speed and cadence sensor Add item to shopping basket CHF 68 | EUR 59 [Picture and details]
Foot-Pod Add item to shopping basket CHF 89 | EUR 78 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit for handlebar Add item to shopping basket CHF 22 | EUR 19 [Picture and details]
Wrist strap black including spring bolts and tool Add item to shopping basket CHF 24 | EUR 21 [Picture and details]
Longer wrist strap black including spring bolt and tool Add item to shopping basket CHF 14 | EUR 12 [Picture and details]
Fabric wrist straps with hook and loop fastener including spring bolts and tool Add item to shopping basket CHF 29 | EUR 25 [Picture and details]
USB ANT stick
(Such a USB stick comes with the Forerunner 610)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 49 | EUR 43 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN Forerunner 610 in detail.

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Downloads:

Here we provide additional documentation and software updates related to the Forerunner 610.

If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download and install it for free.
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Order:

To order options for the GARMIN Forerunner 610 please:

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