The New Garmin ForeRunner 10 Prepares for the Wineglass Marathon!

I had posted about the Garmin ForeRunner 10 announcement previously, and we were expecting a review sample but had been notified that they were still waiting for stock before shipping. While acknowledging the message and thanking them for the update, I mentioned that it was too bad it wouldn’t arrive in time for the Wineglass Marathon I am running this weekend, but since I would be running a half-marathon in a month it was no big deal. Justin at Garmin got back to me quickly, saying that he would have one in my hands by Friday (yesterday) … just in time for the marathon!

My morning run had come and gone, but I was still able to check it out, get it charged up, and registered online. I took a quick look at it in terms of features and functionality, and found that it offered simple access to everything I needed. Here is my unboxing and first look:

But I couldn’t wait to check it out on the road. So this morning I went out for a quick final warm-up run, and I wore both watches for the couple of miles. Both linked to satellites fairly quickly, though I was surprised that the Nike+ linked faster (it is highly variable, and the other day never grabbed the satellite at all!).

I have a couple of small cul de sac loops that the foot pod of the Nike+ tracks well that seemed underestimated by the Garmin, but otherwise everything looked almost identical in terms of time and pace.

So now I will wear the Garmin for the marathon tomorrow, and report back about that experience soon!

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!