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Inside The Garmin Forerunner 101 Lurks The Ultimate Virtual Training Partner

Thursday, June 19th, 2008 4:00 am by BGW
Offer of the Day (06/19/2008):
Garmin Forerunner 101 Wrist-Mounted
GPS Navigator and Fitness Computer
Suggested Retail Price: $155.98 USD
Sale Price: (Click to see price)
User Review:
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If you’re a serious runner or biker and want to push yourself a bit more while keeping track of your efforts, the Garmin Forerunner 101 is what you need.

The “little black guy” on the screen (no … we’re not talking about Emmanuel Lewis from Webster) will motivate you to keep pace with the goals you set. For a “virtual training partner”, he provides decent motivation .

Garmin Forerunner’s Little Black Guy

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.”

Technical Details

  • Calculates precise speed, location, and altitude as you workout
  • Integrated mapping functions display your progress on your favorite routes
  • Stores lap times, distances, and calories burned
  • Waterproof
  • Adjustable wristband

Product Description

Garmin Forerunner 101The Garmin Forerunner 101 offers athletes and recreational walkers and runners an entry-level personal training device with GPS. It has the same features as the Forerunner 201 but operates on two AAA batteries. The Forerunner 101 stores lap histories for up to two years to provide an archive of workout performance over time. Users can retrieve lap data for previous workouts by date week month or over a specific time interval.

For business travelers who want to train on the road the Forerunner 101 also doubles as a navigator. Users can mark their hotel as a specific location see their current position on the plotter display and follow an electronic breadcrumb trail back to their starting point. Working out with the Forerunner 101 means you’re never alone in your personal training because the unit provides a “Virtual Partner”. This unique 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.

What’s in the box:

Forerunner 101 unit, wrist strap, manual, and quickstart guide.

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1 USER COMMENT:

By Ceceptcon on 11/08/2008 at 12:16 am -

Good site! Successes in future

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