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Garmin Forerunner 610

Garmin Forerunner 610
alaScore 87

1671 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1671 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 610. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Forerunner 610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin Forerunner 610


alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 610 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches on

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPS Units Forerunner® 610 HrmGarmin GPS Units Forerunner® 610 Hrm

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Garmin Forerunner 610


alaTest has collected and analyzed 766 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 610 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches on

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 610 Touchscreen GPS Watch With Heart Rate MonitorGarmin Forerunner 610 Touchscreen GPS Watch With Heart Rate Monitor

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS watch


Garmin Forerunner 610 review: A GPS watch aimed at the fitness junkie

Looks like a normal watch, albeit a bulky one ; Huge range of workout features integrated ; GPS works accurately and stores plenty of data

Battery life is limited to eight hours of exercise ; Not waterproof (so no swimming) ; Touchscreen isn't great

Garmin's Forerunner 610 is pricy but if you're a serious athlete we can definitely see its value. It's able to track and store a huge range of workout metrics in combination with the bundled heart-rate monitor, and includes software to monitor your...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Mat Honan (

Garmin Forerunner 610 Runs Fast But Touched Me In A Bad Place


Getting into shape is hard! A good gadget can distract you from the drudgery of exercise. Like the Forerunner 610, a shiny and impressive watch to mak...

Jul, 2011

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Didn't last


For what it costs, I'd expect it to last longer than 17 months. I also have a 410 which does almost the same job for a fraction of the cost

Oct, 2014

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Good if it worked longer than 15 months. Terrible service.


Touch screen stopped working after 15 months. Phoned Garmin Australia, which puts you through to a call centre in the Phillipines. Repeatedly told to do master reset and callibrate touchscreen (you can't calibrate a touchscreen that doesn't work)....

Fantastic when working

Only lasted 15 months. Could not repair. Could not replace. Have to deal with worst customer service ever.

May, 2014

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Good watch, terrible service


My watch worked extremely well for around 9 months, then started reporting erratic heart rates. After trying everything in the manual, reading online reviews showed that this is quite common and is a fault in the heart rate strap. I submitted a support...

When it works, a great heart rate monitor

horrible warranty service, poor reliability, replacement unit made from cheap plastic

Feb, 2014

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Great watch with great features


This is the first time i have used this service.Very impressed with the follow up service regarding each step to delivery also very prompt service from purchasing to delivery the item was exactly as advertised i would certainly use this service in the...

great price,

Aug, 2013

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Garmin reliabiliy


I bought this watch about 12 months ago from I already owned a Garmin Edge 500 for cycling and was Impressed with that gadget. I purchased the foot cadence sensor with that and share the HR monitor belt with my Edge 500. Overall, it is a...

Comfy to wear. Simple to use. Reliable

Could do with more battery power. And charging firmware is weird!

Jul, 2013

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Training with the Garmin Forerunner 610 - Special Edition


For Christmas I got a Garmin 610 special edition (it's white and blue, with a blue plastic back). These aren't available in Australia and this one was ordered from overseas using a US postal forwarding service (since neither Garmin nor their US sellers...

GPS accuracy. Custom fields on display. Quick satellite lock on. Vibration alert much better than just sound!

Touch screen is fiddly to set up.

Jan, 2013

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Not worth the premium over 410


If I had my time again, I would purchase the 410 (however you don't get virtual racer). The touch screen is buggy. It requires recharging like a mobile phone. The GPS system is what you really buy this for. If you are happy to use your phone (and run...

Virtual Racer - I like to run against my previous best. Without stating the obvious, the GPS system. Especially good if you upload to computer using Garmin website or Strava and compare previous runs or even friends.

Battery recharge - it's naive to think that a GPS unit would solely rely on a small lithium battery normally used for normal watches. But it is annoying if you forget to recharge after a run as you won't be able to use next time. The touch screen is...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black / Blue, White
Protection features:Water Resistant


Display Resolution:128 x 128
Display size (HxV) (imperial):64.5 x 64.5

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y
Number of waypoints:100


Advanced workouts:Y
Alarm Clock:Y
Barometric altimeter:N
Built-in distance meter:Y
Heart rate monitor:N / Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Interval training:Y
Lap history:1000
Pace alert:Y
Time/distance alert:Y
Training programming:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Battery Life:8
Battery life (power save mode):672
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Rechargeable battery:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):45.7 x 14.2 x 63.5 / 46 x 64 x 14