Garmin Launches First Ever Touchscreen Navigation GPS Watch and Heart Monitor

Garmin touchscreen GPS watchThis week Garmin launched an all-new touchscreen navigation GPS watch and heart rate monitor, the Forerunner 610. This Garmin GPS navigation device is the first of its kind. Designed mainly for runners, the Garmin Forerunner 610 will bring GPS to the masses in a way like never before.

The Garmin navigation device uses GPS and an integrated heartbeat monitor to record every aspect of your run, including pace, distance, heart rate and calories burned.  Once your workout is finished, the device can upload your info to Garmin’s Connect website for further analysis and training program optimization.

Often times, it’s Murphy’s Law, that when you really need your GPS navigation, you realize you left it at home or your cel phone GPS tracking system isn’t getting reception. But with the Garmin Forerunner 610, since it is a watch, it will be with you all the time. It has a rechargeable battery that will last up to eight hours in training mode.

The 610’s sleek touchscreen is as rugged as it is functional. The 610 can stand up to rain, sweat and splashes, yet it’s sensitive enough that you can operate it with running gloves. The 610 provides accurate distance, pace, GPS position, heart rate, calories and more. It will guide you back to the starting point of your run, allowing the freedom to explore new routes.

Garmin continues to be the worldwide leading GPS manufacturer. The company has released more fully-integrated GPS watches than any other manufacturer.

The Garmin Forerunner 610 is currently retailing on Amazon for $350.