Garmin Forerunner 610 Review

October 7, 2019

Our Thoughts

Inner Navigation

At a glance of the Garmin Forerunner 610 review you can notice that it is suitable for a runner who wants to track is training performance, lap by lap performance as well as set a running goal in terms of distance covered per time like 10K in 40 mins. It has a touch, tap swipe functionality that will let you track your running data.

The Garmin Forerunner 610 is a compact smartphone that has a nice design with a great touchscreen. It also features a good GPS integration with an array of fitness and training features although it is quite expensive.


The Garmin Forerunner 610 is a dustproof and water-resistant smartwatch that is 142.2 mm. It is waterproof rated at IPX7 hence it can withstand being submerged in water for about 30 minutes at a depth of 1m. It is not designed for swimming.  The smartwatch weighs 72 grams and is also sweat resistant. With the swipe and scroll functionality, it is quite easier to adjust settings on this watch, review the run history and much more. Each tap you make on the screen takes you to the next training page for you to preview additional details.

The touchscreen of the Garmin Forerunner 610 is very sensitive that you it can feel the touch of the gloves on your hand when riding or doing other training. It has a watch behind the touchscreen to help you monitor the time you take in every training session.

In Garmin 610 Forerunner review we have a resolution of 128 x 128px and well displayed menus on the screen so that you have ease in navigating through them.


With the presence of GPS sensor incorporated in this watch, the runner can effectively and accurately track the location and speed he is in. In addition, it has a heart rate monitor and a compass in its reviews.

Activity Tracking

Activity tracking of Garmin Forerunner 610 reviewed features a Virtual Racer which allows you to race some of your previous bests as well as challenge any activities which are uploaded to the Garmin Connect site. It has Training Effect feature that is designed to measure the impact of any activity on aerobic exercise so that you are in line with efficient workout.

The Garmin Forerunner 610 essentially is capable of tracking distance thanks to the accelerometer feature, can measure pace, can count the amount of calories you have burnt, has goal setting and can track steps taken.


With an in-built Bluetooth functionality, Garmin Forerunner 610 allows the user to connect with the smartphone as well as Garmin App. This helps you stay connected with automatic uploads to Garmin Connect for live tracking and social media. Garmin Forerunner 610 can sync wirelessly and supports ANT+.


The Garmin Forerunner 610 has an excellent battery life that can take you for up to four weeks when on watch mode and eight hours in training when in the GPS mode. The battery however takes a little bit longer to fully charge but once fully charged it can last longer than that of the 410. It also has a battery level indicator.


It has additional features like the Virtual Partner that lets you time yourself against a target pace that you keep can up with. You can also the watch so that it alerts you in case you fall below a target pace or speed. You can again set interval training in a customizable walk/run or jog/sprint routine. The setting of the notification is either beep or vibration mode. Another additional feature is the Where To option that basically allow you mark and save up to 100 locations you can navigate through.


The Garmin Forerunner 610 is a perfect watch that has found its way in the hands of runners as well as other athlete personalities. It is a great watch you can use working out at the gym as well as biking as it has an array of great useful features that can make your exercise a success. It is designed to take you through most environmental conditions that include rain, dust and sweat. It has an easy to use touchscreen as well.