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Garmin’s fitness watch, the FR60

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Garmin FR60 fitness watch

Today, Garmin announced a new addition to their fitness line of devices, the FR60. The FR60 is a fitness watch that can be used to accurately record your workout data and then transfer it to a nearby computer for further analysis. It can be rather annoying when you spend a whole lot of time exercising, but are not exactly sure how high your heart rate is, your average speed and distance if running, or how many calories you are burning.

The FR60 uses the ANT+ interface to record data from other ANT+ compatible devices and stores that information on the watch. The FR60 is available in both men’s and women’s versions, and comes with a wireless USB ANT + stick that you can put into your PC or Mac to transfer the data. Whenever you are in close enough range to a computer, the data will wirelessly transfer from your watch to the computer. The heart monitor and foot pod even turn on themselves when movement is detected, so just in case you forget to turn the device on, it will automatically start recording. In addition, the watch itself can store up to 15 hours and 100 laps of workout information, so no need to constantly delete previous workouts.

Now, for people who like to swim or workout on bikes, the watch is also waterproof, and works well underwater, and the watch has special bike features to record data when biking. Garmin also has their Garmin Connect website, which allows users to upload their information onto that site and they can share their information with trainers, friends, family, and coaches.

The watch is available in black, lilac, or red, and every watch comes with a heart rate monitor, and select packages also come with the foot pod.

Read [Garmin Press Release]

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  1. simple ! I love simple style!

    omegawatche
  2. Garmin FR60 …..THIS PRODUCT REALLY IS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!
    I bought this product yesterday from Sam's Club.
    Setting the time was easy, but that was the only thing, setting up this device is rediculously complex and unintuitive.
    There are many more than a few things you have to do before you are ready to go.
    This device does not make your workout simple…. and you will hate the complexity of this device, the discomfort, and the quick setup guide is anything but quick and it refers you to a manual which you have to access on the web. It is clear that this is a quick to market device to steal money from impulive buyers who will put it in a drawer never to be used again.
    The setup video on the Garmin site is misleading, this device is not simple.
    After following Garmin instructions, I strapped on the heart rate monitor, and started thru the screen menus trying to get it to work,
    after about 30 minutes of back and forth, screen to screen, I finally got the heart rate to showup, but I don't know how I got it to work, as as soon as I changed screens it quit working.
    The screen menu is complex and unintuitive.
    Next I tried the virtual partner, it was just as confusing and frustrating.
    Ok I moved on the footpod. It was easier to setup but still complex.
    I went running with the footpod and it measured time and distance, but I could never monitor heart rate at the same time.
    Afer comming back from running, I downloaded the GarminConnect which is required to get information into your computer. The download took too much time but finally came through.
    Next.. get the Ant+ stick to pair with the FR60…after an hour of loading, reloading, rebooting…etc…. the ANT stick could not find the FR60 for pairing.
    I returned the device to SAM'S FOR A REFUND.

    SAVE YOUR MONEY, YOUR TIME, AND FRUSTRATION, FORGET THE
    FR60 WITH ANT+ communiction.

    Mike012003