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Garmin Forerunner 101 GPS Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 679 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the route planning and screen are overall positive. The performance and value for money also get good comments, but there are some critical reviews about the memory and build quality. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, value for money, performance, screen, route planning

build quality, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Forerunner 101 GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 679 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Forerunner 101 GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 22 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 101 GPS Receiver from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, performance, usability, screen, build quality

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Forerunner 101 GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 633 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 101 GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, performance, screen, route planning

build quality

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Garmin Forerunner 101 Review

 

Garmin Forerunner 101 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Garmin Forerunner 101 and comparisons to other Sports Watches

Inexpensive; Two-year internal memory

Big and bulky; Requires AAA batteries; No data upload

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Garmin Forerunner 101 Review

 

Here's what other reviewers have to say about the Forerunner 101:

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Very Inaccurate

 

This GPS is inexpensive for a good reason, it's inaccurate in keeping track of the most important things to a runner: Distance run and Pace. The higher end Garmin's use a better technology for calculating these. The GPS signal gets blocked frequently....

Easy to read. Keeps Time. Keeps History

Inaccurate. Pace time not dependable. Distance is very inaccurate

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Perfect for GPS, pedometer, altimeter and more

 

I just got the forerunner for Christmas this year (2008). I'm using rechargeable batteries and it's been working great for the last 2 hours and still going. I saw a previous post had issues with using rechargeable batteries. It doesnt seem to be a...

Easy to navigate menus, easy interface and buttons. Large display and light weight unit

Can't hook it up to a computer or add additional memory. But it doesn't appear this will be a problem at all

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Perfect for GPS, pedometer, altimeter and more

 

I just got the forerunner for Christmas this year (2008). I'm using rechargeable batteries and it's been working great for the last 2 hours and still going. I saw a previous post had issues with using rechargeable batteries. It doesnt seem to be a...

Easy to navigate menus, easy interface and buttons. Large display and light weight unit

Can't hook it up to a computer or add additional memory. But it doesn't appear this will be a problem at all

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Inexpensive, easy to use

 

This is a way better buy than the 201. The 201 can be hooked up to a computer but only with a "serial" cable not usb. The watch stores years of data anyway. It uses regular AAA batteries but you could buy rechargables and have the other "advantage" of...

easy to use, has backlight

Manual is acceptable but could be better

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about payment

 

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Buy the forerunner and toss the pedometer.

 

Gives you all the info you could want and easy to use. Beats re-driving a route to see how far you went

Could use longer battery life. I do ultra-walks of up to 24 hrs and don't like to deal with changing batteries while fatigued

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Perfect for GPS, pedometer, altimeter and more

 

I just got the forerunner for Christmas this year (2008). I'm using rechargeable batteries and it's been working great for the last 2 hours and still going. I saw a previous post had issues with using rechargeable batteries. It doesnt seem to be a...

Easy to navigate menus, easy interface and buttons. Large display and light weight unit

Can't hook it up to a computer or add additional memory. But it doesn't appear this will be a problem at all

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Inexpensive, easy to use

 

This is a way better buy than the 201. The 201 can be hooked up to a computer but only with a "serial" cable not usb. The watch stores years of data anyway. It uses regular AAA batteries but you could buy rechargables and have the other "advantage" of...

easy to use, has backlight

Manual is acceptable but could be better

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Product Specifications

The 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.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:100 x 64

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:1.7in
Weight:2.6oz
Width:3.3in

GPS System

Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Running
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:101
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Forerunner

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Waypoints:100

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Reference Guide
Title:ForeRunner 101
Type:Pocket guide/User manual
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