If you’re a fan of Garmin’s Forerunner line of GPS sport watches, the company’s newly announced Garmin FR60 will likely be an object of your love. Why? Because it’s lighter, smaller, and all around just more beautiful than any Forerunner I’ve seen.
Garmin’s FR60 comes in flavors for men and women–red, lilac, and black–and weighs in at 44 and 41 grams for each respective sex. The FR60 comes with a heart rate monitor, and optional foot pod, both ANT+ wirelessly connected so data is seamless transferred to the watch. Neither accessories need to be turned on or off either, as they shut off automatically once motion stops.
The FR60 tracks all kinds of workout data including heart rate, speed, distance, calories burned, and more. And because the watch works with data from the HR monitor and foot pod, it works indoors without a GPS signal. Something handy for folks like me in Winnipeg where it’s -30 right now.
The GPS watch also comes with a USB ANT+ Stick that once plugged in, allows you to wirelessly send your workout data to the computer. It also seamlessly transmits data to Garmin’s Connect online community so you can share and compare your stats with friends or workout partners.
No prices or release details have come my way yet, but expect for something more official come March.