UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For more current recommendations, please refer to our GPS for runners post.
The Garmin Forerunner 101 GPS is Garmin’s entry level product in the Forerunner series. The primary features distinguishing it from the Forerunner 201 are that it runs on two AAA batteries and cannot be connected to a computer for data transfer. Meanwhile, the 301 adds a heart rate monitor and some advanced features.
A popular device, the Forerunner 101 got an average 4 out of 5 star rating from 32 reviewers at Amazon.
Here’s what other reviewers have to say about the Forerunner 101:
- Running Times offers this review of the Fore Runner 101.
- Paramount Zone includes some screen shots in their review of the Garmin 101.
- Read some more user opinions in this review of the Garmin Fore Runner 101.
Here are some other resources on this unit:
- The official Garmin Forerunner 101 web page.
- A PDF version of the Forerunner 101 owners manual.
- Want to compare the features of the 101, 201 and 301, or other handhelds? Check out this Garmin GPS comparison page.
- How to swim with a Forerunner.
- Finally, there is a Yahoo Garmin Forerunner discussion group, devoted exclusively to this product line.