Garmin Forerunner 201 GPS Personal Trainer

Garmin Updated: 2008-09-18 RSS
Garmin Forerunner 201 GPS Personal Trainer

The Forerunner 201 offers athletes a personal training device with GPS that measures speed, distance, pace and calories burned, and runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. After you run, connect your Forerunner 201 to your computer to store and analyze your workout.

Train Hard
The Forerunner 201 is packed with workout-enhancing features that make your training that much easier. You can set alarms that sound when you reach a certain distance or time or when you exceed a certain pace. Start a new lap automatically after a preset distance with Auto Lap®. Using Auto Pause®, the 201 stops the timer automatically when you slow down or stop during your workout.

Meet Your Virtual Training Partner
Use Forerunner's unique training tool, Virtual Partner®, to help you meet your training goals. Simply enter the distance and time or pace/speed you want to maintain during your workout. Virtual Partner appears on the Forerunner as a tiny runner that "runs" alongside of you, displaying your goal pace compared to your current pace — so you can see at a glance whether you're keeping up or falling behind. To complete your workout and meet your goal, just stay ahead of the Virtual Partner.

Track Your Progress
As an added benefit, you can analyze and store data from your workouts using free Garmin Training Center® software, which lets you analyze data with interactive graphs that chart your pace, time and distance. Overlay your run on a map so you can pinpoint specific areas and see how elevation and other factors affect your performance. Or, upload your workout data to, Garmin's web-based application that provides in-depth analysis of your workouts, online mapping and route sharing that will take your training to the next level.

Forerunner 201: You'll like the results

More Forerunner 201 features:

* Download free Garmin Training Center® software to store and analyze data from your Forerunner 201 on your PC.
* Upload and analyze your workout data at or train for events at
* Customize the fit of the wristband with the included expander strap.
* Mark specific locations, and then look up and navigate to these points using an electronic map.
* Retrace your steps to a starting point (Back to Start feature) or reverse your normal route for routine variation.
* Track and calculate calories burned over the course of a workout.
* Automatically record up to 5000 laps; the Forerunner stores approximately two years of data by day, week or month.
* Mark a new lap at a preset distance or time with AutoLap®.
* Stop the timer automatically when you slow down or stop during your run with AutoPause®.
* Set a pace alarm to sound an alert when you begin traveling slower or faster than your desired pace.
* Set a distance alarm to sound when you reach a specified distance during your workout.