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    F O R E R U N N E R 6 1 0 ® o w n e r s m a n u a l...

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    Visit the Garmin Web site ( for current updates and supplemental information concerning the use and operation of this and other Garmin products. Garmin , the Garmin logo, Forerunner ®...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction ...3 About the Battery ...3 Setting Up the Device Registering Your Device Getting More Information Keys...4 Icons ...4 Tips and Shortcuts ...5 Locating Satellite Signals Menu Overview...6 Your Training ...7 Going for a Run ...7 Saving Your Run ...8 Options...8 Interval Workouts...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Pages ...34 Appendix ...39 Specifications ...39 About the Battery ...40 Heart Rate Monitor Battery Changing the Wrist Band Caring for Your Device...44 Updating the Software Using Garmin Connect ...45 Troubleshooting ...46 Index ...47 ...33 ...42 ...43 Forerunner 610 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 5: Introduction, About The Battery, Setting Up The Device, Registering Your Device, Getting More Information

    • Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe place. getting More Information • Go to • Go to /learningcenter. • Go to, or contact your Garmin dealer for information about optional accessories and replacement parts. Introduction ®...

  • Page 6: Keys, Icons, Touchscreen Tips

    Introduction Keys Each key has multiple functions. ➊ ➎ ➍ POwEr/ Hold to turn the device on ➊ LIgHT and off. Select to turn on the backlight. Select to search for a compatible weight scale. STArT/ Select to start and stop ➋...

  • Page 7: Locating Satellite Signals, Changing Data Fields

    in order to select items and change pages. You should practice using the touchscreen before you run. • Tap the touchscreen to scroll through the pages ➊. TIP: You can also swipe your finger across the touchscreen. • Swipe left to exit power save mode. •...

  • Page 8: Menu Overview

    Introduction Menu Overview Activities Totals Options: showing pace or speed, start of the week, deleting activities, resetting totals, uploading an activity Ready to Run Options: alerts, Auto Lap, Auto Pause, auto scroll Virtual Partner Virtual Racer Workouts: intervals, custom workouts Sport: running or cycling Training Pages: data fields Alarm...

  • Page 9: Your Training, Going For A Run

    Your Training This section describes training features and settings for your device. • Run basics (pages 7–8) • Alerts (page • Auto Lap (page ® • Auto Pause (page ® • Auto scroll (page • Virtual Partner (page ® • Virtual Racer (page ™...

  • Page 10: Saving Your Run, Run Options

    Your Training Saving Your run Hold RESET to save your run and reset the timer. run Options Displaying Pace or Speed > Setup. 1. Select 2. Select Training Pages. 3. Select a training page to customize. 4. Select a data field to customize. 5.

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    Setting Advanced Alerts If you have an optional heart rate monitor, foot pod, or GSC can set up advanced alerts for heart rate and cadence. > Training > Options > 1. Select Alerts. 2. Select an option: • Select Heart Rate to set the high and low heart rate values in beats per minute (bpm).

  • Page 12: Auto Lap

    Your Training message. The run/walk alerts will repeat until you stop the timer. Auto Lap The default Auto Lap setting is By Distance, 1 mile or 1 kilometer. NOTE: Auto Lap does not function during interval or custom workouts. Marking Laps by Distance You can use Auto Lap to automatically mark the lap at a specific distance.

  • Page 13: Pausing Your Run, Using Auto Scroll

    • Select Mark and Lap to trigger the lap counter at a specific GPS location marked before the run (use Mark Position) and at any location during the run where you select LAP. Pausing Your run Automatically NOTE: Auto Pause does not function during interval or custom workouts.

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    Your Training running with a Virtual Partner Your Virtual Partner is a training tool designed to help you meet your goals. > Training > Virtual 1. Select Partner. 2. Select Virtual Partner > On. 3. Select Format, and select Speed or Pace.

  • Page 15: Interval Workouts

    • Race Options—Allows you to edit the race name, delete the race, and set alert tones. racing Against an Activity From the web You must have a Garmin Connect account (page 28). Before you can wirelessly send an activity to your device, you must pair...

  • Page 16: Creating An Interval Workout, Starting An Interval Workout, Stopping An Interval Workout

    Your Training Creating an Interval workout > Training > Workouts 1. Select > Intervals. 2. Select Edit Workout. 3. Select Type, and select Time, Distance, or Open. TIP: To create an open-ended interval, set the type to Open. 4. Enter a distance or time interval value.

  • Page 17: Custom Workouts

    Forerunner. You can also schedule custom workouts using Garmin Connect or Garmin Training Center. You can plan workouts in advance and store them on your Forerunner. Forerunner 610 Owner’s Manual Creating a Custom workout 1.

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    Your Training For example, you can select a heart rate zone. Each time you exceed or drop below the specified heart rate, the device beeps and displays a message. 8. If necessary, select Rest Step > Yes. During a rest step, the timer continues to run and data is recorded.

  • Page 19: Bike Training Options

    Forerunner with your computer using the USB ANT Stick 1. Connect the USB ANT Stick to your computer. 2. Open Garmin Training Center or Garmin Connect (page 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. Forerunner 610 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 20: Ant+ Sensors, Pairing Your Ant+ Sensors

    Forerunner automatically recognizes your foot pod each time it is activated. • Make sure that the ANT+ sensor is compatible with your Garmin device. • Bring the Forerunner within range (3 m) of the ANT+ sensor. Stay 10 m away from other ANT+ sensors while pairing.

  • Page 21: Heart Rate Monitor, Forerunner 610 Owner's Manual

    • If is off, select Bike Sensor > Bike Sensor > On > Search for New. • If you still cannot pair the accessory, replace the accessory battery (heart rate monitor, page 43). When the accessory is paired, a message appears, and the accessory icon (page 4) appears solid on the...

  • Page 22: About Heart Rate Zones, Fitness Goals

    ANT+ Sensors The zone values update automatically; however, you can still edit each value manually. About Heart rate Zones Many athletes are using heart rate zones to measure and increase their cardiovascular strength and improve their level of fitness. A heart rate zone is a set range of heartbeats per minute.

  • Page 23: Foot Pod

    More Heart rate Options • Heart rate alerts (page • Heart rate zone calculations (page • Heart rate data fields • Heart rate troubleshooting (page Foot Pod Your Forerunner is compatible with the foot pod. You can use the foot pod to send data to your Forerunner when training indoors, when your GPS signal is weak, or when you lose satellite...

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    ANT+ Sensors > Setup > Foot Pod > 1. Select Calibrate > Distance. 2. Select a distance. 3. Select START to begin recording. 4. Run or walk the distance. 5. Select STOP. Calibrating Your Foot Pod by gPS You must have GPS signals to calibrate the foot pod using GPS.

  • Page 25: Using The Weight Scale

    gSC 10 Cadence data from the GSC 10 is always recorded. If there is no GSC 10 paired, GPS data is used to calculate the speed and distance. Cadence is your rate of pedaling or “spinning” measured by the number of revolutions of the crank arm per minute (rpm).

  • Page 26: Fitness Equipment

    Forerunner and heart rate monitor to fitness equipment so you can view your data on the equipment console. Look for the ANT+ Link Here logo on compatible fitness equipment. Go to more linking instructions. Forerunner 610 Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 27: Heart Rate Zone Calculations

    Heart rate Zone Calculations Zone % of Perceived Exertion Maximum Heart rate 50–60% Relaxed, easy pace, rhythmic breathing 60–70% Comfortable pace, slightly deeper breathing, conversation possible 70–80% Moderate pace, more difficult to hold conversation 80–90% Fast pace and a bit uncomfortable, breathing forceful 90–100% Sprinting pace, unsustainable...

  • Page 28: Ant+ Sensor Troubleshooting

    Problem Solution I have a third-party Make sure that it is compatible with the Forerunner ANT+ sensor. ( I changed the battery You must pair the sensor to your Forerunner again in my accessory. The heart rate data is •...

  • Page 29: History, Viewing History

    History Your Forerunner stores data based on the type of activity, the accessories used, and your training settings. The Forerunner can save approximately 180 hours of history with typical use. When the Forerunner memory is full, your oldest data is overwritten. Viewing History The history displays the date, time of day, distance, activity time, calories,...

  • Page 30: Deleting History, Using Free Software

    • Garmin Connect is Web-based software (www.garminconnect .com). You can use Garmin Connect on any computer with Internet access. • Garmin Training Center is computer software that does not require the Internet after installation.

  • Page 31: Computer

    Sending History to Your Computer Before you can wirelessly send an activity to your device, you must pair the Forerunner with your computer using the USB ANT Stick 1. Plug the USB ANT Stick USB port on your computer. 2. Bring your device within range (3 m) of your computer.

  • Page 32: Navigation, Locations, Location

    Navigation Navigation Locations Viewing and Saving Your Current Location Before you can view and save your location, you must locate satellite signals (page You can save your current location, such as your home or parking spot. > Where To? > Where 1.

  • Page 33: Navigating Back To Start, Stopping The Navigation, Gps Settings

    Satellite Page The satellite page shows your current GPS satellite information. For more information, go to /aboutGPS. > Setup > System > GPS > Select Satellites. Navigation...

  • Page 34: Settings, System Settings

    Settings Settings System Settings Select > Setup > System. • Language—sets the device language. • Key Tones—sets the device to use audible tones for key presses. • Alert Tones—sets the device to use audible tones for messages. • Alert Vibration—sets the device to use vibration for messages.

  • Page 35: Time Settings, Setting Your User Profile

    Time Settings Setting the Time Manually By default, the watch time is set automatically when the Forerunner locates satellites. > Setup > System > 1. Select Time > Set Time > Manual. 2. Enter the time. 3. If necessary, select Time Format to choose between 12 hour or 24 hour.

  • Page 36: Customizing The Training

    Settings effect is determined by your user profile information, heart rate, duration, and intensity of your activity. It is important to know that your training effect numbers (1.0–5.0) may seem abnormally high during your first few runs. It takes several activities for the device to learn your aerobic fitness.

  • Page 37: Data Fields

    6. Select ◄. 7. Select a data field to change it. 8. Select a category and a data field. For example, select Heart Rate > HR - Lap. Data Fields Data fields with the * symbol display statute or metric units. Data fields with the ** symbol require an ANT+ sensor.

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    Settings Data Field Description The margin of error for Accuracy * your exact location. For example, your GPS location is accurate to within +/- 12 feet. Grade Calculation of rise over run. For example, if for every 10 feet you climb (elevation) you travel 200 feet (distance), your grade is 5%.

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    Forerunner 610 Owner’s Manual Data Field Description Pace Zone Current range of pace. Zones can be set in Garmin Training Center or Garmin Connect. Reps to Go During a workout, the remaining repetitions. Speed * Current speed.

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    Settings Data Field Description Time Stopwatch time. Time – Avg. Average time to complete the laps so far. Time - Total time recorded. For Elapsed example, if you run 10 minutes, then stop the timer for 5 minutes, then start the timer again and run for 20 minutes, your elapsed time is 35 minutes.

  • Page 41: Appendix, Specifications

    Appendix Specifications notice The Forerunner is waterproof to IEC Standard 60529 IPX7. It can withstand immersion in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Prolonged submersion can cause damage to the unit. After submersion, be certain to wipe dry and air dry the unit before using or charging.

  • Page 42: About The Battery

    Appendix Heart rate Monitor Specifications Water 98.4 ft. (30 m) resistance This product does not transmit heart rate data to your GPS device while swimming. Battery User-replaceable CR2032, 3 volts Battery life Approximately 4.5 years (1 hour per day) Operating From 23°F to 122°F temperature (from -5°C to 50°C)

  • Page 43: Power Save, Maximizing Battery Life

    and power save mode. Exposure to extremely cold temperatures will also reduce battery life. Power Save After a period of inactivity, the Forerunner goes into power save mode and appears. The Forerunner displays the time and date, but does not connect with your ANT+ accessories or use GPS.

  • Page 44: Heart Rate Monitor Battery

    Appendix 3. Align the contacts on the back of the Forerunner with the posts on the charging cradle ➊. The charging cradle is magnetic and holds the Forerunner in place. When you connect the Forerunner to a power source, the Forerunner turns on, and the charging screen appears.

  • Page 45: Changing The Wrist Band

    Forerunner 610 Owner’s Manual Changing the wrist Band You can purchase a fabric wrist band accessory for the Forerunner ( 1. Use the pin tool to remove the ➊ pins ➋. ➋...

  • Page 46: Caring For Your Device

    Appendix ➍ ➌ ➎ 3. Insert the tapered end pin to secure the connector to the Forerunner. TIP: You must firmly press the pin into the connector. Use a sturdy, blunt object, if necessary. 4. Align the connector with the loop of the fabric wrist strap.

  • Page 47: Updating The Software Using Garmin Connect

    1. Connect the USB ANT Stick to your computer. 2. Go to If there is new software available, Garmin Connect alerts you to update the software. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. 4. Keep your device in range (3 m) of the computer during the update process.

  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    Appendix Troubleshooting Problem Solution The keys do not 1. Hold POwEr until the screen goes blank. respond. How do I 2. Hold POwEr until the screen turns on. reset the device? NOTE: This does not erase any of your data or settings. I want to clear all the NOTE: This deletes all user-entered information, but it does not user data from my...

  • Page 49: Index

    5, 35–38 data recording deleting custom workout history Index locations distance alerts data fields elevation data fields location fitness equipment foot pod 21, 21–22 Garmin Connect 17, Garmin Training Center accuracy satellite signals 5, settings grade GSC 10...

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    Index heart rate alerts data fields 36–37 zones 19–20 heart rate monitor battery cleaning pairing specifications history deleting missing transferring viewing 27, icons interval workouts keys tones language lifetime athlete lithium-ion battery 3, locating satellite signals locations marking your location navigating back to start to locations...

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    time alerts data fields format setting the watch zones tones alerts keys touchscreen cleaning tips Training Effect transferring history troubleshooting ANT+ accessories Forerunner units updating the software user profile Forerunner 610 Owner’s Manual vibration alerts Virtual Partner Virtual Racer 12, walking breaks water resistance 39–40...

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    0808 2380000 (913) 397.8200 +44 (0) 870.8501241 For the latest free software updates (excluding map data) throughout the life of your garmin products, visit the garmin web site at Garmin International, Inc. 1200 East 151 Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA Garmin (Europe) Ltd.

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  • Ravi Venkataraman May 20, 2016 12:57:
    Personal training, initially for 10 K run.
  • Michael Petree Nov 29, 2015 08:42:
    Where can I get a replacemen​t battery for my 2 year old Forerunner 610?