If you are a runner then you know the importance of tracking and monitoring your heart rate. You probably already have a heart rate monitor but with technological advances you are realizing yours is quickly becoming antiquated. Perhaps you like many other individuals want to start some cardio training but have found yourself in the familiar position of lacking the motivation or countability to help keep you going. The Garmin Forerunner 610 can help. Let's take a look at some of the features of the 610 running watch.

First of all it has a touch screen. Trying to stay in a rhythm is hard enough without having to push a bunch of buttons. With the touch or swipe feature you can get on with your run without missing a step; all you need to do is touch or swipe to track your running details, check and adjust settings, and advance pages. All of this and much more while being rain, sweat and spill resistant.

Are you familiar with Virtual Partner and Virtual Racer? Virtual Partner gives you the ability to see how you measure up to a static pace you set. Virtual Racer provides an opportunity for you to compete with yourself by racing your previous bests or even activity from others in real-time conditions.

For helping you train smarter, the Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS Running Watch with Heart rate Monitor measures the impact of any activity such as aerobics. Based on your profile it this watch can calculate your heart rate and difficulty of an activity. You can also set your running watch to vibrate when you've reached your desired running time, distance, calories burned, desired heart rate and much more.

A feature especially helpful for cyclists, the Garmin 610 come with a ready to go GPS feature which can help you navigate you back to your starting point. If you want to try some new routes without the fear of getting lost; no need to worry with your new GPS Running Watch.

If you want to log all of your information on your computer but do not want to be tied down to any cables, your running watch automatically transfers date to your computer when you are in range of your router.

This Forerunner watch allows you to configure up to 4 training pages with up to 4 data fields. You can then create custom workouts with varied exercises and rest intervals based on time and distance. The Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS Running Watch With Heart rate Monitor allows you to be you and train effectively.