By Keri Algar

SYDNEY, NSW: The Forerunner 610 by Garmin will be showcased at the Australian fitness and health expo at the Sydney Convention Centre (stand L42) this weekend and will be released to retailers in May.

The weatherproof touchscreen is rain, sweat and splash resistant and features stored data functionalities to track fitness progress. Metrics such as time, distance, pace, elevation, and heart rate are able to be recorded. Users can even compete, or measure up against each other online by downloading their data onto the Garmin Connect community.

The new Garmin Forerunner 610.

“The Forerunner 610 is more than just a running watch, it’s a training partner”, said Ian Edwards, national sales manager Garmin Australasia. “With innovative features, including vibration alerts, training effect, run/walk training and our very own Garmin Connect, the Forerunner 610 will help you make the most of your workout every time.”

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The GPS watch has also claimed a Red Dot Design award in Germany: this has recently been awarded to Bosch as well.