Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch with Heart-Rate Monitor (Blue)

Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch with Heart-Rate Monitor (Blue)

Stay motivated and accomplish your fitness goals with FR70, a sleek fitness watch plus workout tool that tracks your time, heart rate and calories burned. FR70 sports a fresh new look and colors and a comfortable wristband.

Train Indoors or Out

In the gym or on the road, FR70 tracks all your workout data, including time, heart rate, calories burned and more. At the heart of its success is FR70’s wireless ANT+™ technology, which allows it to connect to other ANT+ compatible devices, like the included heart rate monitor, optional foot pod, or even ANT+ compatible fitness equipment.

Monitor Your Health

You also can track weight, body fat, body water and six other measurements when using the FR70 with the Tanita BC-1000 body composition scale. The readings are stored on FR70, then automatically sent to Garmin Connect™ when in range of your computer.

Listen to Your Heart

FR70 also connects wirelessly to a heart rate monitor, providing instant feedback about how hard you’re working. FR70 continuously tracks heart beats per minute and displays your heart rate zone, so you can monitor and improve your fitness level.

Go for Distance

With the ANT+ seamless wireless link, FR70 connects to the optional wireless foot pod, which tracks your distance and speed effortlessly, both indoors and out. Using advanced accelerometer technology, the foot pod collects and sends precise data about your movements, gathering distance and speed data.


When paired with an optional speed/cadence sensor, FR70 tracks the speed and distance of your cycling workouts. The wireless speed/cadence sensor attaches securely to your bike and measures your pedaling cadence and wheel speed as you ride. You even can use it to train indoors because the sensor attaches to your rear wheel.

Sync and Share

Once your workout is done, FR70 automatically transfers data to your PC or Mac®, wirelessly when in range. No cables, no hookups. The data’s just there, ready for you to analyze, categorize and share through our online community, Garmin Connect.

What’s in the Box:

  • FR70
  • Heart rate monitor
  • USB ANT Stick™
  • Manual

Product Features

  • Water resistant fitness watch with heart rate monitor tracks time, heart rate and calories burned
  • Includes ANT+ technology, which allows it to connect to other ANT+ compatible devices
  • Features 2 time zones, daily alarm, 20 hrs/100 lap memory, configurable training pages and alerts
  • Calculates speed and distance when paired with foot pod (sold separately)
  • Share data wirelessly with your your PC or Mac when in range

2 thoughts on “Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch with Heart-Rate Monitor (Blue)

  1. Clarence

    Great Functionality! Buttons hard to press. . . 0

  2. VTMusicFan

    Excellent training tool I purchased this device together with the .I use this for running (with HRM & Foot Pod), biking (with Bontrager Duotrap speed/cadence sensor) and Spinning (with HRM).My previous “electronic training partners” have included a Garmin Forerunner 305 and an iPhone 4s on an armband. Both have advantages and disadvantages over the FR70.I have been frustrated with the Garmin 305 due to: – GPS lock-on delay and inaccuracy (particularly on overcast days) – Battery life unsuitable for all-day activities – Useless indoorsI’ve been frustrated with the iPhone 4s solution due to: – Bulkiness and discomfort, particularly on long runs – GPS accuracy better than FR305, but still poor on overcast days (overestimates distance by 10%+) – Fear of wrecking iPhone on bike or destroying with rain or sweat on a run – Battery life unsuitable for all-day activities – Useless indoorsIdeally I wanted a solution for biking, running and spinning that solved all these problems.After doing days of painstaking research, I finally decided to try the Garmin FR70. Honestly, I never imagined I would buy a non-GPS training device, but after reading the glowing reviews of the Garmin Foot Pod accuracy, I thought I’d give it a shot.First impressions are extremely good. Setup and installation went smoothly. At first, the ANT+ stick couldn’t find the watch, but I rebooted my PC after the software install and moved the ANT+ stick to a different USB port and it worked like a charm.I’ve only used it for a few weeks so far, but the things I really like are: – Very comfortable strap and “just-right” size watch face. Not bulky like GPS watches. – Foot pod accuracy is remarkable. – Ability to read ANT+ speed/cadence sensors (works great with the Duotrap on my Trek Madone 5.9) – Feature rich, but still easy to use – lots of configurable options, including ability to customize the display of data fields – Very nice display – Build quality is excellent. – Wireless ANT+ connectivity to computer for data upload. I just place the watch on my desk after a workout and within a few seconds, the data is available on GarminConnect – Very long battery life and cheap battery replacements (purportedly 1 year – haven’t had it long enough to verify this yet) – Comfortable heart rate strap.Things I don’t like: – nothing at all! I’ll update this review if I find anything.I haven’t used it for swimming yet. I’ll update this review when I try that.I have not had any trouble at all pushing the buttons as some have encountered. I think the buttons are designed to be a little harder to push than a normal watch so that you don’t accidentally push them during a workout. On my FR70 at least, they’re exactly how I’d want them to be.This is a great little training tool that will help you to get fitter. I’m very satisfied so far.EDIT—-Several weeks later I am even more impressed: – The Garmin footpod is so accurate you will swear it’s using magic. – Wireless syncing is very well implemented. I pull into my garage after coming home from a workout at the gym, and before I get out of my car, I hear my watch beeping, letting me know it has synced with my computer inside my house. This is not the gimmick I thought it was going to be, it’s a big timesaver. I’m a convert. – Remarkable battery life. I just can’t believe I don’t have to charge it, or the HRM strap. How refreshing!UPDATE August 2013——————I’ve had this watch for ~9 months now, and I still love it. I now wear it as my daily watch – it never leaves my wrist.One feature I am really loving is the customizable Training Pages. I’ve started doing different types of running workouts (long runs, tempos, intervals, repeats), so being able to see different data fields on different kinds of runs is very useful, and it helps me train more efficiently.For example, I have a training page for Intervals/Repeats that shows Current Heart Rate Zone, Lap Time and Current Pace (don’t care about the distance on these runs). My goal is to keep it in Zone 5 (which I configured to be 95%+ of HRmax) for 2+ minutes, then recover and repeat 6-8 times. I hit LAP every time I slow down to recover or start another interval so that I can slice & dice the data better in Garmin Connect after I crawl back home.For my long runs (easy pace), I don’t wear the HR strap and I don’t care about the time, so I configure the Training Page to show Average Pace, Total Distance & Current Pace. It keeps me amused.For my tempo runs, I usually…

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