2011 Holiday Gift Guide For Men – Outdoors


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This holiday season can be a little stressful if you don’t know what kind of gift your husband, brother, father or guy friend will enjoy.  We are taking away the need to guess because we did a survey of over 50 men ages 18 to 55 . Here is a list of a few of the most wanted items on their lists:

Outdoors/Sporting Edition


Garmin Forerunner 410

2011 Holiday Deals – Gifts For Men

Buy Garmin Forerunner 410

The Garmin Forerunner 410 GPS enabled sports watch and heart rate monitor – $299-$375 – Amazon Reviewers gave this item 3.5 stars out of 5


The Garmin Forerunner 410 heart rate monitor will help you take your training to the next level. This powerful GPS-enhanced watch accurately records time, pace, distance, elevation and heart rate.

  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver stays locked onto satellites, even near tall buildings and under tree cover; HotFix® satellite prediction locks onto satellites quickly
  • Included premium heart rate monitor chest strap aids you in optimizing your performance while training
  • 5 customizable heart rate zones help you improve your fitness by ensuring you’re working out at a level that provides the most benefit
  • Touch bezel around display allows users to easily scroll through function screens with a single finger while running; touch bezel has been enhanced to work well when moist
  • Forerunner 410 features an advanced calorie-consumption formula that calculates calories burned based on changes in the user’s heart rate during aerobic activity
  • Customize the data that is displayed on up to 3 training pages; you can determine how many fields are displayed on each page—1 big field, 2 fields or 3 smaller fields
  • Virtual Partner® allows you to set time, distance or speed goals and then compete against a runner icon on the 410 display
  • Mark locations, save locations or navigate back to the starting point with the basic navigation capabilities
  • ANT+ wireless technology lets you automatically transfer data between your computer and Forerunner without even taking the watch off; compatible with Mac and PC computers
  • Use the Garmin Connect community website to track your time, speed, distance and calories burned; store and share routes with other Forerunner users on the website
  • In Garmin Connect, you can see the route you traveled on a map, view a summary of your run, create goals and find new courses to run
  • You can also share workout information and compete against other users’ recorded courses by wirelessly transferring data to other Forerunner 410 or Forerunner 405 units nearby
  • Sleek design allows the watch to be worn during everyday activities; or, power it down completely to conserve battery power
  • Built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 8 hrs. of use in training mode and 2 weeks in power save mode
  • Water-resistant construction meets IPX7 standards (submersible to 1m for 30 min.)
  • Includes the standard wrist strap and 2 fabric replacement straps that fit a variety of wrist sizes
  • Optional foot pod (sold separately) transmits speed/distance data without the use of satellites, so the Forerunner 410 can also be used indoors
  • Forerunner 410 tracks your cycling workouts when paired with a GSC 10 Speed and Cadence Sensor, sold separately
  • Includes Forerunner 410, USB ANT+ stick, premium heart rate strap, 2 fabric replacement wrist straps, charging clip, AC adapter, owner’s manual on disk and quick start manual

1 Comment

  1. Tracy W.

    So far this watch has seemed accurate to me and I love the fact that it uploads automatically to my computer when I get near it with the watch. HRM seems accurate even though others state it is not. The only issues I have with it are that it doesn’t stay charged very long. At best you might get two days of running out of it before you have to recharge it. I charged mine to 100% yesterday and it’s at 93% today without me touching it. My other complaint is that it digs into my wrist bones with the standard band that comes on it. Other than that it’s been a great tool for my runs!

    December 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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