June 13, 2023
With twenty years of expertise beneath our belts, Garmin releases knowledge to spotlight 20 years of operating accomplishments in addition to 20 years of watches for runners.
At Garmin we all know runners. Rising earlier than the solar simply to get miles in earlier than work, sweating by your T-shirt whereas most of your pals are nonetheless in mattress, always pursuing the following private greatest merely in your personal satisfaction — all experiences we all know properly, as a result of we’re proper there with you. In actual fact, we have now been for the final 20 years.
Garmin launched the world’s first GPS operating watch, the Forerunner® 201, in 2003, and my how the years have flown. (Peep the images beneath — exhausting to consider now, however sure, we did used to stroll round with these on our wrists. And it actually was cool on the time.) And to have a good time the Forerunner product line’s 20th anniversary, which simply so occurs to coincide with International Working Day, we pulled some knowledge from Garmin Join, our free instrument for monitoring all of your well being and health knowledge, to exhibit simply how a lot you all have run over the previous twenty years.
- On International Working Day (June 7) alone, Garmin customers ran 8,604,934 miles – which is 1,057,542 miles greater than they ran on International Working Day in 2022.
- As of Could 8, 2023, Garmin customers have run 18.7 billion miles (30.2 billion kilometers). That’s the equal of 40,000 journeys to the moon and again — or 100 spherical journeys to the solar and again.
- Of the overall operating miles logged in Garmin Join, 12.7 billion miles have been from Forerunners. That’s 68% of all Garmin operating miles.
- Greater than 40,000 runs have been recorded that have been 100 miles or longer — 40,310 runs to be precise — throughout 28,960 Garmin Join customers. Some even crept as much as practically 200 miles. You ultrarunners don’t fiddle.
Within the 20 years since its inception, we’ve crafted greater than 40 iterations of the Forerunner watch — every mannequin constructing upon the final to make sure that those that run with Garmin at all times have entry to the most recent developments in health know-how. And whereas there’s one thing particular in every watch we launch, there are a number of specifically we wished to spotlight for devoted Forerunner followers.
Forerunner® 201 – 2003
Again the place all of it started — the primary Forerunner (to not be confused with the Forerunner 101, which really got here after the 201) was the primary GPS operating watch available on the market. We hesitate to name it a watch, as a result of by right now’s requirements, it’s fairly enormous — however again then, it was revolutionary.
Forerunner® 305 – 2006
The Forerunner 305 was such a fan favourite among the many operating group that its gross sales’ lifespan was greater than 6 years — which is a very long time in tech years. Its GPS antenna really wrapped round a part of the wrist to supply a greater view of the sky, with the GPS receiver enabling it to trace beneath bushes and close to tall buildings.
Enjoyable truth: Within the final three months, there have nonetheless been 849 Garmin Join customers actively importing runs utilizing their Forerunner 305 watches — Garmin Forerunners are that sturdy.
Forerunner® 310XT – 2009
The XT stands for cross-training, so the Forerunner 310XT was the primary Garmin watch constructed with triathletes in thoughts. It opened the door past simply operating — now customers might observe swimming, biking and operating all with the identical system. And whereas Garmin now provides a number of completely different watches for triathletes, 7,280 Garmin Join customers are nonetheless loyal to their 2009 310XT fashions.
Forerunner 10® – 2012
The concept with the Forerunner 10 was to make it as inexpensive as doable to the lots — all people deserves to get probably the most out of their runs. Garmin engineers have been confronted with the problem of constructing a compelling product that also packed dependable metrics at a cheaper price level — and with greater than 1 million models offered, we predict it’s protected to say they nailed it.
Forerunner 225® – 2015
The Forerunner 225 was Garmin’s first-ever watch with an optical coronary heart price sensor in-built, full with a colourful gauge to establish your coronary heart price zones for higher coaching. Since then, nearly all of our wearables now have built-in coronary heart price sensors, so the Forerunner 225 was a little bit of trailblazer for its time.
Forerunner® 645 – 2018
The Garmin Forerunner 645 was the primary operating watch constructed to connect with third-party music apps similar to Spotify and Amazon Music. You possibly can additionally add MP3s straight to the watch so you would go away your telephone at house whereas venturing out for a run with out sacrificing the tunes. Ah, music to our ears.
Forerunner® 945 LTE – 2021
The Forerunner 945 LTE was the primary Garmin smartwatch to be utterly network-connected with out using a telephone. For runners this interprets to freedom with an added sense of safety. Family and friends can observe your reside location in your runs with out the trouble of lugging your telephone together with you — actually a win for all concerned.
Forerunner® 965 – 2023
Launched simply this 12 months, the Forerunner 965 is the primary Garmin Forerunner to return full with a superb OLED show and premium supplies, just like the light-weight titanium bezel. It nonetheless options probably the most superior operating and health options out there — and it’s nonetheless purpose-built to be sturdy regardless of the surroundings — nevertheless it’ll look an entire lot higher on the rostrum as soon as the tried-and-true Garmin operating options enable you get there.
New to the Garmin operating group? We’re comfortable to have you ever. In case you’re a knowledge nerd (like we’re), you may learn by how a few of our options work with Firstbeat Analytics™ on our science pages devoted particularly to runners like your self. Or, should you’re able to run as an alternative of learn, you may store our newest Garmin Forerunner watches right here.
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