Rated 2 out of 5 by MissSchmoop Repeatedly got a blank screen, or ran out of juice
What I liked about this watch is the smallish size on my wrist, and all the features for running. The GPS seemed accurate.
However, within the first month, the screen would repeatedly go blank at inopportune times, for no apparent reason. The only way to get it to come back was to charge it, even though the battery had plenty of charge. Also, the battery would die VERY QUICKLY for no apparent reason. I went on a vacation for 10 days, charged it completely the day before, NEVER used the GPS or run function, and it died completely in 4 days. Very annoying. Also, I liked using the run-walk function in theory, but unless you have the watch by your ear, you will never hear the beep to switch (from running or walking). The next version up has a vibrate function which seems much more helpful. I wish this worked better, I was so hopeful this would be the best running watch for me.
November 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Great fit for a smaller wrist
I had the Garmin ForeRunner 405 for years and it would always give me wrist pain. I finally purchased this and it's much more comfortable. I'm a 5' 4" female with a smaller build and this one fits much better. It isn't as heavy as the larger faced ones. I don't have any trouble reading it. I also like that everything is operated by a push of a button vs the touch screen. I have not synced it to my devices yet so can't comment on that but would expect it'd be similar to the last one. This also keeps my time better than my old Garmin, it's much quicker to respond as well.
July 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Northw00ds Good overall functionality - basic training watch
I have been very happy with the overall function of this training watch. Primary use in my first marathon training program. The pace function is very useful and provides good feedback on my training runs. It is comfortable to wear while running. The GPS acquisition function seems to hang-up occasionally or seems slow. If I push the "back" button (lower left) and then the re-press the upper right button to access satellites it connects quickly on the second try.
The Garmin Connect has numerous tools to track and analyze data. I have had a few minor glitches when syncing my device, but it seems to be learning and the early problems are no longer a problem.
All in all, I really like this training device.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by VirginiaRunner Garmin FR 15
Watch arrived in two days!! Easy to use right out of the box. Easy to read and switch between screens while running. Great watch and the price was great too.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by earlychildhoodlady Great Features
I just received this Garmen. I have used it for three runs this week. I loved being able to see my pace each mile. It keeps track of your steps too. I can easily find my fastest mile. It only takes about a minute to locate you and seems to be very accurate. I have not downloaded my runs to their website yet, but I know there are additional features there that I'm looking forward to seeing. So far it's a keeper!
September 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vice247 Excellent product
Had a Garmin 500, and needed something for running and my OCR races. The 15 was a great investment the only gripe is the large band is almost too small for my large frame
September 3, 2014