Wrist-top GPS For Less than $200

Garmin has posted a sneak peak of an upcoming wrist-mounted GPS unit designed specifically for runners. The Forerunner 201 is tiny compared to dash-mounted units, but large by comparison to units from Casio or Suunto. In exchange for the size, the Forerunner offers a large graphical display that can show speeds and directions, chart waypoints and guide you to specific locations on a map. It has features specifically for runners, such as calorie tracking and lap times, as well as a “virtual running buddy” you can pace yourself against. The Forerunner is significanly cheaper than other wrist-mounted GPS’s too — around $160 compared to $500 to $700 for others. Release expected for x-mas 2003.