Garmin FR70 Heart Rate Monitor - blue

Quick Overview

A fresh new look and colours with improved button functionality and restyled, robust wristbands. With different models specifically built for men and women, the sleek, easy-to-use sports watch tells you your total exercise time, calories burned, time in 5 x heart rate training zones and more.

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Regular Price: £119.99

Special Price: £107.99

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The Garmin FR70 heart rate monitor is a fresh replacement of the VERY POPULAR FR60. This heart monitor will log every mile and every minute and is a sleek fitness watch plus a workout tool that tracks your time, heart rate and calories burned.  When bundled with the wireless foot pod, the FR70 also tracks speed and distance, indoors or out.  Then it wirelessly sends your workout data via USB to your computer for later analysis.


First impressions

In our view, and please remember have first hand practical knowledge all the products we sell, the FR70 is one of the best heart rate monitors we have ever sold. Not only is it very reasonably priced heart rate monitor but it has some very technical (and normally expensive) features like, Virtual Partner, 5 x Heart Rate training zones, Pace alerts, multisport mode to change the screen views of the heart rate monitor for different sports, up to 5 x training views for each sport with customisable screen views, from 1 to 4 lines per page. Remember also that the FR70 is ANT+ enabled to it can be paired with any ANT+ heart rate belts (although it does come with one) or ANT+ bike speed sensors or ANT+ pedal cadence sensors.


Post Session reviews : View your heart rate monitor training session online at Garmin Connect™ where you can store, analyze and share with a community of fitness enthusiasts.


NOTE... the FR70 will NOT automatically switch from a bike sensor to a foot pod (or vice versa), for example, during a TRIATHLON - the user would need to press STOP, then START a new file to pick up the new sensor. That said, it is a very good heart rate monitor for multisport users who don't want to spend over £250 on a Forerunner 310XT or 910XT GPS heart rate monitor.


Key features: 

  • Easy-to-use fitness watch for indoor and outdoor use
  • Battery life: One year, user-replaceable coin cell battery
  • Water resistant to 50 meters
  • Download data from the FR70 to both PC (Win 2000 or newer) and MAC (OS 10.4.11 or later, Intel based Power PC G4)
  • Calculates time, heart rate and distance (on models with foot pod)
  • Sleek and stylish
  • Virtual Partner™ (user sets distance and desired completion time, FR70 will then pace you along)
  • The FR70 can be used for running, cycling and other fitness activities
  • ANT+™ technology: Wirelessly connect to heart rate monitor, foot pod and speed cadence sensor, then share fitness data with your computer 


Watch features

  • ANT+ fitness equipment compatible - check here for more details ANT+ interoperability
  • FR70 is ANT+ weight scale compatible
  • Two time zones with daily alarms (great for when going on holiday)
  • Stopwatch with run time of 20 hrs / 100 lap memory
  • Accurate heart rate based CALORIE computation
  • Configurable training pages with auto scroll - hands free operation giving you all the info you need - see below++
  • Auto Lap (user can set to auto lap every mile, kilometre etc - for recall post exercise)
  • Heart rate zones - 5 (five) heart rate zones. Automatically set with option to manually personalise EACH zone
  • Time in HR Zones - view time spent in HR zones via download to PC / MAC (this data NOT shown on watch)
  • Alerts - FR70 can be set to alert after a specific time (i.e. 45 mins) or distance (5 miles)
  • Zone alerts for Heart Rate (upper and lower), bike speed, running pace and pedal cadence (with optional pods)
  • Time or Distance based intervals - user set up with optional warm up time - then intervals (time or distance based) x repeat number of times (with optional time based recovery) then finish with optional cool down.
  • Weight of Garmin FR70: men’s 1.6 oz (44 g), women’s 1.4 oz (41 g)
  • Display size of Garmin FR70: 0.8”W x 1.1”H (2.0 x 2.8 cm)
  • Display resolution of Garmin FR70: 31W x 56H pixels
  • Size: men’s 1.5”W x 2.2”H x 0.5”D (3.8 x 5.6 x 1.3 cm), women’s 1.5”W x 2.1”H x 0.6”D (3.8 x 5.2 x 1.4 cm)
  • Operating temperature range: -10° C to 50° C
  • Garmin product code : 010-00743-72


++ The FR70 has 5 VIEW modes that you can toggle between when training.  You can enable, 1,2,3, 4 or all 5 views.  Within each optional view, you can choose up to 3 parameters to display from: cadence, avg cadence, lap cadence, calories (based on exercising heart rate), distance, lap distance, heart rate, average hr, lap hr, % of max hr, av % of max hr, lap % of max hr, hr zone (1-5 zones), laps, pace, av pace, lap pace, speed, av speed, lap speed,steps, lap steps, time elapsed, time, lap time, ave lap time, time of day... WOW ! that's what we'd call "user configurable display option".


NOTE - to enable % of max HR, you need to set personal settings in Garmin Connect webservice to % of Max HR - then UPLOAD setting from Garmin Connect website (via uploader) to FR70 unit.  You only need do this once.


What's In The Box?

  • Garmin FR70  heart rate monitor in BLUE / BLACK
  • Garmin USB ANT Stick™ for wireless upload of training session
  • Premium Heart rate monitor
  • User manual

Additional Information

SKU 010-00743-72
Watch/Unit Dimensions 1.5" x 2.2" x 0.5" (3.8 x 5.5 x 1.3 cm)
Time of Day Yes
Date Yes
Daily Alarm Yes
Chronograph / Stopwatch Yes - 100 laps, 20 hours
Interval Training Yes
Heart Rate Monitor Yes - chest strap included
hrm calories Yes
Show percent of max HR Yes
Time Spent in HR Training Zone(s) Yes
heart rate alarms Yes
Autolapping feature Yes
Distance measured Yes - with optional Speed/Cadence Pod or Foot Pod
Running Pace Yes - with optional Speed/Cadence Pod or Foot Pod
Pace / Speed alarms Yes
Realtime Speed Yes - with optional Speed/Cadence Pod or Foot Pod
Pedal Cadence Yes - with optional Speed/Cadence Pod
Run Cadence Yes - with optional Foot Pod
Power compatible No
Swimetrics - swimming data No
Training Load / Training Effect No
Coaching / Training Programme No
Resting heart rate / fitness test No
Time left before recovered No
Heart Rate recovery timer No
PC / Mac upload Yes - PC & Mac
Level of PC download data Basic graphs and summary data
Session memory in watch Yes - 100 laps, 20 hours
HR Variability R-R recording No
Transmission system Generic ANT+
GPS Altimeter No Altimeter
Virtual Partner / Pacing feature Yes
Number of GPS tracks N/A
Number of Waypoints N/A
Plan / Follow GPS routes? No
Temperature recording No
GPS Pod Dimensions N/A
Water Resistancy Yes - 50m
Battery Type in Watch/Unit Coincell - self change
Battery Life in Watch/Unit 8+ months
Chest Transmitter Battery Coincell - self change
Backlight Yes
Warranty 12 months
GPS chipset N/A

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