Forerunner 101 Can Be Pre-Ordered from

I just noticed that has started accepting pre-orders for the Garmin Forerunner 101, the little brother to the Garmin Forerunner 201. What's the difference?

The Forerunner 101 has:

  • no connectivity-- PC interface removed,
  • different power source-- uses two AAA batteries instead of a rechargeable,
  • increased thickness-- unit is 0.2" thicker, probably to accomodate batteries, and
  • decreased price.

It will be interesting to see if this product makes as big a splash as the Forerunner 201 did. The 201 is one of the most popular products that we've ever featured on Operation Gadget. Will the 101 sell like hotcakes because the street price is below the magic $100 price point?

If you have any thoughts about the Forerunner 101, I'd love to hear them.