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Compatible with:
Forerunner 910xt
Forerunner 610
Forerunner 305
Forerunner 405
Forerunner 405CX
Forerunner 310XT
FR60
FR70
Forerunner 50
Forerunner 210
Forerunner 410
Forerunner 610
Part#: 010-11092-00

This lightweight foot pod transmits distance and pace data. It's small enough to attach to shoelaces or fit in the mid-sole pocket of compatible shoes.

The Foot Pod is one of those accessories in which the benefits are not fully understood. The question I get often is Why would I want to buy a foot pod when my watch already has GPS? Well there are 3 benefits to using a foot pod (and an additional benefit if you are using an FR60 or FR70).

Indoor running:
-If you run indoors during the colder months or inclement weather, with the use of a foot pod you can still have all the information from the run on your watch.
-Why would you need to use a foot pod when running on a treadmill when the machine will give you your time, distance and calories?
Without using a foot pod and storing the activity on your watch, you cannot analyze the run afterwards
Garmin units use heart rate based calorie counting so if you are basing your calorie expenditure off of the treadmill it will be off by as much as 50%
Using the foot pod will give you your cadence
- If you use the free Garmin Connect website (and why wouldnt you) you can have a complete activity log and not just the runs you did outside.

Cadence:
- Cadence is how many steps per foot per minute you are doing. The ideal cadence per foot is 90 steps per minute.
- Minimalist shoes have become very popular in the past year or so. The whole point of these shoes is to help promote a mid-foot strike which is a more efficient way of running. The typical runner heel strikes which is not efficient (over striding) and is the major cause of shin splints and other issues. Heel striking will typically give you about 80 steps per minute while mid-foot will typically give you around 90. Being able to see your cadence throughout a run can greatly help with working on efficiency. Most of the Garmin units have a cadence alert so you can have the watch let you know when your cadence drops below a given value.
- Using a foot pod outdoors will still provide cadence while the GPS provides the speed/distance.

Backup to GPS:
- If you are running outside and lose the GPS signal, this will typically only happen when running in a tunnel or under bridge, the watch will switch over to the foot pod for speed and distance. The watch will look for the GPS signal for about 30 seconds before it switches over to the foot pod, so this benefit is rarely utilized. If the GPS signal is lost for any amount of time, a straight line will be drawn from where it last had the signal until it was picked up again. Runners rarely run into a tunnel or other structures that will block GPS signals and GPS signals are almost never lost in other conditions.

FR60/FR70 Speed and Distance:
- A foot pod used with our non-GPS units (FR60/FR70) will still be able to provide you with speed and distance. The only thing lost with this option over GPS is mapping on Garmin Connect of where you ran and elevation.

Here are some additional features of the Foot Pod:
- Unlike pedometers and some other competitor foot pods which have only a 1 dimensional accelerometer, the Garmin foot pod has a 3 dimensional accelerometer. This makes it 95-98% accurate out of the box without calibrating (you can calibrate it to make it over 99% accurate).
- The battery is user replaceable with a CR2032 battery which is low in cost.
- It comes with a shoe clip which can easily be attached to the shoe laces. If you have a shoe that has a compartment in the shoe for a foot pod, this will fit in there as well.
Does it come with Batteries and what type of Battery does it take?
Yes it does come with a battery. Replacement Batteries are model: CR2032
1.8 Inches by 1 Inch in Size.
Light Weight.

98% accuracy (calibrated) for most users; 95% median accuracy out of the box
Measures cadence, or number of steps per minute, to optimize training
Small enough to attach to shoelaces or fit in the mid-sole cavity of compatible running shoes; automatically turns on with movement
A small, replaceable coin cell battery powers the pod for at least a year of training (>400 hrs)
Unlike simple pedometers, the foot pod uses high-precision sensors (accelerometers) to measure a runnerfs unique foot motion in 3-D, providing greater accuracy
Highly responsive to gait changes, allowing you to run speed intervals away from the track



Compatible with:
Forerunner 305
Forerunner 405
Forerunner 405CX
Forerunner 310XT
FR60
Forerunner 50
Garmin Foot Pod SDM4$44.95
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Foodpod is the way to go 5 Footpod is the way to go - vastly prefer this data for both instantaneous pace and distance to finicky, signal dependent GPS. Pros:1
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Garmin foot pod 5 I ordered the Garmin foot pod for use with my Garmin FR15 running watch. Best price I could find was from HRM. Shipped quickly. Works flawlessly.
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SDM4 foot pod review 5 Check out this price! No one else has it, not Amazon, not Roadrunnersports, not other on-line gadget stores. I ordered it online as I was headed for work and was having a problem understanding the order form. I called the customer service number and got immediate great help. The order was delivered ahead of schedule. The Foot Pod works fine with my Forerunner 910XT in all environments from road/ track work outs to steep/dirty/ muddy trails. If you are new to using Garmin devices as I was, please remember that accessories like the foot pod and cadence sensor will only "pair" with the device when they are in motion. So for the foot pod, attach to shoe, and walk around in the shoe as you are adjusting your device until the device signals " foot pod detected ".
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Foot Pod 5 It works great and the price was right.
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Footpod 4 Works great. Of course, it is dependent on calibration so we work well as long as your pace is relatively similar to what you are running when it is recording.
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Useful Product 5 This product is extremely accurate and useful. I've used it "inside" a nike shoe and on the shoe laces "outside" my shoe. In both instances, I did not notice the pedometer at all.

HRM has the best price for it new on the internet that I could find. The product slightly bent when I received it in the mail though. I contacted HRM and they gladly exchanged the item. Fast shipping and GREAT customer service.
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Fast and Easy 5 Super simple to set up. Take it out of the box, put it on your shoe laces and start walking around. Should link right away once you've told your Forerunner to link. Also very easy to calibrate.
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Foot Pod 4 A BIT CONCERNED THAT IT WILL FALL OFF OF MY SHOE. WORKS WELL AND IS CONVENIENT TO USE
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garmin foot pod SDM4 5 Nice and small, You don't even notice you have it on.
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Love the smaller size 5 This is a very nice size compared to the older model. Love it.
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Foot Pod 5 Love it! And a great price
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Foot Pod 5 Only used it a couple of times but it works well and attaches easily to my sneakers. Used the track to calibrate my Forerunner 410 and foot pod. Did a couple test walks after that and the distance seemed to be spot on. Used MapMyRide to map out the routes and compare distances.
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Good Foot 5 The foot pod works as advertised; remember, you must be moving for it to work. Delivery was prompt and as promised.
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Love this unit! 5 Fantastic, paired this with a Garmin 210 for my wife...it is a great feature to add to the watch.
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Garmin Foot Pod 5 This unit is great. Sync was easy and quick. It is rare to use a electronic device that dosn't have bugs or require installing and reinstalling. Not having to fight with software or settings made using this device a pleasure. I am not good with electronic/setups, and it was easy. The unit is accurate.
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garmin foot pod 5 Super easy to use, and accurate!
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Garmin foot pod 5 I love it!! Easy to use.
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Foot Pod 5 Very convenient. Easy to use.
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Garmin Foot Pod 5 Works great! Have found it to be accurate and easy to use
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Garmin Foot Pod 5 This products works great. It was really easy to start using. Best of all, Garmin has videos on YouTube that easily shows you how to set up the foot pod to the watch. These were especially helpful. There's more uses for it than I had thought!
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You need this for the Treadmill 5 The Garmin Foot pod has worked perfectly, and lets me accurately track indoor miles and cadence while training for races. It also has helped improve my times on the road, by keeping the cadence up during races. something my track coach in High school told me would help!
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Garmin Foot Pod 5 Really enjoy working out with this product. With small calibration adjustments here and there, it's turning out to be quite accurate. I've paired it up with my 4yr old Forerunner 305. Highly recommend this product to anyone wanting to take their fitness monitoring to the next level.
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Great product 5 I love using this on the treadmill. I have been training for a while and this foot pod help keep track when I have to run indoors. I like seeing my stats on the watch instead of the treadmill. Small enough to fit under shoe laces. I also use this when I play basketball in the mornings. Great to use with anything.
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garmin pod 5 I used to have the bigger foot pod and I wasn't a fan of it. This one is much better, I hardly notice it on my shoe because it is so light. Its great for indoor workouts. Some gripe because it costs more than the Nike pod but the Nike pod does not have a battery that can be changed, so when that pod's battery dies it dies with it - the Garmin foot pod battery can be changed.
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Garmin Foot Pod just works 5 This tiny inconspicuous piece of electronics provides the most valuable piece of information that my Forerunner 410 cannot by itself, CADENCE! This little unit has transformed my running. It is small enough to fit in my laces without ever noticing it. Setup with my Forerunner 410 was a breeze. I have not used it indoors yet running outside is too fun, so I have not tested using the foot pod to calculate distance, but I will say that calibration with the GPS couldn't have been easier. HRM usa delivered the product quickly and as advertised without any problems.
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Garmin Foot Pod 5 This is a great tool for workouts. Light and unobtrusive. You won't know you have it on your shoe if placed properly. I was introduced to this by my brother who does marathons. I play indoor racquetball and tennis. It works great. HRM has a great buy.
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Garmin SDM4 5 Works great with my Forerunner 405! No problems with set up- my watch paired up with foot pod easily. Glad I purchased this item.
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Garmin 5 I ordered this foot pod and rec'd it quickly. I love it! It is very accurate and it can me used on the treadmill!
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Garmin Foot Pod 5 This thing works great! And what an awesome size. I love the fact that it can fit into Nike+ shoes. Garmin watch detects it every time. Awesome customer service with this company as well. Super fast shipping. Thank you!
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SMD4 5 This gadget is great, small and durable. Works well ont the treadmill.
Best price on the web too!
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sweet service 5 great product and great service from this heartratemonitorsusa.com
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Foot Pod SDM4 5 Great size. Easy to use. Makes it nice to use the Garmon inside on the treadmill or when the GPS does not have signal. A good addition at minimal cost.
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SDM4 Excellent Food Pod 5 Using it on every run with my Forerunner 410 with & without GPS enabled and the Garmin hrm. It is excellent and has been consistent through each run. Calibration is simple and can be done via GPS or known distances select either 800m or 0.5 mile. Excellent accessory for the 410. Best price on heartratemonitorsusa.com!
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Foot pod is awesome 5 My Garmin detects it right away and I have full confidence in the data that it captures on my indoor runs.
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Garmin Foot Pod 5 Wife wanted a Forerunner for Christmas so I bought her a 405. She thought she could use it to track her treadmill workouts.

I never knew the foot pod existed until I did some research since i have always used my 305 outdoors. I purchased the foot pod and paired it with her 405 and it works great for tracking her indoor runs.

It is well made and very light and attaches easily and securely to the show laces. I have even paired it with my 305 and it worked great with it too.

Well worth the investment.
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Garmin Foot Pod 5 Love this foot pod. Before calibrating it was 0.05 miles off what the treadmill was reading for a 5 mile run. After calibration it was only off by 0.01 for 5 miles.
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SDM4 with Forerunner 305 5 After researching the footpod models available, I chose the SDM4. Attaching the retainer to your shoe is as simple as popping the actual module from the carrier and slipping it under the criss-crossed shoe laces, then snapping the module back into the retainer. Though it looks minimalist, it snaps in quite firmly.
To enable the footpod, go under general > accessories foot pod. Say yes. When your Forerunner powers up, it will find the sattelites, then ask if the foot pod will be used indoors. I run outside, so I answer No. This tracks cadence only. I have not calibrated it and use the GPS for speed/distance.
I use it under running to track cadence. The display shifts between time and cadence. Maybe if I used Bicycling as a sport, then I can get cadence alarms.
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Nice! 5 When I bought my FR60, I wasn't sure if I would need the foot pod, and so I ended up buying it here separately. I am glad that I did.

I like that I can use the foot pod when I run outside or in. The lack of GPS features wasn't really very important to me. I look forward to using its features to help me improve my time.
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Foot Pod 5 Love the foot pod. Works great with my 405 forerunner. fits on my shoe easily. Only complaint is that I can't use it on my elliptical machine. It won't register that I am taking any steps.
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Garmin Foot Pad 5 Much improved from previous version. I do worry about battery life traveling though.
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Garmin Foot-Pod 5 This is wonderful! the unit is so small and light that I don't notice it at all, and the bracket holds it securely to my shoe-laces. I can now get accurate mileage for my treadmill workouts, and I have improved my hill running by monitoring cadence. it also seemlessly integrates into the Garmin website, so the new panel on cadence automatically appears.
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Garmin Foot Pod 5 I was looking for the foot pod for my Garmin F60 and I was expecting it to be bigger but it was tiny and cute. I like it just wish it wasn't so expensive but it's the price you pay for a good product. I placed it on my sneakers and set my watch with it and it worked instantly! I am still getting use to the watch.
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Garmin footpod 3 Nicely designed to fit in nike+ shoes with the pod insert... works well with 405 watch.
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Pretty awesome 4 The product is amazing! I had so much fun using it since i like to track my mileage inside with garmin connect too. The only recommendation is to use a running ankle band to attach the foot pad rather than trying to get it situated in your laces. I didn't really trust the sensor staying on during long runs, so i tried an ankle band that people use in triathlons or races rather than using laces. Works awesome and it did not take long to calibrate at all
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Nothing Compares 5 Purchased this with the Garmin 405 and I couldn't be more impressed or satisfied. Purchased this to compliment the GPS since I live in a metropolitan area with a lot of bridges, so I wasn't sure if the GPS signal would always be reliable, judging by the information on the Garmin connect you would never know if I have lost signal or not.

I am a taller runner than the average, and I have tried a number of different products before this and was very disappointed in how inaccurate they were due to my longer stride. The Nike+ system was terrible, took 3 calibrations and it was still questionable as far as accuracy goes. I calibrated the Garmin and immediately ran 800 meters changing my stride and pace during the second lap to see if I could throw it off and it was still spot on accurate. The best part is that it fits in the Nike+ shoes. This is a great product, and Garmin has invested the time and money into their products.
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Garmin Foot Pod SDM4 5 The addition of the Foot Pod allowed me to utilize my Garmin FR60 fully. I wanted to monitor my distance to help with my training and the price was great!
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Garmin Foot Pod SDM4 5 The smaller version of the Garmin Foot Pod is great! It is very light, attaches to the shoe easily, and works with my Garmin watch perfectly. Im not always quick on buying things online but purchasing this item was hassle free and arrived in my mailbox within a week with no shipping fees!!
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Garmin Foot Pad 5 Definitely an upgrade for any heartrate monitor. The mileage is very acurate and it really helps with training. I recommend this product and this company heartrate monitors usa to anybody.
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Lightweight 5 Great upgrade from the larger foot pod I was using with my 305 model. Accurately tracks my Speed and distance when running.
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