Garmin 620/220 Adverts sexist?

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23/10/2013 at 13:32

Hi.

OK. i'm probably being utterly daft, but is it me or the Garmin 620/220 website... But it's like girls you can have the 220 while the blokes have the 620.

http://sites.garmin.com/forerunnerCoach/

23/10/2013 at 13:56

Don't whatever you do look at the Leifheit website then - in their world, cleaning is for women and the little girls who hope to follow in their footsteps...

F*ckers...

23/10/2013 at 13:59

All I want is for them to say whether the giant plastic straps are likely to fit my tiny spindly girl wrists. And if so, whether I have to buy a pink one to make that happen.

23/10/2013 at 14:12
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Don't whatever you do look at the Leifheit website then - in their world, cleaning is for women and the little girls who hope to follow in their footsteps...

There's a lot to be said for cleanliness

23/10/2013 at 14:14

Well, to save any confusion, they could have just added: are you a girl / are you a boy to the bottom of the list of features 

23/10/2013 at 14:15
Nick Windsor 4 wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Don't whatever you do look at the Leifheit website then - in their world, cleaning is for women and the little girls who hope to follow in their footsteps...

There's a lot to be said for cleanliness

I agree - it's not only a female preserve though is it? Except on certain Circle Line trains 

23/10/2013 at 14:18

Yes I agree some things need cleaning by men, things like tanks and battleships, but women's tiny little hands are so good at getting in those awkward places and well, you do seem to love a good dusting session.

23/10/2013 at 14:27

Is that a euphemism? 

23/10/2013 at 14:29

No! I don't actually play any musical instrument

23/10/2013 at 14:38

Ooh, witty!

23/10/2013 at 17:15

Looking at the "Which one is right for you?" section it appears that the main difference is a load of additional features on the 620 which I'd categorise under "flim-flam".  ("Recovery advisor"?!  Err... a nice roast followed by a sit down?)  So I think I'd go for the 220.  Good job it comes in manly black and red. I could pull wearing that.

23/10/2013 at 17:45

Ohh the vo2 guesstimate is about the only interesting thing. Does the 220 record all the extra bobbins from the new chest strap? 

25/10/2013 at 11:59

booktrunk, one of the chaps will be along shortly to answer that.

25/10/2013 at 12:03

I shall be at an expo next week. I can do any tests you require. For the splindly wrist test, how spindly are we talking Lit?  Can  Mr Burns  be used as a guage.

26/10/2013 at 23:38

Also-ran that was actually quite funny

 

28/10/2013 at 13:02

HAHA!

i have to apologise to Garmin, I got a free copy of Women's Running and it has a Garmin 620 advert with a woman using it. So I sit corrected.

28/10/2013 at 13:28
literatin wrote (see)

All I want is for them to say whether the giant plastic straps are likely to fit my tiny spindly girl wrists. And if so, whether I have to buy a pink one to make that happen.

If you do solve that problem, I'd be interested to know. I'm in the market for something with a 12 hour battery life and people keep recommending the 310, but it's too big for my spindly wrists.

Edited: 28/10/2013 at 13:29
28/10/2013 at 13:52

These are like the 610 I don't think they will last they say 8 hours on the website. I pluged my 610 into an external battery pack to charge in a long race to keep it tracking. 

28/10/2013 at 14:06

RR - can't help with the 12 hour battery life, I'm afraid. I have the 410 and use it with the smaller of the two cloth straps it was supplied with. It looks stupidly massive but fits snugly. DCRainmaker has useful pictures of the relative sizes and it looks like the 310 would be too big even with a small strap because the face is wider than the flat part of a small wrist:

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/images/2011/01/garmin-forerunner-410-in-depth-review-27-thumb.jpg

Some people wear their watch over a sweatband though, which could be an effective if faffy workaround.

28/10/2013 at 17:44

I have fairly spindly wrists (5.5 inches circumference* ) and use the 305. When I first saw t I thuoght there was no way it would ever be comfortable but it is mostly fine.

 

* I happened to have a tape measure on my desk and thought I'd see the measurement.

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