Will it do what I need?
Looking for opinions from users, as I'm a bit baffled by the whole GPS/HRM watch thing.
What I need, is a watch that will track where I go, with altitude (not necessarily displaying the altitude), and also tell me my pace. Not too fussed if that pace is a last 1/4 mile average, though I'd prefer current, but I gather the 110 doesn't do that. HRM would be handy for training, I figure, though to be honest I don't know whether all HRM is much of a muchness across the various watches, or whether there is more functionality on more expensive watches?
I need to be able to upload and analyse my run, and with Runmeter I've been able to link the details to my blog - not so concerned about the linking, though it's a nice touch.
I've been pretty happy with Runmeter, well no, I've been very happy with it, but I'm getting to the point where it would be nice to be able to look at my wrist and figure out how I'm performing, so that (for example) in a 10k, I can tell how I'm doing against my estimated time/pace.
I've looked at Suunto, Soleus and Polar models around the £100 and can't see that there's a lot to differentiate, other than that the whole world seems to use Garmin.
Any advice, comments or suggestions of alternatives would be cool.
Really good blog (not mine) that reviews all types and makes of GPS watches in a fair bit of detail:
How much more detail do you need I've been looking into just this recently as well, guessing you went to the very short bit about the 110 as I did.
110 looks almost perfect for me, only thing I would like is current pace (1/4 mile probably good enough though) and virtual partner...think the 210 has both of these but then you're in 405\305 pricing.
I've not played with a hrm (yet), so I'm tempted by the 305 or the 405cx..the latter looks nicer.
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