Garmin question


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02/08/2012 at 00:49

I have just ordered a Garmin Forerunner 110, and hope that it will be here to take it away on holiday with me so I can try and run off a few holiday excesses. What I was wondering is, does it have any sort of 'storage' capacity, or do I need to upload the info to a computer after each run in order to log it?

Advice/ answer gratefully received, thanks.

02/08/2012 at 08:22

It does have storage limits, but it's quite a bit.  My 305 will store about 24 hours' worth of data before it reduces the detail in earlier logs.

02/08/2012 at 08:26

that's great thanks! I can get home to upload a couple of times a week, but not having to do it all whilst we're in the caravan makes life a lot easier.

02/08/2012 at 09:58

You can find the manual on-line at Garmin's website, and read the full details before you get the unit -

02/08/2012 at 10:02

lovely, time for a bit of swotting.

It's wrong to be excited about a gadget, right?

02/08/2012 at 10:17

I'm awaiting my Garmin Edge as we speak.  Should be delivered today

02/08/2012 at 10:21

ah, you understand!

Off to google 'edge' now 

02/08/2012 at 10:39

In fact, it's just arrived   Can't play with it until tonight, though

02/08/2012 at 10:44

@Wilkie - which Edge?

02/08/2012 at 10:52

Intermanaut, the 200.  All I wanted was distance, speed, time, etc.

02/08/2012 at 11:29

Please report back after you've tried it - been thinking about one of those, possibly the 500, though, because the routing would be useful.

02/08/2012 at 11:38

I'll let you know how I get on. 

It had good reviews on a couple of sites I looked at.  I liked the fact that it will beep at you if you start moving without turning the timer on

02/08/2012 at 16:45

You need to upload it, but it does have a small amount of memory, once a month would do, mine is two months old and i've set it to record as much data as possible, and it popped up a message this week saying that it was running out of space and would delete the older events soon.

I personally update it once or twice a week.  But as long as you sync it every so often that's fine. 

I sync it both to the internet and also to the garmin application on my mac, that way i've got it locally stored as well as online.

03/08/2012 at 12:14

If I can find a user name that's not already taken on the Garmin site I'll register .

06/08/2012 at 16:15

I tried out my new toy at the weekend

It's very easy to set up and use.  It got satellites quickly.  It beeps at you if you forget to turn the time on when you start moving!

It shows current speed, distance and elapsed time on the main screen, and you can also view other info at the bottom (average speed, ascent, descent and cals burned), either choosing one of those or auto-scrolling.

You can have autopause, if you want (I don't).

You can then upload your data to Garmin Connect and have hours of fun geeking

It gives you a map (which you can zoom), elevation profile, speed profile, you can view laps, you can do a "ride-through" on the map.

Evans are (still) advertising it as having a £30 cash back offer (which you claim direct from Garmin), but this is actually only available on the Garmin Nuvi models. 

When I pointed this out to Evans (after I'd tried to claim my cash back from Garmin), they refunded me £30 - making the cost £87.  Worth every penny, I say

Edited: 06/08/2012 at 16:17

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