Looking advice for good GPS Watch
Amazon are doing the Garmin 305 for £107 inc delivery, sweetshop are doing the 205 for £99...
Yes they`ve launched the new forerunner 110 - 210 - 410.. the 110 - 210 are much smaller on the wrist than the 205/305 but the 110/210 lack many of there features, I`ve also read about 110 units locking up and screens misting over.... in the end the price/reliability of the 305 won me over....
Nothing beats the Garmin 305 value for money wise. Humanity reached its technological peak when they created it. I have had mine for 3 years and recently bought the brand new Timex Global GPS (I like gadgets) and it is not as good as the Garmin. 100 knicker is an absolute bargain for something that can be used for years on a daily basis.
I got the 405CX for Christmas and I'm really liking it at the moment. The main reason I chose it was because of the size, as most GPS units seem to look like you are carrying a gameboy around and I'm slow enough without something like that weighing me down!
Have only used the basic functions so far (ie start and stop and how far I've gone) but it's really simple to use and the touch bezel thing is great. I think you can get it off Amazon for £185 including a heart rate monitor (which I haven't used yet) so although it is expensive it is a great piece of kit, and is small enough for me to wear as a normal watch without looking like a tool!
End of a crap week at work and what do you get to finish it off.......an email alert taking you to a forum with someone you dont even know calling you a tool. Cheers for that Dave !
For me, functionality comes first. With limited battery life, its not a watch that youre going to wear down the pub anyway. The touch screen of the 405 is a great gizmo for showing your mates (I bought a Tissot Touch a few years back for exactly that reason) but there do seem to be a few problems with it, especially when it rains.
Have a good weekend all (especially my fellow 310xt wearing tools)
Sorry, no offence meant!
As I said I have only had my watch since Christmas so only time will tell if the touch bezel holds up. Size was the main consideration for me so I just gave the in-laws a list of watches I quite liked and this is the one I ended up with.
Also, I got told that the battery doesn't last very long, but if you turn the GPS off while you aren't using it for running it seems to last a good few days between charges. I don't want to wear it down the pub or anything but I do wear it for work if I am going running that day.
I love the 310XT
I have skinny wrists and it is FINE.
The screen is easier to see than the 405CX and the vibrate mode is great
I had a 405cx;but sold it'cos I hated the bezel and the battery life was rubbish,also the screen kept on freezing
The 405cx is still fairly "heavy" on a slim wrist
Looking at the "Timex Mens Expedition Trial Series Digital Compass watch with fastwrap strap - T49688SU " - it claims to have GPS but this doesn't seem to be mentioned at all in any descriptions. Has anyone come across this watch and its (possible) GPS capabilities?
All I'm after is something that can tell me how far I've gone, and how long I've taken to do it (and if it can divide one by the other and give me my average pace, that would be nice). About the best reviews I've found so far are for the Soleus GPS 1.0 - does anyone know of anything else in this price range (ie below about £100)?
im thinking about the soleus range, either 2.0 or 3.0 wouldnt mind the hr monitor, have got garmin 305 but want something similar with out the bulk on my wrist. any reviews?
So I have beenusing a Polar heart monitor which is great but doesn't tell me anything in terms of times, splits etc and as my training gets more serious, this info I would like to know.
I hear overwhelmingly that the Garmin 305 is the best around, but my local running store tells me that they are now discontinued and there is a new range out 10, 110, 210 up to 610.
Now I am blithered! Anyone have experience of the new range who can compare to the 305?
and P.S I have a Mac, if that makes any difference as to whether or not they would suit
I have the Ironman GPS watch with heart monitor T5K575
Pretty happy with it, I like the web based 'training peaks' on line portal that helps get the most from the data, overlays a map, etc.
Haven't tried the garmin.
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