Are GPS watches redundant now with availability of GPS Phone apps?
I don't have a phone which does stuff like that, and have no desire to get one.
I use a Garmin for training and racing, especially to keep an eye on my pace. A phone app may be able to do that, but it's much harder to read a phone screen than a gadget on your wrist.
Also it does monitor HR if you want, and it can stand up to a bit of rain and sweat.
So no, I don't think that phones with make Garmin-type gadgets redundant, especially as they seem to be less than accurate (from the posts above) in any case.
Because that's the way I do it on a Garmin?
Another example as to accuracy, although as you can see the Garmin is not 100%
Do any of the running apps auto-post an update to Facebook?
I have just acquired a wahoo dongle to pull data from my Forerunner 310XT and the associated wahoo iphone app will post the data to quite a few websites for running apps, but I would like one of those websites then to post any uploaded activities to Facebook. This is because I am about to start a walk/run holiday on Offa's Dyke and the Ceredigion coastal trail and I would like to send my daily progress automatically to Facebook without necessary remembering to manually do a status update. Thanks
I own and love my iPhone. But i'm now also the proud owner of a Garmin 610, and it's so much easier.
I don't have to worry that it's accidentally turned off, going to receive a call from work whist i'm running, etc...
The watch just does it's job. When I start out I have to make sure i'm sweaty to get the HRM working properly as once i've had it really low for half a k until i sweat enough for it to work sensibly, and once it's done the opposite and shown my hr as 210 for the first half km, but once i warm up a bit it's perfect. These two are both down to me probably not getting the connection damp in the first place.
I set the home screen to have what i want and for a straight forward run it's soo easy i just start, and glance down at it when I want. Job Done
No arm strap, or bumbag, or anything like that it's just simple it is daft, but I feel like i've got a little more freedom with my watch it's just me going out and keeping track. When I use my phone I still feel tethered to the world :0
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