The Garmin 305 has pretty big digits, especially if you set it up to only show only a couple of readings. It also has a light so it's visible in the dark. I can't comment on any of the others as it's the only one I have used.
All the best
OK - a Garmin, set with HR band alerts.
It will beep when you are below your chosen range, and when you are above it.
It may well drive you crazy though.
I use a Garmin 310XT and like the other models I can read the numbers even if set to 4 measurements per window. But what I find most annoying is the little pop-up window for programmed repeats, such as an interval session. The actual repeat number is in tiny text and there's a risk that I run an extra repeat before realising I should be cooling down. Or I get out of step and am running at interval speed in a jog period, or vice versa.
Thinking about it, maybe the step number is available as a data field. Anyone know? Even if it were, it'd be hard to keep track of say 12 x 200 fast/jog with warm-up/cool-down. That's 26 steps.
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