The Garmin Forerunner 205 is on Amazon at £89.00. The Forerunner 110 is at £100 - but these change on an almost daily basis.
Both these two are GPS but no heart rate monitor. Go £20-30 more to include an hrm (the 205 with hrm is the Forerunner 305).
The FR60 can be used with footpod or hrm, either or both, for a similar price. Search on this forum for "GPS and footpod" (without the quotes) to find plenty of debates/arguments over their relative merits.
A good site to peruse is also heartratemonitor.co.uk.
I use a Garmin 405 (with HRM). It's smaller and more like a wrist-watch than the 205/305.
Does cost a bit more - you can get them for around £150 now.
I used a 305 for a while and found it really irritated me, as it slipped around my wrist (I have skinny wrists). The 405 doesn't do this.
Thanks guys! The Nike Sports band was the first I looked at but it got pretty bad reviews so that idea went out of the window - hence my cry for help on the RW forum!!
Think I will have a look at the Garmins suggested - thanks for the tip Wilkie, like you I have small wrists so I obviously need to bear that in mind
What's people's views on dumping the dedicated monitor and just using a smartphone with something like the Runkeeper app?
I use it, it tracks my runs, saves them online, displays data as I run (not that I use it) and can give voice alerts for pace or milestone times. Carrying whilst running means I've also got my mp3 player and phone with me all-in-one. Works for me but may not be as accurate perhaps with it's display of real-time pace.
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