Which GPS watch to get?

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28/09/2012 at 15:31
simon teare wrote (see)

I have no doubt that the 410 is the best for the money right now. Get it here for £160, reduced from about £330.


The 410 is overpriced at the moment.  Keep your eye on it and it should drop back to around £120 - £130 again.  Although, it may stay inflated until after Christmas.

I'm hoping the 310xt reduces in price, because it is the most like my beloved 305 (not happy that they stopped manufacturing the 305 - prices for the remaining stock of those has shot upwards too!).  In the meantime, superglue is holding my watch together  

 

29/09/2012 at 16:00

Hang on, you can't rate the 305 over the 410 surely?! It's not a patch.

29/09/2012 at 16:07

I do rate the 305 over the 410, yes.  And I know I'm not alone.

Among other things I like the buttons, the mapping and screen readability of the 305.  I've never felt like "upgrading" to 405/410 and wouldn't even consider changing from the 305 if it wasn't for the fact that I accidentally broke open the casing on mine.  I would buy another, but the profiteers are charging the same price range as the new 310XT - which looks like a true upgrade (longer battery life, fully waterproof).

Don't take my word for it though.  Google the DC Rainmaker reviews for objective opinions.

Edited: 29/09/2012 at 16:14
29/09/2012 at 17:00

I've got both, the 410 is much better for me - I can run with GPS for 10 hours and the battery is still going, the 305 used to die after about 8 when new, down to about 6-7 now (which I'm still quite impressed with to be fair), I love the size of it, I think the bezel works - I kind of know what you mean about the buttons, but I'll take the bezel on the 410 over the 405 which was very poor. I also like the ANT stick which comes with it. I'll have to give the 310XT a go, haven't tried it, but I do love the 410.

29/09/2012 at 20:47

I'd die before the battery on either watch 

If I could run for ten hours I dare say that might change my opinion.  FWIW the 310xt goes for 20 hours.

Edited: 29/09/2012 at 20:49

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