Please can anyone help me to deciede whether to go for the Garmin Forerunner 410 or the Polar RCx3 GPS ( with hear rate monitor!)
garmin better on the gps side of the tech, polar are the better HR monitors. Therefore depends on what you want to use it for... GPS monitoring of your activities or scientifically analysing your body? You decide.
Garmin for GPS I think and as PSC says Polar make good HRM.
I've always used Polar and now use their S3 foot sensor, one comparison survey someone posted recently showed this to be more accurate than gps anyway...unless you want to plot where you ran. plus you get cadence and stride data etc.
I've got an old Polar watch and a new Garmin and must say the Garmin is far better for analysing data and uploading onto computer. My old polar didnt have gps, just a footpod which I didnt like and found it to be v.inaccurate. having said that the quality of the HRM strap is far better for the poalr and is a lot more comfortable to run in. Only had my garmin since Christmas so its still a toy I like to play with!
i have a 410, but nothing to compare it to, so i've added little to this debate
Ive got the 610. Its very nice but really pricey!
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