Hi Folks - I've been lurking for a while but have just signed up for Hereford Tri and need to start a bit of training. My question regards the infamous garmin's. I have borrowed my friends and was looking to buy 1 of my own from ebay, but on reading the descriptions it seems they are more suited to running than cycling- WHY? Surely if it's on my wrist it will still record my distance and pace?
Many thanks Camlo
But won't I need a 'garmin' type gadget to monitor my running too? Can only afford 1 gadget- any suggestions (and is the HR monitor bit essential? I'm only a tortoise and having just had a baby I'm a slow tortoise).
That was what I was going to say!
I have a Garmin, with HRM, but I tend to ignore the HR bit (especially if I don't like what it's telling me!)
If you're flush, the 405 is the latest one (about £200), or there are the cheaper (but bigger and clunkier) 205 and 305.
Amazon and BHIP have the best prices for any of the above.
Thanks for your help- over to amazon it is!!!!
Now I just need to buy a bit of enthusiasm and energy.
405 has an additional bike accessory that will allow you to use it on the bike. the watch unit also has a 'biking' option. you can't use it for swimming though.
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