I agree with both Buddha and Squeakz.
I am a bit of a nerd and like to see every mile I run recorded. I use it a lot to pace myself and also run on heart rate. An HRM would do this just as well, but I like to record the milage and know how far I have run.
Sometimes when I just want to run I switch it onto heart rate only and then I cannot see pace etc, this helps me to relax or I tie it to my camelpak where I cannot see it at all. I do not use the elevation recording much as it is a 'bit' out.
Nice to use as a navigation tool when I have been somewhere I do not know I can just run and if I do not remember the way back I can track back on the map part.
I bought the most basic Garmin fr60.
It completely changed my training. Ive had it a year and a half and use it every time. Including as a timer in the pool. To be able to provide actual proof of improvement I find really motivational. Plus its an easy way of keeping an accurate training log.
Id say get one!
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