'It's a Timex, reliable and comfortable to wear. As a training partner it has it's uses.'
Strengths: Big numbers and very easy to read. Easy to use and easy to read in the dark.
Weaknesses: I found the Start/Lap button too easily operated by accident, so beware. Best to be worn on right wrist I found. 150 lap memory, no way to delete ( as far as I can tell).
Overall: I've had mine a couple of months now, really got it to sort my swimming splits/times. After the frustrations of bogus lap initiations caused by accidental wrist/button contact (I moved the watch to my right wrist) it's not happened since. The Tap screen sensitivity is adjustable (best set to hard).
I like it, mines gray but they come in different colours and have seen quite a few at the pool, so proving popular.
Weaknesses: You need two sachets to make a 500ml drink. When you add the water it bonds to a concrete clob and requires harsh shaking. Problem is when you shake it it froths like mad and you have to wait for the bubbles to subside before you can shake again. BEst to make up the night before and chill. Shake well again before drinking to ensure the sediment has again mixed.
Overall: Cheap but very nasy way to make your drink. Not at all like the other powder mixers and by far the most awkward of the Lucozade powder drinks.
Strengths: Very quick to gain GPS signal and lock on, accurate distance coverage each and every time and looks like a watch at last.
[Update 15/12/08] Quick GPS signal lock, accurate with distance and turns into a watch
Weaknesses: Very sensitive to body moisture as my display will jump around even on dry morning runs when my jacket cuff touches the bezel.
[Update 15/12/08] Screen sensitive to moisture but if you lock the screen there's no problem, you just have to live with the little flaws.
Overall: I've had it a month and I like it, although it took a couple of software loads to get the Garmin Training Centre to load and auto update, much preferred instead of the Garmin Connect option. Ant stick option allows for an upload whilst I'm drinking after a run so when I look at the computer it's all there. I still miss the 301's visibility and robustness even though it took a time to get a signal but overall it's a good piece of kit.
[Update 15/12/08] I still like my 301 screen size, but since my 1st review I've purchased a footpod for gym work. This seems to iron out any issues with low sat signal and pace etc is consistant. The Garmin website has issued some updates which have improved it slightly, easy to do as well. I now love it, good value piece of kit.