Yeah, I have my phone in my front pocket for listening to music, but I do like to keep an eye on my 'instant' pace when I hit an incline so I can push hard (depending on legs/mileage) etc.
The longest I've ran is 40 miles. Maybe when I build upwards, this info will become less important, but I'm hoping to go 50, 60, 70 etc so that I can still stay within a pace that I'm happish with. I managed an average of 10:05 miles over 40 miles in 36??C heat in Spain, so was quite happy with that. Although next year I'm hoping to do the 50 mile glasgow to Edinburgh and aiming to get under 10 minute mile average pace. We'll see though
Well I decided to buy the garmin fenix 3 and it arrived today- so cant give any feedback on it yet.
I did at 40 miler in Spain in July. My garmin 410 ran out abround 33 miles (from memorry) but the bleeping alerted me so i stopped and put on my tracker on my phone and then later combined the two. In total I did the run in 6 hours, 46 minutes and 7 seconds. However, I've had my 410 for 3 years now and noticed the battery life has been reeceding for a while. It can easily do a marathon, but I need to recharge it after every run to ensure I'm not caught out. I'm hoping to focus on increased distances, so not having to think about my watch shoud let my focus settle on other aspects more.
Thanks for all the replies.
Ewan- I never liked the feeling of the watch on my arm. I've got a pack now, but i find not accessing data- like miles, pace etc isn't to my personal liking. I prefer to be able to see how I'm performing during my runs, analyse areas in my training routes where i slow down and work on these. That's just my personal preference.