Strengths: Good read, well planned out with the links throughout of a 12 month diary of races throughout the year
Weaknesses: There is quite a lot of historic delving, which although quite interesting, is not as interesting as actually reading about the races and the interviews with the fell runners
Overall: Would definitely recommend the book, some inspirational moments, which makes the thought of a quick 3 mile run in the rain as an absolute breeze. These runners are completely mad, but hats off to them all.
Strengths: Easy to use, automatic records of lap time, useful website to record runs
Weaknesses: Garmin website is basic and does not allow to configure much data
Overall: An excellent product which you don't feel conspicuous with, especially when compared to people standing next to you on the start line with a massive GPS system on their wrist. Easy to use. Manual is basic but you can work everything out within a few minutes. Can't tell you are wearing the footpod, clips straight on to the laces and is very secure so you are not looking at your feet every four steps to check it is there. The auto lap record is an excellent feature, and allows you to easily record your mile/km time without having to manually record the lap. The Garmin Connect site is slightly disappointing as it is quite basic and could do with using some extra features to help you plan for future training and easier reporting of previous training, maybe if it could incorporate features such as the recording on the Fetch Everyone website it could be the perfect recording device. I admit it is slightly less accurate than a GPS, but if you are going to become pinicky about whether you are a few feet out, then maybe you should be looking at other aspects as opposed to your watch. Overall a top-drawer product and compared to the price of a GPS system, if you want to record your runs and have the ability to analyse the results, why pay exagerated GPS prices.