Strengths: - good, accurate, detailed data capture - feature rich software (like the little lap beep, vs, take me home) - easy upload to garmin connect via ant
Weaknesses: - poor build quality - in two years I've had the strap break twice (I bought an extra strap pack @ £25 I think) - now at the end of the two years I've managed to break the fitting that holds the strap to the watch, which means there is no way to fix it - hate the bezel, has become quite difficult to get it to react to the touches
Overall: Good software and data capture, but poor build quality. I've treated mine with care, but still had the strap break twice. Also, I hate the bezel. I feel quite sore about this one, because it means Garmin doesn't understand sports people. Having non-functional bezels or touch screens is not what you want when you're out running. You want a nice hard wearing physical button that you can bash at speed if you need to. In the beginning the bezel had a tendency to pick up touches when my t-shirt came into contact with it.