Strengths: Plush cushioning, well ventilated, lightweight, perfect fit
Weaknesses: The open mesh ventilation at the front and sides lets sand pour in if you run on a beach, the sole can get damaged easily.
Overall: Switched to this shoe after wearing Nike Pegasus for years. The pegasus used to be the benchmark for plush cushioning, but recently the cushioed and the fit have gone downhill.
The saucony Progrd Triumph 4 feels plusher and the fit on the foot feels perfect, ample room but well fitted. Cushioning is first class even taking out the standard insole and putting in my orthotics. The sole did have a chunk taken out of it on a trail run, so perhaps the sole is a bit too soft? Otherwise I have been 100% happy with them and well worth the £80 price tag.
Strengths: Upper and lower limit alarms, All normal digital watch features, chrono
Weaknesses: Fiddly controls
Overall: Overall it;s a good HRM once you get the hang of the controls, which can be annoying at times. The correct sequence of button presses can sometimes be awkward to get. Overall though a good wireless signal and consistent HRM reading.
'SDMS - THE ULTIMATE TRAINING TOOL TO GO FASTER AND FURTHER'
Strengths: Cusomtizable 2nd screen Most recent firmware keeps a good GPS lock Showerproof Good backlight for night use
Weaknesses: Strap is hard to remove and clean Electrical contacts can need cleaning every few months for consistent PC uploads Can lockup sometimes requiring the battery to run out before a reset is possible
Overall: I bought my beloved Forerunner201 about 2 years ago, and I can see from my training log which came free from Garmin I have clocked up over 2,500 miles with it. It's easy to use,easy to charge and the PC interface is a doddle. The training partner function is ideal for interval sessions or beating those PBs in a race! Pace smoothing is available and is very good at keeping up with pace changes... I really wouldn't be without my 201 for any run, the only bad thing about it is the training partner usally beats me!!!!