Posted: 17/03/2014 at 13:26
I'm Garmin-ng too. The old battery life question - I've got a 310XT, and it looks like the cheapest way of solving the problem is just to buy another 310XT. Used / refurbs go for about £100, and by the time I've used one up I will be mentally incapable of doing anything complicated so sticking to the same watch might be wise. I know it sounds a bit extravagant, but its cheaper than a brand new mega-battery life watch which I don't really want or need.
On that point, does anyone have a Garmin track of the actual non-flood route ? Running that as a course would put the watch in countdown mode, which would solve the problem of me trying to do the mental arithmetic of when I started the 2nd watch - I know how bad my fatigued brain gets, so thats the safest option for me.