Posted: 11/11/2014 at 17:10
Google DCRAINMAKER to get in-depth reviews of the various models that are available to you. Some key things to consider:
- do you want to use a heart rate monitor in your training?
- are you willing to spend the extra to get the more accurate GPS based measurement, compared to a footpod? (NB GPS readings still aren't 100% accurate but are close enough)
- Do you want to log your data? If you do, do you have a PC or do you want to do it via your smartphone?
- Will you be running intervals? This feature doesn't tend to be on the cheaper watches - so do you want to pay extra for it?
After thinking about these, you can buy the Garmin forerunner that best suits your budget/demands and join the symphony of beeps at every mile marker on your marathon
NB other watches are available ...