Reviewed: 29 January 2011
Buy one,especially at Amazon prices (£105 review Jan 2011).Good to track where, when and how with your running
Great data stored via connect Garmin (not sure about packed software I don't use that) and links well with Dailymile. The elevation, average speed and mapping is extremely useful to improve training runs and to plan new routes
Knowing the remaining distance was really helpful when timing that last kick to the finish. No more "wishing" for the mile markers to appear to check progress
About a minute to connect to satellite signal although I just leave this on the windowsill to pick up while putting my trainers on, so not really a major problem.
Slight variance in mile markers in a recent race (about 50 -100 feet, but both could be at error) but overall pretty much on distance overall.
I wouldn't be without mine on my runs and really look forward to seeing the results after each one.
The price makes it a must buy for those thinking of buying, especially at Amazon prices.
Personally I have small wrists but the watch size is not a problem and although bigger than a standard watches it's not heavy to wear so don't be fooled by the size, you won't know it's there.
I personally won't be spending £2-300 on a similar new model as this does everything I need. I'm never going to be a professional after all.
Entry level price with more functions than you can shake a stick at. Spending more just buys you something a bit more fashion conscious.