Navman X300

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Navman X300

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disappointing andfrustrating to use. Continue reading...
I bought a Navman just to backup the distance measured, as sometimes my Polar is a little out, depending on the speed I run of which trainers I'm in.

It'll measure calories burned (a little out from the Pola Continue reading...

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Hi, I am looking into buying a speed/distance gadget on a budget. I jus missed out on the sweatshop deal on the garmin 201 so I am a bit gutted. I have seen a Navman X300 for about 45 quid, has anyone worked with these, how do they hold up compared to the garmin. I also read the Garmin 205 is far better reception wise compared to the 201 it replaces. At the moment I am tempted by a navman purely by price. Just wonders how well it works.

Posted: 16/05/2007 at 12:02

I bought a Navman the other day just to backup the distance measured, as sometimes my Polar is a little out, depending on the speed I run of which trainers I'm in.

In all fairness, it picked up a satellite lock before I got out of the door, even though it said in the box that I had to wait until I got outside.

It was a very cloudy day when I ran out into the countryside and it didn't lose a signal. What it would be like in a city I don't know, cos I never run in that type of environment.

It'll measure calories burned (a little out from the Polar, but not much, and who's to say the Polar is bang on?!) average pace and you can see what pace you're running at when you're going which is good.

It's a very basic bit of kit and does what it says. If you want something that downloads graphs etc so you can check HR on your runs etc, then no good. But if you just want to keep a record of your times and distance, it does the job.

After all the whinges I've heard about the garmin, eg, erratic readings, contact points tarnishing, software being c**p hence having to download other stuff off the web, people having to send them back for replacements etc, I'd much rather stick to my Polar S625x. It has good software, fitness tests, overtraining tests etc, and I just use the Navman when I do a new route to check the distance is bang on. Although, 80% of the time the Polar is bang on with the distance, it just goes out by about 10% sometimes.

Happy running, whatever you decide :-)

Posted: 20/05/2007 at 08:43

I use a navman and the only down side is that its not very easy to read when you are running but if you want to keep a log of your runs then this will be fine

Posted: 20/05/2007 at 21:21

navman loses signal when running through trees not good.also annoyingly slips down the arm.i returned mine.

Posted: 22/05/2007 at 16:59

Thanks all for the info, I just bought a Garmin Forerunner 201 on ebay with one of the shops that is selling them for 69.95+shipping. Which is a very good deal. So see you later, I'll be the one with the brick on my arm.

Posted: 22/05/2007 at 19:58



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  • Price: £99.00
  • Year: from 2006

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