When I started running with the idea races, I started using apps on my phone and ipod to track my pace and distance. I tried Runtastic, Map My Run, Endomondo-you name it I tried it.
Each of these apps failed me horribly! They would give me incorrect times, paces and distance. Really! What is your point if you give me all the wrong information! Uugh! One time, I ran three running apps at the same time on a run -can you believe that I got 3 different readings.
I was so frustrated by this and really wanted to get a running watch that would give me accurate readings of pace and distance.
Two Christmases ago, I wished for a GPS watch. I was tired of incorrect apps telling me I was running Olympic times and cutting by distances short. I was so excited when I was gifted a Garmin 310xt.
Multisport GPS for Land and Water
GPS-enabled training device for multisport athletes
Tracks time, distance, pace and heart rate on land
Times your swim and estimates distance and average speed
Water resistant to 50 meters
20-hour battery life
It was totally much more than I needed but i’ll take it!!
For the past 2 years this Garmin 310XT has served me well for sure. I have never used the bike or the swim features but the run and cardio features have gotten some good work in!
The watch has held up well but is beginning to fall apart 😦 – it has lost its lap button and the other day the strap broke off.
I called Garmin and am waiting to hear back from them what the damage might be to repair the watch.
While I wait, I thought I would look into other options just in case the repair cost is the cost of a new watch. Who doesn’t love to window shop. 😉
Of course I would look at Garmin watches-like I said the one I have has served me well just a little damaged right now.
Hot da#@-Look at these beauties!!
I hear Tom Tom is stepping up their run watch game even after breaking from Nike. Let’s just head over and see what they have shall we…
Look at this beauty…
And this one…
Let’s not forget the Fitbit Surge–
So many choices-what’s a girl to do?
Do you have a GPS runner’s watch? Which one? What features do you like?
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