Friday, April 23, 2010

Looking for a special watch....

I'm thinking I need something to help me better understand my runs and my pacing. I've been researching various wrist gps devices to help me with this so I can train smarter for NYC. After looking at what's out there, I'm most interested in the Garim Forerunner 205. I keep going back and forth about getting one that's also a heart rate monitor, but I'm reading that the monitor isn't that reliable and I'm most interested in knowing my distance and understanding what my goal marathon pace feels like.

Any thoughts on the Garmin's?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey there! I've been using my Forerunner 205 for 4 years now and it's still going strong. I love being able to see how far, how fast, etc. I'm kinda impressed that the battery on it
has lasted this long.

The software that comes with it is definitely lacking, it seems like they never update it or put any effort into the development. Ever since I bought a Mac & can no longer use the software I've been using the Garmin website to upload my workouts and that works pretty well.

Lately I've been wishing that I had a heart rate monitor. If the reviews on Garmin's aren't great though I guess I wouldn't spend the extra money. I'm thinking about shopping for a watch that's primary function is heart rate. Not sure if I'd wear it in addition to the Forerunner or instead of it...

Anyway, I would recommend it for keeping track of distance and pace. You can set it up to automatically "lap" each mile so that you can easily see your splits which is nice.

Good luck tomorrow! I'm doing the 5K, and thankful for it after looking at the forecast :(

Anonymous said...

This is Wendy by the way :)

Mel Ashline said...

Thanks Wendy! So good to hear from you! Hope you had a good run today...the half just rocked my world today. And not in a good way!