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I'm looking for some assistance with a way to track my runs. I was using runkeeper with my phone, but it started not reading pace or mileage close to what I was doing or it would just stop and I wouldn't know it. I recently got a Garmin Forerunner 110 with gps, but am not wild about it. Some other runner friends use the Nike+. Any reviews or suggestions for what you use and would recommend? I appreciate any feedback!!! Thanks!
Hi Brianna. I am looking to invest in a Garmin Forerunner to track my runs. I was originally going to go for the Garmin Forerunner 110 but I have read that it doesn't track 'current pace' which is one of the bells and whistles that I would like to have. I read that the Garmin FR 210 has that. I am very tempted to purchase it.
What don't you like about the 110?
Serge: What do you like about the 405?
I use a garmin forerunner 405 and am really happy with it. It provides current pace, total time, heart rate and is quite easy to use. The only thing that took me some getting used to was the touch bezel, but after a couple of days I could control it perfectly and lock it whenever necessary.
5k: 20:12 (December 31st 2012)
10k : 44:30 (November 6th 2011, March 18th 2012)
Half Marathon: 1:35:27 (February 3rd 2013)
I like half marathons! Seven completed so far and trying to get back on optimal shape to improve my PB. Once I complete my 10h half I will start thinking about full marathons.
Thanks everyone for the replies. I had not yet synched it online so I am doing that today. I think at first it might have been I wasn't used to wearing a watch at all and then to have something a bit bulky on while I'm running is going to take some getting used to. A fried also recommended to try putting on the body glide underneath becuase of sweating under the watch. I'll do all that and feel like my opinion will turn around. Was just curious as well to see what others use. Happy Running!
Most of what I like comes with the Garmin Connect aspect. There is SO much info from every run broken down on the site. It also is a great record keeper....sometimes when a run feels "less than good"....you see that somehow you made progress in some way....a fast mile, an overall better pace.
I have also started to program intervals on it....took me a few tries to get it right, but it's GREAT! No "watch watching"....it will beep when its time to speed up or slow down.
Once you get used to wearing it....you wont want to run without it.