I’ve had a few GPS Watches over the years and I’ve either sold or retuned ALL of them in under a mont. Why? I couldn’t justify having a $200+ watch just for running, especially when I did not feel like a ‘real’ runner. Now that I am over all of that nonsense I’m seriously considering a GPS watch. I should note that I usually carry my iPhone & I almost always run outdoors. Yes, I could just use an app but I carry my phone incase I need to make a call in the event of an emergency I don’t want an app draining my battery and I don’t want to be taking my phone in and out of my pocket or belt to check stats. So unless you know about an awesome non battery killing app I need an actual watch. Help me experienced watch users, watch lovers and watch haters… talk to me about GPS watches.
I know that I do not need one, I understand it is a luxury but I believe it will help with training, right? Does yours help you? Could you survive and train for races without it?
Pace, splits, distance, maps, and time are important to me. Maps and splits can be after the run but I’d like to be able to see pace/distance/total time on my wrist. Am I missing something else big here? What features do you find the most useful?
Nike? Garmin? Timex? Soleus? Other brands I don’t know about? Why did you choose your watch? The look? fit? brand? I like the look of the Nike + watch, especially the new colors and what I’ve seen of their website looks clean and easy to read. Nike users is this correct?
If I go with Garmin, which one? They seem to have 10 different choices. I had the 610 for about 3 weeks, I found it to be too advanced, too hard to sync and over the top for me. Which Garmin do you use and why? and how do you like the web interface?
Anything else? I’m familair with GPS watches, what they do and what they do not do. I know they are not 100% accurate and thats fine with me, I just want a simple to use watch with a decent web interface. RUNNERS please help!!!