Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Calling All Runners!

Happy Tuesday friends! This week kicks off my marathon training, however, after doing a run last week, I learned how very inaccurate the MapMyRun app for iPhone was.  I now realize why I didn't do as well on my half marathons in April...because I wasn't running as far as I thought!

So I'm asking all of my runner friends to help me out today! I polled a few of you on Twitter the other day, but I'm trying to figure out which GPS watch to purchase still.

I'm hoping to not spend more than $250 and am willing to go the eBay route, if necessary. I've narrowed myself down to a Garmin, but still am unsure of which one. Any and all recommendations welcome!
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13 comments:

Claire said...

Mr C is IN LOVE with his Garmin! I will text you the model later if you're interested! It will change your life :)

Brooke Houston said...

My future hubby uses his garmin watch religiously! I believe it is Forerunner® 310XT which is just at your budget. That sucks that map my run didnt work. If you're still interested in a good iPhone app, I use iRunner and it is very accurate everytime.

Christin said...

The 210. The other Garmins have other features you'll probably never use. And you can get it with heart rate monitor for $250. You don't have to have a heart rate monitor, but I got one for when and if I get pregnant...

Adam said...

good luck in your search

Christina said...

I like my Garmin Forerunner 405. It's accurate and pretty easy to use. They're selling on amazon right now for around $200.

Leigh said...

I have a Garmin and love it! I have never had any issues with it. Do you have a Costco near you? They have Garmins go on sale for less than $200

Jocelyn said...

I bought mine on ebay about 2 years ago for $250...and its been great! Although sometimes I find ebay to be a little sketchy.

Kalie Kehler said...

I went the cheap route just to try them out at first. I have a Soleus 100. I love love it and it works great. DC Rainmaker has a blog where he reviews tons and tons of watches. Hope this helps!!

Kat said...

I use Nike + which is like $20 for a sensor.

Meghan said...

I have the Garmin 405 and I love it - I'm pretty sure my hubby bought it off Amazon for around $250! Good luck, girl!

Tesha Vann said...

No recommendations! good luck!
Thanks for your comment yesterday I THINK (?) i've fixed it?

Taryn said...

I use Nike+ $20 for the sensor and it fits in most nike shoes. I have found it is pretty accurate if you calibrate your runs. The first couple I did I had to recalibrate, but it seems to get used to the pace you run and calculate it correctly...at the end of my runs, if I know I went farther or shorter, I adjust it and I get the correct time and pace. You may want to start there for a small investment and see how you like it :).

Christy said...

I have the 405. You don't want to buy it off of EBay, you want to make sure yours is under the original warranty because you never know...mine stopped working only 6 months after I got it, but was replaced for free because of my warranty. It has a lot of features that a lot of people don't take advantage of, but if you're looking to do interval work or speed work, it's the best watch in my opinion.