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I want to buy a watch or some gadget so I can keep pace and accurately track the distance. What do you all have and recommend? I don't want to spend alot of money.

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yeah I have an iphone but those apps are stupid. I don't want to carry a fucking iphone or strap it to my arm as they don't make a strap big enough for my fucking guns.

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not sure your price breaking point but the garmin forefunner line does this
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not sure your price breaking point but the garmin forefunner line does this
2 bills max! Cheaper would be better

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There are a few threads about this.
But anyway, I bought an adidas miCoach and I love it. I hate wearing a watch or anything similar on my wrist, so this was good. Got it for well under $100.
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I want to buy a watch or some gadget so I can keep pace and accurately track the distance. What do you all have and recommend? I don't want to spend alot of money.
Check with Rick, he seems to have a nice one.
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I want to buy a watch or some gadget so I can keep pace and accurately track the distance. What do you all have and recommend? I don't want to spend alot of money.
Oh and FYI not many products keep pace, or keep pace accurately. You will have to relax your standards a bit in your price range.
I looked for years for the right thing and never quite found one that did everything I wanted.
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nice but looks bulky. Good price though.

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Garmin 110 like I have. It rules. I can get you one. Lemme know.
man you always buy the super expensive shit but I must admit, it looks nice and tidy.

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man you always buy the super expensive shit but I must admit, it looks nice and tidy.
It's not that bad, only $250 at retail. For a GPS watch that is that slim, it's worth it. My buddy has the badass Garmin, but it is bulky for sure.

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just strap it to your ankle and folks wont mess with you while you are training
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Garmin 305.

The 405 is smaller and has more features, but the 305 does the basics for a decent price. GPS based distance, HR, speed, etc.

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Garmin 110 like I have. It rules. I can get you one. Lemme know.
I also use/like the 110.
It would be nice to have split lap times, which you can get on the more spendy models.

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I also use/like the 110.
It would be nice to have split lap times, which you can get on the more spendy models.

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What do you mean by that? I have mine set to autolap after every .25 mile, so I sort of know what pace I am currently running. Like that?

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I have gotten quite a bit from that thread now that you mention it.

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What do you mean by that? I have mine set to autolap after every .25 mile, so I sort of know what pace I am currently running. Like that?
I would like it to show the time of the current lap.
Intervals would be easier, with it.
It only show total time.
Once downloaded, I get all the data I need.
Tracking my intervals really does help.

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I would like it to show the time of the current lap.
Intervals would be easier, with it.
It only show total time.
Once downloaded, I get all the data I need.
Tracking my intervals really does help.

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You might find some entry level garmins in the $2 - $3 bills category. GPS pace watches aren't cheap. Pace technology other than gps is finicky. Some other mfgrs. in general to look into are Suunto, Polar (I wear a RS200), timex, casio, nike (I don't really like). Otherwise stick to the treadmill

Depending on your level of expertise, I'd focus on heart rate training before pace based training personally.

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Chunk what did you end up getting?

Been reading a lot of the tri training threads and random things on here. Seems most of you if not all of you train with a target heartrate. Fak should I get one of these watches? My damn heartrate is rising just typing this message.
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Chunk what did you end up getting?

Been reading a lot of the tri training threads and random things on here. Seems most of you if not all of you train with a target heartrate. Fak should I get one of these watches? My damn heartrate is rising just typing this message.
Your first plan should be to get off the couch and get your lazy ass training. After that and you are serious about improving then you get all the crap. You will benefit right now from just running and biking more.

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Your first plan should be to get off the couch and get your lazy ass training. After that and you are serious about improving then you get all the crap. You will benefit right now from just running and biking more.
Damnit so pimp gear will not help.

Today was Day 1 of not being lazy. Training and competing in Jiu Jitsu has done about zero to help me in running/biking/swimming cardio..fak.
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Principle of Specificity is gonna kick your ass. You need to train the exact discipline you will be concentrating in. That is why I initially sucked at swimming and running, even though I have good cardio. Once you start doing this stuff regularly it will get easier.

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Chunk what did you end up getting?

Been reading a lot of the tri training threads and random things on here. Seems most of you if not all of you train with a target heartrate. Fak should I get one of these watches? My damn heartrate is rising just typing this message.
I didn't get one yet but I've been using a polar HR monitor that I already have. I still want something that will give me pace and distance.

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The Garmin FR60 does not do mapping, but does do HR, and with the "foot pod" you get pace and distance, and you can also get speed/cadence sensors for your bike to also use it as a bike computer. You'll need to buy the the sensor separate, but then when you want to get a pimp Garmin GPS for your bike, you already have some of the pieces you need for that.

I think the watch + HRM + Footpod = $200
The speed/cadence sensor = $60

For a few more dollars, you might be best off with the 110 that Ken and X have, which is GPS.
(FYI the 110 does not work with the speed/cadence sensor)

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