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I'm thinking about picking up a watch for running. All I really want is something to tell me my current pace, as well as display a programmed pace (intervals). I don't want to spend more than $150, so I know I won't be getting a ton of features. Good software would be nice. I'd like to be able to compare my mile splits. I like the Garmin Forerunner 10.

I don't know if I need HR analysis, but it would be nice and I know the FR10 doesn't support that. Double duty as a bike speedo would be a plus, but not high on the list. Any thing in my price range do what I want?

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the one mike has is real nice, i was thinking of picking one up but my iphone with the wahoo sensors and map my run do pretty much the identical thing and i have my music with me.

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mike uses this one

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=90671&ra=true

the forerunner 910xt, ill let him tell you more about it and any of the others he looked at before choosing that one

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That is nice, and 3x over my budget

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I thought about getting a gps watch too, but honestly, Endomondo app on my phone provides so much more a watch will ever do...
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I use a Timex ironman run trainer. It's worked really well for the year Ive been using it. I have the heart rate strap for it but don't usually put it on anymore. The gps works well and the training peaks software is pretty easy to use.

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I don't like carrying things, or strapping things to myself when I run. Phone is to bulky.

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Pat if you haven't run across this site yet, http://www.dcrainmaker.com/p/product-reviews.html , you might want to check it out because this guy does a pretty unbiased detail review on a majority of the watches out there.

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I have the 110, 210, and 910. 910 is only for tri geeks who value the swim stats and some other small features. 210 is the shit and what you want/need. Budget is irrelevant when you are trying to be the best.

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$209 plus tax on the 210 w/ HR monitor. Placing order on Tuesday to arrive on Wednesday for some other crap I need. Lemme know if you need one.

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Pat if you haven't run across this site yet, http://www.dcrainmaker.com/p/product-reviews.html , you might want to check it out because this guy does a pretty unbiased detail review on a majority of the watches out there.
I have. Really good review on the FR10. I'll have to do some research about the 210. Not sure I want to spend that much.

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I do love the 910 but it was purchased over the 210 for tri purposes. There are a few guys in the running club that have the 210 and they have nothing but good things to say about it as well.

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I'm too cheap
Bro just keep using that Flintstone watch running 3 minute miles. You don't want GPS.

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Bro just keep using that Flintstone watch running 3 minute miles. You don't want GPS.
Is that the same bike watch he uses???

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Is that the same bike watch he uses???
Yep. And now you know why his gps system always fails him and he always has to reroute. He then covers it up by saying that he got caught up in riding and didn't pay attention to it.
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I have the 110, 210, and 910. 910 is only for tri geeks who value the swim stats and some other small features. 210 is the shit and what you want/need. Budget is irrelevant when you are trying to be the best.
You aren't a athlete, you're a techno weenie.

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Is that the same bike watch he uses???
It read what it read, you guys are SO jealous that you spend $$$$$ and still a 55 year old guy out performs you with $ expenditure God I crack myself up I have money left over for the important things in life

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Since 2010 I've been using the Adidas miCoach, which includes HR monitoring. It's not GPS-based, but the shoe pacer is pretty darn accurate. I particularly like it because I don't want to carry a phone when I run. You can run it in conjunction with an mp3 player, too, so what I love is that I clip the tiny miCoach and the tiny iPod shuffle to my shorts and go.

GPS watches don't work all too well by me, as I run under a lot of tree coverage. miCoach works indoors, and will also track a variety of other activities (lifting, etc.) but I haven't much used it for those. Purely for running, I love it.

You create a program in advance, and then you turn it on and go. It stores 20 or so workouts; when you turn it on, there is voice guidance telling you when to adjust your speed, how fast you are running, and how much time you have left. And you can turn off the voice coaching if you don't want it.


I will admit it's not the most technologically advanced device out there, but for $100 or less, it's pretty good. I have no desire to upgrade.

If you get a GPS device, make sure it has a good return policy; lots of users complain coverage in their workout areas isn't the greatest, while others say it's perfect. You just never know.
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