I have always the valued the usefulness of having a GPS watch to help record my training runs and races. The information was useful as I would use it to see how well (or poorly) I was doing in training or races. I thought it would be great to share my thoughts on past watches that I have used before coming to terms with the current one that I’ am using now, the Suunto Ambit3 Peak.
I had a gear acquisition came in mail this morning which was picked up by my mother while I was at home. This gear was not an urgent requirement, but it was something I would probably have had to buy in the near future. Ever since I purchased the Garmin Foot Pod, it was great to be able to see my cadence during the different points of the run on Garmin Connect.
Before GPS watches first took prominence, accelerometers or “foot pods” were common amongst athletes for tracking distance and cadence for both indoor and outdoor running. These days, recreational runners wanting to track their progress will most likely opt for the wide variety of mobile apps that can be found on most major smart phones (I was using Endomondo on my old Nokia’s before I started using my Garmins’), or settle for cheaper variations of running GPS watches (Polar, Garmin, even Suunto).
The Garmin Forerunner 910XT was recently launched as Garmin’s flagship watch, with feature sets that would interest triathletes.
My Garmin 305 has been with me for a little over 2 years, and the countless mileage has started to take its toll on the strap. As with typical watch straps, the area where the strap hooks together has started to crack, and occasionally the watch will move to the next slot, causing the watching to shake up and down while running. It doesn’t really help that the watch is quite large, so with a smaller strap, it feels quite odd while running.