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littleangie 10-22-2012 09:58 PM

Runners: I have a question!
 
Okay so i ave started running so i can run the Princess Half Marathon in 2014. I am "training" using the Jeff Galloway method of run, walk, run. I normally use my phone a my indicator as to when to run or walk but i want to get a watch that will be that. Can anyone recommend a watch.

Thanks in advance.

rmattman 10-22-2012 10:56 PM

I use a Garmin Forerunner 305 which includes a GPS to track your runs. Also monitors heart rate, pace, distance, lap time, etc. There are several Forerunner models available. I bought one of the larger models which is especially important if you want to monitor several factors simultaneously. Comes with software which allows you to archive past runs and track your improvement. Good luck with the race. I also use the Galloway method; it has served me well.

littleangie 10-22-2012 11:49 PM

Or if you have an iphone app i would love suggestions

Raenstoirm 10-23-2012 10:49 AM

I bought the galloway bracelet. I love it! It is a clip so it can be worn on the waistband or on the wrist strap. I use the wrist (an extra $3) so I can see how much longer I have during the walks so I make sure I stow my cell or water bottle before the next run. I use endmondo (iphone app) to track my distance.

LSUfan4444 11-20-2012 01:03 PM

Garmin has recently releasded the Garmin 10.

It is a smaller unit than the 205 (it's predecessor), and comes in more color choices as well. It also has a smaller price tag than the 305.

If you do not plan on training or racing with heart rate and just want distance and pace, this is the watch for you (if you want to buy something new).

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=142&pID=107143

http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpage-GMFR10S.html

Now, if you don't mind buying used (which every Garmin I have ever bought has always been used), eBay can offer some good deasl on used and refurbished 305 and 310 models.

The biggest difference between the 10 and the 305 is heart rate and personal customization (like racing against a virtual partner, calories burned, etc.). The 310 is built more for triathletes so you can swim in it and has a longer battery (18 hours) for Ironman compeition.

LSUfan4444 11-20-2012 01:04 PM

Also, keep an eye out because many online stores (best buy, sams, target, running warehouse, road runner sports, etc) will be doing holiday and/or black friday sales. YOu can go to each and sign up for the email alerts to see if any of them are offering any discounts on garmin products.

Ariel484 11-20-2012 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by LSUfan4444 (Post 46752885)
Garmin has recently releasded the Garmin 10.

It is a smaller unit than the 205 (it's predecessor), and comes in more color choices as well. It also has a smaller price tag than the 305.

If you do not plan on training or racing with heart rate and just want distance and pace, this is the watch for you (if you want to buy something new).

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=142&pID=107143

http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpage-GMFR10S.html

Now, if you don't mind buying used (which every Garmin I have ever bought has always been used), eBay can offer some good deasl on used and refurbished 305 and 310 models.

The biggest difference between the 10 and the 305 is heart rate and personal customization (like racing against a virtual partner, calories burned, etc.). The 310 is built more for triathletes so you can swim in it and has a longer battery (18 hours) for Ironman compeition.

Another thing you might like about the 10 is that I am pretty sure you can program your intervals into the watch, so it will beep when you need to walk and then beep again when you need to start running again. You just put in your walk/run times and go.

For just starting out, I think the FR 10 is the way to go. The FR305 has lots of features you may not end up using.

wiigirl 11-20-2012 03:06 PM

Personally I use the Gamin 4runner...

LSUfan4444 11-21-2012 10:05 AM

http://sites.garmin.com/holiday/

Anyone who is interested, the link above is to garmin. They will be announcing their black friday online deals soon and you can sign up for the e-newsletter from that link. Up to 50% off.

ghoulishgirl 12-03-2012 07:20 PM

The Garmin Forerunner 10 does not beep at intervals. I found that out after I bought one.

Ariel484 12-03-2012 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ghoulishgirl
The Garmin Forerunner 10 does not beep at intervals. I found that out after I bought one.

Did you turn off the tones in the menu? If so, turn them back on and try again. It will beep each time you hit a button though.

rocio 12-03-2012 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Ariel484

Did you turn off the tones in the menu? If so, turn them back on and try again. It will beep each time you hit a button though.

I've borrowed my husband's 10 and it does beep for intervals. My training partner has one too and it certainly beeps.

thylightguy 12-07-2012 08:32 PM

There are so many on the market, so it is hard to say. I bought mine at Target, and it only cost me about $30. My advice would be to find one that you are able to test out in the store, and that isn't too complicated.

SuperHappyFunTimes 12-09-2012 01:45 PM

I have the Garmin Forerunner 10 and I love it. You can set the run walk intervals easily and it does beep at each interval change. The GPS has been very accurate for me, even in a tree lined area.

Desiree 12-10-2012 12:16 PM

I was just coming to post about watch recommendations! So glad I saw this post!


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