Heart Rate and GPS Watches

Posted: February 15, 2013 in Running Decisions
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This is the first blog post but not the last one that I’ll be using to ask a question rather than discuss something. I don’t like carrying my phone when I’m running and often want to run with just a water bottle and my watch. This is mainly because being Deaf, I can’t hear music so my phone being dragged around is pointless except for GPS and to keep time. I truly believe that if I would be using a watch rather than a phone I would do much better with my time and be more focused.

My Question is: What kind of HR/GPS watch do you use and how would you rate it, why would you give it a good or bad review?

  1. John says:

    I use a Garmin 410 which I bought at the begining of January. I’d rate it 10/10, it has all the features I need as well as a Heart Rate Monitor. GarminConnect is great for displaying the stats you get from it.

  2. i spy God says:

    GIRL!! Talk about inspiration! I just love you!!
    Anyway, I don’t do the heart rate monitor/watch thing…the chest strap ANNOYED ME! Anyway, I do have some friends who use them and LOVE THEM! So I will get back to you on this.
    Keep up the great work, love your blog! 🙂

    • i spy God says:

      Ok, a running girlfriend of mine has the Garmin Forerunner 205 that she LOVES. GPS & the whole bit. There are more updated ones now: 305 & 405 she says.

      Good luck!!

  3. Crystal says:


    I have the Garmin Forerunner 405CX and I love everything about it. I only wear the heart rate monitor when I am running under five miles though because if I wear it on long runs it leaves an imprint under my breast and starts irritating me.

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