Aug
28
2013

What is the best GPS watch for a distance runner?

During the summer, I want a good GPS watch to clock 5+ mile long runs with… I want a watch that can tell me my minute-per-mile pace, miles ran, and how long I am running for, but is still a fairly reasonable price ($100-$200). What is the best website to order a GPS watch from, or just the best watch?

I have a Garmin 305. Its old, and they don’t make them anymore. but you can still find them at Overstock.com.
It has a heart rate monitor. there are all kinds of accessories for it, too. It has every feature that you could ever want. It can upload and download stuff from your computer – and although its old – its software is new.
However its bulky , and ugly, and slow to find satellites (easy workaround – turn it on before you start warming up).
Amazon is a pretty good place to shop around. and the reviews are worth reading. DCRainmaker has a great website and he does very good reviews and has a lot of side by side comparisons.

I’m pretty sure the least expensive GPS watch is the Timex Marathon. and it does everything you want.
Oh, by the way. All GPS watches can not give you an accurate instantaneous pace. Some of them can be connected to a foot pod that can help with that. Also you can hit the lap button and get your pace for that lap. But if all you need it for is the features you listed you might be better off with a pedometer. If you have an ipod, the nike + kit is only $25.

One Response to “What is the best GPS watch for a distance runner?”

  1. I have a Garmin 305. Its old, and they don’t make them anymore. but you can still find them at Overstock.com.
    It has a heart rate monitor. there are all kinds of accessories for it, too. It has every feature that you could ever want. It can upload and download stuff from your computer – and although its old – its software is new.
    However its bulky , and ugly, and slow to find satellites (easy workaround – turn it on before you start warming up).
    Amazon is a pretty good place to shop around. and the reviews are worth reading. DCRainmaker has a great website and he does very good reviews and has a lot of side by side comparisons.

    I’m pretty sure the least expensive GPS watch is the Timex Marathon. and it does everything you want.
    Oh, by the way. All GPS watches can not give you an accurate instantaneous pace. Some of them can be connected to a foot pod that can help with that. Also you can hit the lap button and get your pace for that lap. But if all you need it for is the features you listed you might be better off with a pedometer. If you have an ipod, the nike + kit is only $25.
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