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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great running/training aid, 19 Sep 2011
I am far from a serious runner, just trying to get fit and have signed up to run a half marathon. My brother had shown me his Iphone with Nike+ to monitor his runs. This got my attention for wanting more info on a run, rather than just overall time.
Having researched Nike+ I decided against buying this set up. I came across the Garmin Forerunner 110 and having read the reviews decided to buy.
Having used it a few times now I have nothing negative to say, some general points you might find useful:
* I wasn't interest in carrying what looked like a brick on my wrist (some of the more advanced versions certainly appear that way to me) so I am pleased that this is no bigger than a normal watch
* I wasn't interested in having a mass of data to view on the watch, all I wanted was overall distance run, overall time and current pace (I had set for minutes to cover a mile). These are all very clear to see as you are running
* Very easy to navigate and use
* You can set split time data; I set at one mile intervals. Each mile it beeps and displays a freeze of last interval info (time, distance - for me one mile, and pace). You can click ok to continue back to the main screen or simply ignore and it times out and reverts back to the overall display
* It gets a GPS signal for me very quickly (less than one minute)
* It keeps the GPS signal very well, even in areas I thought it might struggle
* Back at home I can plug it up to my laptop and use the Garmin website to see greater detail (including: map, splits, elevations). Certainly enough data to keep me happy.
* I had planned a route as part of my training that runs next to roads. I had driven the distance to measure it and also used online mapping to check the distance (this is before I got the Garmin). I have run the same route now with my Garmin and can say it is very accurate.
I can not praise this enough, it really is a neat bit of kit.