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on 16 November 2016
Very very happy with this watch. I was looking for something that I could use as a step counter as well as a running watch instead of having to wear 2 different gadgets all time. I couldn't be happier with it and unlike my forerunner 15 the blue tooth function makes uploading data effortless. Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a good basic easy to use running and step counter watch.
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on 1 April 2018
I've had the watch for about a year, so this is a review taking into account a 12 month plus period. Worked very well for 10 months, apart from fairly slow GPRS pick up on occasion (usually when it's cloudy). From them on its been a nightmare, and the service from Garmin has exarcibated this. It's got an unusual habit of corrupting runs, but oddly not until they're done. For example, finished a 24 mile run this morning and on completion checked my stats. All 24 miles had a timestamp, yay. But upon syncing there was no information for the last 12. The file has gone mental, but after correcting the error it transpires all data stored. Garmin have tried to tell me existing files on the watch can do this, frankly that's cr*p as I delete data now to avoid this. They've offered a switch for £60 ish, but in meantime I have no watch. The service had been laughable, and there are only so many factory resets you can try before throwing the thing at a wall. It's good for 9 months, but beyond that it's trash. And garmin are useless at providing support.
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on 27 June 2016
I bought this for my wife who is an orienteer. It's a bit fiddly to use, and it sometimes takes a bit of time to make a GPS connection, but it generally works exactly as expected and links up with Garmin online software via a PC usb connection to upload walk or race records.
From the Garmin web site the recorded performance can be downloaded for use with Routegadget after orienteering events. When GPS is off this works well as a digital watch with time and date shown. Needs to be recharged frequently for use as a GPS device, but as a watch, with GPS turned off, it seems to run for at least a week (we have not checked how long it will last). There is lots of online information about the watch including videos, reviews, and Garmin instructions.
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on 29 May 2017
Nice, simple GPS watch. The most attractive feature for me is the large, high-contrast display. I'm old enough to need reading glasses but obviously can't wear them while running, so it's useful to have big clear digits to read.
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on 12 March 2018
Does the job perfectly for me. I used this to train for my first half marathon. It's considerably more accurate than the mobile app I used to use (Strava) as confirmed by my official half marathon tracker data on the day. It's comfortable, durable, very easy to use and has enough different modes for my needs. I alternated between just running as I pleased, running to a set distance such as 5k/10k/half marathon, and run/walking at various timed intervals with the watch beeping at the end of each run/walk segment. Well worth the investment. No heart rate monitor but this was not a loss for me.
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on 29 December 2017
I bought this to replace my long serving Garmin 110 on which I had somehow managed to break the GPS function. The Forerunner 25 is a worthy successor to the 110; some things it does differently, trading off less information displayed per screen for greater clarity which is a trade I am happy to make when trying to look at your watch while running. The interface also feels faster which is what you would expect of a newer design with similar functionality.
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on 19 January 2018
Won't pair with my android phone but not a deal breaker for me, otherwise very good and does the job as expected

Edit - finally got it paired after a lot of messing about. First of all got it connected using a setting hidden away to troubleshoot Bluetooth, just scroll to the last setting. This allowed a pairing but it wouldn't connect on it's own but found an app which was aptly called "Reconnect garmin Watch" and now works faultlessly. Very pleased but will still held off the 5 stars, I shouldn't have to go to all that trouble.
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on 7 January 2017
Great for marathon training.
I've got slim wrists, so found most of the GPS running watches on the market very big and bulky, but this watch is perfect. Lots of holes on the strap so would fit any sized wrist. Also the face is much slimmer than the TomTom and newer garmin models.
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on 16 July 2018
Unfortunately this is not reliable and in my opinion only worth half the price that Garmin charge for it. Locking on to the GPS signal can take over 5 minutes even on a clear day in open ground. Even worse it just suddenly stops and all the buttons become non operational as happened to me yesterday (15.07.2018)

I have kept it up to date with any software updates but these often seem to make it worse.

Garmin you need to get your software bugs fixed - or perhaps it's only designed to last a short time. A very disappointing product.
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on 16 July 2017
I bought this watch to replace my 'older' garmin watch, and am very pleased with the new one. If you're a runner, then a watch like this is a must in my opinion, so you can keep track of your runs. This one hasn't let me down yet, and i hope that it lasts for a long time. The battery life is good, and has lasted for 2 hours+ running no problem! GPS is fine, and finds your location easily. It is also a good fit and doesn't look too big or small for a watch.
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