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Will not find GPS signal
on 27 April 2016
I chose the Forerunner 15 as I wanted a simple running watch that still let me connect my heart rate monitor. On the face of it, the 15 meets these criteria: it's small, uncomplicated, and has only 4 buttons (light, start, back, and scroll). As some other reviews have said - when it's working it's brilliant, but when it's not...
The main issue is undoubtedly the problem with finding signal. Some days it takes 30 seconds, but on other days I have spent over half an hour waiting (and stopping it from auto powering-off), before giving up and having to run without out. I know it is not an especially expensive watch, but for it to be unusable on a significant number of runs is really frustrating.
The second issue is the battery life. Garmin state this will last 8 hours of use, or 3 weeks in general. I find that I can probably get 4 hours of use, or a week of general existing. Which is fine - you just have to remember to charge it fairly frequently if you are doing long runs.
Overall it is acceptable, but I'm now looking to get a replacement after having this for only a few months.