garmins / running devices

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Jun 2013
9:51pm, 18 Jun 2013
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I had a garmin a while back (205) but the thing that put me off was the lack of battery life and not being able to use it as a standard watch.

I then went Polar and over the years when i bargain came up, i slowly upgraded the bits. I currently have an RS800CX, which i have a HRM, GPS and cadence sensor linked to it. On my bike i have the CS600. Both of these are WIND models, which means there is no cross talk to any other devices.

You can pick up a bargain on ebay (that is where i got mine from), and Polars customer service is second to none.
Jul 2013
10:42pm, 17 Jul 2013
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Just a quick note on Garmin 610 for any users.

I've had my 610 for about 16 months. Last few months the back started to corrode and a blue residue was being left on my wrist. It finally came to a head about 2 months ago when it was actually starting to cut my wrist as it was so rough where it had corroded.

Anyway, I got in touch with Garmin even though it was out of warranty to see what they said.

Responses were slow coming back (about 10 days for each email response) however they actually agreed to replace it free of charge with a refurbished one without any pushback. Refurbished one basically means an unwanted returned one as it is brand new as far as I can work out.

I've now got my new one and I can see they have changed the back on this updated model and the back is now a combination of metal and plastic - which not only looks like it should solve this problem but also has the advantage of making it lighter.

Thought I'd post it on here in case anyone else is having similar issues to let you know to get in touch with Garmin!


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