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GPS Watch for beginners?

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Mar 2015
9:37pm, 10 Mar 2015
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Heeler
Hi Lucy, I've got a forerunner 10 ... Had it for a year or so & love it. Weat it most days. I start it finding sats whilst I lace up my shoes & harness up a dog ... It's slower than the one my sons godfather just bought my son for his b'day .... That is one that tells you swim laps, bike & run .... & I'm thinking of getting a pink strap to use it whilst he's safely tucked at school!
Mar 2015
9:48pm, 10 Mar 2015
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FreshStart
Welcome to Fetch :-)

I've got a Forerunner 10 and it's great as a GPS watch for beginners. I bought mine from handtec handtec.co.uk
Mar 2015
10:02pm, 10 Mar 2015
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Uyuni
A bit more expensive than the Garmins mentioned above is the Polar M400 which has loads more functionality that might prove handy if you really get into this running lark. I’ve had one for 6 months and it is great.
Mar 2015
7:55am, 11 Mar 2015
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Fitz
+1 for a Garmin 15, I got one for the missus last year and it's a great entry-level watch. Plus comes in a smaller size for the more dainty of wrist and comes in a range of colours so of course I bought her one in each colour so she could match whatever outfit she was wearing.

That last bit isn't true.
Mar 2015
9:53am, 11 Mar 2015
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LucyJDowning
OMG Guys! I am overwhelmed by how helpful and welcoming everyone is :)

So I think its safe to say I should go with a Garmin. I'll order one today!

Thanks everyone I am delighted!
Mar 2015
10:21am, 11 Mar 2015
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Lady Fleecy of Mudshire
enjoy :) If you need to know how to do anything on it, there are Youtube videos (easier than reading the manual!)
Mar 2015
11:03am, 11 Mar 2015
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LucyJDowning
Thanks LFM great tip!

I actually just bought a Garmin Forerunner 110 moments ago- got a really good deal :)
Mar 2015
11:08am, 11 Mar 2015
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Lady Fleecy of Mudshire
hooray! You could blog or vlog about your experiences with it, might be useful to other newbies :)
Apr 2016
7:55am, 28 Apr 2016
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Tomsmum
Am going to revive this thread.. Is everyone still happy with their purchases? Anything new in the basic GPS market worth looking at?
Apr 2016
8:08am, 28 Apr 2016
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Ulric
You can get a TomTom Runner2 Cardio for 129.99, I got mine two days ago, did my first run yesterday and will be doing my first bike ride shortly then writing a blog about it. It has an optical HRM under the watch which reads off your wrist. And 1s GPS logging.

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