Running Watch Suggestions

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Apr 2017
11:56am, 11 Apr 2017
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larkim
@AutumnLeaves - just out of curiousity, what sort editing of the FIT files do you do?
Apr 2017
11:59am, 11 Apr 2017
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Mandymoo
I have always had a garmin until recently. I was given a Samsung Gear Fit 2 free with my new phone and am finding it to be really good. small enough to wear all day, built in heart rate monitor, lots of different activities, uploads easy etc etc.
Apr 2017
3:32pm, 11 Apr 2017
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Autumnleaves
Just the usual stuff on Fetch - I know you can do it with any logged entry but the one at a time aspect of uploading the FIT file means I don't forget. Plus I can make sure walked miles go in under cross-training so they don't affect my running total.
Apr 2017
3:34pm, 11 Apr 2017
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larkim
Thanks AL.
Apr 2017
5:52pm, 11 Apr 2017
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Eynsham Red
Thanks to everyone for your thoughts. Time to make a decision........
Apr 2017
6:06pm, 11 Apr 2017
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jdarun
One nice feature of the 235 (versus my older 610 anyway) is that setting the workout type is very easy at the outset. No having to log on and manually change your suspiciously fast runs to bike rides!
Oct 2018
7:57pm, 9 Oct 2018
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Little Critter
Just resurrecting this thread in case there’s been any changes. I currently have my phone strapped to my arm and use strava. But find the phone clunky and uncomfortable.

I’m not particularly interested in HR but want to track route, pace, time etc etc etc. Looking at the budget end of the range too please.
Oct 2018
1:06pm, 10 Oct 2018
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icenutter
My wive loves her Garmin 235, but that's about £185, so may or may not count as 'budget'. Its worth it though. She had a Garmin 30 before, and the 235 is way better.
Oct 2018
1:26pm, 10 Oct 2018
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Eynsham Red
I’ve had a Garmin Forerunner 35 for eighteen months and been very pleased with it. Cheaper than the 235 but not so many whistles and bells. It does the things you listed LC.
Oct 2018
1:31pm, 10 Oct 2018
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Lizzie W
I got a more than adequate Garmin 110 off ebay for 15 quid. Unfortunately my Hauwei phone will not communicate with Garmins.

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I'm planning to get a running watch but have no idea what would be suitable for me.

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