>Gears and Wears>Garmin VS Polar
I have just started an 18 week program for running a 1/2 marathon. using the on on Runners World website and was considering using one of these as a good training tool. I have done some reaerch and have talked to a few running stores about each and both sound good, but thought I would check the best source in the world for feedback and that would be here
So if any have some input and guidance on which would be better for training, foot pod vs gps, your feedback would be great. Thanks to all who reply. Mike.
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I have never used a Polar watch.
I went GPS.
Benefits of the 305 Forerunner GPS
-Tracks your pace
-Shows you where you have run
-Keeps a History for you
-Does basic caloric calculations
-Let's be run randomly while keeping track of my distance
-Beeps when you've reached a particular set lap distance.... like a mile
-Has advanced training modes (I don't use)
-Heart Rate Monitor (I don't use)
-Has a virtual partner (I don't use)
-Helps you get home if you get lost!
You can get a Forerunner 305 for around $150, which isn't much in my opinion if running is something you do regularly.
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The exception would be if you spent a long time asking them questions about the GPS then buy it elsewhere, that would be kind of tacky.
So any good place online to purchase my new305?. Thanks again for your input. Mie.
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