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Garmin Forerunner (Read 1031 times)


Believe

    I know I am being really stupid but I have to ask.  Since Garmin is a GPS enabled watch, can someone track my location while I run?  It could come in handy if I went on a trail run and stumbled down the big hill.  I know it is dumb but I had to ask.

     

    Also, do compression tights really work?  Thanks guys.


    day after day sameness

      All the current Garmin GPS sport devices are just a receiver of GPS signals.  It does not have the ability to broadcast your location. If you fall and get your arm caught under a boulder....well you're on your own.

       

      No idea on the compression tights.

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      Believe

        If you fall and get your arm caught under a boulder....well you're on your own. 

         Bummer, because in my senile old age I have fallen twice in the last year on the road, for no apparent reason!!! Embarrassed


        The Irreverent Reverand

          I wear compression shorts under my shorts (in the summer) and under my tights (in the winter). And they work just fine.

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             Bummer, because in my senile old age I have fallen twice in the last year on the road, for no apparent reason!!! Embarrassed

             

             

            Road ID

            No excuses....

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              Road ID

               

              So after 2 weeks when they find you pinned under a boulder cold and blue, at least they will know your name, haha.

                Didn't some guy with his arm trapped under a boulder have to saw it off or something? Shocked

                 

                But yeah I don't think the Garmin has the ability to track people. I think some iPhone apps do though, so if you run with your phone and are concerned about accidents... Otherwise its always best to let people know where you're running and for how long you expect to be gone so they can find you if trouble arises.

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                old Paratrooper

                   Bummer, because in my senile old age I have fallen twice in the last year on the road, for no apparent reason!!! Embarrassed

                   

                  for runs, bike rides, and even motorcycle rides when I'm out of my normal area I take my smart phone with Google Latitudes on it, works as a MP3 player as well as google latitudes will track my position so that my beautiful bride can see where I am on a map on the computer. I had a friend whose father was killed on a motorcycle in a freeway interchange but no one saw the accident and they didn't find him until over 2 weeks later, when Latitudes came out I thought it was a good way for someone to know where I am

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