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Can a Garmin footpod get wet? (Read 127 times)

madmom


    Hi. I am going to be running a trail run where there is a river crossing. Stupid question..can my foot pod get wet? Will it survive that much water? It says waterproof but was just wanting to check.

    Thanks

    zonykel


      I've run with it in the rain with no problem. I haven't tested it submerged underwater, though. Let us know what happens after you cross that river.

       

      BTW, why are you wearing a foot pod when running trails? If you have a GPS, you really don't need the foot pod. And if you are using the foot pod to measure distance, then it won't do as good a job compared to a Nice flat surface.

        Yes.

        - Joe

        all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

          Yes.  However ... I raced a 10-miler in FEB in pouring rain, and my footpod battery died during the race.  Replaced it, and no problems since!

           

          BTW, why are you wearing a foot pod when running trails? If you have a GPS, you really don't need the foot pod. And if you are using the foot pod to measure distance, then it won't do as good a job compared to a Nice flat surface.

          The hillier the terrain, the less accurate the GPS distance measurement.  If it's lumpy going, he'd probably get a more accurate distance record by disabling GPS and relying on the footpod (calibrated or not).

          “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

          ckerr1999


            DCRainmaker did a review of the footpod. He states the following:

             

            Q: Is the foot pod waterproof?
            A: Yes, it’s IPX7 rated waterproofing – so 1 meter deep at 30 minutes.

             

            Here is the full review..see Q&A at the end..

             

            http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/01/garmin-ant-foot-pods-everything-you.html

            2013 Goals

             

            Complete my first marathon - Scotiabank Marathon Oct. 20 2013 - Target time 4:00

            2013-Run 1500 miles

             

             

            zonykel


              Hmm... Interesting. When I set the incline on the treadmill, the foot pod got a different speed than when going flat. Perhaps neither method is particularly accurate when dealing with hills?

               

              The hillier the terrain, the less accurate the GPS distance measurement.  If it's lumpy going, he'd probably get a more accurate distance record by disabling GPS and relying on the footpod (calibrated or not).

              Rob44023


                It can get wet.   There is by the way more reasons to wear a foot pod then tracking distance.   I use my GPS for distance and my foot pod to keep track of my cadence.    It's easy to lose strides per minute over a long run and the foot pod gives me feed back so I can pick it up.   I'm currently using my foot pod along with my heart rate monitor to improve my training and speed.