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5/31/10 12:20 P

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Before I got the Runner app for my Android, I used http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/. I also really like Active.com - you can sign up for free and save routes you run a lot. It will also help you keep track of the mileage on your shoes so you know when to replace them.

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5/29/10 2:42 P

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The Android phone has an app plus website for it, acts like a garmin.
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5/29/10 2:41 P

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Dawn I agree I have no idea what I did before I got my Garmin, I guess I spent hours on the computer or in the car just figuring how long I went. Now I know not only how far but how fast plus all the other goodies!!
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5/28/10 3:27 P

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If you have an iPhone, there are gps apps available. Otherwise I would map out routes online.

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5/28/10 9:56 A

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I always use Runnersworld.com's website to create my routes. It saves to my profile and when I log my run I can select the route that I ran for my logging too which is a nice feature.

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5/27/10 11:09 P

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Another alternative site to use for mapping runs is
pedometer.gmaps.com

It has a running mode and a cycling mode too.

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5/27/10 4:42 P

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mapmyrun is very useful! Also, I noticed that someone else mentioned the Nike+. I have an F6 and had the same problem, so last summer I bought the Nike+ armband. I really like it but it wouldn't work as well if you don't wear Nike shoes. They have a thing to attach it to any shoe but it is less accurate.


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5/27/10 3:43 P

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That MapMyRun website is FANTASTIC!! Just spent some time playing around on it!! Thanks so much!!

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5/27/10 1:44 P

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I have the Garmin 305 which is a GPS and HR monitor in one, my husband has the 205 which is just the GPS. He paid like $120 for his. Since getting my Garmin my running has changed completely, before I would be all stressed out about mapping my run before so I knew exactly what I would do, but now I wing it a lot of the time.

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5/27/10 12:19 P

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I was going to but the polar F6 but decided that since I am on trails a lot I needed GPS. My town has 90 miles of interconnecting paved trails.

The Garmin 305 is about $147 on Amazon.com

www.mapmyrun.com has trails listed as well. Do a search for your area and see if anything was posted.

There is also a webiste that tracks trails everywhere. Cannot remember the website though, google it.

If you have an iphone, there are running apps for it.

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5/27/10 11:47 A

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I too only have a HRM. I bought the Nike+ to let me know how many miles I have run out doors. I need to calibrate it but I think this should work and it was cheap (relatively speaking).

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5/27/10 11:44 A

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You could always get a hand held GPS or check into mapmyrun.com and see if they have trails, I just don't know. I higher in Polars such as the 300xsd have a foot pod you can use, but I don't think that will help you. Have you looked a a pedometer and calibrate it for your running stride.

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5/27/10 11:39 A

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Hi everybody! I have a question. I currently have a Polar F6 HRM. I LOVE it but it doesn't have a GPS. And I'm starting to look at running on trails but I'm not sure of the distances so I'm looking for a cheap way to solve my problem of not knowing mileage. Does anybody know of either a CHEAP GPS that would track my miles or an add-on of some sort for my Polar watch?? Thanks for any help!!

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