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4/15/14 2:28 P

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Call Garmin. They have a toll free number.

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4/15/14 1:19 P

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Anyone know how I can get a battery for my Garmin watch?

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3/24/14 11:37 A

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I apologize, it is my foot pod that has an option to calibrate.

SLENDERELLA61... I did look up your watch and didn't see any way to calibrate it. Like LIVE2RUN4LIFE said it might not need calibrating.



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3/24/14 12:24 A

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To the best of my knowledge, you do not need to calibrate the GPS watch. If you are using a footpod with the watch indoors or on a treadmill, then the footpod does need to be calibrated.

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3/23/14 8:14 P

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How do you calibrate a Garmin? I have a Forerunner 10 if it makes a difference. Maybe I could find instructions on the web site. If it's too detailed to explain easily, I'll look for it.


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3/23/14 8:08 P

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Patrick, hope it cuts your pace by at least one minute per mile.
Glad you like it.

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Thats kewl Patrick! One thing I didn't learn immediately was calibrating my garmin. For the most part it was accurate, but I had more comfort knowing that is was accurate after I did the calibrating. Just fyi.

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3/23/14 4:54 P

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Got out for a nice long run yesterday using my new Garmin Forerunner 220 running watch. Things I like after one use:

- The easy to read display!
- Notifications as I hit mile marks
- Uploading all of my data to Garmin Connect so I can review

I am sure there is so much more to check out. Can't say there was anything I did not like.

Running a 5K race this coming Saturday, so I am anxious to see how it may help me.

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3/19/14 6:59 P

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Patrick, hope you enjoy your new toy.
After you use it a few times let us know how you like it and which features you like best.

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3/19/14 10:00 A

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Enjoy!

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Ordered a Garmin Forerunner 220 yesterday from Dick's Sporting Goods. I got an e-mail from them stating $20 off most everything plus free shipping. When I tried to order through their web site I did not get the $20 off, so called their customer service and they were able to offer me the $20 off! My new "toy" will be here tomorrow evening, so I'll be able to use it for the 5K race I am running in Tucson on 3/29!

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I bought a new balance nx950 comparable to Garmin f10. I wanted an entry level gps watch. Ideally I'd would like the garmin 620! I bought mine at REI where I can return within a year for any reason so if I dont think it does enough I can upgrade. So far....three runs...I like it but Garmin software is prettier. It does have intervals but you can't see the pace it seems during intervals. Since I wear headphones...I dont rely on a watch beep for intervals anyway. My phone does my intervals and music and previously mapmyrun. The new balance battery lasts 12 hours on gps where the garmin 10 only has five. I am expecting a five to five and half hour marathon which is why I went with the NB. Otherwise I am looking at the garmin 210 if I change out. I dont see any issues with what I have now tho.

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3/15/14 12:23 A

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I have a Garmin 110 that I've been using for a year. It wasn't expensive and does all I need it to. If it ever dies, I might look at a fancier one, but so far, I'm totally happy with it and it was well worth the price (about $85 I think).

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3/13/14 2:44 P

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The consensus so far here in this discussion and offline with some fellow runners has been Garmin. I am with you on the geek part RAMBLER61 -- the 620 has all of the bells and whistles. My budget won't let me go that far, so I'm eyeballing the 220, which, while a bit pricey, certainly comes closer to what I want to spend.

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3/13/14 10:25 A

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The Geek in me really wants a Garmin 620. Lots of new features, ability to use indoors, coaching based on HR, recovery, oscillation and cadence, all in a cool looking package.

Problem is that it is $450. Way too much money for my level of running ability and budget. So, I stick with a digifit forearm strap and an iPhone, coupled with my Mio Alpha HR monitor.

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I have the Garmin 410..... many runners that I talk to use some form of a Garmin (from a 110 to a 610).

Just the other day I was researching other companies that sell GPS watches for runners. There are quite a few. a wide range of prices also.... I have been frustrated with Garmin's uploading info from watch to website and also Garmin's HRM. But many people have not been having the same issues with Garmin that I have been having. My husband has a 405 and has never had any issues.

For an interval timer, I use a Gymboss. The Garmin does have an interval timer on it...., but I like the Gymboss much better.

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3/11/14 8:49 P

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Like Katherine I have a Garmin 305 and don't want to replace it for a long time.
For keeping track of intervals many people, including me, use a Gym Boss. Very basic inexpensive timer.

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I have a Garmin 305, which they don't make any more, although you can still buy them. I have used this particular model for almost 5 years and like it a lot. I'm not sure what I will replace it with when the day comes, but I'm pretty sure it will be another Garmin.

There are a variety of Garmin watches at various prices and with more or fewer bells and whistles. Do you have an REI close to you? They sell Garmin and have staff that are quite knowledgeable about the different options. They also offer great warranty support. It helps sometime to talk to someone objective who can help you sort out the differences.

Edited by: LIVE2RUN4LIFE at: 3/11/2014 (15:55)
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I have a garmin 410. It has worked really good for me. The polar watches are also good.



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Hi all,

Looking to buy a running watch -- my $10 Wal-Mart basic is just not cutting it any more. Looking for some recommendations.

I'd like to to stay in the $100 to $200 range, GPS (of course), Run / Walk / Run reminders / alerts, and an easy to read display.

Thanks!

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