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9/14/14 4:12 P

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I recently switched from using my phone for the same reason. Well, that, and also because if I am doing a short run and don't take my water bottle sling that has a pocket for my phone then I zip it into my shorts pocket--in the humid weather we got over the past few weeks, my phone was getting pretty gross and the dampness can't be good for it.

I bought a Garmin watch. It has the capability of tracking intervals for you, but not too long ago I bought a GymBoss (due to very helpful suggestions from this team!). I am still using the GymBoss for intervals because it vibrates as well as beeps, and I don't worry about not hearing it in a noisy environment.

There are several models of garmin watches, so just be sure to look for the features you need. My local running store staff was very knowledgable and helped me choose the one to meet my needs. For long distance runs, you want to be sure you get one that will last long enough after recharging. I am still learning the full features, but it was very easy to use right out of the box.

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9/14/14 7:38 A

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I don't use my Garmin for intervals - although my 420 is capable of that.
I use an interval timer called a Gymboss. Much easier to change settings or intervals when running or racing.

It is my understanding that intervals on the Garmin when used limit some of the other Garmin uses.

Also.... I do not know much about the 10, but, if it were me, I would compare Garmins on the Garmin website. You might be able to get a GPS watch that does more than the 10 for not that much more money.

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9/13/14 7:27 P

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I use the Garmin Forerunner 220...it was my first GPS watch, and I have been thrilled with it! Rechargeable, easy to read display, and the unexpected surprise is that it allows me to run anywhere and know how many miles I am accumulating.

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9/13/14 1:26 P

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I also use a Garmin 410 with HR monitor. I also make sure I recharge it the night before my long run.

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I want one that also has interval set ups also. I have a Nike triax c6 for heart rate and calories got it years ago from a friend . I like using the Nike+ app and was thinking maybe one of their smart bands

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9/13/14 12:02 P

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Garmon forerunner 10

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Yes.... the watch is rechargeable.... I hook mine up after every run and it is ready to go when I head out the next time.

Which model is on sale?

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Are the batteries rechargeable? They have on sale for $149 at s nearby running store

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I also use a Garmin watch. I love all the data and the battery lasts quite awhile. I have never used it for over 3 and 1/2 hours, but it is supposed to last longer than that.

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Most of the runners who post on this team use Garmin GPS watches. They make a number of different models at different price points, depending on what functions you want / need. The battery in mine lasts more than seven hours and some of the newer models have even better batteries. There are other brands of GPS watches, Timex for example, but I only have experience with Garmin.

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Hi Gang - well i was doing a long run today - 14 kilometers -woo hoo - and my iphone battery died :( I was at the 12 km mark and battery died on me. I use Nike + app to track my route, pace and kilometers. What device do you recommend that has a long batter life - up to at least 3 hours? I turned off majority of other programs running and my iphone was at 100% when i started so data was only using the nike+ app - a map app -weather app and my music (on my phone not streaming). Any devices that aren't too expensive would be great.
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