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#8 out of 63 GPS
Brand: Garmin
Tags: runner up 2010, wrist mounted



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  • stevethousand
    ***

    This is an outdated model of GPS watch, but it works fine for strava or mapping for singletracks. I can't get mine to sync with my heart rate monitor, which is weird because every machine at the gym can sync to it. There are better cheaper options out there to look at now.

    Pros
    Accurate data
    Will strap onto bars

    Cons
    Large
    Clunky
    Old school video game beeps

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  • toddmare
    *****

    I own one and so does my wife for running and biking get one

    Pros
    I use garmins attachment for the handle bar. Watch stays put so you can look at it whenever you want. Tracks heart rate with monitor flawlessly, I've never had a problem losing a signal in trees.

    Cons
    Band broke putting it on the handle bar mount so many times. Started using the velcro strap instead and has been flawless ever since

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  • Jarrett.morgan
    ****

    This is my second forerunner, I owned the 101, and this one performes better. It has better metrics, loses conections less, and finds satellites much quicker.

    Pros
    Accurate, plenty of metrics, and extremely affordable now.

    Cons
    Can take a long time to find satellites.

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  • arizonaglider
    ***

    The Garmin 350 is cheaper than many devices made specifically for mountain biking. It is my first and I've learned to use it for what I need, which is mapping trails for this web site. If you can afford it there are better options for mapping mountain bike trails available.

    Pros
    This is my first and only GPS tracker. It works. No problems with charging.

    Cons
    It's primarily designed for runners. It was a little confusing to learn to use it as a trail mapper. You have limited settings for the "data recording" options. You only have Garmin's "smart recording" or one way point every second. This is a bit high resolution and limits recording to about 3 1/2 hours with an empty memory.

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  • Suvacrew
    *****

    This is the best wrist mount available. you can capture all data points except watts. Never had an issue with it, has great Sat reception and the data downloads to motionbased.om will cleanse the data and make corrections.

    Pros
    Accuracy, wrist mounted, intuitive menu interface, you can race against yourself. Can use the multisport function to capture swim, bike and run of triathlon. Data is easily managed on various software from Motionbased, SportTracks or Training Center. ANT+ accommodates other wireless options like cadence. Reasonably priced with great features

    Cons
    Slow synch with sats. Not compatible with strain gauge power meter output.

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  • ac90002
    ****

    If you are a pretty serious ride or racer, you need a heart rate monitor, along with the knowledge of your personal heart rates zones (training zone for 2-3 hrs, racing zones for 2-3 hrs, training zone for longer, etc). This is a good one, though not great. I use it for all serious workouts and races, to show me what rate I'm at, and sometimes remind me to slow down, if overburning during a race.

    Pros
    tracks heart rate, position, altitude, time of ride

    Cons
    bulky on the wrist; takes several minutes to synchronize with satellites on startup

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  • Juan_Gear
    ****

    Hope they work out the bugs soon, hahahaha

    Pros
    Has everything I need

    Cons
    Took a [email protected] on me in the middle of a ride, Battry life had been strange. Screen went blank, but done load was complete. Luck had it it was bought at REI who exchanged it.

    Have read garmin warranty service can be skechy

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  • Juan_Gear
    *****

    Pros
    Easy to use, multi sport changes are one button push. no need to geek on during a ride

    Cons
    Battery seems to take a random charge.

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  • natemoncrief
    ****

    This is great if you want something that crosses over in to different sports, takes up little space, and covers the basics of an expensive bike computer or fitness watch.

    Pros
    Multi-sport feature, small, good reception out-doors, simple to use, has most features of larger gps systems.

    Cons
    Directions are miz, bar mount is hard to find, doesn't work well in large cities, cadence sensor is not built for mtb.

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