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    Post by Wgrt on Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:51 am

    can anyone recommend a good one?
    good functionality etc
    thanks
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    Post by T B K on Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:17 pm

    Would you like a GPS watch with the heart rate monitor?

    Timex makes very simple heart rate monitors that also doubles as a watch.
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    Post by runner_dude on Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:51 pm

    I have the Garmin 305, which I looove. It's also a GPS watch, and it's kinda pricey, but you can get refurbished ones of Ebay which work the same as new and cost much less.
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    Post by Wgrt on Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:21 pm

    gps would be nice but its not necessary but either that or a footpod would be good
    i was looking at that garmin it just looks huge haha
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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:37 pm

    i just have a polar FS1 its not that fancy or anything just the traditional heart rate monitor our school pays for them.
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    Post by Wgrt on Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:33 pm

    anyone used the forerunner 50?
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    Post by runner_dude on Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:04 pm

    Footpods only are accurate if calibrated and if your stride length doesn't change (which it will when you change speed)

    I havn't used the forerunner 50 personally, but Garmins have a great reputation.
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    Post by Running With Scissors on Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:57 pm

    I'll have to talk to one of my xc coaches because he has a ton of different gps watches and all that junk. I am fine with just a stop watch but I was thinking about getting a heart rate watch because my middle school xc coach told me he thinks it helps him pace better than time.


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    Post by Lily on Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:03 pm

    i have the garmin 405. the only thing i don't like is that i always forget to charge it. i wish the battery lasted longer.
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    Post by running_violet on Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:22 am

    Fitter, Happier... wrote:i have the garmin 405. the only thing i don't like is that i always forget to charge it. i wish the battery lasted longer.

    like what kind of batteries does it take? like AA? or like those little circle ones that go in watches?
    and about how long does yours last?
    just curioous
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    Post by Lily on Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:20 am

    xc running gal wrote:
    Fitter, Happier... wrote:i have the garmin 405. the only thing i don't like is that i always forget to charge it. i wish the battery lasted longer.

    like what kind of batteries does it take? like AA? or like those little circle ones that go in watches?
    and about how long does yours last?
    just curioous

    it's a rechargeable battery, so you just plug the watch in. it depends on what setting you have it on, but normally it lasts like a day. but then sometimes it will run out of battery after like 3 hours. scratch
    it's not that annoying, i would just like to be able to wear it all day and sleep in it and stuff without having to remember to plug it in.
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    Post by running_violet on Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:06 pm

    Fitter, Happier... wrote:
    xc running gal wrote:
    Fitter, Happier... wrote:i have the garmin 405. the only thing i don't like is that i always forget to charge it. i wish the battery lasted longer.

    like what kind of batteries does it take? like AA? or like those little circle ones that go in watches?
    and about how long does yours last?
    just curioous

    it's a rechargeable battery, so you just plug the watch in. it depends on what setting you have it on, but normally it lasts like a day. but then sometimes it will run out of battery after like 3 hours. scratch
    it's not that annoying, i would just like to be able to wear it all day and sleep in it and stuff without having to remember to plug it in.
    oh i see.
    yeah, i can understand how that could become a hassle.

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