Summary: Very good watch for the price. Others have more features but this does what you need it to for running/biking training. A couple of tips: Once I set it up with Garmin Express, you can connect your Garmin account to a free account at www.strava.com for a nicer, more detailed presentation of your training sessions. Updating Garmin automatically updates Strava, so there are no extra steps. Make sure you update the software on the watch as soon as you get it.
Summary: Great device! The only thing that lacks (and would be very useful) is the option to store pre-defined trainings designed with "garmin connect". This function is, however, in newer versions of the watch. I would say it is the perfect match for a runner who just wants to track and improve his performance without spending way too much.
So far so good. The reviews I read before the purchase do ...
Joseph S. McCaskill, Amazon
8 July 2014
Summary: So far so good. The reviews I read before the purchase do not give me much hope past our one year date, but so far it has performed very well. We live in a rural area and the GPS locates us in minutes. The reviews also complained about the charging cable being hard to connect to..... seems simple enough to me but this is my first GPS watch so I have nothing to compare it to to know if it is more difficult or not.
Summary: This has exactly the features I want and not more bells and whistles than I need. Connecting it to my computer allows me to use Garmin Connect to see even more detail such as calories burned, route, and elevation. The only thing that annoys me is that sometimes I have to shut it off and turn it back on in order to get my computer to read that it's connected. I don't have that issue with other devices.
Summary: I paddle, kayak and SUP and this device works for them all. it sometimes, but rarely, has difficulty during the paddle phase of a workout. Great interface with the computer and it does everything that i want and need.
Summary: It woks awesomely, but one time I put it on the charger, it shut down, and I had no idea how to turn it back on. This happens a week after it got to my house, so I was a little angry, but after I preformed the master reset it turned back on and has worked perfectly since then.
Summary: The only reason I dont give this watch I 5-star rating is because sometimes it takes up to a few minutes to locate the satellites... so I'e ended up sitting around a couple of minutes before beginning my run. As long as you are in an open area though it picks them up quickly.