Summary: I started training for a 1/2 marathon. I use my pedometer everyday but wanted to get the exact distance I was running. Although this watch is "refurbished", the one I received looked brand new and works as new. Charging is a little strange (clips to the dots on the back of the watch), but stays charged a very long time. I didn't need a watch that connects to my phone or anything fancy, just keep track of time, pace and distance. This watch is perfect for that.
Summary: Product arrived in a non-branded box with manuals and charging cable. Nice addition was the AC charger adaptor (which I didn't have in my first one). Defitinitely worth buying the refurbished version instead of a new unit for double the price. Garmin originally produced an excellent watch with a sloppy watch strap (mine was torn down after 2,5 years, which is too short a lifetime for such a product).
Summary: I am the type of person who doesn't necissarly want all the frills. I bought this because I wanted to track how far I ran and at what pace. I have never used the heart monitor but I am sure that I would like it if I did. I like this model because the functionality is fairly easy to figure out. I never really read the owners manual but I felt like buying this watch encouraged me to run more and to run farther than I would have without it.
Does the basics and alittle more! Great to track mileage.
7 November 2014
Summary: I bought this watch to replace the same watch that just plain was worn out. Love this watch. I don't have anything to compare this product with since I found the Garmin first and never tried another brand or style.
♫ Great for Preparing for the Race but Don't like Wearing Heart Monitor
Bassocantor "♫ OracleMagician", Amazon
5 November 2014
Summary: So far, so good! Very simple to use, got synced up with satellites right away. Like how easy it easy to start/reset timer. I thought the charger was funny, the way it clamps onto the body of the watch. Have used Garmin products for a long time, and have always been pleased with the product as well as the service. I found the heart monitor sensor to be way too cumbersome to wear. It worked just fine, however.