Reviews and Problems with Soleus GPS 1.0 Runners Speed and Distance Watch
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Run where you want!
Anthony W. Renfro "A Renfro", amazon.com
30 January 2012
Summary: Awesome watch. Once it finds a signal it stays with it. Very few complaints. Solid GPS for the price. Would recommend it to any runner who wants to jump into the GPS market? Nice to run without a route for a change.
Summary: I bought this watch because the price was reasonable and I was looking for a GPS watch with basic functionality - distance and time. It fulfills that need. The GPS is accurate and repeateable. It records, time, distance speed and pace. The display also includes current speed and pace....which lags a bit, indicating that it is a moving average , but I haven't figured out the time span that it is averaging over. The watch is a bit slow to find a satellite.
Summary: I bought this for my half-marathon training and like another user wrote, it takes the GPS FOREVER to sync up! As I live in Florida and have mostly clear and sunny skies all the time, there is no excuse for why it can't find a signal. I can get up to a half mile or more before it ever kicks in, if at all. Also, instead of starting over at zero, it just adds distance to my previous run, which is in no way helpful.
Summary: All I wanted was to train for a marathon, know how far I was going, and if I was actually getting faster. The watch does all of this for a fraction of a Garmin. I inherited my wife's Forerunner 405 when she upgraded, and managed to break the wristband within a week. While I was unwilling to spend $300-$400 for a replacement, I got used to tracking my distance, deviate from my routs while still knowing how far I had run, and checking on my pace.
Summary: I really like this watch. I have only been using it for a short period and need to learn how it functions better. I would have given it five stars for value in a GPS running watch, but I find it difficult to use, which may be attributable to the terrible set of instructions that came with it. Also, the company web site needs to be improved to help customers with learning to use the watch.
Summary: *EDIT*: I have been contacted by the watch manufacturer with some suggestions, and I will test them this week, and update the review accordingly. *ORIGINAL REVIEW* I bought this watch as a less-expensive alternative to the Garmin 110, and I expected some lack of functionality as a result, due to the price. Unfortunately, it was a lot more than just a lack of certain features. This watch takes forever to sync the GPS with the Satellites.
Summary: I bought this watch 2 weeks ago because I was looking for something to help me train for a marathon. There were a few concerns I had going into buying this watch which made me very skeptical prior to making this purchase. 1. Comfort 2. Functionality 3. Accuracy It met all my expectations.
Summary: Recently purchased this watch for tracking the distance I am running, the enclosed instructions were of no use at all. watch very difficult to set up and I still cant accurately set the watch and read the data. Battery life with GPS on is 8 hours max and to charge the watch is ONLY by connecting to a PC, not very convienient. I have to say I wouldnt recomment this watch.
Summary: The big question is: is this watch just a cheap attempt to undercut Garmin, or is it really a good no-nonsense watch that gives speed and distance with no silly frills? Well - in the end I think it is a bit of both, but more the latter. So is it good? Well it sort of is, but with a few reservations. First, I give it 4 stars, just because it is brilliant having a thing no bigger than a watch that can locate your position accurate to 10 metres!