I final got one. A GPS enabled techy watch for running. This watch has all kinds of neat features. It is the Garmin Forerunner 405. It is much sleaker than it’s 305 counterpart and that is a big reason that I got it. The 305 is a watch that you would not want to wear to dinner or something, this one you could. I only have one watch at a time so I use it for every occasion. Here are a few of the features:
- GPS tells you how far and how fast you ran or are running in real time.
- It tells you the elevations that you climbed and descended. This important for training for the mountain ultras or my favorite Strolling Jim 40 Miler which has a lot of giant hills.
- It has a heart rate monitor so I can know how many calories that I have burned and can thus calculate my points most accurately.
I have used it for one run so far. I did 6 miles with it yesterday. It was very accurate and I enjoyed it. I still have to spend some time to figure it out but I think it is going to be a great addition to the running life.