I wanted to share with you all the love I have with my running watch. I know that sounds crazy, but it is the coolest thing! It's not just a watch, it's a personal trainer, GPS Navigator, and Virtual Running partner.
I have the Garmin Forerunner 101 GPS Personal Training Device. It's a great beginners running watch. Your first step is to put in your height and weight. Because it is such a smart device it can track how fast/your pace, how many calories you burn and how far you went.
If you travel, you can mark your location, see your current location and follow a trail back to that location. It's like leaving a bread crumb path for yourself. For example, if you go to New York City, you start your watch from your hotel, and the watch will track your path and can lead you right back to your hotel. I think that is so cool!
The Virtual Partner is like running with someone next to you. It shows if you are in front of, behind or right with your partner. It's a great way to run with someone without having a real person next to you. I like it because I can't talk when I run, I like to listen to my iPod and be in my own little world. With my virtual partner, they don't bother me.
I love that it tracks the calories I burn. I always want to know how many calories I burn when I work out, especially when I'm trying to lose weight. This watch does it for me, then I don't have to try to figure it out. Since it has your personal information in it, it can calculate it based on your info and the amount you ran, distance, etc.
On the front screen, it shows your time, pace and distance. It tracks your history with your last run, by day, by week and your totals. It has a 5,000 lap history. You can also use the usb cord to put all of the information into your computer and see your runs.
You can also use if for bike riding. Since it has GPS, all you do it change it to bike riding and it can still track you pace, distance, etc. I love using this watch! I've had it since I started running 3 years ago, but it is time for an upgrade! This is the one I want.
The Garmin Forerunner 405
I like it because it's smaller, has a heart rate monitor, it shares information wirelessly, and it has a foot pod for using inside, since the GPS doesn't work inside. All in all, they are both amazing watches. I highly recommend one if you are a runner, want to be a runner or inspire to be a runner or even a walker. It is an amazing piece of technology!
Have a Lovely Tuesday, and get out there and walk or run, it will make you feel amazing!